THIS FESTIVAL WILL HAVE A LIVE EVENT WITH SCREENINGS, MEETINGS AND AWARDS CELEBRATION, WITH REAL HUMAN CONNECTIONS AND HUGS!
(However, due to the uncertainty of these times, there might be variations of dates or venue),

"X World Short Film Festival" is an IMDb-qualifying Festival for Independent Filmmakers and Writers, that dare to eXpress their fantasy, creativity and peculiar ideas through Short Films, Scripts, Music and Dance.

If your creation produces one or more of the following reactions (in alphabetical order):
"Ahahahahah!!"
"Awww!!"
"Cool!!"
"Incredible!!"
"This is crazy!!"
"Wait! What??!!"
“Yes!!”
...and if you think that it will make the audience feel amazed-excited-thrilled-amused-moved, then this Festival is for you!

“X World” is about fascinating stories, inspiring messages, fun intrigues, new themes, unusual points of view, mysteries! As long as IN TUNE WITH GOOD VIBES… (please read the rules).

Our purpose is to find, showcase, promote, honor and recognize such kinds of interesting works, made with Love and passion for the art of eXpression, no matter the budget or technical resources.

The Festival has been created by an Independent Filmmaker that knows, understands, Loves the world of Independent Filmmaking and knows how it feels like to have one's own work showcased and appreciated!

Every submitted Project is is watched , listened, read by the Judges with maximum attention and dedication, more than once, to fully evaluate every aspect of it.

You can find more information on the Website:
www.welcometoxworld.com

PLEASE, BEFORE SUBMITTING, READ CAREFULLY "RULES & TERMS" AND "AWARD & PRIZES" SECTIONS!

ALSO, VERY IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE TO BE ABLE TO RECEIVE AND READ E-MAILS, MESSAGES AND NOTES FROM FILMFREEWAY AND FROM xworldfilmfestival@gmail.com, THROUGH WHICH THE FESTIVAL WILL SEND YOU NOTIFICATIONS, SIGNIFICANT INFORMATION AND UPDATES.

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

All selected Projects will have a Welcome Post on the Festival Social Media, will be listed on the Festival's Website and will receive the Official Selection Laurels.

They will also receive discount codes offered by some Partner Festivals.

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SEMI-FINALISTS

The selected Projects will receive the Semi-Finalist Laurels and are eligible to become Finalists.
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FINALISTS - NOMINEES

The Finalists Projects will receive the Finalist Laurels and are eligible to receive one or more Awards or Honorable Mentions.
Around two weeks before the Live Event, they will receive a Nomination (or more) in the appropriate genre and category. (Genres and categories will reflect the amount and variety of the submitted Projects).

THE FINALISTS - NOMINEES FILMS WILL BE SCREENED AT THE LIVE EVENT.

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AWARD WINNERS

The Winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony.

Particular hand-made Awards will be given to Winners attending the event.*

All Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions will receive the Winner Laurels, digital and printable Certificates and two 50% discount codes for the next Festival Edition (on request).

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IMDb

"X World Short Film Festival" is an IMDb-qualifying Festival, you can list your Nominations and Winnings on the Event Page: https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0013470

OUR PARTNERS IPITCH TV, INKTIP AND SCREENREADER WILL OFFER INTERESTING PRIZES! (details coming soon)

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* If you are a Winner (at any Festival Editions) that couldn't attend the Live Event and Awards Celebration and you like to have one of our peculiar hand-made Trophies, you can have it, paying a small amount and the shipping fees (for more info write to xworldfilmfestival@gmail.com).

ATTENTION! WE LOVE ALTERNATIVE AND UNCONVENTIONAL THEMES AND IDEAS, BUT GROSSNESS, HARD SEX, VIOLENCE, CRUELTY AND "DARK IDEOLOGIES" ARE UNWELCOME! ALSO, NO POLITICS AND PROPAGANDA.
PROJECTS THAT DON'T FOLLOW THESE RULES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED!
X WORLD IS ALIGNED WITH THE LIGHT AND WITH GOOD VIBES.

