The Wait-A-Minute Film Competition gives participants one week to complete a film of one minute-or-less length. This year's WAM is particularly exciting as it challenges contestants to create a Halloween-themed film! The secret mystery element (to be revealed on Oct. 1st) will tie into this theme! Prizes in various categories will be given away and screams will be had by all.

As an added bonus for our participants, 30 of the best films will be shown on the big screen at the Blue Mouse Theatre as part of Friday Night Frights program. Immediately following this, John Carpenter's original "Halloween" will be screened. Our contestants will not just have friends and family members for their audience, but a whole theater full of horror film fans!

This event is hosted by Friday Night Frights and Tacoma Filmmakers.

Awards & Prizes

The five winning award categories are:
1) Best Picture Judge’s Award
2) Best Picture Audience Favorite
3) Best Actor Male
4) Best Actor Female
5) Best Use of the Mystery Element

Prizes to be determined but will include gift certificates to local establishments.

Rules & Terms

Filmmakers have one week to make a HALLOWEEN/HORROR THEMED film of one-minute-length or less. The competition starts Oct. 1st 2016 and ends on Oct. 9th 2016. Films must be turned in on or before Oct. 9th 2016

All films must include the mystery element, which will be announced online at and on Oct. 1st 2016.

The screening will take place at the historic Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N. Proctor St Tacoma WA 98407), on Oct. 21st at 10pm, presented at the beginning of the Friday Night Frights program.

Entry fee is $5.00

All films are Judged by the Tacoma Filmmakers Executive Committee and Special Guest Judge, with the exception of Audience Favorite. Tacoma Filmmakers reserves the right to not screen entries not meeting certain criteria. Filmmakers retain all rights to their films.

The WAM Night of the Living Film Competition (special Halloween edition) is open to all Tacoma, WA area filmmakers.

If questions, please email