The Wadadli Short Film Festival aims to showcase and cultivate filmmakers of Antiguan and Barbudan descent, attract the best filmmakers from the Caribbean islands, as well as, those heralding from the Caribbean Diaspora.

The Wadadli Short Film Festival is an annual event operating in Antigua & Barbuda and will run for three days spanning the 25th, 26th and 27th of October.

The Film festival programme consists of film screenings, networking opportunities, food, drink, music and workshops led by industry professionals; enabling us to enrich the next generation of Caribbean filmmakers.

The Wadadli Short Film Festival is also the first of its kind to create a platform for filmmakers operating in the OECS (Organisation Eastern Caribbean State) filmmakers.

-Film Equipment
-Studio time
-cash prizes
-Official Wadadli Film Festival Selection Stamp


Short film submissions are free to enter for all applicants.

Film submissions are open to all Antiguan and Barbudan citizens.

Short films must run no longer than 10 minutes in length.

Short films must have been produced within the last three years.

Short Film Categories

Best Film

- Drama

- Comedy

- Documentary

Best Music Video

- Pop

- Reggae

- Hip Hop

- R'n'B

Best OECS (Organisation Eastern Caribbean State) Short Film

- Drama

- Comedy

- Documentary

Film submissions are open to all OECS Filmmakers: Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and Martinique.

Overall Rating
  • I was very impressed with the communication and responsiveness of the organizers of the Wadadli Short Film Festival. I look forward to the next upcoming event.

    February 2020
  • Thanks for selecting our animated music video.

    November 2019