The Winnipeg Real To Reel Film Festival seeks cool, clean and compelling films that inspire audiences to a greater understanding of the human journey,

Awards & Prizes

AWARDS
Best Picture - $250
Awards by Audience in each category:
Winner ($100)
Runner-Up
Second Runner-Up
Official Selection

Rules & Terms

WR2R RULES AND GUIDE LINES
PURPOSE
The purpose of the Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival is to connect filmmakers with audiences through visual media that encourages, challenges and inspires us to pursue positive values and to a greater understanding of the human journey.

TYPES OF MEDIA WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for films that are:
Entertaining
Original
Insightful
Uplifiting
Encouraging
and that reinforce positive themes

WHAT WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR
WR2R will not screen films containing any form of nudity, sexual acts, profanity, or gratuitous violence. WR2R reserves the full right to make its determination regarding values-based rejections.

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES
Narrative Feature Film (up to 180 minute)
Documentary Feature Film (up to 180 minute)
Narrative Short Film (less than 50 minutes)
Documentary Short Film (less than 50 minutes)
Manitoba Challenge (less than 30 minutes) - see below
Children’s Program
Feature Screenplay
Short Screenplay

The Manitoba Challenge is a short film competition for films by Manitobans that are 30
minutes or less in length. The director, producer, screenwriter and lead actor must be Manitoban. All other positions can be from other locations. For purposes of this contest, a Manitoban is someone who was either
1. Born in Manitoba, OR
2. Who has lived a combined total of a minimum of 5 years in Manitoba.
The Film can be shot on any format (provided it is delivered on DVD as noted) and can be shot in any location

Please note that the Film Festival reserves the right to merge entries into other categories.

GENRES
Drama
Action/Adventure
Mystery/Suspense
Comedy
Sci-Fi
Family
Children's

AWARDS
Best Picture - $250
Awards by Audience in each category:
Winner ($100)
Runner-Up
Second Runner-Up
Official Selection
WR2R at its discretion may choose to award partial or no awards in any particular category.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION
You are welcome to submit secure online screeners and digital press kits through FilmFreeway. If you would prefer to send press kit materials by e-mail, it can be sent in pdf format to Paul@WinnipegFilmFestival.com

Please note that films accepted into the festival will require screening (exhibition) copies in one of the following two options:
1. 5 DVDs in Region 1 or 0 OR
2. 3 DVDs in Region 1 or 0 AND 3 BluRay in Region 1 or 0

These for the film festival are to be submitted and paid for by the submitter and must be received by the Festival at the address indicated no later than December 5, 2015. Even though submitted online, if selected for the festival, the entrant must provide hard copies as indicated above by December 5, 2015.

SUBMISSION NOTES:

The individual submitting the film must have the legal authority to do so.
Hard copies will not be returned
All non-English language films must be subtitled or dubbed in English.
All postage costs, duties etc. are the responsibility of the sender
Clearly Label each DVD with a sharpie pen:
1. Film Name
2. Run Time
3. Contact Name, phone number and email

PAYMENT
Payment will be accepted electronically only.

LOCATION
The Festival is located at:

Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival
c/o North Kildonan MB Church
1315 Gateway Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2G 1G5
Canada

ADVERTISING
By submitting to WR2R you agree that the festival may use portions of your film and your publicity material for publicity purposes. WR2R may also copy your publicity material for publicity purposes without compensation to you.

RIGHTS
All submissions to WR2R must hold appropriate rights to music, actors, etc. and be able, if required, to produce proof of those rights.

RELEASE OF REMUNERATION
By submitting to WR2R you agree there will not be any remuneration to you or your heirs/assigns for your film whether WR2R charges a gate admission or takes a free will offering or allows your film to be seen by audiences at no charge.

