Woodengate International Film Festival


23 Nov 2017
Call for entries

10 Dec 2017
Early deadline

20 Dec 2017
Standard deadline

24 Jan 2018
Late deadline

23 Feb 2018
Extended deadline



Campul Tineretului No 8,  430012, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania

Festival description
Short Films 35'<

Festival requirements
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 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 
 Any language
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We only accept short films (any genre, maximum 35 minutes of length).

Every film must come with English subtitles .

Festival start: 23 November 2017      Festival end: 05 March 2018

Woodengate International Film Festival is based in the beautiful Maramures County, a place full of culture and where century-old traditions are still part of daily life.

WGIFF is an online film festival with live screenings whose aim is to showcase and promote the work of short film enthusiasts,emerging and established filmmakers from all over the world and help them receive recognition.

The festival runs in 4 quarters, selections being made every 3 months. We accept short films of every genre. Films entered in multiple categories are eligible to win several awards. The award winners ,listed on our website and social media platforms, will automatically compete for the “Film of the year” award in December.

Screenings will take place in various locations of the Maramures County such as Baia Mare - Candidate City For The European Capital Of Culture 2021 , Sighetul Marmatiei and other pittoresque places located in the Maramures.

The winner of Best Short Film will receive the Woodengate IFF Trophy and an award certificate.All other awards will get an official printable award certificate. The number of awards given every season varies based on the submissions we receive. In order to consider an Award Category eligible, we require an amount of minimum 5 official selections per category. There will be 5 Nominations for the ‘BEST SHORT FILM’ Award, and three for each ‘Category’/’Individual’ award.Winning films are announced on our website and our social media page.


Silver Award

Bronze Award

Individual Awards
Best Director

Best Screenplay

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Editor

Category Awards

Best Documentary

Best Experimental

Best Animation

Best Music Video

Best Web Shorts

Rules & Terms
You are entitled to a maximum amount of two entries during a festival quarter (3 months) and the entry will be considered eligible in the next quarter only if the film was not awarded in the previous edition. The prize money comes only with the Best Film Award and the winner won't be able to present his/her beautiful film in our next 3 festival quarters. In order to consider an Award Category eligible, we require an amount of minimum 5 official selections per category.Entry fee is not refundable.

We only accept short films (any genre, maximum 35 minutes of length).

Producing a high quality video is critical to ensure a good viewing experience.Only films in HD standard are accepted.

Only digital submissions via Festhome are accepted,hardcopy submissions are not eligible.

Every film must come with English subtitles .

Disclaimer & Rights

By submitting your film to our festival you agree that your piece of work can be embedded on our website. The filmmaker/institution submitting the film must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they provide. By submitting, the filmmaker allows Woodengate IFF to create a page for their film without infringing copyright of any kind of form.



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