Welcome, we invite you to participate in our celebration of films.

Due to a hurricane our October festival dates for 2016 were postponed. All selections have been made.

The new festival dates are May 3-5, 2017


Good Luck!

The World Arts Film Festival highlights the creativity of established filmmakers to first-time directors of all ages and all abilities. Entries must be short films no longer than 20 minutes. Submissions are welcome from any filmmaker wanting to create, inspire and share their work worldwide. All entries must be in one of the following categories:

• Narrative
• Documentary
• Animation
• Experimental
• New Media (includes Music Videos, Public Service, Mobile Films)
• Student

More information and descriptions of each category can be found on the festival’s submission page at Film Freeway or Withoutabox:

General Rules, Terms and Conditions are fully outlined on the Film Freeway* website.


General Rules, Terms and Conditions are fully outlined on the Withoutabox* website.


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Early Bird Deadline  – February 15, 2016

Regular Deadline – April 15, 2016

Late Deadline – July 15, 2016

Extended Final Deadline – September 7, 2016

*Film Freeway logos are trademarks of Film Freeway, Inc. or its affiliates.

*Withoutabox logos are trademarks of Withoutabox, a DBA of, Inc. or its affiliates.


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