Now in its 3rd year, World Webfest Mania is a New York City based international festival dedicated to championing short-form and long-form videos/films and screenplays including features, shorts, docs, animation, and web content from around the world. In 2020, our talented filmmakers and creators were featured in Movie Boozer Magazine for their incredible work: https://www.movieboozer.com/raising-a-toast-to-the-katra-film-series-and-its-sister-festivals-which-encourage-up-and-coming-talent-from-all-walks-of-life/

At WWM we are working with some of the top local festivals in NYC to connect us with prizes, resources, media coverage, and industry connections to launch careers. Our parent festival, Katra Film Series, was recently featured in NY1 and Backstage Magazine for giving “Global Filmmakers Virtual Opportunities during Covid with bonus Drive-in Movie Experiences,” with plans to continue supporting our mission to discover independent web creators, screenwriters and filmmakers.

World Webfest Mania provides unique festival dynamic with competitive screenings, engaging Q&A’s, audience feedback, and thousands of dollars in prizes. In 2021, WWM plans to host in-person screening events with distribution opportunities from our partners with over $10,000 in prizes provided by Final Draft, UTV Media, Katra Film Series, JMR Rentals, International Screenwriters’ Association, HiO, Bowery Film Festival and more!

All submitted works must have been completed after January 1, 2018. All foreign-language content MUST be subtitled in English.

1. Submission Eligibility
- All submissions must have been completed after January 1, 2017.
- There is no premiere policy.
- Works-in-progress accepted.

2. Exhibition Format: h.264 quicktime file

3. The submission fee is non-refundable.

4. Submitters understand that submission of their work authorizes the World Webfest Mania to screen the work, and use the work for any exhibition, education and/or publicity purposes related to World Webfest Mania. WWM is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work. Submitters may receive future correspondence from the World Webfest Mania.

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  • Heather Spilkin

    I had such a blast at World Webfest Mania, and really appreciated that they found a way to do a safe (masked and vaxed) in-person screening at a wonderful venue in NYC (Wild Project Theater in Manhattan). This is a filmmaker-first fest that has some great prizes if you’re lucky enough to win an award. Definitely worth the submission fee, and then some!

    August 2021
  • Sally Stubbs

    World Webfest Mania was great! I was thrilled to hear my short screenplay Doors & Windows was the Fall 2020 award winner and excited to receive inspiring film-related prizes. I will be back. Thank you, World Webfest Mania!

    December 2020
  • Vanessa Hernandez

    I had a wonderful experience at the world webfest mania. I got the opportunity of screening my new web series, SuperV, and The projection and the audio was excellent. the hosts were friendly and nice. The venue was really interesting with an antique atmosphere, and great food and drinks.
    i love the fact that all film makers were supporting each other

    January 2020
  • Great festival with an intimate screening and Q&A. Had a chance to speak with everyone there and never felt rushed. Venue was nice and the hosts were even nicer. Highly recommended!

    January 2020
  • The Blue Marble

    Thoroughly enjoyed attending this relatively new festival and screening my web series ,The Blue Marble . Video projection and audio was excellent. The festival director and staff were warn,welcoming and helpful. The venue was fun and the food and drink were great. The attendees and film makers were very supportive of each other. Continued success World Filmfest.

    December 2019