The Wicked Awesome Filmfest is hosted in southeastern Montana, the most entertainment and culture starved corner of the free world. Taking in short films from all over the globe and showcasing the best of the best over the course of a two day event. Everything kicks off with the Meet & Greet and after the films are done rolling, and the Q's have all been A'd, it's time for the Wrap Party.

Best Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress

1. The Board of Directors invites and selects the films which will be presented in the competition and for screening. Each film invited to be part of the official selection by the Board of Directors will receive a Certificate of Participation.

2. Only films that meet the following criteria may be chosen for invitation to the official selection:

i) Films that have been produced during the eighteen months preceding the Festival;
ii) If participating in the “Short Film” category, films should not exceed 30 minutes in length, including credits and can be screened in DVD.

3. Throughout the duration of the Festival, none of the films invited may be shown outside the Festival’s official theaters before its official screening.

4. Once a film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival program during the event.

5. All non-English speaking films must be presented in their original version with English subtitles. All subtitling expenses are to be met by the film’s producer.

6. The Board of Directors selects all members of the jury for competition and screening. Each jury member will vote by a secret ballot. No person having taken part in the production or promotion of a film in competition may be on the jury.

7. The jury is obliged to award:
The best film in each category: Film, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress

8. All films to be submitted for the official selection must be entered by November 7th, 2017.

9 All films submitted (DVD) must reach the Film Festival office by November 17th 2017. If the DVD is not received by this deadline it will not be submitted. This deadline is final.

11. The following will be accepted for the submission process:
– On Line secure screener
– DVD (Region Free or European)
Any film sent in other formats for the initial submission process (Beta, Mini- DV, HD-CAM, 16mm or 35mm) will not be viewed.

Please send your film once and in one format only.
Please note that the films submitted will not be returned.

12. Complete documentation for each submitted film is to be made available to the Film Festival when required. The DVDs must be sent by registered mail, stating “OF NO COMMERCIAL VALUE” on the package, directly to the Film Festival address of:

Wicked Awesome Filmfest
701 S. 5th Street
Miles City, MT

Should the sender choose to send through an express courier service, the cost of custom duties and taxes must be included in the transportation cost paid by the sender; if not the Wicked Awesome Filmfest will refuse the package.

13. If your film is selected you will be notified by December 31 2017

14. Any supporting marketing and PR material available for the films selected must be supplied by the December 31 2017

15. The Film Festival office can provide you with further details if your film is selected.

16. Any expenses for the shipping (for both import and export), screening and translation of films and DVDs presented to the selection committee with a view to their possible selection, are to be met by the film’s producers or relevant body. All expenses for the transportation and insurance of prints are also the responsibility of their owner.

17. If your film is selected for screening at the festival, it is the requirement of the festival that you must attend the festival, at your own expense, to promote and support your film, and collect any awards. The film maker is required to provide proof of attendance by means of providing travel documents or apply and pay for festival accreditation, prior to final screening selection.

18. The Film Festival office has the power to settle all cases not covered by the present rules and regulations.