MWFIFF is an International Film Festival, which promotes new filmmakers, students, professionals by exchanging of knowledge, information, cultures, through movies. This will be 2 days Event with LIVE Screening & Award Ceremony along with Entertainment Programme in the heart of Mumbai City, India.

All Categories, All Genres All Languages are Accepted from All Continents including the Music Videos.

*English Subtitle is Compulsory.
*DCP / J2K File would be Compulsory if the film is selected for Screening in the Film Festival or Extra Cost would be charged if the filmmakers wants us to convert the file for the same. Extra Cost For the Film Conversion Would be $25 per movie.


We will be screening ONLY selected movies. Final Winners will be Awarded with Lady Trophy and Certificates. Nominated, Participants will be receiving Certificates ONLY. All the Awards and Certificates will be given by our Panel of Jury listed on our website and also by the Chief Guest, Bollywood Celebrities, VIP's guest etc present on the day of the Event. FOR more Updates please visit our websites: www.mwfiff.com


Juries
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We have Jury From Radio Mirchi 98.3fm , World Famous Singer, Film Producer, Director, Choreographer International TV fame Personality and many more on the list.

Film or music video can be submitted directly through our website : www.mwfiff.com , www.filmfreeway.com/mwfiff, OR (youtube / Vimeo, / Google Drive, like platforms) and sending us link ( and password if protected ),

In case of using submission platforms like FilmFreeway, or any other platforms Press Kit, Film Posters, DCP file etc MUST be E-mailed to - contact@mwfiff.com, in order to complete submission. 

Other Requirements :

Crew & Cast List including the technical team, Filmography of the Film director.

1. ( One Photograph of Director ).
2. ( Two Posters of film in JPEG format COMPULSORY (300 dpi, 768 x 1169 - pixel size) and (300 dpi, 3508 x 4961 - Pixel size)
Your film's trailer link not more than 1 minute in duration (Optional, for promotion & publicity purpose)

Direct Online i.e. submissions through our website : www.mwfiff.com



Step 1- Submit your film or music video through our direct online page available on our website : www.mwfiff.com/submission then share the link of your film or music video ( e.g. youtube, Vimeo, Google Drive etc) which is protected with the password, you will be required to mention the URL of your project in our direct online form.

Step 2- E-mail the "FILM PRESS KIT" to - contact@mwfiff.com ( NO HARD COPIES, ONLY SOFT COPIES TO BE E-MAILED )

Step 3- Pay the Appropriate Entry Fee to complete the registration.


Other Requirements :


Crew & Cast List including the technical team, Filmography of the Film director.

1. ( One Photograph of Director ).
2. ( Two Posters of film in JPEG format COMPULSORY (300 dpi, 768 x 1169 - pixel size) and (300 dpi, 3508 x 4961 - Pixel size)
Your film's trailer link not more than 1 minute in duration (Optional, for promotion & publicity purpose)


Direct Online Downloadable Film or Music Video Form i.e. submissions through our website by downloading form : www.mwfiff.com/submission


Step 1- Submit your film or music video by downloading the entry form through our website : www.mwfiff.com/submission 

Step 2- Fill the form and email it to- contact@mwfiff.com along with "FILM PRESS KIT" ( NO HARD COPIES, ONLY SOFT COPIES TO BE E-MAILED )

Step 3- Pay the Appropriate Entry Fee to complete the registration.


Other Requirements :


 Crew & Cast List including the technical team, Filmography of the Film director.

