The Wyoming International Film Festival welcomes you to celebrate independent film in the old west. Hosted in the capital city, Cheyenne Wyoming, WyoIFF is a 3-day celebration of movies, filmmakers, and the artists behind the work. Screenings are hosted in a brand new 400 seat theater with a state-of-the-art sound and projection system, ensuring a quality movie-going experience for filmmakers and audiences alike. Nightly parties and Q&As give ample opportunity to network and meet the filmmakers. The Wyoming International Film Festival is capped off with an award ceremony where we present 20 awards, along with more than $2,000 in prizes, to the winners of the festival. Join us for food, fun, and film!

As an international film festival WyoIFF welcomes movies from all over the world. We accept features, shorts, narratives, documentaries, music videos and web series of every genre. The Wyoming International Film Festival is committed to screening a diverse slate of stories with a broad spectrum of genres, topics and styles. Because we are a film festival run by filmmakers; the WyoIFF team guarantees every submission is watched in its entirety and considered by a committee of experienced industry professionals.

The Wyoming International Film Festival is dedicated to growing the filmmaking community of Wyoming. If you are a Wyoming resident, if your film was shot in Wyoming, or features Wyoming as a setting or story point, you can submit in either the "Wyoming Film" or "Wyoming Documentary" categories. These categories are discounted and eligible for cash prizes!

In an effort to create a more inclusive film program, and to give more opportunities to independent filmmakers, the Wyoming International Film Festival has partnered with several filmmaking organizations and institutions. If you are a member of any of these organizations, you are eligible for additional discounts. Please contact your member representative to access your discount code.
• Alliance of Women Directors
• Feedbackity
• International Documentary Association
• New York Film Academy
• Women in Media

The Wyoming International Film Festival awards 14 Grand Jury Awards and 6 Audience Choice Awards, with over $2,000 in prizes!

Grand Jury Awards

• Best Narrative Feature - $250 cash prize and trophy
• Best Documentary Feature - $250 cash prize, trophy, and 1 year free membership to the International Documentary Association (IDA)
• Best Wyoming Film - $200 cash prize and trophy
• Best Wyoming Documentary - $200 cash prize, trophy, and 1 year free membership to the International Documentary Association (IDA)
• Best Narrative Short - $150 cash prize and trophy
• Best Documentary Short - $150 cash prize, trophy, and 1 year free membership to the International Documentary Association (IDA)
• Best Director of a Feature Film - $150 cash prize and trophy
• Best Director of a Short Film - $100 cash prize and trophy
• Best Actress in a Feature – $150 cash prize and trophy
• Best Actress in a Short – $100 cash prize and trophy
• Best Actor in a Feature – $150 cash prize and trophy
• Best Actor in a Short - $100 cash prize and trophy
• Best Screenplay of a Feature Film - $150 cash prize and trophy
• Best Screenplay of a Short Film - $100 cash prize and trophy

Audience Choice Awards

• Best Narrative Feature – Award certificate and free submission to Feedbackity
• Best Documentary Feature - Award certificate and free submission to Feedbackity
• Best Wyoming Film - Award certificate and free submission to Feedbackity
• Best Wyoming Documentary - Award certificate and free submission to Feedbackity
• Best Narrative Short - Award certificate and free submission to Feedbackity
• Best Documentary Short - Award certificate and free submission to Feedbackity

Premiere Status – All films must be a Wyoming premiere.

Run Time –
• Short films and short docs: 0–25 min.
• Feature films and feature docs: 40-120 min.
• Wyoming films and docs: 0-120 min.
• Music videos: 0-8 min.
• Web series: 0-15 min.

English Language or English Subtitles – All films submitted to the Wyoming International Film Festival must be in English or have English Subtitles.

Delivery – Films must be delivered in .mov or mp4 format. We do not accept any other formats.

Genre – The Wyoming International Film Festival accepts films of all genres. This includes but is not limited to; action, animation, biographical, comedy, documentary, drama, experimental, genre (horror, sci-fi, fantasy, etc.) musical, music video, mystery, political, romance, sports, thriller, web series, western or period piece, etc.

Web Series – This category is for narrative or documentary episodic series produced exclusively for distribution on the web. Filmmakers may submit multiple episodes totaling up to 15 minutes. Episodes must be contained on the same screener. For awards purposes web series will be considered in the “Short Film” categories. Web Series made in Wyoming may submit under the “Wyoming Film” category for a discount.

Music Videos – Filmmakers must have permissions from the band, musician, or artist to use their music in the music video. Music must be an original song or an original cover of a pre-existing work provided all proper rights have been secured. For awards purposes music videos will be considered in the “Short Film” categories. Music videos made in Wyoming may submit under the “Wyoming Film” category for a discount.

Wyoming Films – To qualify as a Wyoming Film or Wyoming Documentary the project must meet one of the following criteria. The programming committee reserves the right to disqualify films that do not meet the criteria.
• The director of the film is a current resident of Wyoming.
• At least 50% of the film was shot in Wyoming.
• Wyoming strongly features as a character, setting, or plot point in the film.

Student Film Discount – If submitting a film or documentary with the student film discount, filmmakers must provide a copy of a valid student ID from an accredited school. Failure to provide a copy of a valid student ID will result in disqualification. The student film discount is only applicable if the student receiving the discount is the director, producer, or writer of the project.

Waiver Requests – WyoIFF does not accept waiver requests at this time.

Agreement of Use – Selected films agree to allow the festival to use screen shots, clips, trailers, posters, or other materials to promote the film and festival. Filmmakers and guests agree to allow the festival to use their likeness in any photo, video, or audio recordings to promote the film and festival.

Age of Film – Films cannot have been produced any later than January 1st, 2019. Films produced in 2018 and older are ineligible.

Copyright – By submitting filmmakers acknowledge they own the full copyright to their film, soundtrack, and all other elements contained within the film, and have the legal right to exhibit the film in the United States. The festival takes no responsibility for any copyright violations, and the filmmaker agrees they are the sole responsible party of their work.

Non-Discrimination – The Wyoming International Film Festival has a strict non-discrimination policy and has zero tolerance for films promoting discrimination. Any film that actively promotes hate speech or discrimination against any protected class (Race, Ethnicity, Nationality, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Religion, Ability, Age, etc.) will be immediately disqualified.