The Western International Film Festival is an online festival that allows the audience to vote for the winners.
In true Canadian fashion, WCIFF aims to create a community of local and global filmmakers. We offer the opportunity to get in touch, collaborate and engage with other creative minds.
WCIFF does not have a panel of "qualified judges" to choose which films should win. The winners are chosen through an audience vote. By doing this, WCIFF seeks to create a positive, accepting environment, without relying on a few selected individuals, who may have biased opinions.
WCIFF wants filmmakers to have the recognition that they deserve by offering them a festival that is easily available, inclusive and fun. Every filmmaker is important and they all should have a fair chance to win an award.

Participants in this festival will have the opportunity to virtually connect with other filmmakers and collaborate.

The winners of the awards will receive a seal of approval and will always be welcome to vote in future festivals!

In order to participate in voting, you must join our Discord server.
Voting rules and explanation can be found on

All accepted films will be broadcasted ONCE through our Twitch account.
Twitch videos will be deleted after the festival is over.

We are unable to showcase any nudity over Twitch. We kindly ask that you censor any nudity that may be in your film if you would like for us to play it live. A black bar or a blur effect will make the film acceptable.

Please be aware that we are in partnership with a distribution company, Devonian Design and Special Effects. Any films submitted to our festival may appear on their website without prior notice. Devonian Design and Special Effects offers 75% of all profits directly to the filmmaker. Please email us to let us know the price of which you would like to sell your film. Alternatively, please email us and let us know if you do not want your film to be on their website. If your film has been put onto the Devonian website by mistake, simply let us know and they will take it down immediately and return any profit made by that film through the website, back to the filmmaker instantaneously.

By submitting your film and by watching or participating in anyway, you therefore acknowledge that any unauthorized recordings or similar acts of piracy is against the law in Canada, the USA, etc... and will be met with serious legal repercussions.

Be kind!

Overall Rating
  • emglion Emmanuel

    Thank you for the opportunity

    February 2024
  • Marwan Zeid

    This very unique festival will expose you to all sort of filmmakers and their personal work. The discord serves as a great platform for networking and commentating on the films as a community. Thanks to WCIFF for accepting a wide array of filmmakers and making them feel right at home.

    September 2023
  • This is such an exciting win for DIVINE VISITATIONS and we thank you WCIFF for selecting this wonderful portrayal of how people can literally transform their lives. We appreciate the excellence of this film festival and support independent films like this ministry based project.

    September 2023
  • Thank you for this incredible festival!
    The organization is at the highest level!

    September 2023
  • Piripboi Entertainment

    I wish I was there in person to watch the movie with everyone and talk more about the film and also to connect with other film makers and marketers. I am so happy to have been part of this and also very happy and to have won two awards.

    September 2023