The Wait-A-Minute Film Competition gives participants the opportunity to complete a film of one minute-or-less length. This year's WAM is particularly exciting as it challenges contestants to create a film, any Genre, however you must weave in an element of Sci-Fi, Horror or Fantasy! Welcome to the 5th annual WAM film competition and screening. WAM! (Wait-a-minute) Because... yes you guessed it, films are only 1 minute long.

As an added bonus for our participants, 20 of the best films will be shown on the big screen at the Blue Mouse Theatre as part of Friday Night Frights program. Immediately following this, Childs Play 2 will be screened. Our contestants will not just have friends and family members for their audience, but a whole theater full of horror film fans!

This event is hosted by Friday Night Frights and Tacoma Film Alliance.

The Prize goes to best film!

The competition starts Oct. 13th and ends on Nov. 11th 2017. Films must be turned in on or before Nov. 11th 2017

Films can be genre. Romance, Trailer, short, Anything! However you must include the element of Sci-Fi, Horror or Fantasy. Film can be PG13 rated or below. R and X are not acceptable.

The screening will take place at the historic Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N. Proctor St Tacoma WA 98407), on Nov. 17th at 10pm, presented at the beginning of the Friday Night Frights program.

Entry fee is $5.00

All films are Judged by the Tacoma Film Alliance Executive Committee and Special Guest Judge. Tacoma Film Alliance reserves the right to not screen entries not meeting certain criteria. Filmmakers retain all rights to their films.

The Return of the WAM Film Competition is open to all Tacoma, WA area filmmakers as well as the rest of the United States.

If questions, please email

Overall Rating
  • Vladimir Bayandin

    In a word - phenomenal. I was absolutely thrilled to have my short film "Position" acknowledged by this festival.

    December 2017