All films submitted need to either inform or inspire an action step for audiences. We invite all filmmakers to submit films related to the 2022 UN World Water Day topic, Groundwater - Making the Invisible Visible, but all water-related topics are welcome for exploration.
FilmFreeway Opening Date | Friday, July 1, 2022
Earlybird Deadline | Monday, August 1, 2022
Regular Deadline | Monday, September 5, 2022
Late Deadline | Monday, October 3, 2022
Notification Date | November 1, 2022
Event Dates | December 2-4, 2022 in NYC
Students (elementary, middle, high school, undergrad, and grad) are welcome to submit to any category. An adult supervisor and/or guardian is allowed to submit on behalf of the minor, but the film must be conceived and created mostly by the minor filmmaker. Reach out to the film festival for a student discount code (email@example.com).
All films submitted need to either inform or inspire an action step in water awareness for audiences.
Entries must be 15 minutes or under in length (including credits) EXCEPT the Short Feature category (50-80 minutes).
Non-English language shorts must be subtitled in English.
The applicant is legally authorized to enter the short in the World Water Short Film Festival (WWSFF), and the short is not subject to any claims or litigation and is not threatened by any claims or litigation. You must own all the rights to the film (images, sound, music and poster) - Copyright ©2022.
Films must be non-watermarked (no pun intended).
You cannot cancel your participation in the competition after the announcement of the official selection.
WWSFF can use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/poster/stills) for promotional purposes. You always retain 100% of all rights to your intellectual property.
WWSFF can only accept, consider and notify entries submitted with valid entry form and non-refundable entry fee. Applicants must submit a Secure Online Screener (not open to the public). Entry Fee payment must be made online
All accepted and non-accepted submissions will be notified via email.
You agree to hold WWSFF harmless and to indemnify us 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 as well as screening.
No work or artist will be either discriminated or favored by their country of origin, language, age, race, education, ideology, sexual orientation, or by their economic resources. Every content, every form, every technique will be considered with no censorship of any kind.
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