Founded in 2008, the Mosaic World Film Festival aims to unite and promote filmmakers from all over the world through the creative and powerful medium of film. The event was started by students from the Rockford, IL area who desired to create an event that would empower young people to creatively express themselves, while providing them with the means to affect their community in a positive way.

The MWFF presents quality work that may not otherwise be seen in commercial theaters, and motion pictures from outside the mainstream film industry. We are looking for competence in the filmmaking craft; work that has vision and spirit; original subjects with well-told stories; and diverse voices. We look for films that represent different facets of filmmaking, from polished productions to no-budget gems.

The Mosaic World Film Festival screens a variety of films including documentary, experimental, narrative and many more. The festival is open to any filmmaker from around the world and occurs in September each year at the RPL Nordlof Center in the Rockford, IL. The fest features three days of screenings, receptions, a pre-screening red carpet, and other daily events that give filmmakers and the audience an opportunity to connect.

Submissions for our 2022 event is now closed. Submissions for our next event will open on October 1st, 2022. To submit your film please visit our FilmFreeway site.

Since 2010 the Mosaic Film Foundation has been organizing and presenting the Mosaic World Film Festival. The MFF is our year-round organization dedicated to advocating and promoting the Mosaic World Film Festival.

Ticket info for the #2022MWFF can be found here.