The UWSU Film Society (Est. 2011) provides weekly screenings for students, staff, alumni and external guests at the University of Westminster, London. We present a wide range of contemporary and classic cinema, including blockbusters, indie productions, cult classics, arthouse & foreign films. We also host Q&As and film premieres, as well as screenings of selected works from local filmmakers.
Our Film Society aims at creating an inviting atmosphere for everyone to watch, discuss and enjoy films - with attendees ranging from dedicated cinephiles to regular lovers of movies. We carefully build our selection of screenings by always keeping our members and their taste in mind. When they book their (free) tickets, members are invited to write down a movie they would like to see screened next at the Film Society - which we then take into consideration in our Committee meetings.
Since its foundation, the Society has been hosting a yearly international film festival (also known as the 'University of Westminster Film Festival'). The Festival is entirely lead by students and provides its attendees a cinema-grade projection quality and an unmissable discovery and networking opportunity. The Festival aims at showcasing the highest-quality and most original short film productions.
We screen films in our 7.1 surround sound, cinema-grade Auditorium (which seats 212) every Tuesday between 18.00 and 21.00.
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- Films must have been completed after January 1, 2018.
- Films may not have been released theatrically or shown on television prior to the festival and films may not have been publicly available online (i.e YouTube, Vimeo) prior to the Festival. Earlier festival screenings are not an issue.
- We present all films in their original language. Thus, non-English language films must feature English subtitles in order to be considered.
- We do not accept works in progress.
- All submissions must be sent via FilmFreeway for the Jury's consideration.
- Apple (Quicktime) ProRes 422 or Higher (422HQ, 4444 and 4444XQ) is the preferred exhibition format for the festival although we do also accept DCPs and other files. Please get in touch if your have any doubts.
- For programming consideration, the festival only accepts online screeners (FilmFreeway or Vimeo via FilmFreeway). We do not normally accept DVD submissions.
- Filmmakers will be required to provide a high-quality copy of their work if chosen to be part of our Official Selection.
- After submitting, please check your FilmFreeway account to make sure that your submission meets our requirements. It is your responsibility to make sure all requirements are met and necessary information is provided.
- Filmmakers are responsible for the shipment of the exhibition copy to the UWSU Film Society.
- We reserve the right to use images and screenshots from selected films in Festival marketing purposes.
- By agreeing to these terms, you warrant that you have read, understood, and agreed to the regulations of the WFF 2019 and that, to the best of your knowledge, the information that you have supplied is correct.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:
- All genres & stories are accepted provided that the content of the film is not defamatory towards any groups or individuals. Films praising racism, violence and abuse will be disqualified. All films who treat such themes with sensibility are extremely welcome.
- We also accept student coursework made within their course, please consult your production team / Lecturer / Module Leader before considering to submit to us.
For any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org