1. ( One Photograph of Director ).
2. ( Two Posters of film in JPEG format COMPULSORY (300 dpi, 768 x 1169 - pixel size) and (300 dpi, 3508 x 4961 - Pixel size)
Your film's trailer link not more than 1 minute in duration (Optional, for promotion & publicity purpose)

Award Ceremony Event Venue :
Balgandharva Rangmandir ( Sheila Gopal Raheja Auditorium ) 24th and 32nd Road, near to Patwardhan Udyan, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050
Film Screening Venue :


INOX Metro
Mahatma Gandhi Road, Dhobi Talao, New Marine Lines, Junction, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020

Student Short :

Best Film
Best Writer
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Special Festival Mention

Student Short International :

Best Film
Best Writer
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Special Festival Mention

Film Short :

Best Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Writer
Best Cinematographer
Best Background Score
Best Editor
Best VFX
Best Actor Supporting Role
Best Actress Supporting Role
Special Festival Mention

Film Short International :

Best Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Writer
Best Cinematographer
Best Background Score
Best Editor
Best VFX
Best Actor Supporting Role
Best Actress Supporting Role
Special Festival Mention

Animation Short :

Best Animation Film
Best Graphics
Best VFX
Best Background Score

Animation Short International :

Best Animation Film
Best Graphics
Best VFX
Best Background Score

Amature Short :

Best Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Writer
Best Cinematographer
Special Festival Mention

Amature Short International :

Best Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Writer
Best Cinematographer
Special Festival Mention

Film Short Regional :

Best Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Writer

Music Video :

Best Music Video Of The Year
Best Singer
Best Lyricist
Best Music Director
Special Festival Mention

Music Video International :

Best International Music Video Of The Year
Best Singer
Best Lyricist
Best Music Director
Special Festival Mention

Documentary Feature :

Best Documentary - 1st Award
Best Documentary - 2nd Award
Best Documentary - 3rd Award
Special Festival Mention

Documentary Feature International :

Best Documentary - 1st Award
Best Documentary - 2nd Award
Best Documentary - 3rd Award
Special Festival Mention

Film Feature :

Best Film
Best Director
Best Original Screenplay
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Cinematographer
Best Editor
Best Background Score
Best VFX
Best Writer
Best Debut Director
Best Actor Supporting Role
Best Actress Supporting Role
Special Festival Mention

Film Feature International :

Best Film
Best Director
Best Original Screenplay
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Cinematographer
Best Editor
Best Background Score
Best VFX
Best Writer
Best Debut Director
Best Actor Supporting Role
Best Actress Supporting Role
Special Festival Mention

Web-Series :

Best Web Series
Best Writer
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress

Web-Series International:

Best Web Series
Best Writer
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress

Nominated Participants will ONLY Receive Certificates while, the winner participants will receive Lady Trophy along with the Certificates.

