ENTRIES OPEN FOR 6th WOODPECKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (WIFF), NEW DELHI, INDIA.

Welcome to 6th Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) 2018 - India's biggest film festival on issue-based cinema. Launched in 2013 the festival is counted among the highly respected film festivals in India.

WIFF provides a highly credible platform to indie films in New Delhi. Widely appreciated for its great programming and creating excellent networking opportunities, the festival keeps the filmmakers at the center of the festival. We believe in establishing a strong relationship with filmmakers and as result the festival has gained a great reputation, with filmmakers returning again and again to showcase their wonderful films every year.

WIFF showcases the rich mélange of visual creativity worldwide and also promote films, documentaries and advertisements focusing on socially pertinent themes like environment, forest and wildlife, refugees & migrants, gender, Livelihoods, public health, disability, children, social challenges etc.

ENTRIES OPEN for the 2018 edition of the Festival. The Festival will be organised from September 19-23, 2018 at the prestigious Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi.

Categories (INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKERS): Animation, Environment, Forest & Wildlife, Refugees & Migrants, Water, Social Challenges (Violence, Illiteracy, Malnutrition, Social Discrimination), Livelihoods, Films on Disability, Gender, Children Films, Art & Culture, Water and Sanitation, Public Health Issues, Social Advertising, Micro Films, Student Films.

Categories (INDIAN FILMMAKERS): Animation, Environment, Forest & Wildlife, Water & Sanitation, Social Challenges (Violence, Illiteracy, Malnutrition, Social Discrimination), Livelihoods, Films on Disability, Gender, Children Films, Art & Culture, CSR Films, Films on North East, Public Health Issues, and Social Advertisements, Micro Films, Student Films.

SUBMISSION:
1. Via FilmFreeway
2. On festival website www.woodpeckerfilmfestival.in

FEE PAYMENT:

a) Entrants can pay the fee via PayPal (PayPal Id: sanyogmohite@gmail.com).

b) Indian Entrants can also pay the fee as per the payment mode given in the Entry Form available on festival website.

For any query, please feel free to call at +91-96432 81661 or email us at woodpeckerfilmfestival@gmail.com

Woodpecker Awards: Awards are given in several categories across several genres.

a) Indian Filmmakers: Winner receives the Prestigious Woodpecker Trophy, Citation and a cash honorarium.

b) International Filmmakers: Winner receives the Prestigious Woodpecker Trophy and Citation.

a) Genres: Documentary, Features, Short Film, Animation, Community Videos on any of the competition categories.

b) Duration: Films upto the length of 120 min only (including credits) except Social Advertising (Max duration - 15 min) and Micro Films (Max Duration - 180 sec)

c) Cut off Year: Films produced after January 1, 2017 are eligible for the festival.

d) Entries are invited in all languages. Non-English and Non-Hindi language productions must include English subtitles.

e) Entrant may submit more than 1 film in the festival. Each film must be accompanied by a separate Entry Form and Entry Fee.

f) NO SCREENING FEE will be paid to filmmaker/Production House for the festival screening.

g) Winners residing outside India will have to bear the applicable shipping charges for shipping the awards from Delhi

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
Early Bird: February 10, 2018
Regular Entry: June 30, 2018.

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  • Elif Kayalar

    I believe that Woodpecker Film Festival has its unique place among other festivals. Its focus is on issue-based cinema. They carefully designed the festival. I couldn't attend the festival myself but we were kept in touch throughout the whole process.

    December 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank You So much Elif!..Look forward to have your presence in the upcoming edition.

  • Sugandhi Gadadhar

    Woodpecker International Film Festival was extremely professional in communication, meeting all the dates. I thank them for their timely notices. It is also exciting that the films travel to other festivals/cities along with WIFF.

    December 2017
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    Response from festival:

    A big thanks to you Sugandhi from the festival team! It would be wonderful to have your films in the next edition.

  • Asaf Yecheskel

    While we didn't attend the festival, they were very communicative all along the way. Hopefully we can attend next year.

    November 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Asaf. We look forward to have you in the next edition of the festival here in New Delhi.

  • Darpan Bajaj

    Very well organised. Daily updates and a complete visibility made the festival easy to approach. A great platform for exposure.

    November 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Darpan,
    Thank you for your kind words.
    Team WIFF

  • Nathan Bergs

    Top notch, classy event. Highly recommend, worth the money.

    October 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Nathan,
    Thank you for your kind words.
    Team WIFF