Announcement shortly regarding our new home.

The Wild Indie Sci-fi & Fantasy Film Festival continues to celebrate our favourite genres of film. Enter once, your film is assessed for all the categories (see note below). It's a shorts specific festival and there are prizes for some categories. We are trying to get more all the time. We'll confirm prizes for the new season between the hyphens below.

News - Our new home is the Genesis Cinema

News November - Venue Change. We are moving venues. New Screening location and date ASAP. Official Selection is done just in a slight holding pattern while we visit venues.
News October - Festival Announcement - Final Draft Prize Sponsor
News October - Festival Announcement - Coverfly Prize Sponsor
News April - Festival Announcement - Final Pixel Prize Sponsor
News March - Festival Announcement - Foundry Prize Sponsor (Nuke)
News Feb - Festival Announcement - Stan Winston School of Character Arts Prize Sponsor.
News Jan - Festival Announcement - Crixus Studios Prize Sponsor.

The new season of WISFFF opened officially on the 5th November, 2022 ("fireworks night" in the UK.. and my the season brought some fireworks). Screening will now be in London in May 2024, postponed from Nov 2023 after a rather unfortunate last minute enforced venue change. But like the phoenix from the flames, we are rising again.

This season we have moved to lour lovely new hoome at Genesis Cinem In London. It has a lovely cool vibe going on so come and join the fun. During 2020, 2021, and 2022 - The Wild Indie Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival was hosted at Greenwich IMAX Odeon Theatre in London on it's lovely screens. We have an awesome and ever growing selection of films at the screening. There are some photos of the events on here. The online festival site for 2022 ran successfully.

There are a number of challenges, awards and prizes for Micro (2min), Mini (10min), and Short (25min) film categories within the genre.

The 2022 Early Bird Teaser can be viewed at:

The 2021 trailer can be viewed here:

News for the 2022 season will come to you via the the social media channels, particularly the Facebook Page, mainly because the text isn’t limited in characters like other channels.

To answer a question asked all the time. Yes HORROR is included and has it'w own subgenera award now.

The festival is open to all (UK, Worldwide, The Up/Down/LSide/RSide Dimensions, even the Outer Spiral Arm (of the Galaxy). English is the festivals first language ; other languages are welcome but should be closed captioned to English. Awards are listed in full below.

If we've had the good fortune to see an advert for your film and sent you a discount/waiver it's because we really want you to enter. We make films and enter festivals ourselves so we know just how many offers you'll get on a marketing cycle. If you've got an offer from us, it's because we think your film fits? If you we didn't see your ad'... ask us... filmmaking is about networking.

This event is completely independent of Wild Indie's production (but again ask us if you want to find out about any of those projects).

Awards & Prizes
1. The event is planned be screened at our now regular venue of the Greenwich Odeon, London with fantastic picture and sound quality in front of an audience of genre fans, producers, professionals and non-professional filmmakers.

2. A laurel for all "Official Selection" will be awarded for all films short-listed. A number of the Official Selection will be screened at the screening event, not all. We will notify some shortlisted entries after “normal” deadline date. Specific nominations (e.g. Cinematography, etc) will also receive "nominations" laurels to specify recognition in that field.

3. Currently laurels and awards will be presented for shortlists, official selections, and winners for categories:

Overall Best Film

2 Min
Best Film
2 Min Sci-Fi Challenge Best Film

10 Min
Best Film

25 Min
Best Film

Best Cinematography
Best Physical SFX
Best Digital SFX
Best Director
Best Editor/Editing
Best Production Design
Best Virtual Production
Best Costume/Hair/MakeUp
Best First Time Filmmaker
Best Restricted Budget (Under $3000)
Best Score/Sound
Best Student Film
Best Young Filmmaker (under 25)
Best Animated Film
Best Fan Film
Best Pulp Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film
Best Horror/Thriller Film
Best Actor/Performance
Best Script/Screenplay
Bet Stunts/Action Sequence
Best Children's Scifi/Fantasy Film
Best Comedy Award
Keep It Reel Award
Best Poster Award
Best Film/Series Pilot/Episode
Best Music Video

Where appropriate - Runner's Up awards will also be given from the category nominees. If scores are equal (or less than a gnat's leg width separates them), we'll give joint awards.

Credit reels are maybe in addition to film time.
(up to 30 Secs additional reel time for credits is acceptable for the 2 min)
(up to 60 Secs additional reel time for credits is acceptable for the 10 min)
(up to 120 Secs additional reel time for credits is acceptable for the 25 min)

(The judges maintain the right to; give joint awards or not award a category award if a winner/s can not be clearly defined/separated).

To be eligible for some awards some details may need to be included. Budget, student status, use of virtual production techniques.

6. The prizes will be given according to award and judges. This decision is final.

7. The Keep it Real Award – Is an award/laurel for the best application of real science in a film.
Whilst the film festival is independent, Wild Indie is the event organiser's company. We do "Sciencey stuff" for various clients. One of the Directors is a NASA Astrobiology Institute Co-Investigator for education resources of a project involved in creating the sensor arrays for space probes. We've worked on subjects from Shark Tagging to information films for UNEP about chemical pollution. Keep your science real (but entertaining).. you'll get a shout from us.

8. The best screenplay/script prize will be awarded to completed films that have entered the festival. Film entries have the option to send an accompanying script or screenplay for consideration.

