The Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival will celebrate motion pictures from a number of different genres and age groups and will be held in the historic town of Claremore, Oklahoma on Route 66.
Claremore was the hometown of Will Rogers, who was the #1 movie star in America in 1934, and home to the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. Claremore was also home to Lynn Riggs, who wrote the play that eventually became the movie, OKLAHOMA!
The Festival is family friendly and it will be several days of movies, lectures, workshops and activities throughout the community.
Motion Pictures to be shown at the Festival...
Top 10 American Indian/First Nation/Indigenous Short
Top 3 American Indian/First Nation/Indigenous Feature
Top 10 Made in Oklahoma Short
Top 3 Made in Oklahoma Feature
Top 10 Documentary, Narrative and Comedy submission Short
Top 3 Documentary, Narrative and Comedy submission Features
Top 10 in each age group for Children's submission Short
Top 10 College Student submission Short
Announcement of finalists will be September 28th, the Anniversary of Will's 1st movie.
Awards will be given to the following...
Best Documentary Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Comedy Short
Best Comedy Feature
Best Made In Oklahoma Short
Best Made in Oklahoma Feature
Best American Indian/First Nation/Indigenous Short
Best American Indian/First Nation/Indigenous Feature
Best Children's Short 15-18 years old
Best Children's Short 14 and under
Best College Student Short
Winners will be announced on Saturday, November 2nd
Each winner will receive a Prestigious Dog-Iron Award (Will Rogers Brand)
Each winner will also receive the opportunity to air their Motion Picture on RSUTV, a regional public television station at Rogers State University.
Documentaries, Narratives and Comedy both short and feature length.
Shorts are under 25 minutes and Features are over 45 minutes
College Students Shorts under 25 minutes. Must be a registered student at Submission.
There will be two categories for children's shorts. Ages 15-18 and 14 and under. Submissions must be under 25 minutes. Age category figured at the date of Submission.
All submissions must be G - PG13 to be qualified. WRMPF reserves the right to determine qualification of any submission.
Films must be submitted by digital file (mp4, mov). Finalists must also mail two DVD or Blu-Ray copies to the Festival and will not be returned. Finalists should submit any promotional materials, posters, flyers, etc and items will be distributed around town, used in promos and will not be returned.
Films in language other than English must include English subtitles.
To qualify as an "Oklahoma film", at least 50% of the film must be shot on a set or location within Oklahoma.
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All submissions must have been completed no earlier than January 1, 2017 to qualify.
Multiple category submissions are allowed, but fee must be paid for each category submission.
All entry Fees are non-refundable. Fees cover registration, notification that your entry has been received and notification of results. These fees must be paid during the entry process.
By entering the WILL ROGERS MOTION PICTURE FESTIVAL (WRMPF) competition, all entrants agree to hold harmless the WILL ROGERS MOTION PICTURE FESTIVAL, Will Rogers Memorial Foundation, owners, employees, associated Boards of Directors, Officers, Staff and Volunteers from all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation with the festival.
The submitter acknowledges that WRMPF is under no obligation to use the Material in any manner and further represents and warrants that the Material is original, that the submitter has the right and authority to submit the Material to WRMPF on the foregoing terms and conditions, each and all of which shall be binding on the submitter, his/her agents, heirs, successors, licensees and assigns.
SUBMITTERS, IF YOUR FILM(S) IS SELECTED, YOU'LL RECEIVE TWO (2) FREE SCREENING PASSES FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY SCREENINGS! This does not include other special events that may occur with or during the WRMPF.