Welcome to the WRPN Women's International Film Festival, where distribution and feedback opportunities abound for films made by women, or films that carry subject relating to concerns particular to women's issues. WWIFF is a sister festival to the Depth of Field International Film Festival, a FilmFreeway “Top 100 Reviewed” festival alumni.
Distribution: over the years, our sister festivals have sent hundreds of films and screenplays to 3 established Distribution companies who have already signed contracts with dozens of our filmmakers. WWIFF now operates with that same advantage! These distributors do not take unsolicited submissions: Your top award with WWIFF gets you into our private distributor review group. This is a Free Service provided exclusively to our top winners.
Don’t forget Feedback: The one element most festivals ignore.
Instead of paying submission fees and getting nothing in return, everyone who submits to the WRPN Women's International Film Festival competition (WWIFF.COM) will receive either one of two benefits: Either 1): your film is already competition caliber, and receives ‘Official Selection’ status, OR 2): you will receive a letter outlining exactly what it is about your film that is keeping it from being accepted.
Giving you the chance to make corrections to your film:
- Helps you to improve your product and its marketability
- Enhances your ability to win/be accepted at other festivals besides ours
What makes us different?......
1. Guaranteed distributor review by World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation (WWMPC.COM), Adler & Associates and Cardinal XD Distribution, for our select few "Best Of Festival" and "Best Of Show" winners (top Screenplay winner-review by Polaris Pictures). No Charge/Contracts Required For This Rare, Free Bonus!
2. The chance to thereby be included in one of the distributors' buyer packets on the world film market
3. A festival that is run as a live screening festival as well as virtual competition: We invest in getting distributor recognition for quality films to give them a life beyond a one-time festival showing. WWIFF will screen a selected few of the Best Of Festival and Best Of Show at the WRPN.tv Multi-Festival Events in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and Berkeley Springs, WV.
4. Video placement opportunity available on WRPN.TV Entertainment Network (optional)
5. Our founders are active Committee Members of the Universal Film and Festival Organization (UFFO.ORG), a U.K. based non-profit, founded to implement the best business practices for festivals
6. Any film that is rejected receives Free feedback. Filmmakers may also request judges' feedback, notes for a small fee, even if they ARE accepted or win an award.
7. Free Early bird entry of any rejected film, into WWIFF’s next season, upon completion of the suggested edits
8. $28 flat fee for all Student Film Entries, regardless of deadline status
9. Unique Category distinctions (Art-house Films, Alternate Media, LGBT, Webisode, Horror, Sci-fi, Tight Shorts, Loose Shorts, Dust Collector for pre-2009 films, and 13 others!)
10. Opportunities for Sub-Category Awards (cinematography, score, original concept, direction, SFX, acting etc.)
Guaranteed distributor review by Worldwide Motion Pictures Corporation (WWMPC.COM), Adler & Associates and Cardinal XD Distribution for our select few Best Of Festival winners (top Screenplay winner-review by Polaris Pictures).
Opportunities for Sub-Category Awards include cinematography, score, original concept, direction, SFX, acting, writing, editing and many more!
"Best of Festival Award: Presented to an outstanding entry from among the Best Of Show Winners. Selected by genre and domestic/foreign.
"Best Of Show" selected by genre and domestic/foreign, so there will be more than one BOS, ie. BOS Documentary (Domestic), BOS Documentary (Foreign) and so on.
"Award of Outstanding Excellence"
*(Please note: If there is insufficient competition within any particular category, WWIFF reserves the right to withdraw a "Best Of" presentation in that particular category.)
Other award levels include:
"Award of Excellence"
"Award Of Exceptional Merit"
"Jury's Choice Award"
"Award Of Merit"
"Kudos Endeavor Award"
While WWIFF is a female focused film festival, we will also accept films produced and/or directed by men as long as one or more self-identifying top production members are female (including but not limited to cinematographers, producers, writers, editors, or films featuring a strong female presence on screen). In other words, we will not exclude films directed by men if the topic is significant to women and women's issues.
WWIFF is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for competition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
A brief clip of winning entries may also be streamed on the WWIFF.COM website and WRPN.TV.
The number of awards granted at any given level will fluctuate based on the total number of entries received for each competition deadline. Just as entering major categories does not insure selection or award, entering sub-categories also does not insure 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 in by the judges even if the filmmaker did not submit for them.
Also, your film name will appear in the Official Selection list only if you have submitted the entire film into one of the 20 Major (full-price) Categories (films submitted for judging in reduced-rate, production value sub-categories only, will not be listed).
Submitting your film to WWIFF automatically puts you on our mailing list, to receive emails from WWIFF and WRPN.TV, so that you will be informed of developments regarding the status of your film. This mailing list is private and will not be shared with any third parties. You may unsubscribe at any time at the risk of missing pertinent information regarding your film.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The Competition reserves the right to refuse entries, and there are no waivers.
DVD's WILL NOT BE RETURNED!
Submissions in other than English must be subtitled, dubbed or include an English transcript.
If there is insufficient competition within any particular category, WWIFF reserves the right to withdraw a "Best Of" presentation in that particular category.
In order to insure that each film is studied and rated an individual basis, WWIFF has instituted a system to insure that entries do not compete against each other, but instead are recognized for their own individual merits. For all intents and purposes, they compete against themselves: each entry is judged on individual merits and scored on an inherent value system. We want to insure that the judges’ focus is on you when it is your turn to be evaluated, not on all the other films that are in cue: this insures that they will not have comparisons going on in their minds when they should be focusing 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.
Best Of Festival award is granted to the one production of ANY one category.
Filmmakers understand and accept that if their film is accepted for live screening at the film/video festival, they grant full and unrestricted permission for HIFF, Inc. to screen the film/video at times of the festivals choice and to charge an admission fee for the presentation of the digital video program.
The Filmmaker understands and accepts that they do not participate in receiving any funds from the Box-office proceeds which are fully retained by the festival to help cover the overall cost of the festival presentation.
The Film Festival (WWIFF) reserves the complete right to make changes in the program dates and times and to possibly not screen the video, despite it’s being selected for screening.
The filmmaker will make available to The Festival (WWIFF) a new and pre-checked BluRay/ DVD / Thumb Drive or DCP for the actual presentation of the video at the festival.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless WRPN WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, WRPN.TV, and ROMAN PICTURES from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.