World Film Festival (WFF) San Francisco takes pride to support INDEPENDENT films that display strong storytelling, both in the written word and visually. We generate the biggest audience for the recognition of the work of filmmakers from across the globe in the heart of San Francisco Bay Area. We will screen Old Classics , short films, documentaries, and feature films up to 130 minutes in length submitted by independent filmmakers from around the world. Submissions are juried by a panel of industry professionals, and winners chosen according to content, innovation, and technical execution. There will be a special Bay area film initiative block, as well as several informative workshops by industry professionals throughout the weekend.This event has continued to garner participants from all over the world, and has attracted luminaries and dignitaries from all over the world. The festival organizers have continued to organize this Festival which is intended to give our communities an opportunity to work together and present this Festival year after year.

Every year and has allowed our communities, to get a better understanding of the culture, the arts, the music and foods of the Indian American community.

Founded in 2010, AWAAZ Productions, Inc. is the brainchild of founder Dr. Fasi Khurram. He looked at the entertainment universe and saw islands of companies serving niche markets. His vision was to unify all services under one banner, creating a single body of integrated companies that complement and reinforce each other.

More than just a production company, AWAAZ Productions’ business structure is both deep and wide, encompassing the entire media spectrum. With its affiliated companies like the AWAAZ Academy of Arts , Cali-Wood Studios and AWAAZ Studios, it provides services to support all phases of content creation, from training talent and developing show concepts to production and distribution of the finished product .

Marcel Maïga — Program Advisor


Born in Berlin (Germany), originally from Mali.

Between 1987-1989 he studied and taught German language and literature at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Bamako, Mali.

These were followed by studies of French and Russian language and literature at Freie Universität Berlin.

Works as freelancer for Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin organization team (since 1995)

In 1996 he joint the Filmfestival Cottbus team, where he was the head of the program coordination from 1999-2011. Since 2013 curator of Russian Day program and program adviser for Russian films at Cottbus Film Festival

From 2005-2008 he worked also as a program adviser for the Listapad FF Minsk, Belarus and from 2009-2015 for the Prifilmfest Prishtina, Kosovo.

Since 2008 working as program adviser for the Schlingel IFF Chemnitz (Germany)

Since 2011 he is working as program coordinator of the DOK Leipzig festival