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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, In Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730 USA our physically distanced, https://TotalSanitizer.com sponsored retreat explores short film marketing during the COVID-19 era.

With no more than four under 16 minute films screening and discussed each day, attending Hollywood film industry reps and media reps share ideas that could allow screening films to obtain greater visibility.

Gathering includes the Retreat Director explaining how, during the Pandemic, he has secured more than 500 Awards, over $3500.00 in cash prizes, distribution for some and more for the 15+ short films/videos that are being marketed through his Walker Entertainer Academy Short Film Marketing campaigns.

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 10/10/22 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.

TOP POSTER
Special Guest Judges will select the Indigenous Film Retreats' 2022 TOP POSTER from among all films screened during the weekend. The winning film will receive a framed certificate and trophy at the 10/10/22 Indigenous Film Retreats Holiday Awards Breakfast.

TOP COMMERCIAL
Special Guest Judges will select the Indigenous Film Retreats' 2022 TOP COMMERCIAL from among all films screened during the weekend. The winning film will receive a framed certificate and trophy at the 10/10/22 Indigenous Film Retreats Holiday Awards Breakfast.

GRAND PRIZE:
Attendees will create their own criteria in selecting the weekend’s single Indigenous Film Retreats 2022 GRAND PRIZE winner.

In addition, the 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 receive, at the 10/10/22 Awards Breakfast only, an engraved Trophy. Plus, the GRAND PRIZE winning Film will receive a GURANTEED SUCCESSFUL 6 month Walker Entertainer Academy marketing campaign that will result in at least 5 Awards from 3 continents. 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, Top Poster, Top Commercial and/or the GRAND PRIZE, its attending Representative must be present at the 10/10/22 Indigenous Film Retreats 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.


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