University of Westminster Film Society (Est. 2011) provides weekly screenings for Students, Staff, Alumni and members of the public - presenting a range of contemporary and classic films including Blockbusters, Indie Films, Cult Classics, Arthouse & World Cinema. Before our feature presentations we invite local, national and international filmmakers and student filmmakers across our roster of creative courses at the University to showcase their work. We also host Q&As and Premieres.
The Film Society endeavours to create an inviting atmosphere to watch, discuss and enjoy films - with attendees ranging from dedicated cinephiles to regular lovers of movies. We gear ourselves towards presenting films that our attendees want to watch rather than imposing a selection. When you book your ticket, you're invited to write down a film you'd like to see be exhibited next at Film Society - which we then take into consideration in our weekly Committee Meetings.
We screen films in our 5.1 Surround Sound Cinema-Grade Auditorium, our main venue which seats 212, every Tuesday between 6-9pm with selected off-programme screenings in our more intimate venue; The Dubbing Theatre which seats 66. UOW Film Society is also closely partnered with the Film Department at University of Westminster.
The Westminster Film School operates one of the best-known and highly regarded Film Production Courses in the world, with an international reputation for its academic and practical teaching. We aim to develop thinking film makers who have something to say to, and about, the world. Our students’ films are shown at festivals all over the world, and have won Student Academy Awards and a host of honours in both the UK and internationally.
Film Society Committee Award
Awards in Craft Categories
-Films must have been completed after January 1, 2018
-Films may not have been released theatrically or shown on television prior to the festival.
-Films may not have been publicly available online (i.e YouTube, Vimeo) prior to the festival.
-UOWFS presents all films in their Original Language. Non-English Language films must have English Subtitles.
-UOWFS does not accept works in progress.
-All Submissions must be made via FilmFreeway for the Festival Jury.
-Apple (Quicktime) ProRes 422 or Higher (422HQ, 4444 and 4444XQ) is the preferred exhibition format for the festival although we do also accept DCPs / Blu-Rays.
-For programming consideration, the festival only accepts online screeners (FilmFreeway or Vimeo via FilmFreeway). WE DO NOT ACCEPT DVD SUBMISSIONS.
-Filmmakers will be required to provide a copy of their work as soon as they have Submitted for Jury Review (best version preferable).The Submitter will be prompted again to send over a version if they haven't done so by the announcement of the Notification Date (on March 1st).
-After submitting, please check your FilmFreeway account to make sure that your submission meets our requirements and is 'In Consideration'. It is your responsibility to make sure all requirements are met and necessary information is given.
-Filmmakers are responsible for the shipment of the exhibition copy to University of Westminster Film Society.
-UOWFS reserves the right to use images from films selected in Festival marketing purposes (web; print media, and television).
-By agreeing to these terms, you warrant that you have read, understood, and agreed to the regulations of UOWFF 2019 and that, to the best of your knowledge, the information that you have supplied is correct.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
UOW Film Society is committed to showcasing the best in student work from Students, Alumni & Staff at University of Westminster, as a prestigious centre of learning and innovation; the School of Media, Arts & Design prides itself on producing an incredible body of work and students ready to go into the wider world of work.
At UOWFS, we're committed to extending our network to as many other London-based, national and international students and independent filmmakers and we invite them to submit their work to us. We're strong advocates for female filmmakers in the creative industries and also have a unique Female Filmmaker submission category. We'd greatly encourage submissions from other University Film courses across London to greatly encourage cross-collaboration amongst universities!
ALL Genres & Stories are accepted provided that the content of the film is not defamatory towards any individuals, including but not limited to, Students, Staff, Alumni, Film Society, University of Westminster Students’ Union or University of Westminster, as constituent elements.
We also accept Student Coursework made within their course, please consult your Production Team/Lecturer/Module Leader before considering to submit to UOW Film Society.
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