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WILLiFEST


Exciting, jam-packed three day event taking place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York (the most international, artistic and eclectic neighborhood in the world) at the end of September each year featuring independent features, shorts, animated films and music videos, both narratives and documentaries from around the world. 

We offer three competitions - Commercials/PSAs, Film Soundtracks and Screenplays. These creative fields are underserved and rarely seen in film festivals.

Exhibiting over 80 films, industry panels, networking opportunities, and an Opening Night party are just some of our offerings.


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Williamsburg International Film Festival 2016

Festival
Festival presentation: 

WILLiFEST spotlights independent filmmakers from around the world. We encourage you to submit your work and join us in New York City for a professional, fun-filled festival of screenings, industry panels, networking opportunities and after-parties.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Williamsburg International Film Festival, voted top 10 coolest film festival by MovieMaker Magazine, was established to provide a platform for the creative visions of today's emerging artists of all disciplines. The film festival is an opportunity for filmmakers to enhance their careers by exposing their projects to a powerful audience, gaining crucial media exposure and strengthening industry relationships.

In addition to premieres, the festival features film selections from a multitude of categories. Screenplay, Commercial and Soundtrack competitions round out the offerings.

At WILLiFEST, we pride ourselves on elevating the filmmaker's experience. This festival was created for the artist, by artists, and we look forward to taking you, your film, music video or screenplay to the next level.

Narrative Feature Films
Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of at least 50 minutes from any country of origin. In order to qualify as a Narrative Feature Film, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2013.

 
Documentary Feature Films
Any non-fiction film with a running time of at least 50 minutes from any country of origin, NOT including entirely scripted or improvised fictionalizations of actual events. If your documentary contains limited dramatization of actual events, you may submit in this category, but we will ultimately decide which program is best suited for your project, if accepted. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2013.
 
Short Films
Any narrative or documentary film from any country of origin with a running time of 49 minutes or less. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2013.
 
Animated Films
Any animated film in any style of animation from any country of origin with a running time of any length. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2012.
 
Student Films
Any U.S. or International narrative or documentary film of any length. Proof of school enrollment is required. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2013.
 
Music Videos
Any film or video in sync to music from any country of origin with a running time of less than 10 minutes. No premiere status is required. Music Videos do not have a completion requirement.
 
Screenplays
Any feature-length, English-language, narrative screenplay of any genre with a minimum of 15 pages.
 
Commercials
Any film or video that sells a product or service from any country of origin with a running time of less than 7 minutes. This category also includes Public Service Announcements (PSA) which promotes public awareness. Commercials have no premiere or completion requirements.

Soundtracks
A film or video music soundtrack from any category of film or video. Sample selection(s) should be less than 20 minutes. There is no completion requirement.

 

Festival Nickname: 
WILLiFEST
Edition: 
8
Festival Logo: 
Theme: 
Adventure
African Films
American Films
Animation
Arabic Films
Art, Dance, Music
Art-house films
Asian Films
Awards
Black Culture Films
British Films
Children
Comedy
Crime
Digital
Documentary
Education
Environnement/Nature
European Films
Family
Fantasy/Science Fiction
Flash
French Films
German Films
Health/Medical
Historical
Homosexuality
Horror films
Human Rights
Independent
International
Italian Films
Japanese Films
Jewish Films
Latin American Films
Market
Multimedia
Music
National
Romance
Science
Senior
Silent films
Spanish Films
Sport
Student films
Television
Thriller
Underground
War
Western
Women
Youth/Teen
not specified
Category/Format: 
Animated Films
Digital / DVD
Documentaries
Experiment
Fiction Features
Independant
Industrial
Music video
Short films
Student film
Video / TV
Work-In-Progress
Festival Info
Price info: 
See website for details.
Opening hours: 
12 noon - 12 midnight
Last attendance: 
3000
Number of journalists: 
12
Next Festival Dates: 
09/23/2016 - 09/25/2016
Is the Festival open to the public ?: 
Yes
Does the Festival have a market?: 
No
Does the Festival have a competition ?: 
Yes
Festival Submission
Film submission fee: 
Payment
Film submission amount: 
Varies... please see website for details.
Submission accepted on Fest21.com: 
No
Film call for entry start day: 
01/26/2016
Film call for entry deadline: 
05/28/2016
Festival Ecommerce
Festival Contact
Festival Director Name: 
Michael Helman
Festival Director E-mail: 
Festival Programmer Name: 
Marc Kess
Festival Programmer Email: 
Festival Press Contact Name: 
Stella McGovern
Festival Press Contact Email: 
Festival Commercial Contact Name: 
Stella McGovern
Festival Commercial Contact Email: 
E-mail for Webmaster: 
Festival Organization
Name: 
WILLIFEST INC.
Address: 
1483 York Avenue
fest adr2: 
P.O. Box 20412
City: 
New York
State: 
NY
Zip code: 
10021
Country: 
United States

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