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LIVE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ATTENDANCE REQUIRED

95% submission fee discount via Meetup Member request at https://www.meetup.com/First-Fridays-Film-Premieres/

In celebration of the USA’s annual Indigenous People’s Holiday Weekend, our physically distanced, https://TotalSanitizer.com sponsored retreat explores short film marketing in the COVID-19 era.

With no more than four under 16 minute films screening and discussed each day, Hollywood film industry reps and media reps also allowed to attend our explorations on the screening films obtaining more festival selections plus gain direct sales advise that is shared by attendees.

Gathering includes the Director explaining how during 2020 he has secured for Vahan Bedelian's http://WineGameMovie.com more than 31+ Awards (including a 3500€ cash prize) from 42+ nominations among 500+ screenings in 42+ countries on 6 continents plus 1/2 of the 50 United States through an under $600.00 total submission fee budget.

The first COMPLETE submission in each Category will be Officially Selected and nominated.


Awards & Prizes:

All Officially Selected films receive laurels and a certificate of participation via email.

Each screened film will be awarded a framed Poster of their Film presented only at the Indigenous Retreat Holiday Awards Breakfast, held this year on 10/11/21 in Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730 USA.

TOP MOVIE AWARDS:
As well, professional entertainment industry judges will select in advance the year's Top Movie for:
BlackMovieFest in Drama, Comedy, Edu-tainment and Family

Inland Empire Film Festival in Drama, Comedy, Family and Youth

Indigenous People Fest in Activism, Comedy, Drama and Family


Also, winning production companies will each be offered a submission waiver and special consideration for a single subsequent year qualified film submission.


GRAND PRIZE:
Attendees will create their own criteria in selecting each day’s single GRAND PRIZE winner for BlackMovieFest, Inland Empire Film Festival and Indigenous People Fest.

In addition, each GRAND PRIZE winning production company will be offered a single annual submission waiver and special consideration for a single film that qualifies during subsequent years of participation. As well, each attending GRAND PRIZE winner will later be mailed an engraved Trophy. Plus, these attendee selected Films will receive multiple Entertainer.Academy Worldwide film festival submissions, where up to $100.00 in submission fees will be paid. The 1st year’s winner received 12 submissions on 3 continents to 5 countries and 5 United States. With a more than 50% selection rate including: Hollywood's famous TCL Chinese 6 Theatre, a tour of schools and a tour of Romania, multiple awards were won from those selections such as the World Film Fair 2018 Best Short Film from screening in New York City's Theater District.

In identifying the GRAND PRIZE winner, the Officially Selected attending Representatives will not be allowed to vote for their own Film.


In order for a short film to reach final qualification to win Top Movie honors and/or the GRAND PRIZE, its attending Representative must be present at the 10/11/21 Indigenous Retreat Holiday Awards Breakfast.


Rules & Terms:

SUBMITTED FILM MUST BE UNDER 16 MINUTES IN LENGTH

Submitted film must have a POSTER on its WFCN platform.

While submission is in the Cart, Submitter must ATTACH a WFCN Cover Letter that LISTS:
1. Film name & #, Attendee Name, Email Address, Phone Number and STREET ADDRESS of the Film’s representative who promises to attend (at its own cost) and speak at your screening

2. Film's IMDb page URL Address

3. Film's UNDER 30 seconds in length TRAILER YouTube published URL Address

4. A statement that the Film’s representative will ATTEND their Short’s total viewing block in order for their Film to screen.


2 Reviews
  • Being nominated for an award and being showcased at this film festival was a dream come true. Working with the producer of the event, Phillip Walker, was easy and enjoyable. He takes the time and effort to showcase your film and give it the respect it deserves. Please submit here in the future!

    31 Oct, 2020

    Indigenous Film Retreats
    Response from festival:

    We thank "Pandemic Prospering Part 1" for supplying our 1st ever WFCN Review. Your unique use of video production was easy to showcase in our short film marketing retreat. You should expect that other festivals will come to the same conclusion.

    31 Oct, 2020
  • Being nominated for an award and being showcased at this film festival was a dream come true. Working with the producer of the event, Phillip Walker, was easy and enjoyable. He takes the time and effort to showcase your film and give it the respect it deserves. Please submit here in the future!

    31 Oct, 2020

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Categories & Fees

Drama - serious subject Black film Edu-tainment - educational Black film Family - PG rated Black film

Free $0.00 USD

Early $0.09 USD

Regular $9.09 USD

Late $19.09 USD

Drama - serious subject So Cal Regional film Family - PG rated SoCal Regional film

Free $0.00 USD

Early $0.09 USD

Regular $9.09 USD

Late $19.09 USD

Activist - humans striving for change Comedy - comic treatment of human culture Drama - serious treatment of human culture Family - GP rated treatment of human culture

Free $0.00 USD

Early $0.09 USD

Regular $9.09 USD

Late $19.09 USD

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