Wyoming Short Film Contest with $25,000 Grand Prize
The Wyoming Short Film Contest requires all entries to either take place in Wyoming, feature Wyoming, or present Wyoming as a major character in the storyline. And with a $25,000 Grand Prize for the winner’s next shot-in-Wyoming project, there’s plenty of incentive to enter.
The contest starts with a public voting round. After the voting round ends the 10 best rated entries go before our panel of judges, who ultimately select our Grand Prize Winner. For more details, see our contest timeline.
The Grand Prize winner shall receive $25,000 towards the production budget of their next shot-in-Wyoming project.
ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
• Screenplay / Acting
• Sound Design
• Overall Production Value
ALL ENTRANTS AGREE TO ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
1. Film Content: Short film entries must take place in Wyoming, feature Wyoming, or present Wyoming as a major character in the storyline.
2. Deadline: All submissions are due on or before April 15, 2011. See timeline for more details.
3. Announcements: Winners will be announced and contacted on or about May 16, 2011. Judge’s decisions are final.
4. Entry Fee: There is no entry fee for the Wyoming Short Film Contest.
5. Releases and Copyrighted Material: If your film contains any copyrighted material (music for example) the filmmaker will be responsible for securing the licensing rights. (To avoid the expense and difficulty of securing such rights we recommend using only original, non-copyrighted material or material licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license).
6. Prizes: The winner shall receive $25,000 towards the production budget of their next project shot in Wyoming.
7. Film Type: Entries may be any style or genre of film (e.g. documentary, narrative fiction, etc.).
8. Film Length: Films shall not exceed 15 minutes running time.
9. Film Format: Entries must be in digital format, as the submission process takes place at www.wyomingshortfilmcontest.com. No physical entries will be accepted.
10. Student or Group Films: Student films made with funding from a university or other institution are welcome, but if the school or institution holds the rights to the film, you will need their permission for entry. Group films (films submitted with more than one filmmaker) are likewise welcome, though each individual filmmaker must give permission for entry.
11. Permissions for Wyoming Office of Tourism Use: Tourism reserves the right to display the winning film for promotional purposes on the Wyoming Office of Tourism website (www.wyomingtourism.org), all Wyoming Film Office social media sites including the website (www.filmwyoming.com) and blog (www.filmwyoming.blogspot.com) and at Wyoming Film Office related events.
For more contest details, visit http://www.wyomingshortfilmcontest.com.
Click this link for information about the Wyoming Film Office.