Bluebird Pictures is hosting the World Cinema Film Festival this year by teaming up with The Film Empire to support emerging filmmakers from around the world.

The World Cinema Film Festival is a celebration of culture and community through a universal love of film.

Over two days we screen several critically acclaimed short films from around the world that represent some of best in world cinema, as well as our winners films and selected films. This is accompanied by industry talks, and an opportunity to feast on local cuisine from our global food stalls - making it a truly inclusive and special festival.

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 have an amazing award ceremony for our winners.

The festival should have been held in London and Los Angeles in July this year making our third year a truly global event. However due to the continuing situation with COVID-19 we have decided to host our festival online this August to ensure we are adhering to rules surrounding lockdown in both the States and the UK as well as taking care of our wonderful community's safety.

Our online festival will consist of winners films streamed on our brand new Vimeo channel, Q&A's with industry guests - a carefully curated selection of world cinema and 'at home' competitions. More information to follow...

Tickets are now on sale, register for free *worldwide* or get our limited 'at home' ticket *UK only* www.wcff2020.eventbrite.co.uk

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
Opportunity for 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
Opportunity for 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
Opportunity for 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 for Wonder Woman Po Sing Chu
Director of Photography for Game of Thrones 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
Writers of the new Mulan movie Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek

And many more..

Films must be under 20 minutes
Only those from Barking and Dagenham can submit under that category.

Good luck!

Overall Rating
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  • Joelle who runs World Cinema FF is doing an incredible work because she really thinks "how can I go beyond awarding filmmakers just a laurel" so she connected us with DoP, Producer, and other industry people who were able to answer questions or give us advice on how to maneuver this industry. That was really thoughtful and helpful. Thank you Joelle. Great work. Keep it up, we appreciate you.

    September 2020
  • Hussina Raja

    A brilliant festival especially for emerging filmmakers. My short film ROOTS won in the Best International Short Film category, and although it was online this year due to the pandemic I have gained a lot from the industry mentoring and prizes. A big thank you to Joelle Dae David & Bluebird Pictures for selecting ROOTS.

    September 2020
  • 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