Welcome to the 4th Annual World Music and Independent Film Festival (WMIFF) 2013. WMIFF was established to celebrate and provide a platform of achievements for international cinema artists. Dedicated to building a global film community and supporting emerging filmmakers, WMIFF offers all selected artists exceptional exposure with an inclusive vibe that has won over alumni, attendees, and industry alike. WMIFF festivities are open to all, featuring some of the most talented artists in both film and music.
About The Festival
Established in 2010, WMIFF is an IMDB-qualifying international film festival held annually in Washington DC the third week of August. WMIFF is proud to showcase and recognize all global independent artists. The festival lasts seven days emphasizing diverse talents. For 2013, WMIFF’s introduction to new and unique categories will help it stand above all the others. We will offer a New Directors Showcase, which will be exclusive and limited to a Director’s first feature-length film; Student/Emerging Filmmakers category will be geared towards student filmmakers and music artists, Films Directed by Women, along with other special spotlights on the works of the South-East Asian origin. As a special highlight of 2013, one of our categories which is being introduced for the first time in the International Film Festival circuit is the “Best Male/Female Vocals” in Feature/Short Film in the South-East Asian category. At each festival a number of awards are given out given by an international jury. This week long festival highlights will include opening and closing night celebrations, a festival centerpiece presentation, special spotlight on South East Asia Films, International music videos, concluding with a Red Carpet Black Tie Gala Award Banquet held at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington DC. The festival attracts celebrities, media journalists, civic and community leaders, film crews and film enthusiasts from around the globe, as well as the DC metropolitan area which includes Virginia and Maryland. In 2010 , 2011, and 2012, WMIFF wowed attendees and enthusiasts with award-winning musical performances along with special guest appearances with five Emmy, two Golden Globe, One Grammy and two times Oscar Nominee ‘Carol Connors, Grammy Award Winner Newang Khechong, Emmy Award Winners David Lago and Merrie Lynn Ross, twice Grammy nominated Cicso Steele, Filmmaker Sanjay Arora, and Actress Dipti Mehta of “Life! Camera Action” fame amongst others.