Please don't ask to submit for free. The submission fees are the only means to help to support all the necessary expenses, that are significant, especially in a Festival with a real Live Event in a real place!
Occasionally you can find discount codes on the Festival Social Media.
Also, being an Independent Festival, self-sustained, the "X World Short Film Festival" Organization can't pay travels and accommodations for Filmmakers coming from all over the World.
However, you will find advice on where to go with agreed prices on the Website page:
www.welcometoxworld.com/XWWhereToGo.html

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THE PROJECTS MUST BE ORIGINAL AND THE SUBMITTER HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO OWN THE LEGAL RIGHTS OF EVERY ASPECT OF THE WORK OR TO HAVE THE PERMISSION TO USE IT. THE FESTIVAL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE.

Entering your Project, you give the Festival permission to use poster, trailer, little clips and photos to promote You and the Festival on the Website and Social Media.

Works must have been realized after 2012.
Films that are not in English need English subtitles.
Scripts must be in English, but it's possible to send separately also Italian, Spanish or French original versions, for the Judges.

Please make sure that your Project page on FilmFreeway is complete with Poster, Trailer, description and all the information needed.

AGAIN: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO BE ABLE TO RECEIVE AND READ E-MAILS, MESSAGES AND NOTES FROM FILMFREEWAY AND FROM xworldfilmfestival@gmail.com, THROUGH WHICH THE FESTIVAL WILL SEND YOU NOTIFICATIONS, SIGNIFICANT INFORMATION AND UPDATES
If your Film will be screened at the Live Event you will receive all the information and there will be deadlines to send the file for the screening and to communicate your presence at the Event.

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CATEGORIES
One-Minute Short - All genres films and animation - up to 1 minute long.
Micro Short - All genres films and animation - up to 5 minutes long.
Short Short - All genres films and animation - 5 to 15 minutes long.
Short - All genres films and animation - 15 to 30 minutes long.
Mid-Short - All genres films and animation - 30 to 45 minutes long.
Short Series - All genres Series pilot or single episode - up to 20 minutes long.
Mid-Short Series - All genres Series pilot or single episode - 20 to 45 minutes long.
Short Documentary - All genres - up to 20 minutes long.
Mid-Short Documentary - All genres - 20 to 45 minutes long.
Trailer - All genres - up to 5 minutes long.
Original Soundtrack - Up to 20 minutes long.
Original Song - Up to 5 minutes long.
Music Video - Video with original music or song - up to 5 minutes long.
Dance Video - Dance Video, with original music and choreography - up to 5 minutes long.
Choreography - Original choreography with original music - up to 5 minutes long.
Direction
Cinematography
Editing
Performance
Actress/Actor, Musician, Dancer Performance (solo or ensemble).
Poster
Micro Short Script - Up to 5 pages long.
Short Short Script - 5 to 25 pages long.
Short Script - 25 to 50 pages long.

Note about the Film categories:
Each Film will compete only in the entered categories, however, there might be special recognitions for outstanding aspects of the Project.
When submitting to Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Actress/Actor Performance, Music or Dance Performance (solo or ensemble), please specify the Artists names in the Cover Letter.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • First of all I want to thank the x world short film festival for having awarded my video clip TELL ME as the best Italian video in particular Alessandra Guarino the godmother of the festival who is a special person, a great artist (the statuettes are beautiful and were made by she) it is evident that she has a great passion for art in general and for cinema. I recommend this festival to anyone who wants to promote their works to the world!

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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Ivan!! I'm very happy that you decided to enter your cool video to X World, last minute and that you were at the Event. It was great to meet you all and I hope we'll stay in touch! Congratulations again! 😊✨

  • Daniele De Muro

    Honoured to have my short film"Horizon" at this beautiful Festival. I hope to submit a new project next year.

    September 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Daniele and congratulations again! 🙂 I hope it too, since we appreciated very much your film this year and maybe you'll be at the Event too, to know each other in person...

  • Thank you! Thank You! X World for my first win in the music area.
    Great festival and I will see you soon.

    September 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you! Congratulations for your first music-win! 🙂✨ All the Best for you!

  • laurel adler

    This is an amazing festival! Festival Director, Alex Guarino is WonderWoman!

    September 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you dear Laurel! 💗 Yes! 😄 I'd need more super powers! Congratulations and I hope to meet you again soon!

  • GIUSEPPE DE VUONO

    This is an incredible Festival, real love for art and cinema. Great hospitality and networking, Alessandra is a lovely and fantastic organizer.
    I will subscribe my next script for sure. With love Giuseppe

    September 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Giuseppe!! 💙 It was beautiful to meet you and your Family. You deserve the Best and I wish your scripts to become successful films!