Winterland is a new breed of festival. Our purpose-driven event will showcase artful storytelling through film, music, technology and science. Our four-day festival launching March 17-20, 2022 will feature multiple blocks of independent film programming, moderated technology panels featuring global thought-leaders, filmmaking and music production workshops, and a robust schedule of parties, live music, networking events, wellness experiences and more.

We want your film! We're accepting features, shorts and docs in any genre, as well as animation, science fiction and art house, with an emphasis on futurism, the disruptive nature of technology, the changing environment and how these influence the stories of our lives, society as a whole and the future of our planet. Special film blocks will highlight minority stories - from urban communities to the reservations of rural America.

Whitefish, Montana is a ski town at the base of Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort and in the foothills of Glacier National Park.

Awards will be presented for Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Screenwriting, Best Editor, Best Film for every category of film accepted, and an Audience Choice Award.

Awards will be given to top three scripts in the following categories:
Comedy, Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction.

1. All entries should be submitted through FilmFreeway. Please do not send any downloadable files to Winterland Film Festival.

2. Official Selections will be announced February 1st and published to our website, Winterland Film Festival, on the following days.

3. Winterland Film Festival has a multi-phase elimination system, where our panel of judges have access to all films and vote without publicly sharing your work. Please be sure to have proper English on the full movie and the trailer of the work submitted.

4. Once a film has been accepted and chosen by the panel, creator's consent will be required prior to posting the work.

5. Winterland Film Festival obtains the right to change the category of the selected film which is submitted given different sections can have more opportunity for a piece.

6. The festival has the right to download portions and pieces of the submitted material to be used as snippets, sequences and still images for the purpose of sharing on print, social media, the Winterland Film Festival website, and all other associated forms of festival marketing. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its participation has been publicized, and none will be participating in screenings outside of the festival prior to its official presentation at Winterland Film Festival.

7. Winterland Film Festival will not offer any refunds through withdrawl of festival submissions or lack of their film to be selected.

8. Any filmmakers whom have submitted material and become unresponsive must cover screening sessions, fees, and all other associated submission charges. Failure to respond, will resort in the withdrawl of their submission from the panel of judges.