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!

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

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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  • Arvind Alok

    I am overwhelmed with the support and motivation shown by WFF team. I strongly recommend all filmmakers to participate and support the festival. WFF has open a very different and decent platform to showcase new filmmaking talents.

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you .

  • Thanks so much for the award received and your support to the independent filmmaking around the world. Both venues, the Cinemark 18 & XD and the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center were great!

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you ! Stay Tune for more .

  • Samir Chatterjee

    Thank you for giving best Bollywood song award to Kumar Sanu and Madhumita Chatterjee. We enjoyed the excellent red carpet event and the awards ceremony. You and your team worked hard. Happy to be part of it.

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for beleiving us. More to come stay tune!

  • Thank you for the Award on my Vandemaataram Rap Music Video...
    Glad to be a part of such a great Film Festival...

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    You were great , thank you for beleiving in us.

  • ALEXANDER LEONTARITIS

    We were very pleased to have participated at an important film event like World Film Festival Los Angeles. Unfortunately we didn't have the chance to be there in person for the screening but we were very thankful to hear that our movie made it to the semi finalist position. Wish the organizers all the best and hope they keep up the good work!

    November 2018