Submissions

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN
We welcome you to submit your features, shorts and scripts to the WR2R 2020 Festival.

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We also accept entries via FilmFreeway.com

We also accept entries via FilmFreeway.com. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more. 

Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in the Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival. Submissions for 2019 are now open. Click here for more information.

WR2R RULES AND GUIDE LINES

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival is to connect filmmakers with audiences through visual media that encourages, challenges and inspires us to pursue positive values and to a greater understanding of the human journey.

TYPES OF MEDIA WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for films that are:

  • Entertaining
  • Original
  • Insightful
  • Uplifiting
  • Encouraging
  • and that reinforce positive themes

WHAT WE ARE NOT LOOKING OR

WR2R will not screen films containing any form of nudity, sexual acts, profanity, or gratuitous violence. WR2R reserves the full right to make its determination regarding values-based rejections. We have granted acceptance to screen re-edited films where the filmmakers have submitted films for the judging process in their original format and then agreed to provide re-edited versions of their films that meet the above criteria prior to being granted a place in the festival.

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

Narrative Feature Film (up to 180 minute)
Documentary Feature Film (up to 180 minute)
Narrative Short Film (less than 50 minutes)
Documentary Short Film (less than 50 minutes)
Children’s Program (Any Length)
TV/Webisode/Advertizing/Promotional/Commercial/Music Video (30 seconds to 60 minutes)
Feature Screenplay
Short Screenplay


Please note that the Film Festival reserves the right to merge entries into other categories.

 

GENRES

WR2R is open to a wide variety of genres including but not limited to:

Drama
Action/Adventure
Mystery/Suspense
Comedy
Sci-Fi
Family
Children's

Feel free to contact us with any questions.

AWARDS

AUDIENCE Choice Awards Winners in each category receive a certificate and cash prize:

Best Picture ($250)
Winner (All other categories) ($100)
Runner-Up
Second Runner-Up
Official Selection

WR2R at its discretion may choose to award partial or no awards in any particular category.

 

ENTRY FEES AND DEADLINES

Entry fees are due at the time of submission, payable to Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival in Canadian funds (same amount). Entry fees are not refundable. Please see the website for deadline dates

LOCATION

The festival is located at
Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival
c/o North Kildonan MB Church
1315 Gateway Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2G 1G5 Canada

SUBMISSIONS

The individual submitting the film must have the legal authority to do so.
All submissions must be made electronically. Hard copies not accepted.
All non-English language films must be subtitled or dubbed in English.

ADVERTISING

By submitting to WR2R you agree that the festival may use portions of your film and your publicity material for publicity purposes. WR2R may also copy your publicity material for publicity purposes without compensation to you.

RIGHTS

All submissions to WR2R must hold appropriate rights to music, actors, etc. and be able, if required, to produce proof of those rights.

RELEASE OF REMUNERATION

By submitting to WR2R you agree there will not be any remuneration to you or your heirs/assigns for your film whether WR2R charges a gate admission or takes a free will offering or allows your film to be seen by audiences at no charge.

INDEMNITY

All filmmakers submitting to WR2R agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless WR2R, its board, judges, sponsors and partners, individually and collectively, from all claims and demands, losses, damages, costs and liabilities relating to any films submitted to this festival.

Welcome

Thank you for your interest in WR2R! We are looking forward to seeing you at the festival.

Whether you are a filmmaker, a distributor, or a film enthusiast – the Festival offers you an exciting look into the latest movies to hit the market. Our goal is to bring you the best in the latest films and TV episodes that will encourage, challenge and inspire us to positive values and a greater understanding of the human journey.

We wish you a wonderful experience at WR2R!

Paul H. Boge, WR2R Film Festival Coordinator

Submissions

For the details on submitting your feature, short or script please visit our

SUBMISSIONS PAGE.

Thank you.

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Contact

Festival Coordinator: Paul H. Boge

Phone: 
(204) 471-0872

Email: 
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Mailing Address:
Winnipeg Real To Reel Film Festival
c/o North Kildonan M. B. Church
1315 Gateway Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R2G 1G5

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