Watch Out International Film Festival is organised by a forum of independent filmmakers, ad filmmakers and screenplay writers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the USA as an online event. Founded in 2020, Watch Out International Film Festival (WOIFF) brings together the indie filmmakers and screenplay writers together for the love of cinema and exciting exchanges in terms of culture, ideas and creativity.

WOIFF focuses on new talents and upholds their creative endeavours to celebrate the true essence of indie cinema. We help you explore the possibilities and stimulate the possibilities further for your film and or screenplay.

WOIFF looks forward to seeing your creative geniuses and helping you promote them in the right way with its various innovative collateral, details of which you can find in our submission section and in our website.

1) Digital Certificate and laurel for winners and official selection.

2) 400 to 500 words review for the winners in the following categories,
a) Best of WOIFF Films
b) Best of WOIFF Scripts

3) Special shout outs for the winners.

4) Social media promotions for all submissions.



OWIFF Film of the Month (of any length)

OWIFF Script of the Month (of any length)

Films/Videos -

Best Short
Best Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Drama Short
Best Drama Feature
Best Sci Fi Short
Best Sci Fi Feature
Best Thriller Short
Best Thriller Feature
Best Horror Short
Best Horror Feature
Best Romantic Short
Best Romantic Feature
Best Experimental Short
Best Experimental Feature
Best Social Short
Best Social Feature
Best Women's Short
Best Women's Feature
Best LGBTQI+ Short
Best LGBTQI+ Feature
Best Comedy Short
Best Comedy Feature
Best Sports Film
Best Inspirational Film
Best Fantasy Short
Best Fantasy Feature
Best Animation Film
Best Ad Film
Best Web Series
Best TV Series
Best Young Adults Film
Best Children's Film
Best Music Video


Best Short Script
Best Feature Script
Best Micro Script

Best Romantic Script
Best Thriller Script
Best Drama Script
Best Social Script
Best Horror Script
Best Sci Fi Script
Best Comedy Script

Additional awards

Best Actor (Single award, not dependent on the gender of the artist)
Best Make-Up
Best Special Effects
Best Color Grading
Best Director
Best Directorial Debut
Best Producer
Best Cinematography
Best Costume
Best Sound Design
Best Music Director
Best Choreographer
Best Art Director

WOIFF Rules:

1. Films/videos either short or of feature length are accepted without any production year restrictions.

2. Original scripts of any length are accepted.

3. English subtitles are must for films/videos which are not in English.

4. Scripts are accepted only in English.

5. If any open source content is used in any film/videos, the same needs to be mentioned.

6. Submission fees are non-refundable.

7. Festival's decisions are final, non-negotiable.

8. Any film/script that promotes bias against any community, faith, gender, race, culture, sexual orientation shall be disqualified.

9. Non-English films without subtitles shall be disqualified.

10. Scripts not in English shall be disqualified.

11. All information shall be on the public domain of FilmFreeway and our official website.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you so much for honoring "Marble Me Free" as Best Women's Short. Our film animation, based on the poem, "The Marble Block," by Starlit Swan who has Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, is on the "dark night of the soul" journey through physical and emotional pain. To have it seen and recognized as "Best Women's Short" is so empowering.

    December 2022
  • It was a great honor for us at: How the West Wasn't Won crew, to be a part of the Watch Out International film festival. Thank you very much for the Award that was given to us. We are very excited to have won such an award. THANK YOU!!!

    December 2022
  • I am elated that Queer Cowfolk won Best Screenplay in the 14th season. The communications were clear. The folks are friendly.

    December 2022
  • It was indeed a pleasure and an extraordinary experience with this fantastic festival. Thank you for acknowledging "Sura Khan's The chambers – In God we Trust" (Pilot TV show). We are truly grateful.

    November 2022
  • Αλέξανδρος Θεοδωρίδης

    Thank you for the great experience of being part of that festival

    November 2022