INDEMNITY
All filmmakers submitting to WR2R agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless WR2R, its board, judges, sponsors and partners, individually and collectively, from all claims and demands, losses, damages, costs and liabilities relating to any films submitted to this festival.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please ensure that you have read and comply with our Festival Rules and Terms and Conditions. Submission to the festival constitutes acceptance of these. SUBMISSIONS The individual submitting the film must have the legal authority to do so. One submission (3 DVD copies of the same film) per entry DVDs will not be returned All non-English language films must be subtitled or dubbed in English. All postage costs, duties etc. are the responsibility of the sender Clearly Label each DVD with a sharpie pen: 1. Film Name 2. Run Time 3. Contact Name, phone number and email ADVERTISING By submitting to WR2R you agree that the festival may use portions of your film and your publicity material for publicity purposes. WR2R may also copy your publicity material for publicity purposes without compensation to you. RIGHTS All submissions to WR2R must hold appropriate rights to music, actors, etc. and be able, if required, to produce proof of those rights. RELEASE OF REMUNERATION By submitting to WR2R you agree there will not be any remuneration to you or your heirs/assigns for your film whether WR2R charges a gate admission or takes a free will offering or allows your film to be seen by audiences at no charge. INDEMNITY All filmmakers submitting to WR2R agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless WR2R, its board, judges, sponsors and partners, individually and collectively, from all claims and demands, losses, damages, costs and liabilities relating to any films submitted to this festival. SUBMISSION AGREEMENT I. REPRODUCTION OF COPY-PROTECTED MATERIALS. THE WINNIPEG REAL TO REEL FILM FESTIVAL (“WR2R”), and their principles, affiliates, employees, volunteers, officers, agents, representatives, exhibitors, heirs and/or assigns (hereinafter collectively referred to as “SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR”) hereby expressly represent and confirm that they are not and cannot be held liable or responsible for the protection of any material including copyrighted or trademarked materials (“Material”) submitted for consideration and/or possible screening, viewing or other use at the Film Festival or by SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR. In consideration for the opportunity to submit material(s) to SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR, all persons and/or entities making such a submission of copyrighted or trademarked material to SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR expressly understand, acknowledge and agree to assume all risks of unauthorized duplication, copying or electronic transfer without prior consent or approval, and further grant express permission to SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR to duplicate all submitted materials and to waive all rights, to indemnify and hold SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR harmless against any and all inadvertent, unauthorized or illegal duplication of submission material by third parties. Moreover, all persons and/or entities submitting any material including copyrighted or trademarked material to SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR, expressly assume all risks of unauthorized duplication and expressly grant same an unconditional license to use and duplicate such material in any manner, in whole or in part, for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to judging, advertising, promotional purposes and/or inclusion in or used as Trailers, for broadcast, internet airing, or in a print medium or format, without payment, royalty and/or commission. SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR acknowledges that duplication of submitted materials will be for such or similar stated purposes but will not be for purposes of sale or commercial distribution. II. PRODUCTION OF SIMILAR PROJECTS THE WINNIPEG REAL TO REEL FILM FESTIVAL (“WR2R”), and their principles, affiliates, employees, volunteers, officers, agents, representatives, exhibitors, heirs and/or assigns (hereinafter referred to jointly as “SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR”) hereby expressly acknowledge, represent and confirm they are actively involved in media, including but not limited to the creation, visioning, inception, development, production, post-production, publication, distribution and/or broadcast of written copy materials, motion picture projects, still picture projects and materials, animation and/or graphic design elements and projects. Such materials and projects include but are not necessarily limited to audio CD’s, DVD’s, CD/DVD jackets, book covers, book manuscripts, scripts, feature films, short films, commercials, webisodes, music videos, documentaries, television pilots, television specials, television shows, inspirational spots, morality spots and/or reality encounters; additionally stock footage creation, development, production and/or licensing of stock footage and/or the licensing of third party stock materials; Moreover, SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR expressly acknowledges, represents and confirms that at all times, presently and prospectively, it may have projects in various stages of development, including but not necessarily limited to creation, visioning, development, production, option, license, turn-around, distribution and/or broadcast, which may be similar in nature to projects submitted for consideration to the Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival. Regardless, all persons and/or entities submitting material(s) to SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR do so with the express knowledge and understanding of this disclaimer. Further, in consideration for the opportunity to submit material(s) to SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR, said persons and/or entities release, waive, discharge, indemnify, hold-harmless and covenant not to sue SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR in the event of the development, production, distribution, publication, release or broadcast, anywhere in the world in any medium or format, of any product or project which appears to have or may actually have similarity or likeness to submitted material(s). III. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OR PERSONS/ENTITY(IES) MAKING SUBMISSION: I am over the age of 18 years and hold any and all rights and authority appurtenant to the submitted material(s) and necessary for the submission of materials to SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR. I am submitting this material for possible promotion and screening at the WR2R Film Festival and confirm that screening and promoting the Material in whole or in part does not violate any agreements.

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    Jake Bergen

    The Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival was a fantastic event! Eager audiences filled each of the five theatres, a great selection of films were shown and there were some solid networking opportunities. It was a good festival for connecting with real people who connected strongly with the subject matter of the films. I'd attend again in a heartbeat!

    April 2017
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    Pat Battistini

    My experience with Paul and his team were nothing but great. The communications and support they put out were very much appreciated!

    March 2017
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    Andrew Wall

    A really special festival with a wide ranging audience and great vibe.

    March 2017