The World Cinema Film Festival is back for another year, and we’re going bigger and better than ever before!

This year, we have introduced two brand new categories, ‘Feature Film’ and ‘Childrens Film’. We will have a family-friendly festival day, taking place on October 1st, screening child friendly films aimed at kids 12 and under, as well as industry talks designed for parents to learn about TV and Film. The Feature Film category includes all genres of film over 40 minutes long, including documentary.

This year’s WCFF film categories also include ‘Short Film’, ‘Short Documentary’, and ‘Short Animation’. Submissions opened again in January, and we have some truly amazing prizes on offer this year.

As we do every year, we will also be screening short films from around the world, as well as facilitating networking opportunities amongst the local community and filmmakers, industry talks from professionals, and hosting an award ceremony for the winning films at the end of the night. Our previous winners had meetings with industry professionals, including the concept artist for Wonder Woman Po Sing Chu and Director of Photography for Game of Thrones Fabian Wagner.

Here’s what filmmaker Funkẹ Alafiatayọ had to say about last year’s WCFF;

“Honoured that my short film ‘Everything’s Fine’ was selected to screen at WCFF 2022 amongst other wonderful films. Great communication, the team are very friendly, and the panel speakers were fantastic. Highly recommend this festival!”

The World Cinema Film Festival 2023 will be taking place at the brand new MAKE IT creative hub in Barking. Bluebird Pictures will be taking over the entire ground floor, which features a bar, cafe, comfortable seating and a fully accessible entrance and exit. 

The earlybird deadline for submissions is approaching fast, so get your film submitted now.

Tickets to attend the event will go on sale in the summer.

Come along to the WCFF on September 28th to 1st October 2023, and celebrate culture, community and film with us. 

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