2021... The Festival Is Bigger. More Prizes. More Films.
As of "May the 4th" (be with you)... we're open for entries for 2021. News will be added through the year, mainly on the Facebook page.
We are happy to confirm that Foundry, and Stan Winston School of Character Arts, and Final Draft are prize sponsoring again in 2021. We would also like to welcome Crixus Studios as additional prize sponsors providing studio time vouchers for filmmakers. Aputure, the lighting company, have also recently sponsored us and are providing a cracking prize in the form of a travel lighting kit. More details are on the Facebook page.
Additionally, Final Draft have also offered an extra prize of a copy of their amazing Final Draft 11 software for the winning prize of a NEW category for best script/screenplay. This award is only for the prize winning script of films entering the festival that send an accompanying script/screenplay.
More awards. More Fun... for both filmmaker and audience alike.
The 2020 trailer can be viewed on here:
We are also going to be taking a version of the festival online to ensure a wider audience and some ability for filmmakers to network (we are likely going to be socially distancing for a while).
On that note... we all know that we are living through strange unprecedented times with the Corona Virus and CoVid19 lockdowns. We hope you all keep Hale and Hearty. We wont bore you with detailed arrangements other than we have booked the 6th March for the 2021 festival screening date at the Greenwich Odeon Theatre again (with all it's Covid safety measures in place). We have screen 9 secured, the largest screen at the venue. BUT... we have contingencies in place should our current lockdowns be extended, including discussions ongoing with two digital platforms for virtual festivals... this will also be progressed to allow the festival's winners and schedule to be seen by more people
The festival will now include additional awards for Best Director, and Best Actor.
This event is completely independent of Wild Indie's production but please ask us if you want to find out about some of those.
The festival is open to all (UK, Worldwide, The Up/Down/Side/Side Dimensions, even the Outer Spiral Arm (of the Galaxy). English language films are preferred; other languages should be closed captioned to English. There are lots of awards; Best film, Best SFX, Best Score, Best Cinematography. Visit the film freeway page or facebook page for more information.
The genre is Sci-Fi & Fantasy. So that's anything aliens, weird tech, dragons, superheroes, A.I., manmade monsters, dystopian futures, bizarre pasts, time travel, and just about anything a bit odd that might fit. Originality will be preferred but “Fan Films” are welcome, although please note, we must adhere to copyright guidelines and restrictions of the original IP owners.
Other genres and elements such as comedy, horror, or romance, can feature as long as a significant portion of the story is the festival themes.
The opening date for entries is 4th May 2020.. The closing date is 15th January, 2021. Screenings of entries is currently planned for 6th March, 2021.
We were also very pleased to receive a TOP 5 LONDON FILM FESTIVALS award from Beverly Boy Productions