WIND International Film Festival

WIFF // WIND International Film Festival

4th edition

Jul 05 - Jul 07, 2021
Hollywood, CA, United States

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Any type, Animation, Children, Commercial, Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Industrial, Mini-series, Multimedia, Music video
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Biography, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Melodrama, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, Screen writting, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description To elevate Indie filmmakers
To connect and celebrate A listed filmmakers with emerging filmmakers
Empowering Female filmmakers
Create a bridge between East and west culture
Create more peaceful environment
Collect best films from over the globe and show case them internationally and to the sales agents ,distributes and introduce international filmmakers in to Hollywood film industry

W.I.F.F is merging High quality films with indie films .It is an open friendly festival to all new inspiring filmmakers from all over the globe.
We are also promoting films by women about women .
Films with messages of Peace,Humanity,Equality,Inspiration and love which is made with filmmakers with diversity back grounds is very welcomed.
We have around 45 categories which matches most talents ,skills to give them all fair opportunity in the Film industry.
WIND International Film Festival is located in Hollywood and is
Partner of
" World Humanitarian Awards" the most prestigious festival and it is well-known as
Top 10 worthy Film Festival with great chance to win or being recognized to elevate international filmmakers and create a bridge from East to coast part of the world for diversity filmmakers.
Making three feature films by end of each festival round up through Festival winners!
(None of film festival in the world has it)

(Low submission fee)
Some free submission is also included in 2016
some discount coupons also included
is a life time opportunity festival you should never hesitate to submit.
There will be some master class workshops and famous speakers to reveal their success to festival nominees during this festival events.
Some of most great sales agents and managers will attend to pick up some of nominees films after screening.

W.I.F.F. is open to global submission, to all filmmakers from all walks of life, regardless of their culture, religion, sex or their geographic location. To qualify, your projects must have female involvement, with a key position in the production such as, Producer, Director, Writer, DP, Composer or editor
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Class Founded: 2013
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Mar 19, 2016

Regular deadline: Mar 19, 2016
Late deadline: Jul 01, 2016

Notification date: Jun 15, 2016

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Fees Fees range from 0.00 to 50.00 USD . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 9,000.00 USD
Other prizes: Designed sash by celebrity designer decorated by swarosvsky cristal
Specials Talent Campus, Workshops, Panels
General rules This agreement pertains to all Work/s submitted to WIND International Film Festival:

By submitting your film/s or art form/s to the WIND International Film Festival, you are agreeing to all terms and conditions below in full.

1. The submitter guarantees that all rights and releases have been legally secured, including music rights, songs, etc and the submitter releases the Festival and all its member from any legal action whatsoever.

2. Finalist should send, 2 DVDs and 1 (one) blu-ray (optional) or DCP, with title, length, and director's name no later than the month of the announcement for final possible screening purpose, to the address we e-mail you. Please mark your film with "No Commercial Value - For Cultural Purposes Only" both on the envelope and the shipping invoices. Although every possible care will be taken with DVDs while in our possession, however, we cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen loss, stolen, or damage of entries. Please do not send originals. We do not receive downloads of any kind.

3. All transportation/shipping costs (including customs clearance) to WIND International Film Festival, plus fees for insurance while in transit, must be borne by the participants (please write: For Cultural Purposes only - Not for commercial use). The Festival Director reserves the right to refuse any shipment involving unpaid costs.

4. We will not return your screening and exhibition copies.

5. All kinds of submission fees, shopping or purchases are non-refundable.

6. Entries must be in English or subtitled, dubbed in English.

7· Every submission has to pick at least one main category. Main filmmakers such as Directors, Producers, Script Writers and Agents can apply on behalf of their cast, crew and talents.

8· Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.

9· All entries should be sent via Film Freeway. Please do not send discs or any downloadable files to us.

10· Works in progress are accepted if you finish the whole film by the given deadline and we can watch it on our film freeway site.

11. All selection committees' and juries' decisions are final.

12. Only producers or directors can receive the physical awards at the award ceremony on behalf of the absentee, crew or their talent.

13. Regardless of the Prize and their winning status, winning filmmakers who can not attend the Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles, will only receive laurels.

14. The festival has the right to disqualify a winning film for any reasons, without further explanation to the submitter.

15. Submission of an entry gives the festival permission to accept work exhibited, photographed, locally telecast, and reproduced either in parts or in whole, for educational or publicity purposes. Filmmakers can request in writing that their material not to be used for such purposes after the Festival.

16. We do not pay any screening fees. Not all winning films will be screened. The festival has the full right to select the winning films to be screened.

17. The Festival Directorate may deny participation to any film unable to meet the technical requirements for a public screening of good quality.

18. The Festival Management reserves the right to make changes in the profile of the Festival, if it becomes necessary to do so due to circumstances beyond his/her control.

19. All filmmakers/submitters are expected to keep communications with the Festival professional and in good taste. Failure to do so may result in disqualification at any point in the adjudication process, including the nullification of Official Selection status or nominations. That stated, the Festival will only communicate with the person who submitted his/her film to the festival, and that Festival should not be expected to communicate with any other persons.

20. The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling, changing logo, adding photos, adding or correcting information, final ceremony date and location .

21. Any types of interview and photos of you during the Film Festival will be a property of this festival.

22. The submitter/filmmaker also acknowledges that remediation of any sort will be limited to a refund of his/hers submission fees.

23. Films could be from any year, except for student entry that should not be a year after their graduation. By submitting to Student category you need to Email us prof of Full time student enrollment for the year when you finish your film and letter of your school supervisor. If you do not have it please submit it in general category for normal $25 fee.

24. Any dispute arising as a result of submission to the Festival will have a recourse limited to the lesser of either the submission fee paid, or the cost of correcting the issue.

25. The entries shall be judged on the basis of resourcefulness, originality, entertainment, and production quality, without regards to cost of production or subject matter.

26. Our juries may also search information from other sources once we accept the submission.

27. Upon submission, entries shall be verified for eligibility and category. All stages of judging, including Preliminary, Semifinal, and Final rounds, shall be overseen by the members of the WIND International Film Festival. Also it may designate additional non-member judges as required at the sole discretion of the WIND International Film Festival Executive Committee.

28. Festival will not pay for Master class workshops, Press conferences, traveling expenses, Red Carpet events and VIP passes or shopping cards.

29. Winning films will be screened once at our partner institutions based on juries’ selection if they pass the censorship and meet the technical criteria. However, not all winning films will be screened. The festival has the right to screen or not screen the winning films.

You agree to indemnify us, and hold us, and our employees, owners, affiliates, and partners, harmless from all claims and liability associated with your participation or entry to the Festival.
By submitting to our Festival, submitters / filmmakers indicate that they have read,understood, agreed with, and will comply to and accept all of the terms and Conditions above, in their entirety, without modification.