World Monologue Film Festival, a unique challenge for filmmakers

Register now for World Monologue Film Festival 2022!

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Welcome to World Monologue Film Festival!

This event, sister to the phenomenal acting competition World Monologue Games, provides a unique challenge for filmmakers during such a challenging point in history.

World Monologue Film Festival accepts films in the following format:

  1. They must be shot in one continuous take
  2. They must have camera movement - no performing in front of a tripod
  3. They must feature only one performer - no offscreen voices, no additional actors (silent or not)
  4. They must run for 1 to 2 and a half minutes
  5. They must not mention Coronavirus and the global pandemic - let's tell stories about something else!

Registrations for filmmakers wanting to submit in 2022 are open all year around. Submissions will be accepted from Jan 2022 onwards.

Welcome to World Monologue Film Festival

When is World Monologue Film Festival?

Our Festival will be broadcast in cinemas in Sydney Australia and via a livestream event:

Wed 23 Mar 2022 – physical screening in Sydney Australia
8:30pm, Fri 25 Mar 2022 – Semi-Finals livestream
8:30pm, Sat 26 Mar 2022 – Finals livestream


Who will judge the event?

We have a panel of film, live production and creative arts leaders from dozens of countries judging WMFF. Applications are currently open for new judges. If you have senior experience in the creative industries and would like to be considered as a judge, please register via the form above.

I've registered already. How do I submit?

Submissions instructions will be sent to all Filmmakers upon registration.

I've registered but haven't heard from you. What's going on?

Some mail providers hate us. Check your spam/junk folders. If you haven't received anything, please add our main email address to your whitelist / safe sender list: info@artsbusinessacademy.com

Who can participate?

Anyone anywhere in the world.

Does our film have to be in English?

No. It can be in any language you like. Last year, a Spanish language film won Best Screenplay.

What monologue can I perform?

Anything you want. You can write it or find it – up to you. If you use someone else's script, you must get the author's permission before you submit. Our website has lots of monologues you're welcome to use and we have some new stuff coming out all the time.

Only one restriction: no monologues about Coronavirus. We see enough COVID-19 on the news and, well, everywhere else.

Can I submit an existing video?

Not if it has been broadcast online or in Sydney Australia. We want our audiences to see work they've never seen before.

If your film has had a limited broadcast at film festivals that was only available for paying customers, we are happy to consider it for WMFF so long as it meets the entry requirements and has no restrictions on broadcast rights.


When are submissions due?

The early bird deadline is Thu 20 Jan 2022. Entry costs $10 USD.

The normal deadline for submissions is Thu 10 Feb 2022. Entry costs $15 USD.

There is also a late deadline on Thu 2 March 2022. Late entry costs $25 USD.


What are the prizes?

The main prize is $500 AUD cash for Best Film, courtesy of Arts Business Academy. We will also be presenting laurels for Best Film, Best Film Runner Up, Most Innovative Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Screenplay, Best Performer, Best Performer Runner Up.



Terms and conditions

See the complete terms and conditions here.

Thanks to our generous sponsors Arts Business Academy, who are donating prizes for the event. Click their logo to find out more about what they do.
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