*** 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 Eighth Annual WPFA Gala will be held in July 2024. Finalists will be notified by email in June 2024.
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 March 31 and the winners will be announced at the end of April 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 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.
Oh... and we don't charge you for the certificate or annual 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
  • Dear collaborators of the WPFA,

    I'm so happy and honored with the recognition that we got as a team with 'Body Stories: Together' with the award 'Best Human Interest, Short' 💖

    Thank you so much!

    February 2023
  • Brit Tobin

    Thank you for selecting my film! I am so grateful to be part of World Premiere Film Awards.

    January 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thank-you for reviewing, Brit. We look forward to seeing an episode of Garbage People.

  • Maryam Rahimi

    Fantastico festival, grazie mille per tutto ♥️

    November 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Grazie, Maryam. Gladiators è molto meritevole del premio. Auguri.

  • Stilvi Psilopoulou

    It was such a great honor to be awarded by this festival! Decent people, very well organized!

    August 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank-you, Stilvi. We are pleased to award quality films especially those that deal with important topics as Phoenix 2021 does.
    Best of luck.

  • Dirk Gunther Mohr

    Great Filmfestival! I love how they communicate with the submitters and how they arrange a lot of things. We are very happy and honoured that Capo di Famiglia III won 7!! awards at this superb festival!

    August 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank-you, Dirk. And thanks for sharing Capo di Famiglia III. It is a very well made film and great entertainment. You and your team can be very proud.