Woodengate International Film Festival is based in the beautiful Maramures County, a place full of culture and where century-old traditions are still part of daily life.

WGIFF is an online film festival with live screenings whose aim is to showcase and promote the work of short film enthusiasts,emerging and established filmmakers from all over the world and help them receive recognition.

The festival runs in 2 semesters, selections being made every 6 months. We accept short films of every genre. Films entered in multiple categories are eligible to win several awards.

Screenings will take place in various locations of the Maramures County such as Baia Mare - Candidate City For The European Capital Of Culture 2021 , Sighetul Marmatiei and other pittoresque places located in the Maramures.

The winner of Best Short Film will receive the Woodengate IFF Trophy and an award certificate.All other awards will get an official printable award certificate. The number of awards given every season varies based on the submissions we receive. In order to consider an Award Category eligible, we require an amount of minimum 5 official selections per category. There will be 5 Nominations for the ‘BEST SHORT FILM’ Award, and three for each ‘Category’/’Individual’ award.Winning films are announced on our website and our social media page.

BEST SHORT FILM

Silver Award

Bronze Award

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Individual Awards
Best Director
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Best Screenplay

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Editor

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Category Awards
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Best Documentary

Best Experimental

Best Animation

Best Music Video

Best Web Shorts

You are entitled to a maximum amount of two entries during a festival semester(6 months) and the entry will be considered eligible in the next semester only if the film was not awarded in the previous edition. The prize money comes only with the Best Film Award and the winner won't be able to present his/her beautiful film in our next festival semester. In order to consider an Award Category eligible, we require an amount of minimum 5 official selections per category.Entry fee is not refundable.

Length
We only accept short films (any genre, maximum 35 minutes of length).

Quality
Producing a high quality video is critical to ensure a good viewing experience.Only films in HD standard are accepted.

Format
Only digital submissions via FilmFreeway are accepted,hardcopy submissions are not eligible.

Subtitles
Every film must come with English subtitles .

Disclaimer & Rights

By submitting your film to our festival you agree that your piece of work can be embedded on our website. The filmmaker/institution submitting the film must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they provide. By submitting, the filmmaker allows Woodengate IFF to create a page for their film without infringing copyright of any kind of form.

Overall Rating
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Networking
  • Mark Krol

    Thank you very much! We are very happy to receive an award from your festival! This is a great honor for us! Thank you for what you are doing! It's magical! Highly Recommended!

    June 2020
  • Our film "Death Offers Life - last moments of Vincent Van Gogh" got official selection in the experimental category which is a great encouragement for all of us. We thank the entire team of Woodengate.

    June 2020
  • Fernando García

    A good festival at a difficult time. The communication was excellent every moment and the selection carefully chosen. A pleasure have been part of this 8th edition. I wish a long live to Woodengate Festival...

    June 2020
  • Thank you for admitting our movie That Day to your festival.
    In this crazy time this was very uplifting news we got from your festival, we are so proud, humble and happy.

    June 2020
  • Billy Cotsis

    Thanks for having our film

    September 2019