World Film Federation wish all a Happy Valentine's Day.
WFF February 2024 Newsletter View online


Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day,is celebrated annually on February 14. It originated as a Christian feast day honoring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine and, through later folk traditions, has become a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world.

The Feast of Saint Valentine was established by Pope Gelasius I in AD 496 to be celebrated on February 14 in honor of Saint Valentine of Rome, who died on that date in AD 269. The day became associated with romantic love in the 14th and 15th centuries when notions of courtly love flourished, apparently by association with the "lovebirds" of early spring. In 18th-century England, it grew into an occasion in which couples expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards. In Italy, Saint Valentine's Keys are given to lovers "as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver's heart".  LEARN MORE 



Airs Saturday, February 24 at 8 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. ET on TNT and TBS. Barbara Streisand to be Honored with the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award. See all the news of the  SAG Awards  Here 


Join the SAG-AFTRA President's Task Force on Education, Outreach & Engagement for a primer on the special rules and protections for Young Performers working on set. Hosted by SAG-AFTRA Executive Vice President Ben Whitehair with SAG-AFTRA National Director, Background & New York Entertainment Contracts Stephanie Perry. WATCH NOW

The Secret Science of Killer Cold Reading

If cold reading leaves you in a cold sweat, then this workshop is for you! Join us for a cold-reading workshop with industry expert and master coach Clay Banks. This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. the views expressed are those of the individual guests, not of SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for applicable professional advice. Watch Now

Technology Transformation and the Future of Workers

Everyone is talking about the future of work, but who’s talking about the future for workers? Panelists discuss the automation and AI revolution, its impact on the labor force and how employers can center humanity in the future of technology.

Logo & Brand Guide | South ArtsSouth Arts will host five free professional development workshops for creatives.


Dates for the 2018 Festival de Cannes - Festival de Cannes

The 77th edition of the Festival de Cannes will take place from 14 to 25 May 2024.

You can submit your films for the Official Selection. The deadline for submissions is 15 February for school films for the La Cinef Selection, 1st March for short films and 8 March for feature films. LEARN MORE

74th Berlin International Film Festival

The 74th Berlin International Film Festival will open on February 15, 2024 with the world premiere of Small Things Like These, an Irish-Belgian production. Directed by Tim Mielants from a screenplay by Enda Walsh, the international cast includes Cillian Murphy, Eileen Walsh, Michelle Fairley and Emily Watson. This German festival brings filmmakers from all over the world to the city of Berlin to celebrate films and filmmakers. Learn More

Screen Queensland &

Wattpad WEBTOON Studios

(reunite for development partnership)

The Wattpad WEBTOON Studios Adaptations initiative will support three successful Queensland-based screenwriters or teams to develop film and series projects based on popular titles from the Wattpad and WEBTOON digital platforms. Screen Queensland and Wattpad WEBTOON Studios will provide valuable consultation to the participants to create their pitch, treatment and draft scripts, with a view to potentially securing production partners and marketplace backing to commence production in Queensland.  Learn More


Applications are open for the Outlander Training Programme, in roles spanning Accounts, Art Department, Production, Locations and many more. Deadline 5 February 2024.

PGF Project Post, a new strand of the Production Growth Fund, is now open to applications from productions that are considering working with Scotland-based post-production facilities on post and VFX work. Applications are due in by 31 March 2024.  

Submissions are now open for the 2024 edition of the Ray Harryhausen Awards, an animation award established in honor of the legendary master of stop-motion animation.  READ MORE


“Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie”

A short kid from a Canadian Army Base becomes a 1980's pop culture sensation....then. Learn More

"Stamped from the Beginning"

Oscar-winning director Roger Ross Williams brings Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s New York Times bestseller to the screen,Watch Trailer  

The Last Repair Shop

Telluride Film Festival

Critics Choice Documentary Awards

Winner - Best Short


Sloan Science in Cinema Filmmaker Fellowship | UC Davis Humanities Institute

Behind the scenes with Oppenheimer filmmakers

JAN 19, 2024

SFFILM, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, presented Christopher Nolan’s staggering global cinematic phenomenon Oppenheimer as the 2023 recipient of the SFFILM Sloan Science in Cinema Prize. Watch the complete discussion with SFFILM, Here.


The NEA, and why it Matters — Paris Henry County Arts Council

NEH Announces $33.8 Million for 260 Humanities Projects Nationwide

Grant awards support capacity-building projects at small museums, documentation of community heritage, conservation research and training, humanities initiatives at college campuses, and new research and digital resources in the humanities. LEARN MORE

NEH Brand Materials | The National Endowment for the Humanities

Since its creation in 1965, NEH has awarded more than $5.6 billion for humanities projects through more than 64,000 grants.

*Information for First-time Applicants
*Match Your Project to a Grant Program
*Late Submission Policy
*Manage Your Award
*Become a Peer Reviewer
*FAQ for NEH Applicants and Grantees



Catapult Development Grant application open through February 13th, 5:00pm PST

The development grant provides critical early-stage support to documentary filmmakers when funding is hardest to find. This year, we are increasing the development grant to $25,000 USD in response to the growing costs related to creating a fundraising piece and in an effort to support the work dedicated to this process. Apply January 9th through Monday, February 13th at 5:00pm PST. APPLY NOW

Get ready, filmmakers!

Our next short film contest is officially open for submissions!

With a deadline of March 7th, there's no time to waste - make sure to get your entries in as soon as possible. We can't wait to see what you come up with!


Texas Commission on the Arts

M-AAA’s Artistic Innovations Grant Applications Now Open

Texas nonprofit organizations and individual artists may apply for up to $15,000.

Artistic Innovations encourages the spirit of experimentation and exploration, exclusively engaging in-region artists in the creation of new, original works for audiences in M-AAA’s region. 


WORLD FILM FEDERATION is dedicated to bringing the Independent Film Market into one Global Community with members, like you taking decisive action with courage, determination and enthusiasm to achieve career success.

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