IMDb Qualifier Film festival.

With more than 10 years of experience in international festivals, we released War of Films.

We are filmmakers like you. We know perfectly what it costs to finish a project and the difficulties that the independent filmmaker has.

For many years we also did round of festivals, we spent a lot of money but we saw that very few festivals helped us to take the next step. No festival connected us with film producers. No festival presented us with distributors ...

That is why we created War of Films. Connect filmmakers with the film industry and get distribution for your projects.

We organize a film festival totally free for the public so that it can attend the maximum number of public (if your film is shown and 20 people go, it is useless. We are interested in that the maximum number of public see your projects).

We believe that distribution is very important in the career of independent filmmakers. We collaborate with ten international distributors. And this is where War of Films differs from the other festivals. We help selected projects but also non-selected ones. We send all projects with sufficient potential for distribution.

That is why War of Films is the only festival to win international contracts for films that have not been selected by the festival. We try to help as many filmmakers as possible and we think this is the best way.

In just a few months of life, War of Films has already won two international contracts:

-Between Pain and Amen (7 years contract, international distribution and have achieved a two-year contract with Netflix)
-Zu den Sternen (5 years contract, international distribution)

At War of Films you not only participate in an international film festival, you also enter our distribution circle.

WHAT WE OFFER?

-We CONNECT FILMMAKERS WITH THE FILM INDUSTRY.

-We collaborate with ten of the best film sales companies in the world. They work regularly with Netflix, HBO, Amazon video and more than 14,000 buyers.

-Award ceremony in streaming so you can watch the awards from your home with your team without having to travel.

-Help in distribution. If your film is not selected and you have distribution questions, we will always help you.

-Through our distribution network, your film can go to the most important Film Markets in the world:

-EFM Berlin
-Cannes
-MIPTV
-Toronto
-Hong Kong
-NAPTE
-MIPCOM
-South window Argentina.

WE ACCEPT WORKS WITHOUT LIMIT OF PRODUCTION YEAR.

Note: You do not have to be a winner to enter the distribution catalog. The distribution will depend on the needs of the market and the sales agents. So it may be that your film does not win any awards but does get distribution.

You can do all the international festivals you want. Once selected, you decide when to start the distribution !!!

SCREENPLAY COMPETITION:

Apart from giving the award for best screenplay, we also try to help the screenwriters. During the year some production companies ask us about the best scripts. As you know, finding a production for a script can take even years to come by, but we are always prepared to send the best scripts to the production companies that need them.
We accept scripts in English and Spanish.

Frequent questions:

When does the distribution start?

For us the easy thing would be to do the distribution in October and only of the winning film. But this is not the goal of war of Films, we want to be a unique festival in the world and help all possible filmmakers. We are committed to finding distribution to the winning films but throughout the year we do distribution rounds and show films discarded by the festival.

Could it be that my film is not selected by the festival, but that it gets a distribution contract?

Exactly, every year we do several rounds of distribution and we show the distributors the maximum number of possible works, that is why we are the only festival in the world that obtains distribution contracts for non-selected films.

FEATURE FILM:
-Best movie
-Best Actor
-Best Actress
-Best Director
-Best Cinematography
-Best Edit
-Best Script
-Best Sound Design
-Best Soundtrack
-Best producer
-Best Visual effects
-Best First Time filmmaker
-Best Trailer

SHORTFILM/ PILOT TV/ SERIES
-Best movie
-Best Actor
-Best Actress
-Best Director
-Best Cinematography
-Best Edit
-Best Script
-Best Sound Design
-Best Soundtrack
-Best producer
-Best Visual effects
-Best First Time filmmaker
-Best Trailer

DOCUMENTARY:
-Best movie
-Best Actor
-Best Actress
-Best Director
-Best Cinematography
-Best Edit
-Best Script
-Best Sound Design
-Best Soundtrack
-Best producer
-Best Visual effects
-Best First Time filmmaker
-Best Trailer

BEST SCREENPLAY:
-Feature
-Short
-Best scene

MUSIC VIDEO:
-Best Music video

FILM SCHOOL:
-Best movie

TIK TOK ZONE:
-Best video
-Best Actor/Influencer
-Best Actress/Influencer

We can give Honorable Mentions in the Categories of Best Supporting Actor / Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Photography, Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Soundtrack.

All genres, all style and all thematics.
Production Year: No limit.
Feature more than 60 minutes.
Short film / Series/ Pilot TV: maximum 60 minutes.
Documentary: Unlimited.
Films School: Unlimited.
Screenplay: Shorts up to 30pag. / Feature up to 180 pag.
Influencer zone: We prefer less than 2 minutes, but there is no limit.

1. We accept all languages. If the film is not in English or Spanish, we will need English or Spanish subtitles.

2. No fee waiver. All entry fees are non-refundable.

3. War of films can use samples of your work in a promotional way for the festival (maximum 1 minute).

4. All winning films will be given a printable Award Certificate and promotion on our social networks.

5. Usage Rights

The participant declares and guarantees that he/she is the holder of all usage rights necessary for the use of the film in the context of this agreement and that he/she is in a position to effectively grant War of Films these rights. The participant guarantees that by using the film in the context of this agreement, no rights of third parties, including persons depicted in the film, are infringed. The festival is not responsible for any legal action that may occur for infringing these rights.

6. The festival does not pay a screening fee.

7. Organizers reserve rights change, cancel or re-schedule the dates, venue, awards & categories without consent.

8. The festival reserves the right to include new categories such as: Best thriller, best sci-fi, best lgtb, best fantasy etc if it considers it appropriate. As well as eliminating categories if not the minimum number of participants is reached.

IMPORTANT
Registration implies acceptance of these rules.