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Windsor Independent Film Festival CALL for ENTRIES


Windsor Independent Film Festival


The inaugural Windsor Independent Film Festival (WIFF) is accepting entries for its May 30, 2015 event to be held at the Raven Theater in Windsor. WIFF is a non-profit event created with the express purpose of inspiring, featuring and sharing the work of independent filmmakers in Sonoma County and beyond.
Entries are being accepted now through May 1, 2015 in the following categories:
·      Live Action Short – Live action films under 40 minutes
·      Animated Short – Animated films under 40 minutes
·      Music Video – Shorts designed to showcase a song by a musical group
·      Home Grown – Work by Sonoma County local filmmakers
·      Young Filmmaker – Work by filmmakers under the age of 18
·      Young Filmmaker/Home Grown – Work by Sonoma County filmmakers under the age of 18
·      International – Films created outside of the United States
Entry fees range from $5 to $20 depending on the category and whether or not the filmmaker submits their work by the Early Bird Deadline of March 15, the Regular Deadline of April 15 or the Final Deadline of May 1.
"The Windsor Independent Film Fest is the first event of its kind in Windsor," said Founder George Dondero, a local filmmaker and owner of Sonoma Film Works. "My goal, along with the Board of Directors, is to host an event that invites local filmmakers of all ages and experience to showcase their work, and to expose local audiences to films they may not normally have access to. It's unique in that, although we are open to entries from around the world, we are focusing primarily on the entrants from Sonoma County, and providing them with support, encouragement and a forum to feature their creations."
Selected films will be shown during an all-day event on May 30, 2015 at the Raven Theater in Windsor. Tickets for attendees will go on sale on April 15, 2015 and will range from $10-$35, depending on the package.
In addition, WIFF Is currently hosting a trailer contest on their website at Submit a trailer—a video ad for WIFF—by April 15, for a chance to win tickets to the event on May 30.
The Windsor Independent Film Festival is a grassroots, non-profit event created by Windsor residents to feature the films of local filmmakers, to encourage young Sonoma County residents to get involved in filmmaking and to present films in a range of styles and themes to local audiences. For more information, visit, follow on Facebook at and Twitter at @windsorfest.