**Due to the current situation with COVID-19 - from next Friday we will be giving away prizes weekly to a filmmaker at RANDOM** You will be notified via email

Bluebird Pictures is hosting the World Cinema Film Festival this year by teaming up with The Film Empire.

Submit your short film, documentary or animation under 20 minutes on the premise; 'what does culture mean to you?'

Culture could mean many things, whether this is your favourite genre of music, a traditional custom from your country, or growing up in a big city. Get creative with what culture means to you, this is your story to tell.

The festival will be held on the 18th July in London and 25th July in Los Angeles, making our third year a truly global event.

The two days will consist of several screenings of critically acclaimed short films from around the world that represent some of best in world cinema. There will be industry talks, as well as an opportunity to feast on local cuisine from our global food stalls.

The World Cinema Film Festival has a summer festival atmosphere that will allow attendees to pick and choose which talks and screenings they view, with lots of opportunity to network and try out new food and drink. At the end of the festival we will have an award ceremony for our winners.

This year we our Grand Jury winner will be announced in Los Angeles. The winner will be decided by votes in London and LA and will be picked from our category winners.

**Due to the current situation with COVID-19 - from next Friday we will be giving away prizes weekly to a filmmaker at RANDOM** You will be notified via email

ALL filmmakers who submit will receive free membership with Backstage Casting

SHORT FILM WINNERS:
Industry standard Final Draft screenwriting software worth $250
Mentoring with industry pros
Pitching session with producer Lucinda Bruce
Screening in LA and London
Representation with US based talent management company Emagine Content
Free membership with Backstage Casting

SHORT DOCUMENTARY WINNERS:
Industry standard Final Draft screenwriting software worth $250
Mentoring with industry pros
Pitching session with producer Lucinda Bruce
Screening in LA and London
Representation with US based talent management company Emagine Content
Free membership with Backstage Casting

SHORT ANIMATION WINNERS:
Industry standard Final Draft screenwriting software worth $250
Mentoring with industry pros
Pitching session with producer Lucinda Bruce
Screening in LA and London
Representation with US based talent management company Emagine Content
Free membership with Backstage Casting

GRAND JURY WINNER:
EQUIPMENT PRIZES TBC

Our previous winners had meetings with the following industry professionals:

Concept artist Po Sing Chu
Director of Photography Fabian Wagner
Writer and producer of hit Channel 4 show Humans Jonathan Brackley
Literary agent from Curtis Brown Kat Buckle
Director and writer Koby Adom

And many more..

Literary agents at Curtis Brown
And many MANY more - Check Bluebird website under 'WCFF' for more info

Films must be under 20 minutes
Only those from Barking and Dagenham can submit under that category. You CANNOT enter if you are not from this area as we will be verifying, so please be fair to the festival and submit in the correct category.

Good luck!

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  • Timon Williams

    Great up and coming festival with amazing prizes for the winners. An excellent film festival for networking as well!

    August 2019
  • Emma Edwards

    A great festival celebrating culture from around the world. Providing industry networking opportunities and insightful talks, World Cinema Film Festival is a delight of a film festival.

    July 2019