After the grand success of 1st edition of WLISFF at Sherwani Hall, we are glad to announce the 2nd edition.

[Submissions are free for Local (kashmiri) & Female Iranian Filmmakers reserved under special category]


Situated in Kashmir, Wular Lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia. WLISFF is the first of its kind to be held in the heart of District 'Baramulla' in "Sherwani Hall". The festival aims to provide platform for Indie-Filmmakers & Student Filmmakers to showcase their work to diverse audience.
WLISFF objective is to feature great cinema of worldwide filmmakers in a big way & at the same time providing professional networking & introducing current trends of cinema to the participants. The festival goal is to empower independent filmmakers and committed to become premium movie going event which foster the growth of independent filmmakers.

The festivals gives awards and honor certificates as well!
Besides all winners will be entertained by an 'offficial round the wular lake trip' on the closing ceremony evening.

Please refer to rules & regulations before submitting your work to WLISFF.

Filmmakers/Submitters can keep themselves updated through our Facebook

Best Jury Mention Award
Best International Film
Best Director Award
Best Cinematographer Award
Best Editor Award
Best Script/Screenplay Award
Best Animation Film Award
Best Children's Film
Best Feminist Film
Best War & Peace Film
Best Student Film
Creative Photography Award
Best Poster
Best 1 Minuter

WLISFF, a competitive festival with Certificates, Trophies, Gift Prizes & much more!

[Submissions are free for Local (kashmiri) & Female Iranian Filmmakers reserved under special category]

Please read the regulations carefully before submitting your work!

The Competition Programme will be divided into following categories:

a) International Competition
b) National Competition
c) Photography Competition
d) Script/Screenplay Competition
e) 1 Minute Film Competition

1. We accept submissions through FilmFreeway. However, flexibility for submitting DVDs and/or online links will be accepted in special cases. You need to send a request mail for the same.

2. All Genres, Formats & Languages are accepted. However, our main focus is on Children Films, Animations, Women empowerment, Human rights, Nature, Environment, War crimes, true stories, Films for & by Children, Social etc.

3. Only films/documentaries with duration of 30 minutes or less will be entertained.

4. The short film/short documentary must have been completed after 1st January 2013 and should not be available on any public platform.

5. Multiple entries can be submitted.

6. Films once selected & submitted for final screening will not be allowed to be withdrawn under any circumstances until the festival is over.

7. The competition is open for professionals as well as students.

8. Short films/short documentaries that are submitted must be the entrants’ original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties.

9. Contestants agree that they have obtained all required permissions regarding music, sound and/or images presented in your film.

10. Winners are selected by a judging panel of industry professionals consisting of independent producers, production companies, film-makers, and other film industry professionals who may be substituted at the discretion of the Festival organisers.

11. No work or artist will be either discriminated or favored by their country of origin, language, age, race, education, gender, ideology, or by their economic resources. Every content, every form, every technique will be admitted with no censorship of any kind.

12. All Filmmakers must register as delegates to attend the festival.

13. Hospitality charges are applicable both for Filmmakers and the attendees.

14. WLISFF does not take any type of financial commitment for the expense incurred on the correspondence by the participant. However, The Festival will surely provide special discounts (reimbursement) for travel and lodging expenses for Filmmakers.

15. Special category is meant for Local Filmmakers & especially Kashmiri Language films only.

16. All Filmmakers are requested to join us on Facebook and subscribe on our website for any updates regarding the festival.

Overall Rating
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    Sidhant Mehra

    Great festival Majid and team. Thanks for supporting up and coming filmmakers. We appreciate you!
    JNTA Studio

    August 2017
    Response from festival:

    Just proud to have you in the WLISFF family

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    This is truly a special festival. The programmers and staff are incredibly welcoming, the conference was educational, and the lineup of films was fantastic, with a focus on independent movies. I will definitely be submitting here again.

    July 2017
    Response from festival:

    Dear KVR Mahindra,

    Thanks for the great review!, We welcome you for being a part of WLISFF family!

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    Xavier Pijuan

    I couldn't attend the festival because is too far from Barcelona, but the communication and attention by mail have been excellent. If I make another short film, I will send to that festival again. Thank you so much!

    July 2017
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    Ritchie Vermeire

    Beautiful festival, when my next short film is finished, I will definitely send it to yours festival. Greets

    June 2017
    Response from festival:

    Dear Ritchie Vermeire,

    Thank you for your review. We really appreciate it. TEAM WLISFF wishes you Best of Luck for your upcoming projects/films. Many more to come.

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    Gursharan Singh Syan

    Thank you WLISFF team for quick communication and my participation in festival. I will look froward for the next year too and recommend to all filmmakers. Cheers !!

    June 2017
    Response from festival:

    Dear Gursharan Singh Syan,
    Thank you for your positive review. 2nd Wular Lake ISFF submissions will open on July 1, 2017 and we would love your participation for the same. We also look forward to your presence at our fest and allow us to show our hospitality as humble host to our esteemed Filmmaker.
    Team WLISFF wishes you best of luck!