World Film Fest (WFF) San Francisco features the best of world cinema with a gateway to Silicon Valley that fosters creative, technical talent and Independent Film Makers. We present the newest and best films from around the world.

Over 50 new films from around the world, plus old classics films from both Hollywood and Bollywood shall be screened over the course of 7 days. Participation will consists of people from over 30 countries. Some of the events to looks forward are a Investor pitch, a master classes & workshops and the WFF Awards!

Awards & Prizes

Best Old is Gold - South , Hollywood , Bollywood and International
Best Classics Icon - World
Best Feature south asian panorama
Best Film – bay area independent Film Makers
Best Feature –Hollywood
Best Feature – Bollywood
Best Documentary
Best Short Film
Best Director - Hollywood
Best Director – Bollywood
Best Director - World
Best Feature Screenplay
Best Short Screenplay
Best Music Video
Best Background Music
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Debut Actor
Best Actor –
Best Producer (World Cinema)
Best Producer (Bay Area Independent Film Makers)
Best Producer ( South Asian Panorama)
Winners will get atleast one Project

Rules & Terms

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DEADLINES ARE “RECEIVED BY” DEADLINES, NOT POSTMARK DEADLINES!

GUIDELINES:

Films must be submitted digitally, on DVD/Blue Ray or DCP (all in NTSC format; any submission outside of this format shall not be screened). If you are sending a DVD/Blue Ray, please have it in a paper DVD sleeve with the name of the movie and run time clearly written on it. If you are sending a DCP, please make sure it is clearly marked as a DCP and have the title and run time of the movie. If the DCP requires an external power source, please provide the appropriate wires. Furthermore please make sure that your dvd, blue ray or DCPs are in a secure & padded packaging. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE INCURED IN TRANSIT TO OUR OFFICE.

Do NOT SEND prints, master tapes, or other originals. You are fully responsible for your films, music or materials; WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR YOUR PROPERTY.

All non-English films (or other forms of media) must have English subtitles.

All screenplays must be in English.

Music videos and music entries must be original products, tracks, scores, songs or lyrics. By law, music must not be infringe on any copyrights.

The film/music video submitted to WFF must not have been broadcasted, premiered, or distributed in the US or Internationally with the exception of other film festivals.

All media selected by the festival will be asked to provide promotional materials, but we ask that no promotional materials be sent until selection.

By submitting to the festival you are admitting copyright ownership of everything submitted.

ALL SUBMISSION FEES MUST BE PAID BY CREDIT CARD AND ARE DUE AT THE TIME OF SUBMISSION.

ALL SUBMISSION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Dates and venues are subject to change.

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    Sayyed sabbagh

    I received an email saying I have won two awards and were to receive my trophy and award., After announcing it, they sent another email saying I have won different awards and was going to receive a certificate by email. I have written to the film festival and tried contacting them many times but I am being ignored. You can obviously see my messages why do you ignore me? Can you please announce here when will I receive my award?

    September 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Mr Sayyed Sabbagh on aug 29th ,2016 we have announced the List of the winners which we got it from the Judges and due to our challenges and due to the people who are behind us not to make this successful we had to cancel Award Gala Night as well know that we announced before the Gala Night date to not to expect Gala Night due to this we decided to mail the certificates once we have the correct information from all the winners then we will mail it to your home address , and you are winner of 2 awards which is already in the list which given to us by the judges , so you will be receiving your certificates by mail ,meanwhile we hope you sent us the information we asked . and once again congratulations . BTW the Winners List is on Facebook page and on the Website feel free to check and share with your freinds and families. thank you

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    Christopher H.K. Lee

    Learn from your mistakes and better luck in 2017.

    September 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Hello there and thank you for your understanding and i can say that we all learn from our mistakes but i believe in one think if we honest with the work what we do then god will be on our side . Thank you again and we will improvise Next Year 2017 .

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    Kostadin Bonev

    Dear festival team!
    I read reviews about the festival. It really was so bad?
    I really will remember this festival with my stolen DCP.
    If you now will announce any awards, it would be grotesque.

    August 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Hello
    Yes it was bad in the sense when you surrounded with the people who doesn't want this World film Festival to be successful , Lot of people telling stories but if you want to know the truth please call me at 408-461-7944 and we are in same industry , we love what we do so, need your support and understanding to make this platform together for us .

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    S. Kramer Herzog

    This was & is a big rip OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 phone call and no returned
    calls! 5 emails and no one returned them! And today on their web site
    there is no listing of winners! S. Kramer Herzog---videozog@aol.com

    August 2016
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    Reshel Shah

    This festival was pretty bad. Firstly I had sent a number of emails but never got any replies, however when I would message them on FB they would respond, not the most professional. That said they were very polite when they did communicate with me on Facebook. That said I was planning to have my film screened, but took it out at the last moment, especially as they had a number of issues. Overall the festival is really unorganized and needs a lot more work. I would not submit again but I do wish them the best of luck to really get their structure better for next year.

    August 2016