World Webfest Mania is a New York City based international festival dedicated to championing diverse and inclusive short-form and long-form videos/films and screenplays including features, shorts, docs, animation, podcasts and web content from around the world. In 2020, our talented filmmakers and creators were featured in Movie Boozer Magazine for their incredible work:

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 2022, 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, 2020. All foreign-language content MUST be subtitled in English.

1. Submission Eligibility
- All submissions must have been completed after January 1, 2021.
- There is no premiere policy.
- Works-in-progress accepted.

2. Exhibition Format: Digital Cinema Package

3. The submission fee is non-refundable.

4. Submitters understand that submission of their work authorizes 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.

Overall Rating
  • Thanks so much for including my two shorts! Great seeing things in a real cinema on a big screen!

    August 2023
  • Patrick Zeller

    World Webfest screened our web series, "Packed," last summer. They made everything so easy, top to bottom. Can't express enough how warm and supportive the whole team and audience were. Geoffrey was also instrumental in connecting us with our distribution partners. Fabulous world to fest your webs, manic or otherwise.

    February 2023
  • Jonathan Fisher

    I would give WWM ten stars if I could—and not just due to the award our film "In a Whole New Way" received for Best Documentary! Geoffrey, Shakilya and the team are incredibly supportive and welcoming. The Q&A was engaging for all. And I loved the East Village setting.

    Expect great things from this festival in the years to come!

    August 2022
  • 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