WORLD DISTRIBUTION AWARD is a unique monthly film programme where filmmakers can submit their films. Each month winners in selected categories (• - Best Live Action Short Film and • - Best Short Documentary) will get an amazing opportunity to sign special deal  with distribution company Artemis ( .
This company will translate their films into different languages and distribute them into 34 TV channels across 6 different countries (Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Czech Republic,  Serbia and South Africa).
We are living in the world where finding a distributor is way more dificulut than it used to be. Short films usually don't make any money therefore it is impossible to find distributor because non of the channels will broadcast it. We would like to change that and also help filmmakers get into the spotlight. Our main mission is to support young talented filmmakers and create opportunities  for their development and visibility. With our exlusive partnership with distribtuion company Artemis we are able to offer something that none of the festivals can –  WORLD DISTRIBUTION.


Contract will be each month offered only to winners of these two main categories :

• - Best Live Action Short Film (under 30 minutes)

• - Best Short Documentary (under 40minutes)


• - Best Feature Documentary (over 40minutes)

• - Best Feature Film (Live Action or Animation)

• - Best Director
• - Best Music Video 

• - Best Experimental 

• - Best Animation 

• - Best Drama
• - Best Comedy 

• - Best Horror
• - Best Thriller 

• - Best Action 

• - Best Sci-Fi 

• - Best Fantasy 

• - Best LGBTQ 

• - Best First Time Director 

• - Best Student Film 

• - Best Actress 

• - Best Actor 

• - Best Original Screenplay 

• - Best Original Story 

• - Best Original Score 

• - Best Original Song 

• - Best Cinematography 

• - Best Production Design 

• - Best Editing
• - Best Sound Design
• - Best VFX

•All films that are not in English must have English language subtitles.

 We do not annouce nominees. Each month we only announce winners in each category.

• All the winners will be listed on our website.

• All the award certificates will be sent to winners via emial.

• If your film is declared as a winner in categories : - Best Live Action Short Film (under 30 minutes)
or Best Short Documentary (under 40minutes) your contact details will be forwarded to distribution company Artemis which will offer you special contract.

• If contract is offered to you , you will be asked to submit following things : 

- Synopsis in English

- Dialogue list in English (List of all the dialogue with timecodes)

- Export of the film

- 30-60 second Trailer

- Dialog List in English and original language with timecodes

- Music Cue Sheet (List of songs and authors)

Failrue in submiting theese required meterials may result in refusing your film by distribution company Artemis.

• Entry fees must be paid in full at time of submission. No cash payments are accepted. All entry fees are non-refundable. 

• Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted. A separate submission and a separate entry fee must accompany each entry. 

• No postal submissions accepted.

• Notice of receipt of submissions will be posted via submitter’s FilmFreeway account. It is the submitter’s responsibility to track the status of their submission.
• The releases for all content including, but not limited to, music and talent must be obtained by the filmmaker.
• The Wolrd Distribution award programme is not liable for any copyright infringement or unauthorized usage. Any film accepted into the Wolrd Distribution award programme may be subjected to a pre-screen for any possible infringements.

• By submitting your film to us through FilmFreeway you giving us permission to show it non-publicly to our juries, distribution partners and technicians.
• World Distribution Awards and Artemis distribution reserves right to change amount of Local TV channels (at any given point) which this programme is partner with.
• World distribution award reserves right to not to give an award in specific category if
all the received films in specific month will have low production value.

Overall Rating
  • Thanks your very much for your selection! I'm very happy! This is the very good idea of creating this festival!

    July 2021
  • Tom DiDonato

    This festival presents an exciting opportunity for new filmmakers. I am grateful that Pivot Paying It Forward was nominated for Honorable Mention in the World Distribution Awards. Positive stories lead to positive results!

    July 2021
  • Jordan Vukomanovic

    Thank you for the selection and certificate for best experimental! lovely festival and enjoyed seeing all the incredible films.

    July 2021
  • Jason Seelmann

    Thank you very much for the selection and recognition of our film, The One I Adore.

    June 2021
  • It is always lovely to win an award, to win Best Experimental Film at the World Distribution Award Film festival is the icing on the cake, everyone involved with the Malcolm & The Magpies 2020 project is well chuffed, thank you so much for taking an interest in what we have produced, a big thank you from the cast and crew xx

    June 2021