WICA Los Angeles

An annual International Award ceremony created to honor the year's best films, TV Shows, Advertising, Paintings, and Photos.
Founded Maggie Anwer to support & promote artists all over the World and to create a venue where aspiring filmmakers & artists can present their work, meet and exchange ideas.

we created our virtual cinema theatre to screen the films and to let the audience all over the world watch the films, then we go live for the ceremony in Los Angeles to announce the winners.
we want to let independent films reach everyone and be respected like the commercial one, as the first year more than 20,000 viewers watched our program.

All the selected films will be screened in our virtual cinema, we have an audience award so our audience will vote online

the last day will be live to communicate with filmmakers, artists and attend the ceremony to announce the winners

Los Angeles, one of the greatest cities in California, we offer filmmakers that attend the event a great networking opportunity, we have for many years had support from industry professionals, they are on hand to talk with you about all aspects of the business of film, you will have access to these people all free of any charge, we screen all in one location all the panels the networking any meetings all are in one location, we have in past years had different locations but found it better to keep everything together,

Independent filmmakers and creatives face many challenges; the large competition for viewers’ attention, finding funding, and getting a distributor can only be overcome by the industry coming together and creating opportunities for those who need and deserve it. Our Festival’s aim is to create an opportunity for filmmakers to show their work to the right audience at our intimate and relaxing events and get one step closer to success by receiving recognition for their art.

film screenings and socializing with like-minded creatives from all walks of life. All of this is neatly wrapped in a week-long showcasing of films where our strong community supports any and every film, from first-time artists to seasoned creators.

We have many success stories where attending distributors have made offers to the filmmakers, launching them and their work into the marketplace. We have the people and skills in our professional team to make this happen.

Awards & Prizes

Prestigious Trophy Award!

Rules & Terms

the City of Los Angeles; it is possible that each film nominated may be presented more than once.

Entries must have been produced within the last four years. All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English.

This International Film Festival reserves the right to use excerpts from submitted work for promotional purposes only. If your submission is officially selected, the festival may screen your film as part of their activities to assist in the sale of your movie for up to 12 months after the festival date

The Festival is open to the public as well as attending distribution and sales professionals. We work with a number of accredited national and international press working with the screening venues in California, we have TV buyers and film buyers and distributors also attending, you will if your film is nominated have one-to-one meetings if you wish to talk business on your movie.

Official or professional national organizations and individuals may submit feature and short films to the Festival. Films submitted for pre-selection should arrive no later than and must be shipped as per instructions above. All shipping costs of films must be borne by the sender. Please note: it is not possible for us to return any DVD or tapes, but can be collected by you at the festival... It is the International Film Festival's policy not to offer comments and reasons for films not selected for the program.

By submitting your film you are agreeing to the Film Festival screening your film during the Festival and using your film for promotional purposes, as well as all the above

Overall Rating
  • One of the best film festivals.

    September 2022
  • Thanks a lot for having me, enjoyed the experience and the festival, thanks!

    September 2022
  • April McClure

    It was an honor to have my 2 photography projects selected. Special Thanks to all of the judges and staff. Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners!

    March 2022
  • An amazing festival, it was a great pleasure to be present at this great festival, which certainly provided me with new openings.
    Long life to the World Independent Cinema Awards.

    March 2022