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EVENT: October 25, 2024

Welcome to the War of Films International Film Festival!

Are you a filmmaker looking for a festival that truly connects you with the film industry? Look no further! War of Films is an IMDb Qualifying Film Festival that bridges the gap between Los Angeles and Barcelona, providing a platform for independent filmmakers from around the world to showcase their talent and connect with industry professionals.

Our festival has attracted big stars and companies such as Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams, Ron Perlman, Epic Games, Lucy Liu, Danny Trejo, Michael K. Williams, John Turturro, Malcolm McDowell, Vinnie Jones, Bella Ramsey (Game of thrones) and the Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell, who have all been awarded at our festival. This positions War of Films as one of the most important festivals in the world, recognized for its support of independent filmmakers.

With over 4.600 filmmakers from 85 different countries already trusting us, we understand the challenges and costs associated with finishing a film project. We have been filmmakers ourselves and have experienced the limitations of traditional festivals that offer little in terms of industry connections. But at War of Films, we go beyond just showcasing your film – we connect you with the film industry.

Our festival collaborates with ten of the best film sales companies in the world, who regularly work with major platforms such as Netflix, HBO, Amazon Video, and over 14,000 buyers. This means that if your film is selected, you have a chance to connect with potential buyers and distributors, opening up new avenues for distribution and exposure.

Even if your film is not selected, we still offer help with distribution. We understand that navigating the distribution landscape can be challenging, and we are committed to supporting our filmmakers in their distribution journey. Through our distribution network, your film has the potential to reach the most important Film Markets in the world, including EFM Berlin, Cannes, MIPTV, Toronto, Hong Kong, NAPTE, MIPCOM, and Argentinian Ventana Sur.

At War of Films, we believe in inclusivity and welcome projects without limitations on years of production or territorial launch. We also understand that winning an award is not the only criteria for distribution. Your film may not win any awards, but it could still be considered for distribution based on market needs and commercial agents' requirements. This gives you the flexibility to participate in other festivals while deciding when to start your distribution journey.

In addition to our festival, we also collaborate with a YouTube channel where we promote registered trailers and music videos, providing additional exposure for your work.

So, what are you waiting for? Join us at War of Films International Film Festival and let us help you connect with the film industry and take your film to new heights! Subscribe to our YouTube channel and visit our official website for more information on how to submit your project. Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your talent on an international stage and potentially secure distribution for your film. We look forward to receiving your submissions and celebrating the power of independent cinema! Thank you.

But that's not all! We also offer an opportunity for you to earn extra money by becoming a Festival Sponsor. If you have friends or contacts with companies looking to promote themselves internationally, you can refer them to us, and we will provide you with a percentage for each sponsor you bring in. Contact us through our official email for more information.


Why are there so many categories? Which do you recommend?
We recommend the "All categories" option, as it offers the best value for money. It includes the main category of your project, as well as individual categories such as best director and best producer, along with best trailer and best poster. Additionally, your trailer will be shown in all the distributor rounds we do throughout the year, and we will make a promotional post on our Instagram. However, we also offer the option to register in categories individually to cater to different budget and festival strategies.

Should I wait until the last minute to submit or register now?
Both options are valid, as all projects registered in the festival have the same opportunities. However, we recommend registering as soon as possible, as we start promoting the most interesting projects throughout the year. The market is constantly changing, and we don't wait until the end of the year to start distribution.

Do major festivals require a world premiere for exclusivity?
We are against limiting registrations based on territorial premiere or year of production. We believe that all projects deserve multiple chances. For example, we had a movie from 2016 that was rejected by all festivals and distributors, but in 2021, we secured a seven-year contract with an international distributor and an 18-month contract with HBO Europe for that same movie.

What is the difference between Short Film Competition and Film Market + Short Film?
Short Film Competition is for competing to be the best short film of the festival and be screened at our annual event. Film Market + Short Film is similar, but we also try to find distribution for your project. We differentiate these two categories because some projects may already have distribution but are still interested in competing for the festival award as the best short film.

Can you send my project to distributors without notice?
No, we cannot send your movie or script to distributors without prior notice. However, we can send them trailers or promotional material upon request.

Am I obliged to accept an offer from the distributor?

No, you are not obliged to accept any offer from the distributor. The project always remains yours, and we simply help you find commercial contracts for your project. The offers we receive will be sent to you, and you have the autonomy to decide what to do with those offers.

What does War of Films earn from distribution contracts?

We do not earn anything from distribution contracts. Our distribution service is provided free of charge as part of our commitment to helping filmmakers take the next step beyond just screening their films. We believe that festivals should use their contacts to assist filmmakers in their career progression.

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