10th Annual

WAMM (Women And Minorities in Media Festival)

April 19, 2017 to April 22, 2017

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8000 York Road, MC103
Towson University
Towson MD 21252
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Phone: 410-704-4544
info@wammtu.com
http://wammtu.com

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Narrative Shorts
Entries must be 20 minutes or less.

All works need to either be created with a woman and/or minority in a key creative role (video: director, writer, or producer) or the subject matter needs to be of interest to women and/or minorities. Preference given to entries by women and/or minorities.

Works entered with no entry fee and/or do not fit the mission of the festival have no guarantee of being watched in its entirety during the screening process.

All entries must be submitted digitally through Withoutabox or otherwise online.
Documentary Shorts
Entries must be 20 minutes or less.

All works need to either be created with a woman and/or minority in a key creative role (video: writer, director, producer) or the subject matter needs to be of interest to women and/or minorities. Preference given to entries by women and/or minorities.

Works entered with no entry fee and/or do not fit the mission of the festival have no guarantee of being watched in its entirety during the screening process.

All entries must be submitted digitally through Withoutabox or otherwise online.
Animation
All animation shorts entered must be 20 minutes or less.

All works need to either be created with a woman and/or minority in a key creative role (video: writer, producer, or director) or the subject matter needs to be of interest to women and/or minorities. Preference given to entries by women and/or minorities.

Works entered with no entry fee and/or do not fit the mission of the festival have no guarantee of being watched in its entirety during the screening process.

All entries must be submitted digitally through Withoutabox or otherwise online.
Audio Narrative
Audio narratives must be 10 minutes or less. Only audio-only projects are acceptable for this category.

All works need to either be created with a woman and/or minority in a key creative role (audio: writer, recording engineer, mixing engineer, or producer) or the subject matter needs to be of interest to women and/or minorities. Preference given to entries by women and/or minorities.

Works entered with no entry fee and/or do not fit the mission of the festival have no guarantee of being watched in its entirety during the screening process.

All entries must be submitted digitally through Withoutabox or otherwise online.
Audio Documentary
Audio documentaries must be 10 minutes or less and need to be audio-only projects.

All works need to either be created with a woman and/or minority in a key creative role (audio: writer, recording engineer, mixing engineer, or producer) or the subject matter needs to be of interest to women and/or minorities. Preference given to entries by women and/or minorities.

Works entered with no entry fee and/or do not fit the mission of the festival have no guarantee of being watched in its entirety during the screening process.

All entries must be submitted digitally through Withoutabox or otherwise online.
Music Production
Entries in music production must be songs (any genre) that are 6 minutes or less. These are audio only entries, and will be judged on the recording and production quality.

To encourage audio entries, there is no entry fee until the late deadline.

This is NOT a music video category, we have a separate category for music video.

All works need to either be created with a woman and/or minority in a key creative/production role ( audio: producer, engineer, or mixer).

All entries will be judged with the official selections playing at least once in our festival in April.
Music Video
Music video entries must be 10 minutes or less.

All works need to either be created with a woman and/or minority in a key creative role (video: writer, director, or producer) or the subject matter needs to be of interest to women and/or minorities. Preference given to entries by women and/or minorities.

Works entered with no entry fee and/or do not fit the mission of the festival have no guarantee of being watched in its entirety during the screening process.

All entries must be submitted digitally through Withoutabox or otherwise online.
Comedy
All comedy shorts entered must be 20 minutes or less. Story is important but so are the laughs!

All works need to either be created with a woman and/or minority in a key creative role (video: director, writer, producer) or the subject matter needs to be of interest to women and/or minorities. Preference given to entries by women and/or minorities.

Works entered with no entry fee and/or do not fit the mission of the festival have no guarantee of being watched in its entirety during the screening process.

All entries must be submitted digitally through Withoutabox or otherwise online.
LGBTQ
This is the first year we are including LGBTQ as a separate category for WAMMFest, currently entering its 10th year. We have a preference for LGBTQ films (fiction and non-fiction) that showcase three-dimensional, fully formed characters that are living everyday lives.

All works need to either be created with a woman and/or minority in a key creative role (video: writer, producer, or director) or the subject matter needs to be of interest to women and/or minorities. Preference given to entries by women and/or minorities.

Works entered with no entry fee and/or do not fit the mission of the festival have no guarantee of being watched in its entirety during the screening process.
Virtual Reality
This is the first year we are including VR entries with our call for media for WAMMFest. VR entries will have no entry fee through the end of the regular deadline, September 30, 2016.

Works entered with no entry fee and/or do not fit the mission of the festival have no guarantee of being watched in its entirety during the screening process.

All works need to either be created with a woman and/or minority in a key creative role (video: writer, producer, or director) or the subject matter needs to be of interest to women and/or minorities. Preference given to entries by women and/or minorities.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The mission of WAMMFest (Women And Minorities in Media Festival) is to celebrate and promote women and minorities in audio, video, animation, and film at a student and professional level. The films and media presented are by women and/or minorities, for everybody. Our mission is to educate and entertain. The April festival is made entirely of submissions from the call, guest speakers, panels, and master class(es) with excellent networking opportunities for students, filmmakers, and the audience.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

We are excited to announce the annual call for short audio and video works for the 10th(!!) International WAMMFest, Women And Minorities in Media Festival. To celebrate our tenth anniversary, we're kicking off this year's call for works with 10 days of no entry fees!

The works entered into WAMMFest will be juried with the official selections screening during the 10th WAMMFest with tentative dates of April 19-22, 2017.

Every entry that fit the festival's mission will be judged and screened by at least three judges and screeners, with emphasis on story and production quality (sound and image) in that order.

This year, preference will be given to fictional and non-fictional stories that feature the everyday lives of women and/or minorities (including LGBT) that feature three dimensional, well-formed characters.

We also have two new categories - LGBT (which can be entered as its own category, or LGBT films can be submitted through a different category as well that the artist might find more appropriate, such as Comedy or Animation), and Virtual Reality.

The festival primarily takes place on a university campus (Towson University). We have a very high bar for officially selected films and media. Last year, we had a record-breaking 1100 entries, with only 57 chosen as Official Selections. Each year, the selected entries have a higher threshold to surpass, and in our tenth year, the bar is going to be even higher.

All works need to either be created with a woman and/or minority in a key creative role (video: director, writer, producer) or the subject matter needs to be of interest to women and/or minorities. Preference given to entries by women and/or minorities.

Works entered with no entry fee and/or do not fit the mission of the festival have no guarantee of being watched in its entirety during the screening process.

All entries must be submitted digitally through Withoutabox or otherwise online.

For more information: www.wammtu.com or email info@wammtu.com

ORGANIZERS

Ana Cetina (Festival Registrar); Elsa Lankford (Festival Director); Elsa Lankford (Festival Director); Elsa Lankford (Festival Registrar); Kristine Dunkerton

GENERAL RULES

For all categories all works need to either be created with a woman and/or minority in a key creative role (video: writer, producer, or director; audio: writer, producer, engineer, or mixer) or the subject matter needs to be about women and/or minorities. Preference given to entries by women and/or minorities.

Entries with no entry fee and/or that do not fit the mission of the festival are not guaranteed to be watched in entirety during the screening process.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Each entrant grants Towson University, the College of Fine Arts and Communications, the Electronic Media & Film Department and WAMMFest permission for non-exclusive rights to use the work and/or screenshot of the work to promote the festival on electronic and/or print materials.

There may be opportunities to have the work screened additionally for WAMM outside of the festival itself. If your work has been selected for any additional screenings, permission will be obtained from the media maker.