*** World Premiere is IMDb recognized and a top level California Film Festival that awards in multiple categories for a single entry fee! ***
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!
We also want to level the playing field and provide an equal platform for all entries. 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.
We guarantee your project will be seen and judged fairly.

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 review category in addition to your submission category.

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 Ninth Annual WPFA Gala will be held in July 2025. Finalists will be notified by email in spring 2025.
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 2024.

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 Animated Short
Best Animated Feature
Best Music Video
Best Trailer
Best Artwork
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, Adult ... and anything else we consider worthy.
Oh... and we don't charge you for the certificate or the Grand Champion trophy that you earned!

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).
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
  • Rafael Maria Friebe

    I, Rafael Maria Friebe, am truly humbled and grateful to receive several accolades at this prestigious film festival. First and foremost, I want to thank the incredible cast and crew of 'I Love You' for their dedication and hard work in bringing this horror thriller to life. It is truly an honor to have our film recognized with these awards for Best Horror Short, Best Thriller Short, and Best Original Song.

    I would also like to thank the festival organizers for this amazing opportunity and for recognizing my work as a director. 'Ego' was a labor of love and it is incredibly rewarding to see it resonate with audiences and critics alike.
    Thank you to everyone who supported me and believed in my vision. This has been a dream come true and I am excited to continue creating and sharing stories that move and inspire. I thank the team of this incredible film festival for putting together such an amazing lineup of films and creating a space for filmmakers to showcase their work. Your dedication to promoting the art of cinema and supporting emerging talent is truly commendable. Thank you for providing audiences with the opportunity to experience a diverse range of stories and perspectives on the big screen. Your hard work and passion for film are evident in the success of this festival, and I am grateful to have been a part of it. Here's to many more years of celebrating the magic of cinema together. Thank you!

    February 2024
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    Response from festival:

    It was our pleasure to experience both Ego and I Love You. As you can tell from the awards, we found Ego an excellent music video. I Love You also has a strong musical presence.
    Thank-you for sharing both works with us. Congratulations to you and your teams on a great job.

  • antonio sciortino

    honored to be part of this amazing festival , I will recommended 100%

    February 2024
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    Response from festival:

    Thank-you so much, Antonio. We found Mailbox a very nice family film. Congratulations and well done!

  • Professional operations, kindly to everyone, Appreciation with artistic sensibilities.
    The World Premiere Film Awards is a very perfect festival with artistic expertise ! 
    I am so honorable to take party in it with my short film.

    February 2024
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    Response from festival:

    Thank-you. We are also honored that you shared Never with us. It is a touching and well acted short film.
    You have our kind wishes and encouragement.

  • Mind-blowing, truly spectacular film festival and great communications
    Thank you WPFA

    November 2023
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    Response from festival:

    We were very impressed with AGRINAI - RGB. You and your team did a wonderful job. Keep it up!
    Thank-you for reviewing.

  • Elena Izquierdo

    We are honored that “Red Lights” was selected for the award of Best Music Video. We applaud World Premier Film Awards for their great communication and professionalism. Thank you!

    November 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Congratulations on Red Lights. Nicely done.
    We appreciate your input and thank you sincerely for taking the time to review.