Bluebird Pictures founded the World Cinema Film Festival in 2018.
The premise was simple, to create a film festival for emerging filmmakers in the UK and around the world. It is a celebration of culture and community through a love of film.
We realised very quickly that there were not enough film festivals helping filmmakers at the start of their careers. With this being the case the WCFF was born.
Filmmakers are asked to submit a short film on the theme culture and what it means to them.
And as the festival was founded in the London borough of Barking and Dagenham we included a Barking and Dagenham winner. The festival therefore had two winners; an international winner (including the UK) and one Barking and Dagenham winner.
The winners will then receive on-going support from Bluebird Pictures, meetings and mentoring with industry professionals, Final Draft screenwriting software, a screening at the festival and a trophy.
Tom and Varun – Transmission
Barking and Dagenham
Jaha Browne – Homelands
Director Koby Adom
Director Ron Scalpello
Actor Steve Toussaint
Director of Photography Deepa Keshvala
Director and photographer Olivia Rose
Submissions are via Film Freeway
Our three selected films to screen alongside the winners films were:
House Girl by British-Ghanain filmmaker Koby Adom
Close-Ties by Polish filmmaker Zofia Zowalewska
The School Bag by Indian filmmaker Dheeraj Jindal