The International WAMMFest (Women And Minorities in Media Festival) celebrates and encourages diversity in media production, audio, video, animation, and film by student and professional media makers. We promote diversity in media production through our call and festival.
We are excited to announce the annual call for short audio and video works for the 10th(!!) International WAMMFest, Women And Minorities in Media Festival. To celebrate our tenth anniversary, we're kicking off this year's call for works with 10 days of no entry fees!
All works entered must either be created with a women and/or minority in a key creative role (video: writer, producer, or director; audio: writer, producer, engineer, or mixer) or of interest to women and/or minorities.
The works entered into WAMMFest will be juried with the official selections and winners playing during the 10th WAMMFest with tentative dates of April 19-22, 2017.
This year, preference will be given to fictional and non-fictional stories that feature the everyday lives of women and/or minorities (including LGBT) that feature three dimensional, well-formed characters.
We also have two new categories - LGBT (which can be entered as its own category, or LGBT films can be submitted through a different category as well that the artist might find more appropriate, such as Comedy or Animation), and Virtual Reality.
The festival primarily takes place on a university campus (Towson University). We have a very high bar for officially selected films and media. Last year, we had a record-breaking 1100 entries, with only 57 chosen as Official Selections. Each year, the selected entries have a higher threshold to surpass, and in our tenth year, the bar is going to be even higher.
For more information: www.wammtu.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Awards & Prizes
Honorariums for attending media makers
We do everything we can to get as many of the Official Selection film and media makers to WAMMFest as possible. We feel this deepens the discussion and impact of the film on the audience and filmmaker and creates networking opportunities for everybody involved.
For a limited number of Official Selection filmmakers, WAMMFest is pleased to offer travel reimbursement (up to $300), small honorariums, festival passes, and possibly free or reduced price hotel rooms on campus.
Rules & Terms
Entries must be 20 minutes or less (category dependent).
All works need to either be created with a woman and/or minority in a key creative role (video: director, writer, producer) or the subject matter needs to be of interest to women and/or minorities. Preference given to entries by women and/or minorities.
Works entered with no entry fee and/or do not fit the mission of the festival have no guarantee of being watched in its entirety during the screening process.
All entries must be submitted digitally through FilmFreeway or otherwise online.