World Humanitarian Awards ()


09 Sep 2018
Call for entries

08 Dec 2018
Early deadline

03 Mar 2019
Standard deadline

15 May 2019
Late deadline

31 May 2019
Extended deadline


20 Jun 2019
Notification date

14 Jul 2019
19 Jul 2019


PO BOX 6987,  JAT PK 13710 , Jakarta, DKI Jakarta, Indonesia

Festival description
Short Films >1' 59'<
Feature Films >60' 130'<

Festival requirements
 Music Video
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
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- Documentary film at any length about humanity or biography.

- Feature film: Narrative feature film with duration more than 60 minutes (about humanity issue).

- Short narrative film with film duration <60 minutes about humanity issues.

Festival start: 14 July 2019      Festival end: 19 July 2019


Welcome aboard, humanitarian heroes.
World Humanitarian Awards is part of a big festival group, the International Film Festivals. Working closely with the Council of Creative People (Dewan Kreatif Rakyat) and International i-Hebat Volunteers, we strive to give recognition to people, who work and dedicate his/her life for the betterment of humanity. He/she could be anyone from any kind of profession, from all age, and from any parts of the world. May it be an ordinary man/female or a nation leader. We value hard works labored for peace and humanity, reaching hunger souls crying for help.

Our mission is to promote humanitarian issues and inspire others. Winning person profile will become our showcase based on their CVs.

The Festival Group prominent past winners include President Jimmy Carter, John Pope II, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, and many Hollywood stars: Alice Krige, Robin Shou, Dennis Rodman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Academy Award Winner Susan Sarandon, Martin Sheen, James Cromwell, David Anders, Julian Sands, Pearl Jam, U2, etc.
May all the good works spread around the globe and become both a living sample and inspiration to others.

We receive submissions from all over the world.

Juries consist of a group of notable politicians, filmmakers, seasoned artists, and entrepreneurs will give awards to the selected persons: Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Platinum Award, Gold Award, and Silver Award.
Awards Night will be presented on July 2019 to celebrate UN World Humanitarian Day. We will email you when you are selected, latest on the 20th June 2019.
All winners are warmly invited to attend the ceremony. On that occasion, during the ceremony, World Humanitarian Awards will give awards to all attendant winners.

Are you a humanitarian hero? Are you a filmmaker who make documentary about inspiring ordinary people who work for humanity? Do you know leaders in the world, or anyone who humbly deserve recognition for their act of humanity? Spread the words and let them become an inspiration!
- You can submit yourself, or people you know, living or dead. Send your or his/her CVs to our e-mail: worldhumanitarianawards[at] and e-mail us for your registration. State your name and your relation to the person you suggest. CV and other supported documentation or related information like photos, clipping, or films are suggested.Please read carefully before you submit.

This agreement pertains to all Work/s submitted to World Humanitarian Awards:
Be it known to any filmmaker or submitter, by submitting your film/s to the World Humanitarian Awards, you are agreeing to all TERMS AND CONDITIONS below in full.

Submitters can submit themselves, or people you know, living or dead. CV and other supporting documentation or related information like photos, clipping, or films are suggested.
Our juries may also search information from other sources once we accept the submission.

1. The submitter guarantee that all rights and releases have been legally secured, including music rights, songs, etc and the submitter releases the Festival and all its member from any legal action whatsoever.
2. A. If nominated, 2 DVD PAL and 1 (one) Blu-ray (optional) or DCP, must be sent. Mark case and DVD, with the title, length, and director's name. Please mark your film with "No Commercial Value - For Cultural Purposes Only" either on the envelope and the shipping invoices. Although every possible care will be taken with DVDs while in our possession, however, we cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen loss, stolen, or damage of entries. Please do not send originals. We do not receive downloads of any kind.
B. For general category, you do not need to send the above items (number 2A).
3. All transportation/shipping costs (including customs clearance) to Jakarta, plus fees for insurance while in transit, must be borne by the participants (please write: For Cultural Purposes only - Not for commercial use). The Festival Director reserves the right to refuse any shipment involving unpaid costs.
4. All submissions should be sent pre-paid.
5. We will not return your screening and exhibition copies.
6. All submission fees are non-refundable.
7. All selection committees' and juries' decisions are finals.
8. Only producers or directors can receive the physical awards at the award ceremony.
9. Regardless of the Prize and the winning status, winning filmmakers who can't attend the Awards Ceremony in Jakarta, will only receive laurels.
10. The festival has the right to disqualify a winning film for any reasons, without having to explain the reasons to the submitter.
11. Submission of an entry gives the festival permission to have accepted work exhibited, photographed, locally telecast, and reproduced either in part or whole, for educational or publicity purposes. Filmmakers can request in writing that their material should not be used for such purposes after the Festival.
12. We do not pay any screening fees. Not all winning films will be screened. The festival has the full right to select the winning films to be screened.
13. The Festival Directorate may deny participation to any film unable to meet the technical requirements for a public screening of good quality.
14. The Festival Management reserves the right to make changes in the profile of the Festival if it becomes necessary to do so due to circumstances beyond his/her control.
15. All filmmakers/submitters are expected to keep communications with the Festival professional and in good taste. Failure to do so may result in disqualification at any point in the adjudication process, including the nullification of Official Selection status or nominations. That stated, the Festival will only communicate with the person who submitted his/her film to the festival, and that Festival should not be expected to communicate with any other persons.
16. The festival has the right to work with any institution and partner festivals for all kind of cooperation, including joint events or promotions.
17. The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.
18. The submitter/filmmaker also acknowledges that remediation of any sort will be limited to a refund of their submission fees.
19. Films could be from any year.
20. All disputes in respect of any matter relating to the World Humanitarian Awards shall be subjected to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts in North Jakarta. Any dispute arising as a result of submission to the Festival will have a recourse limited to the lesser of either the submission fee paid or the cost of correcting the issue.

By submitting to our Festival, submitters/filmmakers:
- indicate that they have read, understand, agree with, and will comply all of the Terms and Condition above, and accept all of the terms and conditions herein, in their entirety, without modification.
- agree to indemnify us and hold us and our employees, owners, affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability associated with your participation or entry to the Festival.

Submit yourself, or people you know, living or dead who concern about humanity. CV and other supported documentation or related information like photos, clipping, or films are suggested.
Documentary Film
Documentary film at any length about humanity or biography.
Feature film
Narrative feature film with duration more than 60 minutes (about humanity issue).
Short film
Short narrative film with film duration <60 minutes about humanity issues.



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