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20-Apr-2014 2:20pm PDT  

 

Wizrd Word Film

1 Annual September 20, 2013 to August 24, 2014

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225 California Street
El Segundo CA 90245
USA
Phone: 312-620-9959
jeffw@wizardworld.com
http://www.wizardworld.com/

UNCONFIRMED LISTING • Call for Entries is current, but not yet approved for Online Submission at Withoutabox. You may submit by traditional means, or check back soon in case things change.

Feature
Narrative feature with a runtime over 30 minutes.
Short
Narrative films with a runtime up to 30 minutes.
Student Short
Narrative films with a runtime up to 30 minutes. All student shorts must include a photocopy of the filmmakers student ID with entry.
Documentary
Documentary films with a runtime up to 120 minutes.
Animation
Films with any form of animation (2D, 3D, stop motion, clay-mation, flipbook, etc.) as the primary medium with a runtime less than 30 minutes.
Music Video
Music Videos are short format videos with a runtime less than 15 minutes that tell their story utilizing strong musical themes or the basis of music as their major theme.

Songs must be the ORIGINAL composition of the bands featured in the videos. Covers will not be considered.
Experimental
Films which do not fit into any of the previous categories with a runtime up to 30 minutes.

Can have a non-traditional exhibition format, but please contact Jeff Wexler at jeffw@wizardworld.com before submitting to ensure the Wizard World Film Festival can accomodate your request.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Wizard World is proud to present the first annual Wizard World Film Festival, a film festival for the independent filmmaker who wants to share his or her vision with pop culture aficionados. Our goal is to showcase the talent of local and national filmmakers in all genres.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Wizard World Film Festival will be held in conjunction with the
2013/2014 Wizard World Comic Con tour and will take place during each convention in a separate space within the venue. Participating cities and submission deadlines are listed below:


Columbus, OH: September 20-22, 2013
Early: August 16th | Regular: September 6th

Nashville, TN: October 18-20, 2013
Early: August 23rd | Regular: September 6th | Late: September 20th | WAB Extended: September 27th

Austin, TX: November 22-24, 2013
Early: August 30th | Regular: September 27th | Late: October 25th | WAB Extended: November 1st

Portland, OR: January 24-26, 2014
Early: TBA | Regular: TBA | Late: TBA | WAB Extended: TBA

New Orleans, LA: February 7-9, 2014
Early: TBA | Regular: TBA | Late: TBA | WAB Extended: TBA

St. Louis, MO: April 4-6, 2014
Early: TBA | Regular: TBA | Late: TBA | WAB Extended: TBA

Philadelphia, PA: TBA 2014
Early: TBA | Regular: TBA | Late: TBA | WAB Extended: TBA


Over $3,000 in prizes will be awarded to the top films in each city
and the Official Selection and category winners will be screened at
each event remaining on the 2013/2014 Wizard World Comic Con tour. These films will also be advertised on the Wizard World website and social media outlets.



GENERAL RULES
• When submitting your film to the 2013/2014 Wizard World Film
Festival, you MUST indicate which city you wish to submit to and pay
the appropriate submission fee as dictated by each city's submission
deadlines. Failure to do so may result in disqualification of the
submitted film.

• You may submit a 15-30 second trailer to be used in future Wizard
World Film Festival promotional materials

• Though your film may fit into more than one category, please select
the ONE you feel best classifies your work

• Accepted entries may be invited to host a 10 minute Q&A session
immediately following the screening of their film

• On the submission form, please indicate if your film contains mature
subject material

• A film may be submitted to any number of Wizard World Film Festivals in 2013-14, but limited to one submission per festival. The film will be reviewed for each festival within the context of the entries for that festival I.E. A rejection from Columbus does not necessarily mean a rejection from Nashville with the same entry

• Excluded from consideration are works such as previews and
advertising films, sequences from feature-length films such as credit
sequences, unaired episodes of established TV series and unsold TV
series pilots

• Short and feature films do not have any premiere requirements. U.S. and international films do not forfeit their eligibility for submission to the Festival if they were previously released theatrically or on DVD, broadcast on television or the internet, or screened at any number of film festivals in the world

• It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure
authorization and permission from the copyright owner(s) of any and
all copyrighted content or materials included within the submitted
Film. Wizard World expressly disavows any responsibility for, and will
not be held responsible for, unauthorized inclusion of any copyrighted
content or materials within or relating to the submitted film,
including any content or materials that are or may become the basis
for any third party claims for copyright infringement

• Applicants submitting films that contain significant non-English
spoken dialogue must provide on-screen English subtitles

• All films must be submitted for screening via WithoutABox.com or
through a private Vimeo, YouTube or Dropbox link

• Upon completion of the Festival selection process, Wizard World will
attempt to contact the Applicant using the contact information
provided on the submission form to notify the Applicant of the film’s
acceptance status. Wizard World disavows any responsibility for, and
will not be held responsible for, any failure to contact the Applicant
using the contact information provided on the submission form. It is
the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the contact
information provided on the submission form is correct throughout the entirety of the submission period

• Wizard World is under no obligation to provide to the Applicant or
any other representative of the Film any comments or feedback
regarding the submitted film, any information relating to the manner
in which the film is, will be, or was reviewed nor any reasons why the
Film, should it not be accepted for exhibition at the Festival, was
not accepted

• COLLEGE STUDENTS: Include proof of student status at the time of production. (Copy of student ID or transcript)

• YOUNG FILMMAKERS: Include a copy of your state or student id
verifying your age at the time of completion of the film. You may
submit a letter from a teacher if you do not have photo ID

• We ask that you do not email or call for updates on the selection
process. It is nearly impossible to give an update that would
accurately give a filmmaker an idea of how likely it is they will be
selected


ORGANIZER
Jeff Wexler (Film Festival Manager)
jeffw@wizardworld.com
(312)-620-9959

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Wizard World Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt or a still from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival and in perpetuity for exhibition as well as both pre and post-festival promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening (including but not limited to multiple screenings in multiple U.S. locations), and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Wizard World Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. Wizard World Film Festival is under no obligation to provide comments regarding submitted films to any applicant.