Call for Entries: WAFL 90-second Smartphone movie festival - Deadline April 25th for a May1st festival

Added to Calendar: 04-23-21, 04-24-21, 04-25-21

How interesting do you find the idea of making movies on your smartphone?

  • Nah...I'm on my phone enough; I don't want to create on it.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Meh...Could be cool to experiment on stuff, but I don't consider it a serious production tool.

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    3
  • Poll closed .

WAFLfest

New member
2021 WAFL [wAHf-uhl]

The smartphone 90-second movie festival
www.WAFLfest.com


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Call for Entries


Submissions Due Dates:

Between Friday April 23 and Sunday April 25, 2021 midnight

No cost to enter


Festival held on:

Saturday May 1st, 2021 5pm PT, online



You are invited to pick-up your phone and produce a 90-second movie.



Rules for this year:

1- Each entry must come from one individual as the auteur. You, the filmmaker, must shoot your movie entirely on one smart phone (one phone only for all visual source material of your entry - the jury can ask to see your phone files). So: one creator, one phone for each WAFL entry. All optical and mechanical accessories are acceptable. You may edit on any platform. You may use actors, production crew, musicians, lighting, special effects, audio cues and any other outside help or technology in the production of your movie.

2- This year the two required elements are: high heel and button. In the course of your movie’s narrative, the notion, image of, or reference to those two elements (together or separately) must be evident.

3- Your movie must be 90 seconds, no longer, no shorter.

o A front card for title and filmmaker’s name should be added at the front of the movie but cannot advance or impact the narrative.

o Credits for acting and production help can optionally be added at the end of the movie, should be no more than 20 seconds, and the credits cannot in any way impact the movie narrative.



Sign-up for updates and newsletter:

- Send an email to WAFLfestival@gmail.com with your name and phone number in the body. There is no need for any additional information, though you are welcome to send questions or comments.



Submitting your movie:

- To qualify, a movie must meet the above rules and must be submitted between Friday April 23 and Sunday April 25, 2021, midnight, via WeTranser.com to WAFLfestival@gmail.com.

- The WAFL Festival and Award will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 6pm PT and will be held online via Zoom. Address will be provided on the website.



WAFL Festival Judging:

- The jury will be led this year by WAFL board member Suki Medencevic ASC, and the jury will include actor, director and screenwriter Nick Castle. Another member will be announced over the next few days through the weekly newsletter.

- Judging will be based on (at the judges’ discretion):

> script originality and impact of the work;

> creative introduction of the two required pieces (the how, why, when, where and how those two elements exist in your movie’s narrative) ;

> overall production

> adherence to the entry rules of the festival.



Award and Prizes:

- The WAFL Festival winner will be awarded


>the 2021 WAFL, the statuette!
Statuette for winner.jpg


>the right to name the two required elements for the 2022 WAFL festival

>4 free months of a Gold Membership to WeMakeMovies.org (more details on what that includes: www.wemakemovies.org/membership)

>Film Distribution Blueprint, at the Independent Fim Hustle Academy. Founder and president Alex Ferrari will put you in his IFH Academy course where you will learn insider moves on how to negotiate distribution deals for your feature film, even if it's shot on your smartphone. (This course is available to all for $697 via the IFH academy website - see bottom of page)



-The 2021 Jury prize winner will receive:

> Light and Face: the art of Cinematography, from IFH Academy. Taught by WAFL jury president Suki Medencevic ASC, this film brings major motion picture know-how to films of any budget, including smartphone films.

(This course is available to all for $697 via the IFH academy website - see bottom of page)



- The nine 2021 Finalists will each receive:

> a 6-month subscription to Indie Film Hustle. This is like a ticket to a free education on how to make rad movies from your smartphone, no matter what you plan to do with it: shoot commercials and promote yourself or your product online, shoot a pilot, make a video christmas card, become a professional filmmaker. (This subscription is available to all for $99 via the website)



Rights and exhibition:

- WAFL Festival will make no claim to the copyright of any work submitted into the festival, but submission to the festival grants a non-commercial license to show the work on the WAFL website and as part of the annals and promotional resources of the WAFL festival.

- The WAFL Festival is neither a business venture nor supportive of any sort of commercial enterprise. There is no cost to register, submit, or participate in WAFL Festival.


About WAFL Festival and its history:

- WAFL stands for the two required elements in the 2020 festival, our first, which were: Wig And Fishing Line. We are Los Angeles based.

- The entries for the first WAFL, and the winning submission, can be seen on the event’s 2020 website http://www.wigandfishingline.com

- WAFL is a volunteer-run organization with no motive other than to get you to make a movie.



