Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Portal for Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the festivals community.  

An adventure exploring, from dreams to reality, the emerging talents in our community.

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, reporting and promoting festivals worldwide.

A brand new website will soon be available. Covid-19 is not helping, stay safe meanwhile.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login


RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes



Presenting the website



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.


The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
 The Best for Fests

Meet our Fest Partners 

Following News

Interview with AFM Director


Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director 


Interview with the Parasite director

Brad Pitt and Leonard Maltin Interviewed dailies live coverage from

> Live from India
> Live from LA
> IFFI Goa
> Lost World Film Festival
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian
> BFI London

> Film Festival Days
> Tallinn Black Nights

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin 
> Fantasporto
Houston WorldFest
Cannes / Marche du film online

Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Streaming Solutions
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV

A question for Jennifer Aniston from Richard Hobert winner at SBIFF 2020 :

> Other resources

+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing & Promotion
Special offers and discounts
Festival Waiver service

About brainwashdrive-inbike-inwalk-inmoviefestival

Toland Shelby
(Brainwash Movies)


United States

View my profile
Send me a message

User links