37th Warsaw International Film Festival

Call for entries

Feature and short films, narrative, documentary and animation


The Warsaw International Film Festival is currently accepting applications for its 2021 edition.

 Please note that films must be submitted directly to the festival via FilmFreeWay.

  •  Competitive: Yes
  • Entry fees: Yes


  • films which had their first public screening on or after January 1, 2020;
  • films which have not been distributed or exhibited in Poland or broadcast on TV stations which are available in Poland;
  • films which have not been previously shown on the Internet;
  • World, international, and European premieres have priority;
  • Features must be over 60 minutes, Shorts must be under 40 minutes

Established in 1985, the Warsaw Film Festival joined in 2009 the elite group of events recognized by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (www.fiapf.org) as international film festivals – next to Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Locarno, San Sebastian, Karlovy Vary, Tokyo, Moscow, Mar del Plata, Montreal, Shanghai, Cairo, Goa, and Tallinn.

The festival does its best to make sure that their audiences get to know the latest and most interesting trends in world cinema as soon as possible. In this way, WFF audiences could discover American independent cinema as well as Asian, Latin American, Iranian, Russian and Romanian cinema. Some of the most amazing directors, like Michael Haneke, Cristian Mungiu, Paweł Pawlikowski, Ari Folman, Ashgar Farhadi, Lenny Abrahamson and hundreds of others, had usually been guests of the WFF before they reached the top.


Telefilm Canada recognizes the selection of a feature film in the Festival for application to its International Festival participation Program.


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
1 800 567-0890

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