With film screenings, panel discussions, and networking, the 5th Annual Wheaton Film Festival is a great showcase for filmmakers from the mid-Atlantic region and for films that involve the mid-Atlantic region.
Everyone is invited to come to Wheaton, MD on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 1:30 pm.
We will have education panels discussions. Possible topics include:
Filmmaking Process (including Sound Recording) - a discussion of the process of filmmaking including pre-production, image capture, and editing. With special coverage on how to best record audio.
Entertainment Law 101 - an overview of key legal concepts for creative professionals including option agreements, copyright, trademark, work for hire agreements, and more. Presented by Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA).
Future of Filmmaking - a discussion on drones, virtual reality, and other technological advances that affect filmmaking, how to adapt, and what we may expect for the future of filmmaking.
This event is supported in part by the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Chuck Levin's Music Center, MakeOffices, Arune LLC, DC Filmmakers, Adobe Software, Copyright Counselors, Final Draft Software, FilmConvert, Filmstro, iPitch.tv, Pro Cuts Editing, Quick Film Budget, Red Giant, Studio Unknown, Write Brothers, Clairvoyance LLC, and R.T.S. Inc. This event is produced by Arune LLC. Our promotional partners include Docs In Progress, TIVA, Creative Edge Collaborative, WALA, and DC Media Makers.
"Levin Grand Prize" - Jury Award for Best Overall Film
"Wheaton Award" - Jury Award for Best Community Story
"Kamen Grand Prize" - Jury Award for Best Student Film
Prizes provided by sponsors including Adobe Software, Final Draft Software, Chuck Levin’s, Jungle Software, Red Giant Software, Write Brothers Software, Ledo Pizza, Arune, MakeOffices, etc.
Framed awards and certificates will also be provided.
If selected as a participating filmmaker, you MUST be able to ATTEND the Nov 08, 2019 festival. We will ONLY consider submissions from filmmakers living in the mid-Atlantic region -or- for films that have some connection to the mid-Atlantic region (story, subject, location, characters, etc). Most of our films come from entrants in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Filmmakers from Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia and elsewhere may be considered only if they can attend the festival. If you are entering from outside the states listed above (including outside the U.S.), please explain the reason that your film is eligible for our regional festival.
Please list your local town and state of residence upon submission of your film (required*).
FILM SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Filmmakers are welcome to either submit a FilmFreeway online screener or a YouTube/Vimeo Link. No other submission formats are accepted.
You may enter any film produced within the last 5 years that is 10 minutes or less in total duration. If a film is accepted, entrant will be solely responsible for delivering their exhibition video files in advance via shared cloud drive. All accepted filmmakers are solely responsible for any travel costs to attend the event.
After you submit, please check your FilmFreeway online account to see if your film has been received. Please don't contact us to find out if your film has been received. Check online.