2018 sees the second ever Wheels and Fins International Film Festival - an event attached to the awesome Wheels and Fins Festival (in Joss Bay, Kent).

Wheels and Fins is all about Action Sports and music, for our first year in 2017 we had submissions from 21 countries and 5 continents meaning we could bring the worldwide action sports community to one place and celebrate it with style!

We are looking for exciting, beautiful and authentic films that showcase the things we love - the sea, beaches, cliffs etc... you get the idea!

All Official Selection films will be screened.

Films submitted to the incorrect category will be automatically disqualified & any fees paid will not be reimbursed.

At our discretion, we may choose to transfer a film to the correct category, but only if the appropriate level of submission fee has been paid. Any excess fees paid will not be reimbursed.

A) Guidelines

Exhibition copies of all films selected for screening at the festival must be submitted on Blu-Ray or digital online screener. Do not send film prints, master tapes or other originals. We can only screen films from the mentioned formats. Exhibition copies will not be returned after the festival.
Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images and content in the entry.
Entrant will allow usage of clips from the film for promotional use on television, radio, in print and at live Festival events.
All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles are not eligible.
Works in Progress will be judged on their status at submission. We will offer the chance to resend fully finished if we feel the film is of further interest. Final decision stands with the judging committee and Festival team.
Only complete entries (including entry form, payment and preview online screener) will be processed.
The Wheels and Fins International Film Festival is not responsible for incorrect wording in publications or on awards if the entry form is incorrect.

B) Deadlines

Entries are eligible for the appropriate rate, based on the date of the submission. No waivers will be offered.

C) Shipping

The cost of shipping any Official Selections to the Festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or COD shipments will not be accepted.

All international entries must be sent to the Festival office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper. Fees charged to the Wheels and Fins International Film Festival will be refused. Be sure to include the proper customs documentation required by your shipping service. All deliveries should be marked with no commercial value.

D) Judging & Selection

All films are selected for Festival presentation by the Wheels and Fins International Film Festival Programming Committee. If a film is selected for screening, the Festival office will contact the entrant via FilmFreeway and email.

All entrants will be notified on or before 31 July, 2017.

For publication purposes, entries selected will be requested to supply three high resolution stills from the film and at least one high resolution photograph of the film's director. The Festival also requests publicity materials and a video trailer (if available). Publicity and press materials will not be returned.

E) Entry Fees

Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. Entry fees are not refundable. Fees cover registration, notification that your entry has been received, and notification of results. For entries submitted on FilmFreeway, these fees must be paid through FilmFreeway.

Overall Rating
  • Great contact, great idea to show short movies at this kind of festival , it was an honor to have been selected, thanks from all the crew of our modest film "the drone master" :)

    September 2018

    It was a pleasure making a movie for this festival can't wait till next year!

    September 2017