[IMPORTANT: before you purchase the submission, please add your film by opening a free account with WFCN; follow the steps and after submitting, please add a quick line using the Cover Letter button on the final screen explaining which scene you want us to look at, one scene-only up to 5 min. We cannot pick the scene for you. For example, the cover letter line would read = "1:24 to 4:20: pay attn to dialogues, camera..." Also some categories cost more to submit because they guarantee screening (interviews, press coverage... at our gala) un front of a live audience at our May 1 Gala, AS LONG AS the film scene was nominated in April]
We are IMDb-approved. The one aspect that is often underrated by film festivals, the memorable scene that makes you remember the film, be it because of the scenery, the powerful dialogues, speech, camera angle/motion, improvisation, etc.
We are grandfathered by our big sister competition, the MLC Awards (mlcawards.com). We will part-take in their 2 annual galas and our trophies will be similar.
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Official selections are announced in a grand way within 3 days of a submission being received as long as you include a 30 second vimeo/youtube link of the submitted scene, it will be shared on our social media groups. A great promo tool.
If no vimeo/youtube link is available for your 30 second scene sample, we will still mention your official selection, although it won't be shared with other social media groups. We are here to help you promote your work.
Four nominees are picked per category every 3 months on Notification Date. Then we screen some of the nominees at one of our two annual galas. Winners are announced on day 2 of our galas. Winners will be picked by the live audience attending.
Winners will receive an e-certificate, a laurel and they can purchase our trophy.
Please read carefully:
-We cannot pick a scene for you. You must indicate it to us.
-Before you purchase the submission, please add a quick cover letter explaining which scene you want us to look at, one scene-only (see submission categories for time limit per scene). For ex., the cover letter would read = "1:24 to 4:20: pay attn to dialogues, camera..." If you forget to add a cover letter (life happens, we know), then please add the time mark message at the very bottom of your film synopsis.
-The entire film must be uploaded. Please do not upload the scene only. While we typically will not watch the whole film, if the scene is interesting and watching before or after makes sense, we will do so at our criteria.
-One scene per submission (please indicate the minute mark in a message to us).
-No more than three scenes from the same film can be sent to us in the same 10-week window.
-The entire film must consist of more than 1 scene. We just need to see why the scene you point us too is award worthy.
-We will showcase you on Facebook if you send us a vimeo link with a 30-second sample of your scene (no more than 30 seconds).
-We do not pay screening fees.
-Fees as not refundable.
-We reserve the right to disqualify submitters if rules are breached.
-Official Selections are announced within 3 days of a submission as long as it includes a vimeo link with 30 seconds of a sample of the submitted scene.
-On the posted notification date, we will announce 4 Nominations per category. One week later we will announce nominees. The month after we will announce winners at the gala.
-We only run February through August. We will not do any virtual screenings.
-See each submission categories for additional rules.
-We reserve the rights to modify these terms and conditions and to remove a given category should participation not be up to standards. If that was the case, we will move submitters to other categories.
-Submitting to more than 1 category can increase your chances of selection or nomination. While attendance to our gala events is not mandatory, it will be considered to determine some of the winners in the event of a tie in audience votes.
-A live audience will vote for each winner on day 1 of each gala.