Bluebird Pictures is hosting their third World Cinema Film Festival in July 2020.

Submit your short film, documentary or animation under 20 minutes on the theme '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 London. Get creative with what culture means to you. The TV and film industry needs YOUR stories.

The festival will be held on the 25th July in LA for the first time and the 18th July in London!

The two days will consist of several screenings of critically acclaimed short films from around the world that represent the different cultures in the area plus the winners films.

We will also have guest speakers, including industry professionals and filmmakers, as well as an opportunity to feast on local cuisine from local businesses.

A summer festival atmosphere that will allow attendees to pick and choose which talks and screenings they attend, while networking with other creatives and trying out new food and drink. At the end of the festival we will have an award ceremony for our winners.

This year we will also have a grand jury winner in Los Angeles who will be presented with equipment.

SHORT FILM WINNERS:
Final Draft screenwriting software
Mentoring with industry pros
Pitching sessions with producer Lucinda Bruce
Screening in LA and London
Representation with US based Emagine Content
Secret Cinema tickets (UK)

SHORT DOCUMENTARY WINNERS:
Final Draft screenwriting software
Mentoring with industry pros
Pitching session with producer Lucinda Bruce
Screening in LA and London
Representation with US based Emagine Content
Secret Cinema tickets (UK)

SHORT ANIMATION WINNERS:
Final Draft screenwriting software
Mentoring with industry pros
Pitching session with producer Lucinda Bruce
Screening in LA and London
Representation with US based Emagine Content
Secret Cinema tickets (UK)

GRAND JURY WINNER:
EQUIPMENT PRIZES TBC

Our previous winners had meetings with the following:
Concept artist Po Sing Chu
Director of Photography Fabian Wagner
Writer and producer Jonathan Brackley
Literary agents at Curtis Brown

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 and we will be verifying, so please be fair to the festival and submit in the correct category
Festival is open worldwide, although meetings will take place in London. If you are abroad however, we will arrange Skype calls.

*Barking and Dagenham residents have been given a fee waiver code for the first 15 submissions by the council please email us for the code ONLY if one of your core team members resides in the East London borough*

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