Calling all Music Filmmakers

Thanks for your interest in submitting a Film Proposal for WOMEX 17, Katowice, Silesia, Poland, 25>29 October 2017!

Calling all Music Filmmakers

The Film Screening dates are Thursday 26, Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October 2017.

WOMEX Film presents new releases – documentaries that portray music, movements and history from across the world.
Apply to have your feature, middle-length or short shown – WOMEX gives you a platform to present your work and connect directly to the World Music Community.
WOMEX is a powerful platform to strengthen the link between music and film, and to develop new ideas, projects and opportunities. I think this connection between the music and film industries should be creatively pushed further at WOMEX. We can all profit from this! Juan Camilo Cruz Orrego, Producer/Sales & Acquisitions Manager at Monoduo Films
What is Required

Step One

Please note, in order to complete this application, you will need a Paypal account.
Complete this form, including the following information, and finalize the submission fee:
- Synopsis
- Director's Biography & Filmography
- Web links
- Credits
- Photos

Step Two

Send two copies of your film on DVD via postal mail to the WOMEX office (address below).
Please share - if applicable - an online screener too (link to be added in the form).

The Submission Fee

23 January - 24 February : Early Bird Rate, 15 €
25 February - 31 March : Late Rate, 20 Euros €
No submission fee for films under 25 mins - Email us for more info!


The deadline to finish your complete proposal (application form, uploads and physical film), is Friday 31 March 2017.
If you have any questions, please email:
To see past years Film Programme, please read here.
The submitted film should be the final screening version. If the film is not finished by the WOMEX submission deadline, at the very least a rough cut should be submitted in order to get a clear, confident idea of how the finished work will turn out. Please send us the final version as soon as possible and give an indication of the expected date of delivery.

Please note that WOMEX is not in the position to pay any screening fees, either to cover travel or other costs. However it is our intention to invite directors, producers or representatives to Katowice to present their work and connect to the world music community.
Should your film be selected one free registration will be yours granting you full access to WOMEX 17.


Attention! To help prevent your goods getting held up at customs, ensure you clearly write on the outside of your package "for promotional use only" and the value, indicated to be less than 25 Euro. Proposals need to arrive before the deadline of Friday 31 March 2017.


Your proposal will only be considered if you complete the following form AND additionally send the film to the WOMEX office - delivery deadline is 31 March 2017!


Address for your package:
Piranha Arts AG
Kreuzbergstr. 30
10965 Berlin, Germany

Sorry, but materials submitted cannot be returned!

Apply for

The call for proposals
is now closed.