Rules & Terms
Terms and Conditions
1. All filmmakers/applicants or entity submitting a film to the Wild Indie Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival (hereafter known as ‘WISFFF’, ‘The Windies”, ‘We’, ‘Us” and ‘Our”), accept and agree to comply with the following Terms and Conditions
2. We only accept online registrations and submissions to be assessed. We accept films in any language… However, films not made in English must have English subtitles.
3. The person submitting a film to WISFFF is ‘You’ or ‘Your’ and You agree that Your film may be screened at The Windies event, if it is selected.
4. For this season, we only accept films that have been produced after 4th May 2020 (waivers may be requested).
5. All submission fees are non refundable.
6. How to Submit
• Complete and submit Your online submission form.
• Pay relevant Submission fee
• You will receive confirmation of Your successful registration
• Films must be submitted via an online platform.
Young Filmmaker category entrants must be 25 years old or under at time of film registered as complete. Student filmmakers must be in a recognised film school, university, college, high school, middle school or elementary school with proof of ID from the institution to qualify for the relevant fees.
You must supply the following:
• Your Student ID
• Name of school, college or university
• Name of Your Course
• Lecture or teacher
• Email of lecturer or teacher
7. Filmmakers submitting must also supply:
• Production credits and contact details
• 5 Photos for promotional purposes, no smaller than 2048 x 1152 pixels
• Media pack for promotional use by The Wild Indie Film Festival
• Film Poster
• A short trailer of the film (Optional)
8. All films will be accepted and assessed with the view to screening them at a WISFFF event(s). However, only some films will be included in the Official Selection will be screened at a cinema venue(s). If Your entry is selected as part of the Official Selection for WISFFF, You must provide Us with a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) in order for it to be screened. You will receive instructions on how to submit your DCP. Where we can, we will help.
9. Cinema screenings are scheduled during the festival and or event at the discretion of WISFFF. We undertake to make every effort to adhere to the published schedule program, however, WISFFF reserves the right to alter this schedule and venue at any time for any reason. WISFFF does not accept any liability for any costs claimed to arise as a result of a change in the scheduling.
10. Awards may be presented during the WISFFF, at the discretion of the organisers and the Jury Panel. All decisions are final.
11. By submitting a film, You grant us the right to screen Your film at one or more WISFFF event(s), copy and/or reproduce, modify, adapt and any part thereof, up to one (1) minute of the film submission. We may also use Your submission and any other promotional material/photo’s and/or information submitted by You to communicate it to the public in all media, including via our website and publicity materials, or to advertise and promote WISFFF, event(s), its products and services, or all, and to showcase Your film.
12. You own the copyright to Your film and your script/screenplay as its author and represent and warrant that You have (and will continue to have during the duration of WISFFF and thereafter) all necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions we need to use Your film and You will provide evidence of such on our reasonable request.
13. We accept no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by any person as a result of submitting a film to WISFFF and its curation and all related events.
14. You indemnify and hold harmless WISFFF (Wild Indie Ltd) and all associated companies and individuals (Jury Panel, staff, etc) from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening materials entered.
15. Submissions for the 2 SciFi Challenge may also be used by “Let Make Films” for their purposes in the same fashion as described above. The same indemnities applied to The Windies will apply to Let’s Make Films. (In essence what we are saying is if you copy someone else, or breach copyright, it is down to You deal with the consequences).

For further information contact The Wild Indie Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival:
We will add you to our filmmaker database when you enter. We WILL NOT pass your details to others. We may send you (approx) monthly festival mail-outs with info and occasional offers. If you don't want to receive them please click unsubscribe, we have no intention of sending unwanted mail.

Overall Rating
  • Zivar Hojati

    This Festival is exciting for me. Thanks so much 🙋‍♀️

    March 2023
  • This was a fantastic event with lots of opportunities to network. Having both the online event and the live event at a London cinema!

    We felt like they really understood the filmmaking process and we were so happy to be runners-up for "Best Fan Film" and getting an honorary mention for the low-budget category.

    So from all the team behind "Silent Hill: Road of Guilt", we hope our paths cross again someday.

    October 2022
  • Tony Olsen

    The kiwi crew of Aotearoa/New Zealand fantasy short 'HOT WOOL' were thrilled to hear of our original Official Selection for Wild Indie '22, and are delighted with an Honourable Mention in the Best Comedy category.

    A huge BRAVO! to Gavin and Julie Saville for conquering an enormous workload - just their frequent, detailed, yet homespun and friendly communications alone were mind-boggling. Through their ongoing efforts, Wild Indie can't help but increase in both stature and importance amongst genre festivals.

    Guys, sit back and have a well earned Pangalactic Gargleblaster on us!

    September 2022
  • Wow, what an amazing festival - watching your film on the second biggest screen in the ODEON IMAX in Greenwich is a real treat and the selection of films were just mind-blowing - sooo creative and imaginative.

    Gavin and his team did an incredible job pulling this years festival together under difficult circumstances. I just hope this wonderful festival gets the industry recognition it deserves and go from strength to strength. I really had a great time and can't wait to watch the rest of the selected films online.

    Highly recommend! :)

    September 2022
  • This is a great festival which really supports filmmakers in sharing their work in a fantastic London venue. Great care and commitment is shown in the selection of the film programme and communication with selected filmmakers. I thoroughly recommend submitting your sci fi and fantasy films to this festival.

    September 2022