World Cinema Awards is an international quarterly award competition awarding films every Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Excepting all genres for Feature & Short Films, Indie, Documentaries, Animations, Music Videos, Commercials, Experimental, Web/TV Series and many more. Our mission is to promote and celebrate films from all around the world and be another step forward to the filmmakers' careers.
Dream. Create. Inspire.

Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Indie Feature (low budget)
Best Indie Short (low budget)
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Animation Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Humanitarian Film
Best Film On Disability
Best Drama Film
Best Fantasy Film
Best LGBTQ Film
Best Comedy Film
Best Environmental Film
Best Student Film
Best Adventure FIlm
Best Sci-Fi Film
Best Film Noir Film
Best Family/Children Film
Best Musical Film
Best Dance Film
Best Mobile Phone Feature
Best Mobile Phone Short
Best Black & White Film
Best Inspirational Film
Best Mystery Film
Best Supernatural Film
Best Romance Film
Best Action Film
Best Nature/Wildlife Film
Best Cause-Driven Film
Best Thriller Film
Best Vintage/Silent Film
Best Sports Film
Best Music Video
Best Web/TV Pilot
Best Web/TV Series
Best Commercial

Best Director Feature Film
Best Director Short Film
Best 1st time Director Feature Film
Best 1st time Director Short Film
Best Actor in a Feature Film
Best Actor in a Short Film
Best Actress in a Feature Film
Best Actress in a Short Film
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Acting Debut
Best Acting Duo
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Cinematography
Best Producer
Best Editing
Best Score
Best Choreography
Best Visual Effects
Best Voice Over
Best Set Design
Best Makeup
Best Costumes

Our jury will award the best films through private screenings.

* All winners will receive our official laurel leaves.
* All winners will receive a free print ready certificate (PDF/JPG file) via email.
* All winners can order statuettes for the cost of production and shipping.

All films are accepted as long as they fall in one of our main categories. All films must submit to at least one main category.

We accept films of any genres, length and language. Non-English films must have English subtitles.

By submitting your film, you agree to the following:

1. You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film/poster/stills) for promotional purposes.

2. Entry fees are non-refundable. ​

3. The films will not be available online. ​

4. All films must be submitted in at least one main category and may also be submitted in additional categories (with no limits).

5. Films submitted without a main category will be disqualified with no refund.

6. A submitted film may be resubmitted multiple times within the same year, in one or multiple categories.

7. You own all the rights to the film (images, sound, music and poster). Copyright owner must be at least 18 years old. You retain the copyright and 100% of all rights to your intellectual property.

8. All accepted and non-accepted submissions will be notified to submitters via email. Check our submission platform on FilmFreeway for updates.

10. If you submitted as a Student, we reserve the right to check the validity of your status as such.

11. Winning Categories vary every month depending on the submissions we receive.

12. We are not liable for any copyright infringements or unauthorized usage and any conflict should be settled by the parties involved thereof.

13. You agree to hold our Festival harmless and to indemnify us from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits and publicity.


1. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations.

2. Films must not contain pornography or any offensive or defamatory statements intended to harm anybody.

3. Films with poor production standards (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions whenever applicable, or video resolution less than 720p HD).

Overall Rating

    March 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Damiano! Congratulations!

  • great festival. Thank you very much

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Congratulations Brett! We look forward to seeing your future projects!

  • Fay Goodman

    Excellent festival to be part of even though we could not attend in person this year. Thank you for helping us be a part of this - brilliant!

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Fay! Congrats to you and Happy New Year!

  • Boudra Ali

    It was a great experience, a wonderful festival, participation and winning, many thanks to everyone, and Happy New Year...

    December 2022
    Response from festival:

    Congratulations Boudra! We look forward to seeing your next project!