Cinema of the World International Film Festival (10)


01 May 2023
Call for entries

20 May 2023
Early deadline

31 May 2023
Standard deadline

20 Jun 2023
Late deadline

20 Jul 2023
Festival closed

20 Sep 2023
Notification date

01 May 2023
19 Aug 2023


AW,  400053, Mumbai, MH, India

Festival description
Short film festival 40'<
Feature film festival >40'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  40'<
 Feature Films  >40'
 Any language
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Festival start: 01 May 2023      Festival end: 19 August 2023

CWIFF is a quarterly film event that runs with and for various institutions and societies which is specifically created to help independent filmmakers and groups to raise their awareness about the kind of films made in the world.. Not only we run as a Festival but as well provide a means to filmmakers to learn from their seniors from around the world.

BIG NEWS: This is the best Season to submit your film to the festival as CWIFF is hosting a larger-than-life film festival where winners, including all previous seasons, are not only being given entries at a huge discount but as well a dedicated entry to the competitive round. Along with that, all films will be given a chance to be featured on CWIFF's Studio platform for free.

Filmmakers competing in CWIFF are not bound to any condition which requires them not to show their films anywhere else. Rather awarded films will be given priority over others as it being the purpose of our festival to educate through the best (which again is subjective). Still, all decisions will be taken by the jury and they will decide which films be granted submission for the festival.

Today you have the chance to become mentor to many. Submit your film to #CW and become one.


1. It is the sole right of the festival to select and reject the film they want and the Jury's decision remains confidential always.

2. For any queries, please contact the spokesperson of the festival. Mail is what we personally prefer and quick at.

3. Films on the elderly, children, and women will be awarded separately.

All selected entries receive Official Selection Laurels. You can also create your personalized Laurels on Festhome.

Winners receive Official CWIFF Certificates. Make sure you ask for them and if there's a delay you see, push the authorities.

Jury Award - Best Director
Jury Award - Best Screenplay
Jury Award - Best Cinematography
Jury Award - Honorable Mention

We could also award:
Jury Award - Best Costume Design
Jury Award - Best Editing
Jury Award - Best Actor
Jury Award - Best Actress
Jury Award - Best Action
Jury Award - Best Animated Film
Jury Award - Best Comedy
Jury Award - Best Drama
Jury Award - Best Fiction Film
Jury Award - Best Documentary
Jury Award - Best Horror / Thriller
Jury Award - Best Black Comedy
Jury Award - Best Music Video
Jury Award - Best Mockumentary
Jury Award - Best Mystery
Jury Award - Best Experimental

1. To submit your film to the Festival, you must first upload your film to either or or other similar platform.

2. By submitting to the Festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film and you agree to allow your project to be shown by the #CW – Cinema of the World. Your name and information about your project may be used for promotion.

3. Posters of all submitted films will remain on our website for as long as the festival is in existence.

5. Submissions in languages other than English must be subtitled in English.

6. Multiple entries are allowed. You can submit more than one film to the same category.

7. We accept every kind of film.

8. The Festival is open to everyone. If you’re under 18, you will need to include a parent’s name and contact info.

9. Only online submissions are allowed.


Results: Once the festival is commenced, results will be updated on the website within one month of the event date or earlier. Please don't push our team for the same.

Certificates: Will be distributed in 15-30 days after the results are declared.

Laurels: You can create your own laurel or ask us to create one for you.



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