World Monologue Film Festival
World Monologue Film Festival 2023 Showcase

World Monologue Film Festival 2023 Official Selections and Finalists premiere Wed 6 May 8:30pm AEST (Sydney Australia time).

This is immediately followed by the livestream awards presentation. Come check it out!



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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 are open. Register to receive submission instructions for our 2023 season.

Welcome to World Monologue Film Festival

   When is World Monologue Film Festival?

We are holding a virtual and physical screening in May 2023. Exact dates will be published here soon.

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?

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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. In 2021, a Spanish language film won Best Screenplay. Please include English subtitles for any non-English film.

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. It's important to note that you are required to get written permission from the copyright holder for any copyright materials which you use (script, music, sound effects etc.).

Our website has lots of monologues you're welcome to use and we have 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 has passed.

The normal deadline has also passed.

The late deadline is Wed 5 April 2023. Late entry costs $25 USD.

What are the prizes?

The main prize is $500 AUD cash for Best Film, courtesy of Undo Redo Entertainment. 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 Undo Redo Entertainment, who are donating prizes for the event. Click their logo to find out more about what they do.

Scripts, videos and training

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Scripts, videos and training

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