World Premiere Film Awards


1st edition

Jul 31 - Jul 31, 2021
Ottawa, Canada

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Full length, Short

Mission / description At World Premiere Film Awards, our mission is to level the playing field and provide an equal platform for all entries according to experience and budget. Unlike some of the top tier festivals where films without a massive budget or publicist get lost in the shuffle, we guarantee your project will be seen and judged fairly. Our goal is to showcase and provide exposure for the very best in film making at all levels.

Simply put, you select the category and your film will be judged against entries of similar caliber. Categories are based primarily on length and budget. Each category winner will receive a beautiful WPFA certificate that you can be proud to display.

We have found that it costs an arm and a leg to get a review of your work. So we also offer an in depth review of your film for a very reasonable rate.

A little bit about us…
The World Premiere Film Awards is a quarterly festival that finishes the year with a gala theatrical event where a Best in Show winner will be determined and presented with a handsome trophy. The first annual WPFA Gala will be held on May 14, 2017 at the Rainbow Cinemas in picturesque Ottawa, Canada.
The quarterly selection schedules are:
Winter Selection (January – March)
Spring Selection (April – June)
Summer Selection (July – September)
Autumn Selection (October – December)

The entry deadline for our next selection is June 30th and the winners will be announced at the end of July 2016.
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Feature Documentary

Description 40 minutes or more First-Time Filmmaker (Yes/No) must be entered.
Dates Open call: Jun 01, 2016

Early bird deadline: Jun 30, 2016
Regular deadline: Jun 30, 2016
Late deadline: Jun 30, 2016

Notification date: Jul 15, 2016
Plan OFF
Plan OFF
Full length
Plan ON
All lengths
Early bird deadline    33.99 USD    36.99 USD    30.00 USD
Regular deadline    33.99 USD    36.99 USD    30.00 USD
Latest deadline    33.99 USD    36.99 USD    30.00 USD
Restrictions Film mustn't have been finished before Dec 31, 2013
Premiere status is not required
Category rules First-Time Filmmaker (Yes/No) must be entered.
Must be in English, French or Italian (or with English/French/Italian subtitles).
By submitting your film you agree that you own the rights to it and are responsible for the content. By submitting you are granting WPFA the right to post the name, synopsis and artwork on our Facebook site. There is no refund given if your film is not selected for the festival.
Filmmakers are allowed to use the WPFA Laurels on their winning or selected film ONLY. They can be used on posters as well as other related media.

Submissions for this category are closed.