About Festival

      After eleven years of filming workshops “Nature days”, for children and teenagers (workshops, activities that showcase youth-made films) and succeed in first year WIIFF we, “Ramunas Atelier” (Ramūno ateljė), a non-profit film organisation, will start second festival “WIIFF” (Wolves Independent International Film Festival), for professional filmmakers, as part of professional education.

      Wolves Independent International Film Festival centred on a nice village Saldutiškis, in Utena directory, Lithuania. It’s a three days long film festival in August 26 – 28. 2016. Showcases all genres films about nature, heritage, environment, history, culture, etnography, adventure, wildlife, indigenous cultures and social issues. The festival offers daytime as well as evening screenings. The Festival opens doors for young people and their families and for anyone looking to watch great films, who want to meet and learn from professionals. All genres are eligible.

“Canis Lupus” diploma and statuette for the winners in each categorie:


    Best of Festival
    Petras Abukevičius Award
    Best Feature
    Best Short
    Best of Youth in workshop “Nature Days”

Rules & Terms


 1. Entries must be submitted via FilmFreeway's online screener option. Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English. Submitted films have been completed after January 2013. Please do not send press kits or any other print materials until they are requested by the festival staff. We have no film premiere requirements or date of completion requirements.
 2. By submitting your film, you grant to Wolves Independent International Film Festival complete rights to publicly screen your film during the WIIFF and use experts for festival promotional use.
 3. Films for preview must be submitted by secure You Tube or Vimeo link.
 4. Submissions may not be withdrawn from the Festival once they have been accepted by the festival, except at the sole discretion of the Festival Committee.
 5. Entrants will be notified of the results of the film selection process. Please do not phone to request results.
 6. The filmmaker must obtain all approvals, including but not limited to: copyright; licensing and moral rights; and all waivers and releases. You must have acquired all rights to music and/or your film's original score. Wolves Independent Interantional Film Festival does not hold any responsibility in gaining the necessary approvals, waivers or releases.
 7. Wolves Independent International Film Festival does not have any obligation to show entered films at the festival. The Festival organizers may withdraw any selected film for any reason.
 8. Wolves Independent International Film Festival may terminate the WIIFF at any time and for any reason.
 9. All entries will be viewed by the selection committee. The Festival will make no cuts or changes. Festival selections will be announced on or around July 18th. 2016. All entrants will be notified by email. The festival does not pay rental fees for submitted work.
 10. If your film is accepted to be part of the program, you will do your best to work with us to have the film’s director and other key personnel (actors, writers, producers, etc) attending the festival to present the film and interact with the WIIFF audience.
 11. The price "Canis Lupus" statuette and Notarial certificate winning filmmaker, can only be received if an author is personally present at the closing ceremony, taking place on 28th of August 2016. Laurel-Diploma copy could be sent by email.
 12. The statuette "Canis Lupus" and Notarial certificate to winning filmmaker, could be sent by special offer.