Welcome to the WRPN.TV Short, Tight and Loose global film festival competition (WSTL), an online venue for shorts only (INCLUDING WEBISODES/TV SERIES!), in association with WRPN.tv.
We have exclusive, guaranteed distributor review by Adler & Associates (est. 1999) and others AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU, for our select few "Best Of Festival" award winners.
WSTL, with WRPN.TV Entertainment Network also offers a unique opportunity to 'expose your shorts' to a worldwide community of video fans from over 70 countries that filmmakers would not normally have access to, as an optional video play opportunity, for Best of Festival," “Best Of Show,” “Outstanding Excellence” and, “Excellence.”
We also offer access to Feedback: the one element most festivals ignore.
Instead of paying submission fees and getting nothing in return, EVERYONE who submits to WSTL will receive ONE of these two benefits: Either 1): your film is already competition caliber and gets accepted to compete, OR 2): you will receive a letter (upon request) outlining exactly what it is about your film that is keeping it from being accepted.
First-time filmmakers: when have you ever gotten a letter back from a festival giving you the chance to fix something and RESUBMIT FOR FREE?
Giving you the chance to make corrections to your film does three things:
-It gives you the chance to improve your product and make it more marketable.
-It will enhance your chances of winning/being accepted AT OTHER FESTIVALS BESIDES OURS.
-It will give you forethought for your NEXT filmmaking endeavor, helping you to improve your craft (feedback letters also list the GOOD elements in your film that you should attempt to keep).
What Makes Us Unique:
1. WSTL's founders are registered Committee Members for the Universal Film and Festival Organization (UFFO.ORG), an international non-profit based in the U.K., founded to support/implement the best business practices for film festivals
2. All Official Selections/Winners may have the opportunity to ‘expose their shorts’ exclusively on the WRPN.TV Entertainment Network next to Hollywood celebrity interviews (OPTIONAL).
3. Any film that is rejected will receive a personal letter (upon request) explaining what elements caused the rejection.
4. There are also opportunities for other awards, such as Awards Of Excellence, Awards Of Merit, and SUB-CATEGORY AWARDS, such as best cinematography, original theme song, script, concept creativity/originality, direction, special effects, research, lead actor/actress, best supporting actor/actress, etc.
5. Any language accepted, either dubbed in English or with English subtitles. No genre requirements.
*FREE distributor review for our select "Best Of Festival" award winners.
*If your shorts are not accepted after they are reviewed by the Official Selection committee, you receive Judges' acceptance panel Feedback upon request for a chance to make corrections and RESUBMIT FOR FREE.
*Opportunities for other awards, such as Awards Of Excellence, Awards Of Merit, and SUB-CATEGORY AWARDS, such as best cinematography, original theme song, concept ,creativity/originality, direction, special effects, research, lead actor/actress, best supporting actor/actress, etc.
* WRN.TV Entertainment Network worldwide exposure.
- If there are no film entries qualified for the "Best Of Festival" and "Best Of Show" categorization in any season, that slot will remain empty as we move on to the subsequent season (in other words, a "Best Of Show" will not be awarded to a film lacking quality requirements, just for the sake of awarding it).
-Foreign language films (non-English) must have English subtitles or be dubbed in English.
-If submitting a webisode, please show the 'episode #' in the film title (i.e., "The Greatest Movie Ever" ep. 6)
-WSTL Is granted the right to use an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for competition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
-The individual or corporation submitting the film warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, understands and accepts these requirements and regulations, and therefore shall indemnify and hold harmless WSTL, WRPN.TV, DOFIFF, and ROMAN PICTURES from and against any claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees and costs of the court) that may be incurred because of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
-The Competition reserves the right to refuse entries.
-To ensure that each film is studied and rated individually, WSTL has instituted a system to ensure that entries do not compete against each other but are recognized for their merits. They compete against themselves: each entry is judged on individual merits and scored on an inherent value system. We want to ensure that the judge's focus is on you when it is your turn to be evaluated, not on all the other films that are in cue: this ensures that they will not have comparisons going on in their minds when they should focus entirely on YOU.
-Judges score entries on a performance scale, and winning entries are recognized and awarded not only for Best Of Festival and Best Of Show but also for two Awards of Excellence levels, two Awards of Merit levels, a Kudos Endeavor Award, or no award.
-Best of Show honors are granted to the top scoring entry/entries for each season; Awards of Excellence are granted to entries with truly exceptional artistic and technical achievements, and notable achievements are recognized at the Award of Merit and 'Kudos' award levels.
-The number of awards granted at any level will fluctuate based on the total number of entries received for each competition deadline. Just as entering major categories does not ensure selection or award, entering sub-categories also does not ensure selection or award; Filmmakers who enter sub-categories only (without entering a major category) may be rejected if the judges do not feel the submitted sub-category is of merit, even if the film itself is of merit and could have been award-worthy. Conversely, films may also receive awards for sub-categories written by the judges, even if the filmmaker did not submit to them.
-Also, your film name will appear in the Official Selection list only if you have submitted the entire film into one of the 2 Major (full-price) Categories (films submitted for judging at reduced-rate, production value sub-categories only will not be listed on the Official Selection page. They will, however, be listed on the final Awards page if an award is earned).