Terms & Conditions
01. The Film can be in any language or any genre. All Non-English Films must have English Sub-titles for Festival Presentation.
02. MWFIFF reserves the right to include the film or video and related material in its promotional activities.
03. All Decisions made by the Appointed “Selection Committee” Or "Jury" regarding Selections, Screenings, Awards at the Festival in entirety will be final decision. In case of Dispute, decision of the Selection Committee shall be final.
04. The film makers and their representatives undertake to use the official logo and the status of their Selection or Award strictly in conformation with MWFIFF designs and they further undertake to use such festival logo in all their promotions, posters and marketing publications with the consent of the festival.
05. A film selected for the festival does not run in competition automatically. Selection Committee or A Jury will select the films that feature in Competition.
06. The Festival shall not bear / reimburse any freight or other charges in foreign or Indian currency.
07. Once selected for screening, the film shall not be withdrawn in any circumstance.
08. Exceptions to the festivals regulations must be authorized by the Festival Director.
09. MWFIFF or any of its team member will not be responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, postage due , or stolen entries.
10. Submissions must be entrants original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights, entrants agree that they have obtained all necessary copyrights permission regarding music, sound, and images etc.
11. MWFIFF or it's team will not be held liable for any copyright violation by you or your film.
12. MWFIFF reserve all rights not to screen any film for any reason it deems valid.
13. MWFIFF reserve the rights to change , cancel or reschedule the dates, venue, awards and categories without any consent or information to contestants.
14. The Opening Date of Entries is 5th Jan 2019 and closing date will be 15nd September 2019. Tentatively Date of intimation of selection will be 20th September 2019.
15. Indian Entries under the all categories shall be of Films Certified by Information and Broadcasting Ministry or Central Board of Film Certification, India.
16. All Students Films must include proof of student status with the submission (i.e. copy of current and valid student I.D.) or their film will not be judged as a student film and could be disqualified.
17. MWFIFF reserves the right to showcase the films once submitted perpetually anywhere in the world through any formate present available now or in future
18. The applicant should ensure that the address or the email id shared with us in the application should be correct as it may be used by film festival office for communication.
19. Entries can be PAL or NTSC format. Festival Management will not be responsible if film is not screened due to problem with the DVD format, pen drive, or any error in the link or password shared with us.
20. Multiple Entries can be submitted, but with separate entry forms, DVD / USB Pen drive, synopsis/description, still photographs, press kit should be enclosed. Each film is considered as a new entry and each film will required appropriate Entry Fee. Note: No Submission Form Will Be Accepted Without The Appropriate Payment Of The Fee.
21. The publicity or any such materials (Brochure, Stills, Poster, DVD’s pen drive etc.) shall not be returned to the entrant.
22. Transportation and insurance costs of DVDs, pen drive etc related documents, photographs, publicity materials etc from the Country of Origin to the Festival Office shall be borne by the applicant. The festival or any team members etc will not be responsible for the parcel with airport authority of India or Custom department. The Custom duties shall be paid by the Filmmaker or the Producers.
23. The festival will not bear any expenses regarding lodging, boarding, travelling etc of the applicant during festival.
24. No work or artist will be either discriminated or favored by their country of origin, language, age, race, education, gender, ideology, or by their economic resources etc. Every content, every form, every technique will be admitted with no censorship of any kind.
25. Finalists will be notified through email. Moonwhite Films International Film Fest will use its best efforts to announce the selected films, winners at the designated time, but will not be held liable for any unforeseen delays. The list of selected films will be displayed on website and facebook page.
26. By entering the Moonwhite Films International film fest, contestants and/or their parents or legal guardian (if such entrant is a minor) agree to accept and be bound by the decisions of the Festival and its judges or committee members which are final and binding in all matters.
27. Festival Authorities reserve the right to accept or reject any film that is likely to offend sentiments, feelings, sensibilities etc of any caste, community, religion and sector is likely to promote racism or ill will in the society.
28. Entry constitutes permission to use winner's name, pics, posters, promo links, films, voice etc for future advertising and publicity purposes without any compensation.
29. Affidavits of winners under 18 years of age at time of award must be countersigned by parent or legal guardian. Affidavits are subject to verification by the Moonwhite Films International Film Fest All the legal issues, if any, shall be under the jurisdiction of Mumbai Subordinate and Courts only.
30. The Moonwhite Films International Film Fest has negotiated with listed hotels and may provide shuttle services with ticketing on discounted rates. The festival herein is a mere facilitator and shall not be liable for any mis-happening occurring with respect to the said hotel/ shuttle/ transportation or ticketing services.
31. DCP / J2K File would be Compulsory if the film is selected for Screening in the Film Festival or Extra Cost would be charged if the filmmakers wants us to convert the file for the same. Extra Cost For the Film Conversion Would be $25 per movie.
32. Winners will have to pay Courier, Customs charges to receive the Trophy if not able to collect it on the date of the Events. No Refund Of Submission Fee will be Entertained Once it is done.

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless and innocent 'www.mwfiff.com' and / or its associate entities, their officers, directors, employees, jury's and agents from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable, monetary, legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your use of the web site material ( MWFIFF ), services such as assessment tools or your breach of these terms and conditions of website use.

Visitors -

You as the visitor / purchaser of online membership are responsible for the outcome. In no event shall MWFIFF be liable to you in relation to a unsuccessful outcome. MWFIFF is also free from other damages and punitive actions such as incidental or consequential damage which includes unsuccessful outcome ( Transaction Hang up ) and in case of excess amount been paid for membership or as festival submission charges.

