Now celebrating our 4th running year, the Nice International Filmmaker Festival 2018 is strategically placed a few days before the Cannes Film Festival, naturally filling our venue with a wealth of talent from around the world. This is to provide our attendees with the best experience possible to grow and develop their careers.

Year after year we are praised by filmmakers for the opportunities that unlock upon entering and participating in our festival. Workshops, guest speakers, film premieres, financing talks, director Q&As, film screenings, networking events, industry professional panels and the chance to socialise with like-minded people will undoubtedly aid in future filmmaking ventures. This is perfect for either an individual seeking funding for an unproduced screenplay or a finished production seeking distribution - we are able to cater to all. All of this is neatly wrapped in a week-long showcasing of films that concludes with our spectacular awards ceremony gala dinner, where the winners from each of our categories walk away with a prestigious trophy award, in recognition of filmmakers' talents and achievements.

We have built a small by exceptional network and industry experts who offer invaluable business and commercial advice. In many past scenarios, our attending experts have distributed countless films into international marketplaces. We have the people and skills in our professional team to make this happen.

We can create a ripple effect for your movie to be seen around the world - it all starts here by entering today.

Awards & Prizes

Winners from each of our categories walk away with a prestigious trophy awards in recognition of their talents and achievements in film.

Rules & Terms

International Filmmaker festival of World Cinema Nice has as its objective the promotion of cinematographic art by presenting films of quality and entertainment. The International Filmmaker festival of World Cinema Nice is held a few days before the Cannes International Film Festival in the South of France, so as much business can be done for filmmakers attending if they wish, an annual event based in the South Of France, it is possible that each film nominated may be presented more than once.

Feature films, documentaries and short subjects of any genre on DVD, BluRay or Digital File are selected by invitation from entries to the festival,

Entries must have been produced within the last four years. All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English, we also welcome but it is not compulsory to have French as well as English to increase the possible markets, unless dialogue or commentary is unnecessary for comprehension and appreciation. In the exceptional event that an un-subtitled print is accepted, English and Spanish dialogue lists are required.

International Filmmaker festival of World Cinema Nice reserves the right to use excerpts from submitted work for promotional purposes only. The Festival is open to the public as well as attending distribution and sales professionals. We work with a number of accredited national and international press we have TV buyers and film buyers and distributors also attending, you will if your film is nominated have one to one meetings if you wish to talk business on your movie.

Official or professional national organisations and individuals may submit feature and short films to the Festival. Films submitted for pre-selection should arrive no later than 7th of March 2017 and must be shipped as per instructions to our UK office 1 Carn Brea Cottage Bath Road Margate Kent England CT9 1SW. All shipping costs of films must be borne by the sender. Please note: it is not possible for us to return any DVD or tapes, but can be collected by you at the festival... International Filmmaker festival of World Cinema Nice policy not to offer comments and reasons for films not selected for the programme.

By submitting your film you are agreeing to the International Filmmaker festival of World Cinema Nice screening your film during the Festival and using your film for promotional purposes, as well as all the above regulations.

13 Reviews

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    Ruth Pickett

    I'm not usually one to complain but this was very disappointing; it seemed like they took almost every opportunity to make money out of filmmakers and if you didn't pay extra you didn't get much out of it. Held in a hotel in an ugly part of Nice right by the airport, rather than the beautiful town centre, filmmakers were strongly encouraged to stay in the 'festival hotel' which was twice the cost of an AirBnB in the centre of Nice. The final awards night was an extortionate and prohibitive £170 (we didn't attend for this reason) which was extremely disappointing; being nominated and then being priced out of being able to attend the ceremony is a joke. Every piece of marketing cost extra; if you don't pay all you get is your film's title listed on their website, no other promotion; which seems very steep given their high submission costs. Perhaps this festival could be useful for features, as they did have some people there who buy films for distribution, but for short films, it honestly just felt like they were just trying to rinse filmmakers for every penny they had. The projection was pretty terrible as well - a small screen in a conference room, the aspect ratio wasn't properly configued and the sound quality was dreadful - our film was ruined with booming distorted sound and there were 6 people in the audience. Not surprising when you hold the festival in a hotel by the airport. Luckily Nice was a stunning town and close to Cannes - that's one good thing about this festival - they time it so it's just before Cannes, so it can be worth the trip if you're going to Cannes anyway. Overall, however, the festival experience was very disappointing and I was appalled that they charged £170 for a dinner and awards ceremony. I can't believe it's got good reviews before - am I the only person who thought this festival was a massive rip-off?!

    June 2017
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    I knew our movie was selected, but no one told us anything..

    May 2017
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    Response from festival:

    We're sorry you didn't have an enjoyable experience with us. We do spend a lot of time reaching out to Filmmakers.

    When you say you weren't told anything, what exactly would you like to be told? If you're referring to the winners you can find the full list here:

    That page was published 24 hrs after the Ceremony where we live tweeted the winners of each category.

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    Charles Pelletier

    IFF Nice is superior in every possible way! The organizers of the festival: Carl, Dan, Steve, Adam are the absolute best. From the timing of the screenings, the interviews, the mixers and panels this was a highlight experience in our festival run. We also made some life long friends! THANK YOU a million times!

    June 2017
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    colin graham

    Well organised and executed festival and timed to overlap with Cannes.
    It always surprises me the wide range of film makers from across the globe that attend this festival.

    June 2017
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    Lazarus Aliyev

    Thank you for recognizing our talent with the best cinematography in short film.

    May 2017