The 2018 Warsaw Independent Film Festival will have space for dozens of films, music videos, animations, documentaries and screenplays. The festival prioritizes low-budget films of independent spirit and exciting new talent.

We are looking for Submissions that:

Are based on innovative artistic presentation and storytelling.
Provoke an emotional response.
Show a mastery of filmmaking craftsmanship.

Our mission is to bring together Art, Cinema and Industry, while presenting a bazaar of exceptional films and filmmakers from around the world.

If you’re a budding or professional film-maker or student director, get involved by submitting your film.

In addition, our mission is to bridge the gap between dedicated independent film audiences and filmmakers, as well as to connect emerging filmmakers with established industry professionals. Our main goal is to democratize the movie business and create a space for movie makers to screen their works.

Awards & Prizes

Jury members are being acquainted with the main competition program when it is shown during the festival. After watching the films, jury selects winners in the following nominations:
Best Short Film; Best Director; Best Cinematography; Best Soundtrack / Original Music; Best Filmscript; Best Animation; Best Documentary; Best Music Video.

Rules & Terms

Films with non-English dialogue must be submitted with English subtitles.

If you add more than ONE project, all your films and scripts will not be accepted.

All projects must have been completed after January 1st, 2016. Other projects will be disqualified

We only accept digital submissions. We accept no hardcopy submissions.

We accept films that have been shown at other festivals.

All films must be submitted with an online screener.

All topics are eligible.

Please be sure to accurately label your film in it’s appropriate category.

The judging panel for awards is entirely independent of the festival committee and their decision is final.

The festival reserves the right to use brief clips from all selected films to promote the screenings.

Films that are submitted are not guaranteed to be accepted into festival.

No refunds are available for film submissions.

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    Marcello Di Trocchio

    My team and I were really honored to be selected and awarded with the Best Cinematography award.

    The only disappointment is that none of the Festival wrote me or contacted me. Nobody told us about the official selection and we discovered about the screening and the award only ten days after the Festival and only because of the Film Freeway notification.

    Thank you again for the award and I hope you will improve your communication!

    June 2017
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    Tibo Pinsard

    Great festival made by true film lovers! I was honored to be selected and awarded. I highly recommend the Warsaw Independent Film Festival!

    December 2016
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    James Carroll

    Great festival. It was an honor be to selected by this professional group. They put a lot of time and hard work into making this the best.

    December 2016