Amateur Film Festival WIPE is created to give viewers the opportunity to watch films of different genres made by non-professionals, who in turn will be able to meet with their audience.

The word “amateur” comes from the Latin word “amo”, “to love”, and that love for cinema is at the heart of all the works that we show in our film festival. This love not only replaces the film-education for their authors, but also exempts them from all sorts of boundaries, which an education creates. So the amateur films for us is not a conceptual format of the film festival. It is a search for the new film language, which can exist just outside of industrial schemes of production and distribution.

The only requirement for the participants - NO FILM EDUCATION. Genre, format, duration and other formal and technical characteristics (except English subtitles - they are necessary) are not important.

The best works in the categories of “Film”, “Director” and “Screenplay” will be awarded prizes. Last year we had a supporters like CyberLink and Final Draft, who provided us as a prizes the software for film editing and the software for screenplay writing respectively.

Overall Rating
  • Melina B

    Unfortunately I couldn't be there but I am very happy that Arto gave me the chance to present my first amateur film!

    November 2017
  • Csaba Monory

    Laid back and underground festival, easy to talk to everyone there, and there were some really great films too. I admire Arto's dedication in providing a platform for amateur films, and as a film-maker I'm truly grateful for all the work that he puts in organizing WIPE. Thank You all for the excellent screening eve, it was a pleasure to participate WIPE.

    November 2017
  • Unique festival, only one of its kind, excellent communication.

    November 2017
  • Dennis Gerecke

    I really enjoyed that festival. The movies weren't that big but some of them had there special charm. The communcation worked flawless. I had no problem submitting my film and got screening information right before start. The networking at the event was the best. You can give the audiance feedback about your film after screening, have a little chat with other filmmakers and partying together when all movies have been seen.

    October 2017
  • Marc Matthews

    My film "Silent Woods" was screened in Berlin, unfortunately I didn't make it over from Ireland due to financial reasons. I would've loved to have met all the other film makers and watch their films. Arto, the Festival Director, was a pleasure to communicate with and I would encourage anyone to submit to WIPE. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience.

    March 2017