6th Annual

Reynolda Film Festival

April 01, 2013 to April 05, 2013

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WAKE TV Wake Forest University
Carswell Hall 308
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem NC 27109
Phone: 3367581932
Fax: 3367584691

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Narrative films should present a dramatized story (whether entirely invented or based on actual events) performed by actors under the direction of the filmmaker. All dramatic forms, lengths, and genres are eligible, from light comedy to heavy drama.
Documentary films should present actuality footage and/or interview footage and/or illustrative graphics creatively assembled to tell a reality-based story for purposes of explanation and/or polemic and/or entertainment.
Films in the experimental category should be based upon the creative treatment of abstract imagery and/or concrete images arranged in a non-narrative form.
Films in the animation category should generate the illusion of motion from individually captured or created images rather than from the conventional filming or videotaping of a 3-dimensional moving subject.
North Carolina Students Narrative, Documentary, Animation, and Experimental
Only North Carolina students can apply to this category with films made during or after January 2010.


The Reynolda Film Festival promises to inspire, entertain, and challenge viewers and student filmmakers alike.


WAKE-TV, Wake Forest University's student-run television station, is proud to present the 6th Annual Reynolda Film Festival, which will be held at the Wake Forest University campus in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on April 1 - April 5. This year's festival will feature narrative, documentary, animation, and experimental films of all lengths from student filmmakers.

The festival is primarily a student one and, therefore, places education as its highest priority. Both student and non-student films may be submitted to the festival and screened during the festival itself, but only student films will be placed in competition for awards.

Due to its pedagogical nature, the festival hosts a number of panel discussions and special guest speakers along with film screenings throughout the week. In the past, we have received work from over fifteen countries abroad, and we have hosted a variety of guest speakers, including some from studios like Pixar and some from films like "The Twilight Saga: New Moon", and "The Pirates of the Caribbean." Keynote speakers included Spike Lee, Jason Reitman, and Morgan Spurlock.


Connor McCarthy (Assistant Director); Cory McConnell (Features Coordinator); Demone Jackson (Logistics Coordinator); Lauren Mahomes (Marketing Coordinator); Rebecca Moberly (Executive Director); Taylor Prewitt (Financial Coordinator); Trevor Waddell (Submissions Coordinator)


The festival is primarily a student one and therefore, places education as its highest priority. Both student and non-student films may be submitted to the festival and screened during the festival itself but only student films will be placed in competition for prizes.

All student films must have been completed by a student filmmaker who was enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program no earlier than January of 2009.

All student submissions must be accompanied by a copy of that filmmaker's student identification card.

The Reynolda Film Festival reserves the right to summarily reject submissions deemed by the Festival, in the Festival committee's sole discretion, to be patently offensive or primarily commercial in nature.


By submitting my film(s) to the Reynolda Film Festival, I hereby agree to the following:

I grant to the Reynolda Film Festival, WAKE TV, and Wake Forest University an license to screen the film or films I have submitted, in whole or in part, at Reynolda Film Festival screenings and to use excerpts from the film or films I have submitted in derivative works promoting and/or documenting the festival only.

I will also have the option to screen my film or films on the Wake Forest campus cable television system or on the WAKE TV website, if so desired.

All materials used in the production of my film have been legally obtained and by no means infringe upon the copyright protection of other individual's work.

I acknowledge that my submission(s) to the Reynolda Film Festival will not be considered unless I have provided the following information in full: (1) The school I attended when the film was made, specifying whether I was an undergraduate or graduate student at the time, and (2) The country in which the school I attended when the film was made is located.

I hereby warrant that it I am authorized to commit the film for screening, and understand and accept these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The Reynolda 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.