With a mission to stimulate, promote and enlighten, the Whatashort Independent International Film Festival 2017 is in it’s 3rd year of celebrating short films.

Every script has a message to convey, every camera has a story to capture and every short film has a story to captivate. If you have the imagination, message to narrate through your story and the dream to transform your vision into reality then pick up the camera and capture your vision, transform your imagination into reel.

Now accepting short films of all genres, themes or topics from all over the world.

WIIFF is an annual film festival which celebrates short films from around the world. Awards / Certificates are presented to the best of each category. All Official Selections and Winners will be listed on our website and social media, winning films will be awarded with Certificate.

It is recommended that you like our Facebook page & Join our Group to stay updated. All Questions will be answered there.

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Awards & Prizes

Awards & Certificates will be given in the following categories :

• Short film (Fiction)
• Short film (Animated)
• Short film (Documentary)
• Short film (Debut)
• Feature film (Fiction)
• Feature Film (Animated)
• Feature Film (Documentary)
• Feature Film (Student)
• Feature Film (Debut)
• Film on Human Rights
• Film on Women
• Film on Disability Issues
• Film on Religion
• Film on Nature / Wildlife
• Film on LGBT
• Film by a Women Filmmaker
• Film by a Young Filmmaker (under 17)
• Web Series (Episode)

Rules & Terms

• Short films above 3 mins and under 40 mins are allowed & Feature Films above 40 mins and under 90 mins are allowed. Running time includes front and back credits.

• Video Content submitting under "Short film / Series / Documentary Showcase (Non-Competitive)" must be a public link of youtube/vimeo and submitter must agree to show his film or video content on whatashort.com

• Film can be presented on any topic.

• All non-english films must have subtitles.

• All materials must be submitted with the film (for eg: film poster, trailer, production images & other things which are necessary)

• You must be 18 or above to participate in this competition. (Except the Young Filmmaker Category)

• Only youtube and vimeo links are accepted.

• The film certificate is required once your film is selected.

• Once the film is selected can’t be withdrawn in any circumstances, however festival committee reserves the right to disqualify any film on certain grounds.

• By submitting film to WIIFF17, a filmmaker/producer takes the whole responsibility of copyright issues, script & other creative and technical aspects of film.

• Failure to follow the rules will reject or disqualify your film from being admitted to the festival and you forfeit your entry fee.

• Festival committee reserves the right to extend or shorten the deadlines, notification or event’s date.

• Festival committee may introduce various offers for the promotion of the film festival.

10 Reviews

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    Paul Kelly

    Thank you for accepting my short film "Now" into this outstanding festival. Communication with the WIIFF2017 team was phenomenal. They were very helpful throughout the process. It is an amazing platform for Independent Filmmakers.

    July 2017
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    Katsuhide Yamago

    This was great honor to me. Thanks for selecting my film.

    July 2017
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    Danny MAlin

    Happy to have been included in the festival. Thank you

    July 2017
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    Ravinder Dhaka Telefilms

    Whatashort was for us a great experience . The Festival's team is absolutely available and kind. We can totally certify that it is a good opportunity to show your work and receive feedback from experts at their fields. They are 100% professional and reliable.We recomend and thank them for all .

    July 2017
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    Heaven Kid

    This is indeed a great film festival. Not only is the organization perfect, but the service is wonderful as well. We enjoyed being part of it.

    July 2017