Wonderland International Film Festival

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ABOUT WIFF

Wonderland International Film Festival is part of an amazing worldwide community; a unique collaboration of multi-talented writers, film score composers and filmmakers. Our mission is to entertain, inform, inspire, encourage and educate. In creating the festival, we thought long and hard about what it is that makes a festival great. We asked ourselves the tough questions. What we’ve come up with is, we believe, a festival experience that is the kind most filmmakers dream about.

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Wonderland International honours those artists who, through their creative work, actively increase awareness, provide multiple viewpoints, address complex social issues, and strengthen ties between international audiences. At Wonderland, you can come together with other writers, directors and producers to create new opportunities, develop tools for success and forge new alliances within the international film and entertainment industry.

Wonderland International Film Festival

Competition

We would like to inform you that there will be no cancellation or postponement of festival operations fin light of the COVID 19 issue. The festival team along with the honourable jury remain committed to continuing the festival operations as per prevailing schedule and process.

Wonderland International Film Festival is part of an amazing worldwide community; a unique collaboration of multi-talented writers, film score composers and filmmakers. Our mission is to entertain, inform, inspire, encourage and educate. In creating the festival, we thought long and hard about what it is that makes a festival great. We asked ourselves the tough questions. What we’ve come up with is, we believe, a festival experience that is the kind most filmmakers dream about.

Sydney is the starting point for day trips serving up the fresh air, unique flavours and locals who know a thing or two about living life to the fullest. It’s an inviting blend of the exhilarating and easygoing. You can find excitement in the city, but drive just a few kilometres and you’ll find yourself surrounded by calm beaches.

Wonderland International honours those artists who, through their creative work, actively increase awareness, provide multiple viewpoints, address complex social issues, and strengthen ties between international audiences.

At Wonderland, you can come together with other writers, directors and producers to create new opportunities, develop tools for success and forge new alliances within the international film and entertainment industry.

Awards & Prizes

The awards are given in the following categories:

  1. Narrative Features (Above 40 minutes)
  2. Documentary (Any length)
  3. Short Films (Less than 40 Minutes)
  4. Experimental Films (Any length)
  5. Women’s Films (Any length)
  6. Animation Films (Any length)
  7. Student Films (Any length)
  8. Web and New Media (Any length)
  9. Postmodern Films (Any length)
  10. Family/Children’s Films(Any length)
  11. Young Filmmaker (Under 18) (Any length)
  12. Debut Filmmaker (1stor 2ndFilm; Any length)
  13. Mobile film (Any length)
  14. Trailer / Teaser (5 min or less)
  15. Music Video (Any length)
  16. Photography (Photo from Film, Video, TV Set included. ONE IMAGE per submission)
  17. Film/Video Poster (Film, TV Show poster included. ONE IMAGE per submission)
  18. Drone Films (Any length)
  19. Films on Disability Issue (Any length)
  20. Film on Religion (Any length)
  21. Commercial / Advertisement (Any length)
  1. Film on Nature / Environment / Wildlife (Any length)
  2. Educational Film (Any length)
  3. Television / Pilot Program or Series (Any length)
  4. Treatment / Synopsis
  5. Best Director (Fiction & Documentary; Any Length)
  6. Best Actor (Fiction /Any length)
  7. Best Actress (Fiction /Any length)
  8. Best Supporting Actor (Fiction /Any length)
  9. Best Supporting Actress (Fiction /Any length)
  10. Best Cinematography (Fiction & Documentary; Any Length)
  11. Best Editing (Fiction & Documentary; Any Length)
  12. Best Sound Designing (Fiction & Documentary; Any Length)
  13. Film on Women (Any Length)
  14. Travel Film (Any length)
  15. Horror / Science Fiction / Genre Feature Film (Above 60 minutes)
  16. LGBT Film (Any length)
  17. Silent Film (Any length)
  18. Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) and 360° Video (Any length)
  19. One Minute Film
  20. Short Script
  21. Feature Script

Rules & Terms

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film into competition in the Wonderland International Film Festival (WIFF) you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.

WIFF is open to any film completed after January 1, 2000, regardless of content, subject, or origin. Submitting your film to the WIFF is not a guarantee of selection. All the official selection, nominees and the winners will be listed on our website permanently. All the winning films will receive a trophy, award or certificate. Please note that we do not offer application fee waivers. We treat every filmmaker equally.

01

Submissions must be accompanied by the applicable submission fee PER ENTRY and a completed online entry form. All films must be in English or have English subtitles at the time submitted.​​

02

Films must be submitted as an online streaming video via a participating submission platform (WFCN), a password-protected streaming URL (please test before sending).

03

In the event of a password change or link change after submitting, you must email the Festival at immediately with that change so we may update your record. If the Festival is not notified of the change and the link is found to be inactive or the password to be incorrect, the submission may be deemed ineligible.

04

The festival has no obligation (other than as stated in these rules or on our website) to disclose any of the following information: i) identities of screeners or judges; ii) notes, feedback, or information relating to the submitted project; and/or iii) details regarding the submission review or selection process.

05

The film submitted to the WIFF for a particular month can be re-submitted at any time for a second chance, considering that we have different judges' panels for each season.

06

A director/producer may submit more than one film in a category and more than one category at a time.

07

A nominee will be privately screened for the WIFF judging panel, and will not be screened initially to the public.

08

“Best” films of each category will receive a laurel & certificate.

09

A filmmaker’s submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.

10

We require an official trailer or poster, synopsis and a link to your film. Please select the correct category while submitting to avoid disqualification. We reserve the right to re-assign films to the appropriate category.

Dates & Deadlines

Opening
Date

23 August 2021

Early Bird deadline

30 August 2021

Final
deadline

23 September 2021

Notification
Date

27 September 2021

Event
Date

30 September 2021