WELCOME

We welcome you to join us at the 6th Annual World Music and Independent Film Festival (WMIFF) in August, 2015. 

The gala night was Saturday, August 22nd and is located in the beautiful Hilton Crystal City located near the Reagan National Airport.

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Founder of the WMIFF June Daguiso with attendee Tray Chaney from “The Wire”.

Established in 2010, the unique and pretigious WORLD MUSIC & INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, (WMIFF) is an IMDB-qualifying international film festival held annually in Washington, D.C. the third week of August. 

This years formal black tie gala took place at the Crystal City Hilton on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015.

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Former WMIFF presenters Emmy winner David Lago, and Theindiefest, WMIFF winner, Holly Anderson

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A look back at one of WMIFF’s previous festival’s gala.


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Two time Golden Globe Nominee Steven Bauer (Scarface 1983) holding awards for best lead actor, best actor in International short. Best short film went to his talented director/producer Yolanda Romsera in 2013. Steven was also awarded for outstanding achievement in arts.

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The Burke Theatre where the WMIFF has shown many of it’s award winning films.

WMIFF was established to celebrate and provide a platform of achievements for all cinema artists. 

WMIFF festivities are open to all, featuring some of the most talented artists in both film and music.

WMIFF is proud to showcase and recognize all independent artists worldwide.  

Starting in 2015, WMIFF’s introduction to new and unique categories will help it stand above the rest. 

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. 

At each festival a number of awards are given out by an international jury. The 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 The Crystal City Hilton.

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 previous years, 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, and twice Grammy nominated Cicso Steele.