For more info:
WAFLfestival@gmail.com. Or call PHILIPPE HARTLEY - 323.646.8191


WAFL 2021 thanks our fabulous sponsors:
WeMakeMovies.org and IndieFilmHustle.com



 

WAFLfest

New member
Lin

Call for Entries

Submissions Due Dates:

Between Friday April 23 and Sunday April 25, 2021 midnight

No cost to enter




Festival held on:

Saturday May 1st, 2021 5pm PT, online




You are invited to pick-up your phone and produce a 90-second movie.



Rules for this year:

1
- Each entry must come from one individual as the auteur. You, the filmmaker, must shoot your movie entirely on one smart phone (one phone only for all visual source material of your entry - the jury can ask to see your phone files). So: one creator, one phone for each WAFL entry. All optical and mechanical accessories are acceptable. You may edit on any platform. You may use actors, production crew, musicians, lighting, special effects, audio cues and any other outside help or technology in the production of your movie.

2- This year the two required elements are: high heel and button. In the course of your movie’s narrative, the notion, image of, or reference to those two elements (together or separately) must be evident.

3- Your movie must be 90 seconds, no longer, no shorter.

o A front card for title and filmmaker’s name should be added at the front of the movie but cannot advance or impact the narrative.

o Credits for acting and production help can optionally be added at the end of the movie, should be no more than 20 seconds, and the credits cannot in any way impact the movie narrative.



Sign-up for updates and newsletter:

- Send an email to WAFLfestival@gmail.com with your name and phone number in the body. There is no need for any additional information, though you are welcome to send questions or comments.



Submitting your movie:

- To qualify, a movie must meet the above rules and must be submitted between Friday April 23 and Sunday April 25, 2021, midnight, via WeTranser.com to WAFLfestival@gmail.com.

- The WAFL Festival and Award will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 6pm PT and will be held online via Zoom. Address will be provided on the website.



WAFL Festival Judging:

- The jury will be led this year by WAFL board member Suki Medencevic ASC, and the jury will include actor, director and screenwriter Nick Castle. Another member will be announced over the next few days through the weekly newsletter.

- Judging will be based on (at the judges’ discretion):

> script originality and impact of the work;

> creative introduction of the two required pieces (the how, why, when, where and how those two elements exist in your movie’s narrative) ;

> overall production

> adherence to the entry rules of the festival.



Award and Prizes:

- The WAFL Festival winner will be awarded


>the 2021 WAFL, the statuette! View attachment 52451

>the right to name the two required elements for the 2022 WAFL festival

>4 free months of a Gold Membership to WeMakeMovies.org (more details on what that includes: www.wemakemovies.org/membership)

>Film Distribution Blueprint, at the Independent Fim Hustle Academy. Founder and president Alex Ferrari will put you in his IFH Academy course where you will learn insider moves on how to negotiate distribution deals for your feature film, even if it's shot on your smartphone. (This course is available to all for $697 via the IFH academy website - see bottom of page)



-The 2021 Jury prize winner will receive:

> Light and Face: the art of Cinematography, from IFH Academy. Taught by WAFL jury president Suki Medencevic ASC, this film brings major motion picture know-how to films of any budget, including smartphone films.

(This course is available to all for $697 via the IFH academy website - see bottom of page)



- The nine 2021 Finalists will each receive:

> a 6-month subscription to Indie Film Hustle. This is like a ticket to a free education on how to make rad movies from your smartphone, no matter what you plan to do with it: shoot commercials and promote yourself or your product online, shoot a pilot, make a video christmas card, become a professional filmmaker. (This subscription is available to all for $99 via the website)



Rights and exhibition:

- WAFL Festival will make no claim to the copyright of any work submitted into the festival, but submission to the festival grants a non-commercial license to show the work on the WAFL website and as part of the annals and promotional resources of the WAFL festival.

- The WAFL Festival is neither a business venture nor supportive of any sort of commercial enterprise. There is no cost to register, submit, or participate in WAFL Festival.


About WAFL Festival and its history:

- WAFL stands for the two required elements in the 2020 festival, our first, which were: Wig And Fishing Line. We are Los Angeles based.

- The entries for the first WAFL, and the winning submission, can be seen on the event’s 2020 website http://www.wigandfishingline.com

- WAFL is a volunteer-run organization with no motive other than to get you to make a movie.




For more info:

WAFLfestival@gmail.com. Or call PHILIPPE HARTLEY - 323.646.8191





WAFL 2021 thanks our fabulous sponsors:

WeMakeMovies.org and IndieFilmHustle.com
See a fun 3 minute interview with WAFL jury president Suki Medencevic ASC, about "Why WAFL?"
Still have over two weeks to make your 90-second movie! (Read the 4 simple rules at www.WAFLfest.com)
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