*** World Premiere is IMDb recognized and a top level California Film Festival that awards in multiple categories for a single entry fee! ***

Many festivals charge separately for each Award Category. It takes many talented people to make an excellent film but you can't afford to pay an entry fee for each member of your team.
For one entry fee, we will consider all the roles on your project and award as many as are deserving.

We also want to level the playing field and provide an equal platform for all entries. Unlike some of the festivals where films without a massive budget or publicist get lost in the shuffle, we guarantee your project will be seen and judged fairly. Our goal is to showcase and provide exposure for the very best in film making at all levels.
To do this, we group films based on length and budget. Films with similar length and budget are evaluated together. So we do ask that you provide an approximate budget for your short or feature film.

All winners will receive a beautiful WPFA certificate that you can be proud to display.

We have found that it costs an arm and a leg to get a review of your work. So we also offer an in depth review of your film for a very reasonable rate. Simply choose the appropriate category 'with Review'.

A little bit about us…
The World Premiere Film Awards is a quarterly festival that finishes the year with a gala online event where a Grand Champion will be determined and presented with a handsome trophy. The Sixth Annual WPFA Gala will be held in July 2023. Finalists will be notified by email in June 2032.

The quarterly selection schedules are:
Winter Selection (January – March)
Spring Selection (April – June)
Summer Selection (July – September)
Autumn Selection (October – December)

The entry deadline for our next selection is June 30 and the winners will be announced at the end of July 2022.

Best Short under $5K
Best Short under $15K
Best Short under $25K
Best Short over $25K
Best Feature under $25K
Best Feature under $250K
Best Feature under $500K
Best Feature over $500K
Best Documentary Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Music Video
Best Trailer
Best Screenplay Feature
Best Screenplay Short
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Color Treatment
Best Sound Design
Best Director
Best Student Film
Best 1st time Filmmaker
Best Original Score

We also award by genre, for example, Comedy, Thriller, Humanitarian, ... and anything else we consider worthy.

You are entitled to enter as many films as you like during a festival quarter. If an entry does not win it may be re-submitted in another quarter. We prefer online screeners for the judging process. YouTube or Vimeo links are welcome and we will accept DVDs. We also require an electronic press kit (synopsis and poster or screen grab) to post on our site. Please identify the key credits for your submission. It helps us to award your team members correctly.
An accurate Production Budget amount must be entered in your submission. If no budget is entered for Short or Feature Films, the submission will be judged in the category having the highest budget.
First-Time Filmmaker (Yes/No) must be entered.
Screenplays should be in PDF format and in English.
Project completion date no more than 2 years old.
Must be in English (or with English subtitles).
Submissions for reviews must be in English or with English subtitles.
WPFA will not make your property available online.
We DO accept partially completed films.

Accepted entries will receive an Official Acceptance notification and after judging is completed, winners will receive a second email with their really nice certificate.
After an entry has been selected and the filmmaker notified, the film will be listed on the WPFA Facebook site as an Official Selection. After the final judging, the award winners will be listed on the WPFA Facebook site as Award Winners.

By submitting your film you agree that you own the rights to it and are responsible for the content. By submitting you are granting WPFA the right to post the name, synopsis and artwork on our Facebook site. There is no refund given if your film is not selected for the festival.

Filmmakers are allowed to use the WPFA Laurels on their winning or selected film ONLY. They can be used on posters as well as other related media.

Overall Rating
  • minna re shin

    My team and I are extremely honoured to receive the Judge's Choice Award for our "Sonate Tableaux: Mouvement 1." We would like to thank the WPFA and the judges for recognizing and promoting our work as well as giving us the opportunity to be part of the Winter session of this highly respected film festival.

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    It was such a pleasure to see the beautiful performance. Thank-you for sharing with us.

  • Bruce notman

    Thank you for selecting me to be in the Festival and Winning the Best Screenplay - Feature for "Mon Meilleur Ami" - really fantastic and a great honour.

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Mon Meilleur Ami is a very well written screenplay. We look forward to seeing it brought to life.
    Thank-you for reviewing.

  • John Doe

    Amazing film festival! Cool awards, very generous and kind. You need to submit it your film right now!

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Sea Light is such a well produced film. Thank-you so much for sharing it with us. And thank-you for your support of the festival. We are honored.

  • Fantastic Film Festival! Thank you for providing a valuable service to all of us Indie filmmakers, for helping us promote our work!

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    We are so impressed by the talent we see in our filmmakers. It is our pleasure to support them.
    Thank-you for your review.

  • Niomi O'Hara

    Great communication! Great to be part of these awards.

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank-you for sharing 20,000 Meters Under the Earth with us. It is a spectacular documentary. Definitely Best in Show caliber.