WEN-CON Short Film Festival

ANNOUNCEMENT:

You may use your own music track selections, but they must be royalty free or proven to not violate any trademark or legal use restrictions.

Objective

Create a film contest/festival that will coincide with the 2018 WEN-CON giving local filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their filmmaking skills.

Contest Parameters

The challenge: Create a short film (2 minutes or less) using either audio track(s) and sound effects provided by us (download via this link) or audio that you can prove to the judges is royalty free and not in violation of any trademark laws*. Choose any genre you want, but your entry must be an original production created for this contest between January 1 and April 17, 2018. All contributors must be noted in the end credits of your film. End credits do not factor into the 2 minute time length of your film. You cannot publish your entry online on your own channels until after the contest is over. WEN-CON reserves the rights to use portions of your entries for promotional purposes for future film festivals.

Judging Criteria

A panel of three judges will evaluate all entries and select a first place winner, as well as first runner-up.  All films will be judged according to this point-based system:

  1. 30 pts. – Overall impression.
  2. 30 pts. – Technical quality (composition, audio/video quality, color, lighting, etc.).
  3. 20 pts. – Creativity in filmmaking.
  4. 20 pts. – Creative use of music, sound effects and/or audio tracks.

All entries will be shown during a public screening at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 at the Grove Theater on the campus of Wenatchee Valley College.  All entries will also be featured at a special installation at the Town Toyota Center during WEN-CON 2018 and the winner and runner-up entries will be given a special mention and will be screened on the Town Toyota Center’s big screen on the main floor during the event. Judges will choose the winners, and those two films will be featured during WEN-CON 2018 at the Town Toyota Center and online on our website for the year.

* WEN-CON Film Fest, WEN-CON, any of its organizers or parent companies are not legally responsible for the music selections in any of the entries of the WEN-CON Film Festival.