MWSFF Submission Page

Rules and Parameters

Yes, there are rules and parameters. Films must be edited to under 30 minutes in length. Films should not exceed a PG-13 rating. No films that are explicitly erotic will be considered. We reserve the right to refuse entries. Films must have been produced within the last 5 years.

– All entries must be submitted in English or subtitled in English.
– Entries can be a work-in-progress, however, replacement of the original entry with a final cut/version prior to the festival will be decided by the festival committee.
– Entries must be submitted with fee payment to be considered.
– Entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid via PayPal or Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) at the time of submission.
– If your film is selected, you will be contacted by the festival committee by phone or email, on or before June 21st.  The festival does not provide feedback or notes to entries that were not selected.
– If you are under the age of 18, and your film is accepted we will require written permission from your parent or legal guardian before we can exhibit your project.

Pay submission fee here

Digital Submissions

– Film is under 30 minutes in length.

– Film will not exceed a PG-13 rating.

– Film is not explicitly erotic.

– MWSFilmFest panel reserves the right to refuse entries.

– Film has been produced within the last 5 years.

– Film will be in English or subtitled in English.

– Entry can be a work-in-progress, however, replacement of the original entry with a final cut/version prior to the festival will be decided by the festival committee.

– $30 Entry fee is non-refundable and must be paid via the “Pay Submission Fee” link or by mail-in check to 222 East 9th Street, Lockport Illinois 60441, Attention: Jodi Herman.

– If your film is selected, you will be contacted by the festival committee by phone or email, on or before June 21st. The festival does not provide feedback or notes to entries that were not selected.

– If you are under the age of 18, and your film is accepted we will require written permission from your parent or legal guardian before we can exhibit your project.

– You give permission for your film to be shown under one of the genres and dates listed on the mwsff website. If you are a category winner, you also are electing for your film to be shown on the Best of Fest night in October.

– The MWSFF panel reserves the right to modify these terms

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Mail-in Submissions

You can also choose to mail in your entry fee, submission form, and film (CD/DVD). Please download and print the submission form. CDs /DVDs will not be returned. Submission Form