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WELCOME TO WIFF-2019
 
Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) is India’s one of the most respected film festivals focusing on documentaries and short films. The festival has also been globally acclaimed for its focus on promoting issue-based cinema. Launched in 2013, in the backdrop of completion of 100-years of Indian cinema, the festival has organised five international editions till now. 
 
Today, Cinema is at an important crossroad. While the distinction between mainstream and parallel cinema is almost getting blurred, a new breed of alternative filmmakers, successfully blending entertainment and meaningful cinema, is taking ground. Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) aims to showcase this rich mélange of visual creativity to promote films and filmmakers focusing on socially pertinent themes. WIFF aims to showcase the rich mélange of visual creativity and cinematic diversity across the globe, as well as to promote films, documentaries and advertisements focusing on socially pertinent themes like environment & wildlife, livelihoods, health, gender, children, art & culture, etc.
 
PROMOTING ISSUE-BASED CINEMA
 
WIFF demonstrates the power of issue-based cinema to create change and influence public opinion. With easy accessibility to technology and availability of new communication channels, reach and impact of visual messages has grown significantly, both in rural and urban areas. Be it short films, documentaries or social advertisements, they have now become an immensely powerful tool of communications aimed towards bringing desired social change. WIFF thus would like to comprehensively cover the wide spectrum of issues that have caught the attention of new breed of filmmakers in the recent past, be it gender, public health or environment.
 
A major attraction of the film festival would be forum activities. Seminars, conferences, workshops and master classes to help filmmakers and film enthusiasts explore contemporary issues, network with professional associates, hone their filmmaking skills and share the power of storytelling through cinema.
 
ORGANISER
 
The festival and forum is part of the 'Cinema for Change' initiative of CMSR Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation based in New Delhi. The Foundation, a registered body under the Indian Trust Act, has been established to harness the power of information, education and communications to bring positive social change. To know more about CMSR Foundation log on to www.cmsrfoundation.org

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Woodpecker International Film Festival 2019

Festival
Festival Nickname: 
WIFF
Edition: 
7
Festival Logo: 
WIFF Logo
Theme: 
African Films
American Films
Animation
Art, Dance, Music
Art-house films
Asian Films
British Films
Children
Documentary
Education
Environnement/Nature
European Films
Fantasy/Science Fiction
French Films
German Films
Health/Medical
Historical
Homosexuality
Human Rights
Independent
International
Italian Films
Japanese Films
Jewish Films
Latin American Films
Multimedia
National
Religious films
Science
Silent films
Spanish Films
Student films
Television
War
Western
Women
Category/Format: 
Animated Films
Digital / DVD
Documentaries
Experiment
Fiction Features
Independant
Industrial
Mixed
Music video
Short films
Student film
Video / TV
Festival Info
Next Festival Dates: 
11/28/2019 - 12/01/2019
Is the Festival open to the public ?: 
Yes
Does the Festival have a competition ?: 
Yes
Festival Submission
Film submission fee: 
Payment
Festival Contact
Festival Director Name: 
Rao Narender Yadav
ENTRIES OPEN FOR 7th WOODPECKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (WIFF), NEW DELHI, INDIA.
 
Welcome to 7th Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) 2019 - India's biggest film festival on Issue-Based Cinema. Launched in 2013 the festival is counted among the highly respected film festivals in India.
 
WIFF provides a highly credible platform to Indie films in New Delhi. Widely appreciated for its great programming and creating excellent networking opportunities, the festival keeps the filmmakers at the center of the festival. We believe in establishing a strong relationship with filmmakers and as result the festival has gained a great reputation, with filmmakers returning again and again to showcase their wonderful films every year.
 
WIFF showcases the rich mélange of visual creativity worldwide and also promote films, documentaries and advertisements focusing on socially pertinent themes like Environment, Forest & Wildlife, Refugees & Migrants, Gender, Livelihoods, Public Health, Disability, Children, Social Challenges etc.
 
ENTRIES OPEN for the 2019 edition of the Festival. The Festival will be organised from November 28 - December 01, 2019 at the prestigious Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi.
 
Categories (INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKERS): Environmental Challenges, Forest & Wildlife, Refugees & Migrants, Terrorism Crime & Violence, Gender, LGBTQ, Livelihoods, Children Films, Art & Culture, Social Challenges, Human Rights, Water, Science & Technology, Films on Disability , Religion & Spirituality, Public Health Issues, Student Films.
 
Categories (INDIAN FILMMAKERS): Art & Culture, Forest & Wildlife, Livelihoods, Environmental Challenges, Films on Disability, Films on Corporate Social Responsibility, Religion & Spirituality, Social Challenges, Gender, Children Films, Films on North East, Social Advertising, LGBTQ, Public Health Issues, Human Rights, Water, Science & Technology, Terrorism Crime & Violence, Student Films.
 
SUBMISSION: 
1. Via FilmFreeway: - www.filmfreeway.com/WIFF
2. On Festival Website:- www.woodpeckerfilmfestival.in
 
FEE PAYMENT:
 
a) Entrants can pay the fee via PayPal (PayPal Id: narender.yadav3@gmail.com).
 
b) Indian Entrants can also pay the fee as per the payment mode given in the Entry Form available on festival website.
 
For any query, please feel free to call at +91-96432 81661 or email us at woodpeckerfilmfestival@gmail.com
 
Awards & Prizes
Woodpecker Awards: Awards are given in several categories across several genres.
 
a) Indian Filmmakers: Winner receives the Prestigious Woodpecker Trophy and Citation.
 
b) International Filmmakers: Winner receives the Prestigious Woodpecker Trophy and Citation.
 
Rules & Terms
a) Genres: Documentary, Features, Short Film, Animation, Community Videos on any of the competition categories.
 
b) Duration: Films upto the length of 120 min only (including credits).
 
c) Cut off Year: Films produced after January 1, 2018 are eligible for the festival.
 
d) Entries are invited in all languages. Non-English and Non-Hindi language productions must include English subtitles.
 
e) Entrant may submit more than 1 film in the festival. Each film must be accompanied by a separate Entry Form and Entry Fee.
 
f) NO SCREENING FEE will be paid to filmmaker/Production House for the festival screening.
 
g) Winners residing outside India will have to bear the applicable shipping charges for shipping the awards from Delhi
 
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 
Early Bird Deadline: March 31, 2019 
Regular Deadline: July 31, 2019 
Late Deadline: August 25, 2019 
Extended Deadline: September 15, 2019.
Festival Organization
Name: 
Woodpecker International Film Festival
Address: 
K-86 (Basement), Kalkaji
City: 
New Delhi
State: 
Delhi
Zip code: 
110019
Country: 
India
Telephone: 
+91-96432 81661

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About Woodpecker International Film Festival

Yadav Rao Narender
(CMSR Foundation)

Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) is India’s one of the most respected film festivals focusing on documentaries and short films. The festival has also been globally acclaimed for its focus on promoting issue-based cinema. Launched in 2013, in the backdrop of completion of 100-years of Indian cinema, the festival has organised five international editions till now. 
 
Today, Cinema is at an important crossroad. While the distinction between mainstream and parallel cinema is almost getting blurred, a new breed of alternative filmmakers, successfully blending entertainment and meaningful cinema, is taking ground. Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) aims to showcase this rich mélange of visual creativity to promote films and filmmakers focusing on socially pertinent themes. WIFF aims to showcase the rich mélange of visual creativity and cinematic diversity across the globe, as well as to promote films, documentaries and advertisements focusing on socially pertinent themes like environment & wildlife, livelihoods, health, gender, children, art & culture, etc.

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