Welcome to the WRPN Women's International Film Festival, where distribution and feedback opportunities abound for films made by women or films that carry subjects relating to concerns about women's issues. WWIFF is a sister festival to the Depth of Field International Film Festival, a Film freeway “Top 100 Reviewed” festival alumni.
Distribution: over the years, our sister festivals have sent hundreds of films and screenplays to three established distribution companies that 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 only 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 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 Worldwide 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 run as a live screening festival and virtual competition: We invest in getting distributor recognition for quality films to give them a life beyond a onetime festival showing. WWIFF will screen a selected few of the Best Of Festival and Best Of Show at the WRPN.tv Multi-Festival Event 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.
7. Free Early bird entry of any rejected film, into WWIFF’s next season, upon completion of the suggested edits
8. $35 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" is selected by genre and domestic/foreign, so there will be over one BOS. BOS Documentary (Domestic), BOS Documentary (Foreign), and so on.
"Award of Outstanding Excellence"
*(Please note: If there is insufficient competition within any category, WWIFF reserves the right to withdraw a "Best Of" presentation in that 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). We will not exclude films directed by men if the topic is significant to women and women's issues.
WWIFF is granted the right to use an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for competition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
A clip of winning entries may also be streamed on the WWIFF.COM website and WRPN.TV.
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 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 third parties. You may unsubscribe at the risk of missing pertinent information regarding your film.
The individual or corporation submitting the film 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 other than English must be subtitled, dubbed, or include an English transcript.
If there is insufficient competition within any category, WWIFF reserves the right to withdraw a "Best Of" presentation in that category.
To ensure that each film is studied and rated individually, WWIFF 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 judges’ focus is on you when it is your turn to be evaluated, not on all the other films that are on cue: this ensures that they will not have comparisons going on in their minds when they should focus entirely on YOU.
Judges score 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 category.
Filmmakers understand that if their film is accepted for live screening at the film/video festival, they grant full and unrestricted permission for WIFF to screen the film/video of the festival's choice and charge an admission fee for it the presentation of the digital video program.
The Filmmaker understands and accepts that they do not take part in receiving any funds from the Box-office proceeds, which are fully kept by the festival to help cover the overall cost of the festival presentation.
The Film Festival (WWIFF) reserves the complete right to change the program dates and times and to possibly not screen the video, despite 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 video presentation at the festival.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless WRPN WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, WRPN.TV, and ROMAN PICTURES from and against all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees and costs of the court) which may be incurred because of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.