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|Any category short film of 20 minutes or less will be accepted for review. Screening programs will have themed showings. Themes are determined from all entries. There will be multiple awards and prizes.
All films selected for presentation at the festival are projected in the venue's Main Theater or in the festival's multi-screen Exhibition Center.
Films are programmed for public screening in a selection of categories. Each film is presented in one or more of the following sections and is placed at the discretion of the Programming Committee.
Short Film Competition
Showcasing the best short films from around the world, this competition highlights the work of both established professionals and new artists in the short subject form. The winners of the Short Film Competition receive the World Arts Film Festival "Best of Fest" Award in the following categories:
New Media (includes Public Service Announcements, Music Video, Webisodes and Mobile)
Additional prizes and sponsors will be announced. Details are listed in the Prizes section for:
-Student Awards with Best in any category, by group: Elementary, Middle, High-School, College.
-Special Jury - Hometown Award and Hometown Student Award to films from Host City 2015 - Jacksonville, FL
A mix of new technologies are used with cutting edge visual language and forms. This program views cinematic language through selected short films that represent the work of established directors, award winners, and arts innovators. This program features films as diverse as the artists who make them.
*Webisodes may be submitted as a three-episode group, if needed to better understand the story, as long as the grouping meets the 20 minutes or under general requirement.
*Music Videos must be created with original music of an artist.
Spotlighting student filmmakers as directors, writers, cinematographers and producers. This showcase will also feature films in the Festival Exhibition Center. Students are 21 years and under or part of a group with an average age of 21 or younger. Student status will be verified.
All filmmakers with accepted entries are encouraged to attend the festival. A spokesperson for your film will be invited to participate at one or more screenings, workshops, panels and/or online by web broadcast. Filmmakers receive All-Access Passes to all festival activities and more to be listed at later date.
Updates and more detailed descriptions of awards, prize packages, screening programs, festival guests and special events will be posted online at the festival website WorldArtsFilmFestival.org
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The World Arts Film Festival is an annual, competitive event organized to encourage greater awareness and understanding between people through the art of filmmaking. Our mission is to support artists and filmmakers of all ages and of all abilities to create, inspire, and share their work with each other and the world.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The World Arts Film Festival is bound to the center of an expanding global consciousness. With the increased reach of technology, our world becomes instantly smaller and instantly more accessible, bringing all people into closer contact with each other.
Our goal is to inspire filmmakers of all ages and of all abilities, including those with special needs, by helping to provide resources for them to develop as artists and achieve success in the film industry.
The festival attracts both established professionals and first-time filmmakers to meet and mentor each other and their audiences. Founded in April 2013, the festival elevates the unique visual "voices" of film artists and how they see, hear, feel and touch the world.
The festival recognizes top films and the talents that create them, presenting a showcase of quality work and a venue for exploring the filmmaking process.
The World Arts Film Festival was created by individuals in New York, Los Angeles and Jacksonville, Florida and is supported by a growing network of advisors around the world. The 2015 festival event located in Jacksonville, Florida offers a creative and idyllic environment for visitors along a pristine white-sand coast of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Founder and Director
KD Sadler (Director); KD Sadler (Festival Registrar)
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