Woodengate International Film Festival is based in the beautiful Maramures County, a place full of culture and where century-old traditions are still part of daily life.

WGIFF is an online film festival with live screenings whose aim is to showcase and promote the work of short film enthusiasts,emerging and established filmmakers from all over the world and help them receive recognition.

The festival runs in 4 quarters, selections being made every 3 months. We accept short films of every genre. Films entered in multiple categories are eligible to win several awards. The award winners ,listed on our website and social media platforms, will automatically compete for the “Film of the year” award in December.

Screenings will take place in various locations of the Maramures County such as Baia Mare - Candidate City For The European Capital Of Culture 2021 , Sighetul Marmatiei and other pittoresque places located in the Maramures.

Awards & Prizes

The winner of Best Short Film will receive the Woodengate IFF Trophy and an award certificate.All other awards will get an official printable award certificate. The number of awards given every season varies based on the submissions we receive. In order to consider an Award Category eligible, we require an amount of minimum 5 official selections per category. There will be 5 Nominations for the ‘BEST SHORT FILM’ Award, and three for each ‘Category’/’Individual’ award.Winning films are announced on our website and our social media page.

BEST SHORT FILM

Silver Award

Bronze Award

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Individual Awards
Best Director
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Best Screenplay

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Editor

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Category Awards
Best Documentary
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Best Experimental

Best Animation

Best Music Video

Best Web Shorts

Rules & Terms

You are entitled to a maximum amount of two entries during a festival quarter (3 months) and the entry will be considered eligible in the next quarter only if the film was not awarded in the previous edition. The prize money comes only with the Best Film Award and the winner won't be able to present his/her beautiful film in our next 3 festival quarters. In order to consider an Award Category eligible, we require an amount of minimum 5 official selections per category.Entry fee is not refundable.

Length
We only accept short films (any genre, maximum 35 minutes of length).

Quality
Producing a high quality video is critical to ensure a good viewing experience.Only films in HD standard are accepted.

Format
Only digital submissions via FilmFreeway are accepted,hardcopy submissions are not eligible.

Subtitles
Every film must come with English subtitles .

Disclaimer & Rights

By submitting your film to our festival you agree that your piece of work can be embedded on our website. The filmmaker/institution submitting the film must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they provide. By submitting, the filmmaker allows Woodengate IFF to create a page for their film without infringing copyright of any kind of form.

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    Andrea Baglio

    It was a great honor to be part of this film festival and have my short-movie win. The communication and professionalism were great. Fantastic encouragement and opportunity.

    Thank you again for recognizing my work.
    Highly recommend!

    February 2017
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    Roberto Flores

    Great experience. Really nice and good communication.

    February 2017
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    Leo Feisthauer

    Very good communication! Thanks for including our film!

    February 2017
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    martin del carpio

    Cool festival. Well maintained. Effective in getting your work noticed.

    February 2017
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    Patrick Devaney

    This was our first experience with this festival, and I think it's a great one for all filmmakers. We were very happy to have "Impervia" make it's European Premiere at this fest, and we wish to thank all the people involved for allowing us to be a part of it. :)

    February 2017