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The Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival is an annual event (now in it's 19th year in 2013) presenting the world's great movies: Mostly shorts and a few hand-picked, spectacular features every year, in the San Francisco Bay area in Oakland, California. Now producing an ongoing series of shows for broadcasting, we feature film-makers, awards and prizes from Jungle software and always a good show of great movies.


Brainwash Movie Festival Call for Entries 2013 w/Super Saver NOW!

Call for Entries

2013 Brainwash Movie Festival

Click here for discount entries for  (WAB) member users.


  • “Super Saver” Extra Early Bird Special: Shorts $10, Features $35 by Dec. 31st, 2012 (postmarked or registered on WAB)
  • “Early Bird” Special: Shorts $20, Features $50 by March 15th, 2013 (postmarked or registered on WAB)
  • “On Time” Entries: Shorts $25, Features $65 by May 1st, 2013 (postmarked or registered on WAB)
  • Late Entries: Shorts $35, Features $90 by May 10th, 2013 (postmarked or registered on WAB)

Note: Shorts are under 13 min., Features under 130 min.
Movies 13-59 min. are Shorts; 60-129 min. are Features.

We can no longer accept credit cards except through Withoutabox (see above and/or below).
Or… send a check or money order (we do not recommend sending cash) to…
1675 7th St., #23303
Oakland, CA 94623-6009

Or…Submit your movie online using WithoutABox (WAB).


  • All entries must be transferred to Region 1 or 0 DVD for preview.
  • Please include clips and/or trailers of your movie(s) to be used in promoting the festival online.
  • No DVDs will be returned unless you include $5.95 or whatever it costs to priority mail your stuff back.
  • All accepted entries will be notified by mail – enclose your name and address.


Free Admission to the Festival Event.

We have a broadcast series in the works and will use your movie, with your permission, if yours is selected.

Prizes! We would like to welcome our returning sponsor Jungle Software to The Brainwash Movie Festival. We will be presenting Jungle software to our TOP 3 AWARD WINNERS this year, to help with future movie productions!

Gorilla 5 and Story-O are production software especially designed for independent filmmakers. Gorilla handles budgeting, scheduling, cast, crew, locations, accounting, editing notes, and even film festival submissions. Story-O allows you to outline your story in broad strokes, jot down raw notes and ideas, flesh out details and then put it all in story order when you’re ready. Find out more at the Jungle Software website.

What more do you want?!

We can be reached at:
1675 7th St., #23303
Oakland, CA 94623-6009
415 273-1545
and via email at shelbytoland [at] yahoo [dot] com.

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Toland Shelby
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