IMDb Qualifying Film Festival.

With more than 10 years of experience in international festivals, we launched War of Films. Big stars like Danny Trejo (Heat / Machete), Michael K. Williams (The Wire) or Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell have been awarded at War of Films, as well as the most talented independent filmmakers. +2,000 filmmakers from 85 different countries have already trusted 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.

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.

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

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

-EFM Berlin
-Cannes
-MIPTV
-Toronto
-Hong Kong
-NAPTE
-MIPCOM
-Ventana Sur Argentina.

WE ACCEPT PROJECTS WITHOUT A PRODUCTION YEAR LIMIT, OR A TERRITORIAL PREMIERE LIMIT.

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 commercial agents. Therefore, your film may not win any awards, but it will be distributed.

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

FREQUENT QUESTIONS:

-YEAR OF PRODUCTION. Major festivals ask for a world premiere so that they have exclusivity on your project. We are totally against this. Projects cost a lot of effort and money, a festival cannot have that much power over YOUR project. That is why we do not limit registrations to territorial premiere or year of production. All projects deserve second and third chances. A great example is a movie from 2016, discarded by all festivals and distributors, and in 2021 we got him a seven-year contract with an international distributor and an 18-month contract with HBO Europe.

CAN YOU SEND MY PROJECT TO DISTRIBUTORS WITHOUT NOTICE?
No! We can send distributors, trailers or promotional material, but in no case will we send your movie or script without prior notice.

AM I OBLIGED TO ACCEPT AN OFFER FROM THE DISTRIBUTOR?
Absolutely NO. The project is always yours, all we do is contact distributors to help you find a commercial contract for your project. The offers we receive are sent to you and it is you who decide what to do with those offers. If you don't like the offer, we look for other options.

WHAT DOES WAR OF FILMS EARN FROM DISTRIBUTION CONTRACTS?
Any. It is a totally free service that we give as a festival. We believe that festivals have to try to help filmmakers more in taking the next step (screening is no longer enough). What is the use of a festival having contacts if it does not use them and help you connect with distributors and producers?

-Best Feature Film
-Best Short Film
-Best Documentary
-Best Serie/Web/Pilot Tv
-Best Music Video

-Best Short Script
-Best Feature Script
-Best First time Screenwriter
-Best Screenwriter.

-Best Female Director
-Best First Time Female Director
-Best Director
-Best First Time Filmmaker
-Best Producer
-Best Actor
-Best Actress
-Best Original Screenplay
-Best Cinematography
-Best Color Grading
-Best Edit
-Best Sound Design
-Best Soundtrack
-Best Visual effects
-Best Trailer
-Best Poster

-Best Indie Feature Film/Documentary (low Budget). Less than 50.000
-Best Indie Short Film (Low Budget). Less than 5.000
-Best Animated Film
-Best Experimental Film
-Best Drama
-Best Comedy
-Best Horror/Thriller
-Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy
-Best LGBTQ

We can award Honorable Mentions in categories that we consider.

All genres, all style and all thematics.
Production Year: No limit.
Feature more than 60 minutes.
Short film: maximum 60 minutes.
Series/Pilot Tv/Web Media: Unlimited
Documentary: Unlimited.
Music Videos: Unlimited
Screenplay: Shorts up to 30pag. / Feature up to 180 pag.

1. We accept films and scripts in: English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.
We accept all other languages if they are subtitled in English, Spanish, French, German or Italian.

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. 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.

5. The festival does not pay a screening fee. At the live festival we screen the winner of Best Short Film and Best Feature Film.

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

7. 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.

8. Our goal is to promote your work. By registering, you agree that we can send press releases about your project to distributors and festivals to promote your work.

IMPORTANT
Registration implies acceptance of these rules.

Overall Rating
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  • War of Films was a wonderful experience. Earning wins for Best Short Film, Best Actor (Danny Trejo), and an Honorable Mention (Jesse C. Boyd) for our crime thriller THE FIXER was truly a “killer” trifecta.

    Festival Director Sergi G. provided excellent communication and top notch content promotion. I am grateful my work has been acknowledged and showcased along with such a high caliber of extremely talented filmmakers. Our greatest asset is each other. Thank you War of Films.

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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Michael. The Fixer is a blast. All departments are at a top level. The public really enjoyed your talent. Thank you very much for giving us this opportunity. Thanks for making such good movies.

  • War of Films festival accepted my film early on, and notified me promptly. which was really nice instead of having to wait forever for results! I’m proud and honored to say I even won an award for best actress! Thank you War of Films, I had a great experience, the lineup was fantastic, and the communication was very helpful!

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for the comments Bonnie. You are a very talented actress, what you do in April Kills the Vibe is extremely complicated and we loved being able to see your work.

  • Richard Monteiro

    I had and currently having a great experience with this festival! They are great at communicating and providing updates! Excited and grateful to be apart of this experience.

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Richard. You are extremely talented and you are the future of cinema.

  • Nicolai Tegeler

    Thank you very much!
    what an experience!

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Nicolai. Your feature film was very popular with the public.

  • A great FF, that I wish I good have gone to. Great communication, very nice email exchanges. We are honored that Michael K. Williams AND Danny Trejo won, "Best Actor." Giving talent credit where it is is due is fine with us, no problem sharing the spotlight. Cheers!

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Nicholas. We would have loved to meet you. What can we say about your project? Counting on Michael K. Williams was a great success and your short film will go down in history. You also showed us that you know how to handle yourself in different genres. I remember you introduced us: Erin, Owen, and the Loch Ness Monster, an animated short film. Very well directed. We send you a big hug and we hope to see you soon. Welcome to the War of Films family, Nicholas.