The 7th Annual Wheaton Film Festival, taking place November 12th, 2021, is a great opportunity for filmmakers from across the world to showcase their talent and learn about the industry. Everyone is welcome to submit their films, watch screenings, and/or attend the panel discussions.
Categories for submissions include:
• General Submission- for films up to 15 minutes in length from filmmakers located anywhere.
• Student - for filmmakers who are currently students or were students at the time of making the film.
• Local - for films that were produced in or are about Montgomery County, Maryland, United States and/or produced by a filmmaker from Montgomery County, Maryland, United States.
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, FilmConvert, Quick Film Budget, Red Giant, Studio Unknown, TIVA, Pro Cuts Editing Services, Write Brothers, Promethean Fundraising, and Clairvoyance LLC. This event is produced by Arune LLC. Our promotional partners include Docs In Progress, Creative Edge Collaborative, Gandhi Brigade, Women in Film and Video, Wheaton Arts Parade, Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce, WALA, and DC Media Makers.
"Levin Grand Prize" - Jury Award for Best Film in General category
"Kamen Grand Prize" - Jury Award for Best Student Film
"Wheaton Award" - Jury Award for Best Community Story in Local category
Prizes provided by sponsors including Adobe Software, Red Giant Software, Write Brothers Software, Arune, etc.
Awards and certificates will also be provided.
If you are submitting in the Local category, please provide a brief explanation as to how you qualify.
If you are submitting as a Student Filmmaker, please provide the school you are attending (or attended) and your student number.
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 15 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.
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.
All accepted films MUST provide a 60 second or less recorded video introduction by the producer or director that will be shown to the audience in conjunction with the film.