The International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema held in City of Milan is one of the most rewarding and helpful festivals in Europe for international emerging artists and experienced creators to be a part of. After 5 immensely successful years, our events have attracted a wealth of talent from around the world.

We have been helping filmmakers find distribution and funding for their next filmmaking venture. Year after year, we are praised by filmmakers for the opportunities that unlock upon entering and participating in our festival.

There is ample opportunity to attend networking events, industry professional talk panels, workshops, guest speaker events, film premieres, financing talks, director Q&A's, film screenings and to socialize with like-minded creatives from all walks of life. All of this is neatly wrapped in a week-long showcasing of films where our strong community supports any and every film, from first-time artists to seasoned creators.

Our prestigious awards ceremony concludes the festival in high fashion with a gala dinner to celebrate our nominees and winners.

We are a unique festival that provides a real platform for filmmakers to meet, network and do business during the festival week.

We have built a small but exceptional network of industry professionals that will look at all films entered and will give business and commercial advice. There are countless success stories of filmmakers securing distribution for their films, launching them and their work into the marketplace. We have the people and skills in our professional team to make this happen.

We can create a ripple for your movie to be seen around Germany, Europe and beyond. It all starts here by entering today.

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

Awards are presented during our international ceremony. Attendees enjoy the night in high fashion with a 5-course gala dinner in celebration of our nominees and winners.

The International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema has as its objective the promotion of cinematographic art by presenting films of quality and entertainment. The International Filmmaker Festival is an annual event based in the city of Milan It is possible that each film nominated may be presented more than once.

Feature films, documentaries and short subjects of any genre on 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, 70mm and video and DVD 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 German as well as English to increase the possible markets, unless dialogue or commentary is unnecessary for comprehension and appreciation.

The International Filmmaker Festival, 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. If your submission is officially selected, the festival may screen your film as part of their activities to assist in the sale of your movie for up to 12 months after the festival date, 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 14th September 2019 and must be shipped to our uk office or send so the movie can be downloaded. All shipping must be clear that the dvd has no commercial value and is for festival screening only, postage and any duty 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. It is the International Filmmaker Festival's policy not to offer comments and reasons for films not selected for the programme.

OTHER T's & C's.
By submitting your film you are agreeing to the International Filmmaker Festival, screening your film during the festival and using your film for promotional purposes, as well as all the above regulations.

Overall Rating
  • Natascha Kuederli

    It was fantastic and very professional

    March 2018
  • Maritza Brikisak

    This is a very nice festival. Intimate and friendly environment, many international filmmakers in attendance and the Awards Gala Night is a elegant event. Very nice people, Dan and Steve are super helpful with the whole process. You have a chance to purchase a Banner which you get to keep, you can do the design yourself or they can do it for you, it is portable and light and I was able to use at other events. Transportation is fantastic. No language barrier if you want to venture into the gorgeous City of Berlin.

    February 2018
  • Nancy wennan zhang

    Nice festival! Thanks for having me.

    December 2017
  • Joe Fernandes

    This film festival is well organised with an excellent selection of world cinema in both short and feature length form. We really enjoyed the gala evening, the food was fabulous and it was a great networking environment. Highly recommended!

    October 2017
  • James Carroll

    It was a total honor to be part of this.

    October 2017