In March 2022, we were presented with two significant partnerships. To optimize the opportunities with those organizations, we collectively determined a longer runway to our launch was necessary. It is our belief that the festival will be more enjoyable and enriched for our filmmakers and panelists with this new date, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Our team at Winterland has spent considerable time evaluating the uncertainties and potential risks associated with the surge of new Covid variants. Though this was a difficult decision to make in this late stage of our event, Omicron's aggressive transmissibility rate is proving to defy the odds of health and safety containment measures, even with the most ambitious safety protocols in place. Case numbers are expected to be peaking through March and there are possibilities of new variants to follow.

We will be announcing our official selections from this round of submissions on FEBRUARY 1.

Winterland is a new breed of festival showcasing a multi-dimensional mash-up of storytelling through film, music, tech innovation, climate and health. Our four-day festival launching September 22-25, 2022 will feature multiple blocks of independent film programming, moderated panels featuring thought leaders and professionals in Film, TV, Music. Climate,Technology and Health. Attendees can attend film and music production workshops, networking events and a number of curated experiences included live music, wellness events, VR experiences and more.

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.