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 .

Rakesh Sabharwal

Rakesh Sabharwal started his career as a film distributor and advisor for all India distribution & have released more than 160 films till now, later opened distribution offices in Jaipur, Amravati, Indore also having full hold of distribution all over India, After doing distribution & exhibition till 2004 shifted to Mumbai & joined as facilitator for Reliance Big Cinema & still working as a Freelance facilitator with several multiplex chain.

Achievements & Personal Summary

  1. Nasik International Film Festival People’s Choice Award
  2. Jaipur Rajasthan International Film Festival Award
  3. Banglore Queer Film Festival Awards
  4. Hum bhi agar Bache hote – A children film which got many awards:
    1. Best Feature Film – International Film Festival of Shimla – 2nd October 2016
    2. Best Photography – Arte Non Stop Festival, Argentina – 1st October 2016.
    3. Best International Feature Film – Film Maker of The Year Film Festival, Indonesia –

25th November 2016