WEN-CON Short Film Festival

Contest Parameters

The challenge: Create a short film (2 minutes or less) using audio track(s) and sound effects provided by us (download via this link). Choose any genre you want, but your entry must be an original production created for this contest between January 1 and April 1, 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.


  1. DJI Phantom 3 Drone
  2. One year subscription to Adobe Premiere CC
  3. Flyleaf camera bag

Judging Criteria

All entries will be judged by a panel of three professional filmmakers: Charley Voorhis of Voortex Productions, Jeff Ostenson of North 40 Productions and Jamie Howell of Icicle Creek Center for the Arts.

The 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 provided sound effects and/or audio tracks.

All entries will be shown during a public screening the Thursday evening before the event for judging. 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 at Town Toyota Center 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.