Submissions call for the 12th World Film Festival August 27, 2014

Dear colleagues and friends!

We are glad to open the submissions call for the official program of the 12th World Film Festival to be held at March 14th-21st 2015 in Tartu, Estonia.  With about 5000 visitors, hundreds of film entries and about 70 films in our festival program, World Film Festival fits perfectly into the small university town of Tartu.

Festival’s objective is to promote documentary film among the general audience and to open up ways of understanding documentary film. Our aim is to support and spread documentary film as a tool of social and cultural transformation.

World Film Festival screens documentaries and creative documentaries which are dealing with cultural representation. Our festival is rooted in visual anthropology and anthropological film.

Each year the festival is attended by numerous filmmakers from all over the world as well as friendly and supporting festival audience. It has become a long awaited meeting point to all of them.

This year our deadline for films is October 25th, but in case of expected World premiere, negotiations for including the films can be made up to mid-December. After that we will announce our final selection of films for the official main program.

In order to complete the submission, please go to our call for entries and regulations page at our web page.

World Film Festival is a non-competitive film festival.

With any further questions, please contact us at festival at


The Festival Team

Deadline of preview copies: October 25th 2014

Please send copies to:


World Film Festival 2015

Estonian National Museum

J.Kuperjanovi 9

Tartu 50409



Conditions of participation:

- The film production date should be later than January 1st 2013

- Suitable screening formats (PAL): Blu-Ray,  HDV, MiniDV, with English subtitles