Data Loss / Leak -

MWFIFF shall not be responsible for any data loss or leak or any such activity due to computer virus, hacking or any other such issues unknown. MWFIFF is also not bound to offer any compensation in case your computer / laptop, mobile device or any other such electronic device known now or comes in near future is rendered incapable due to an array of reasons such as technical glitches or attacks.

Refund -

Our refund policy is extremely simple and transparent. The fees once paid through any mode of payment gateway available through our website shall not be refunded at any cost or circumstance.

Shipping
The cost of any shipping to the festivals must be paid by the entrant. Collect or C.O.D. shipment will not be accepted. All international entries must be sent "Free domicile" to the festival office with all transportation charges, duties and taxes prepaid by the shipper. Be sure to include all the proper customs documentation, charges etc required by the shipping company.

*Films which are already released on youtube or any other digital format or cinema theatre will NOT be screened in the festival but it CAN BE SUBMITTED and would be ELIGIBLE for the competition, however, the final decisions of Screening of the movies shall be the call of “Selection Committee” Or the "Jury".

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • JULIEN RUSSO

    Awesome Festival ! Great communication and networking.

    December 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much. Such appreciation real help us to work more harder every year. It really help us to boost us.

  • Gajendra Shrotriya

    Great experience at MWFIFF. Screening was fabulous at INOX. Winning a few awards with some great comments for the film by the jury was cherry on the top!

    December 2019
  • The biggest advantage of this film festival was, it was supported by INOX Cinemas. I got immense learning experience from this film festival.
    Second biggest advantage is, this film festival was held in MUMBAI, where the Bollywood Industry resides, so great networking opportunity. You get equal acknowledgement, importance and media coverage among the other TV artists as well. I submitted my film MIARA in this Festival. I had a wonderful experience. Looking forward to attend this next year as well.
    -Saawan Singh (Film Director, Eyelid Films)

    November 2019
  • It was a great experience. the festival Director Mr Devashish was very
    cooperative and humble.
    Over all the event was a success.

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much sir. It was great experience with you too.

  • This festival has a bizarre policy - if you win an award and cannot attend they expect you to pay for shipping this award. Other festivals do NOT do this. In the Eu, and the USA the festival ships you the award, it is so simple. I don't know what to say except that this is their first year and they have some lessons to learn. I hope they do.

    If your festival is opposed to being compared to other festivals (another bizarre policy) then turn off the review function! Bullying a critical review is an abuse of your position. Just keep in mind, festivals that turn off reviews get written up - like Oaxaca, in this one.
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/features/how-below-radar-film-festivals-can-prey-struggling-filmmakers-1250714?fbclid=IwAR34oF9gfaeU5JXdWZ-QU7Rz8sBkMw1qG10wuMmq2YbthwMRTJga-kn6RrM

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Sir,
    As informed you earlier too through email every film festival has set their own rules and regulations. Another thing pleases do not compare any other film festival rules and regulations with any one it's wrong. I don't know what to say you and your expectations. We are not sitting here to provide you all free services for each and every thing. If there is money issues I would rather say please submit your film in those film festival those are totally free. Apart from that would request you to kindly go and read our terms n conditions properly before commenting any thing and last but not the least please read which year we are running it's the second year and not the first year. We always accept advice but dont teach us lessons when you have not read the book properly. I think you have also mistaken about the countries. You are comparing EU and USA with India so EU n USA can send you free Courier but not all countries do the same. So please increases your knowledge and stop criticizing any film festival, but yes you can surely request to add some services or remove but can't compare like this. I hope I m not very harsh in language if I m then please stop criticizing film festival like this because all film festival do hard work to give awards and big platform to showcase filmmakers work.
    Thank you so much. Hope next time you will be polite and understand that each thing we create for filmmakers need money but we still try to manage as much as we can but we are not bankers to give you all service for free.
    Thanks n all the best