The World Culture Film Festival is a live annual event and award ceremony taking place in Los Angeles. It is a part of the World Culture Festival community, with world renowned humanitarian Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
The festival aims to showcase works that are culturally diverse and unifying in nature; to elevate human consciousness through cinema; build bridges between cultures and community; aid in the development of conscious media that can uplift, shape, and impact society in a positive way; and provide a platform for creators to showcase their work to a bigger audience and foster relationships with media artists from the United States and around the world.
We believe that a story driven by an individual, authentic voice can awaken new ideas that have the power to delight and entertain, push creative boundaries, spark new levels of empathy and understanding, and even lead to social change. We support independent storytellers and advance the impact of their work in society.
We accept and showcase submissions for fiction and nonfiction feature films, short films, and the written word - all formats are welcome.
All entries will be judged on the filmmaker's content, creativity, imagery, story, and skill. Films produced in 2022 and 2023 may be submitted. Works in progress will be accepted. Online screeners and Blu-Rays are welcome for submission and consideration by the Selection Committee.
We will NOT accept online films for theater screenings.
PAL system is NOT accepted.
Every Entry must include an Electronic Press Kit and Downloadable Trailer and Trailer Link.
ALL ACCEPTED SUBMISSIONS MUST provide MPEG4 film file.
The World Culture Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize footage, and promotional materials supplied by the submitting agent from any film submitted and accepted film, video, or project for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The World Culture Film Festival may use footage from their projects to promote the Festival, their film, or the Event via print, web, and broadcast television.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The World Culture Film Festival, its vendors, sponsors, and supporters 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, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
Written Word Submission Rules:
We accept written word submissions for features, shorts, short shorts, scenes, poetry, and prose. All genres are welcome.
One copy of an original feature film screenplay uploaded as a PDF file will be accepted. (Do NOT include more than 1 version). We do not accept hardcopy scripts.
The screenplay should be in standard industry format (12 point Courier).
Under no circumstances will substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of an entry screenplay be allowed under the original submission.
Corrected or edited screenplays must be resubmitted as a NEW entry and will require a separate submission fee.
Submissions must be the original work of the entrant(s) and may not be based, in whole or in part, on any other fiction or nonfiction material, published or unpublished, produced or un-produced.
We do not ship awards.
Each filmmaker whose work has been selected will receive two free festival badges upon arrival at the Festival. These passes are non-transferable and will give the filmmaker free access to all screenings and panels.