Weird Wednesday 0711 is an alternative to the usual movie theatre programme. We seek for national and international short films, beyond the "mainstream" from old school to progressive film making.
We offer a diversified monthly framework in an established metropolitan movie theatre that includes one short film chosen from the entries on FilmFreeway to open for a curated full-length feature. The screenings are accompanied by moderation, sometimes guest speakers and get-togethers.
Our guests get the opportunity to enjoy iconic film gems from the past, exciting new discoveries on the big screen AND a glimpse of the international world of short films which is rarely seen in mainstream cinemas apart from the festival circuit. It's your chance to reach real movie lovers and not just the "film festival elite".
The programme is specially designed for independent films from classic genres like horror, scifi or exploitation up to experimental hybrids and arthouse. We search for the obscure, profound, fantastic and the weirdly extraordinary! Some main feature examples from the first 2 years: "Toxic Avenger", "Evil Dead (1981)", "It's Hard To Be A God", "Entertainment", "The Whispering Star", "Der Bunker", "Ich seh, ich seh", "Der Samurai"...
Weird Wednesday 0711 is interesting for open-minded moviegoers - we attach great importance to a balanced program, which satisfies both genre lovers as well as curious cinephiles. All screenings are presented in the original version with subtitles and without commercials.
For that, we give you the opportunity to send us your short films. Any production years are welcome. But please do consider: We won't show any feelgood romcoms or phony melodramas - your film should feel WEIRD or special in any way.
We would be honored to invite you into our theatre for the screening. Travelling costs will not be reimbursed, but we would be happy to help you with your accommodation here in Stuttgart and take you out to dinner!
Awards & Prizes
An 'Weird Wednesday Official Selection' laurel and complimentary tickets to the screening awarded to each film selected.
Our audience votings determine the "Weirdo of the Year" finalists. Out of the (~) 12 films screened per year, 5-6 will be shown in a special screening where again the audience decides who gets the prize. The filmmakers of the winning film will get a special gratification and a special package from our sponsors.
Rules & Terms
Each month our jury (Stuttgart-based filmmakers and affiliates) chose the short film for the screening on the 3rd wednesday of the month. You receive a screening fee of 40€ respectively 40$ (invoice needed, we'll contact you!). Attention: The "Event Date" on FilmFreeway is NOT the date of the live screening at the Innenstadtkinos Stuttgart!
Please mind: It's possible that we consider your film for a future screening - there's no need to resubmit your movie.
Each selected film needs to make sure that we receive a press kit AND THE RIGHT TO USE YOUR TRAILER (or parts of it) for marketing purposes.
The following rules constitute the conditions under which films, videos, and other materials may be submitted to the Weird Wednesday 0711 - Monthly Festival. All submissions are subject to these rules.
•All films that are not in English or German must have English language subtitles.
•Entry fees must be paid in full at time of submission. No cash payments are accepted. All entry fees are non-refundable.
•Film length: 5 to 25 min including Credits.
•Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted. A separate submission and a separate entry fee must accompany each entry.
•Only submissions with completed submission fields and entry fees will be considered. Submissions received without a completed submission, an entry fee, or a screener will not be accepted.
•No postal submissions accepted.
•Proof of Student Status is required for entry to the Student category.
•Notice of receipt of submissions will be posted via submitter’s FilmFreeway account. It is the submitter’s responsibility to track the status of their submission.
•The releases for all content including, but not limited to, music and talent must be obtained by the filmmaker. The Weird Wednesday Film Festival is not liable for any copyright infringement or unauthorized usage. Any film accepted into the Weird Wednesday Film Festival may be subjected to a pre-screen for any possible infringements.
If your film is selected to screen at the monthly Weird Wednesday Weird Wednesday 0711 - Monthly Festival, the following conditions also apply:
•You will need to provide at least a digital HD fine cut of your film without any interactive menus, bars or tone. We prefer a DCP for the screening. Digital transfer/download only!
•Weird Wednesday Film Weird Wednesday 0711 - Monthly Festival is not liable for any damage to submitted materials.
I acknowledge that I have read and understand the submission rules and declare that my submission is in compliance with all of the submission rules of Weird Wednesday Film Weird Wednesday 0711 - Monthly Festival and FilmFreeway. I agree to abide by the submission rules, and accept full responsibility for any and all content, finished or in-progress. I certify that the film submitted is not subject to litigation, nor is any litigation threatened. I further certify that I am authorized to submit this film to the Weird Wednesday 0711 - Monthly Festival. I understand Weird Wednesday 0711 - Monthly Festival and any of its constituents are not liable or responsible for the unauthorized use of copyrighted material. I accept responsibility for all content, including, but not limited to, pictures, sound, music, dialogue, performances, etc. I agree to hold harmless indemnify, and at my own expense, defend Weird Wednesday 0711 - Monthly Festival, its representatives, officers, employees, and agents, from and against any and all liability, claims, causes of action, and losses or damage, including attorneys' fees arising or alleged to have arisen from the film owner's obligations herein and Weird Wednesday 0711 - Monthly Festival’s handling and exhibition of the submission. I also understand that Weird Wednesday 0711 - Monthly Festival in its sole discretion may decide whether or not to exhibit a film during the festival dates.
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