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Action!... Wizard World Film Festival Continues At Wizard World Portland Comic Con, January 24-26; Submissions Accepted Through December 31
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Independent And Student Filmmakers Encouraged To Submit Original Shorts And Music Videos; Prizes To Be Awarded; Industry Pro Screeners Also Sought!
Action!... Wizard World Film Festival Continues At Wizard World Portland Comic Con, January 24-26; Submissions Accepted Through December 31
Action!... Wizard World Film Festival Continues At Wizard World Portland Comic Con, January 24-26; Submissions Accepted Through December 31

Independent And Student Filmmakers Encouraged To Submit Original Shorts And Music Videos; Prizes To Be Awarded; Industry Pro Screeners Also Sought

Movies have always been a big part of the Wizard World experience, from superstar celebrity appearances to film screenings to blockbuster sneak peeks at its pop culture celebrations across North America. Now, aspiring filmmakers can tap into that rabid fan base with the Wizard World Film Festival at Portland Comic Con, now accepting submissions through December 31.

The Wizard World Film Festival will include shorts, student shorts and music videos. Screenings of the top entries in all categories will take place in programming rooms during the convention, held January 24-26, 2014, at the Oregon Convention Center. Admission is free to all Wizard World Comic Con attendees. Awards will be presented at the conclusion of each convention.

Independent filmmakers wishing to submit their work should visit http://wizardworldfilmfestival.com. Submissions will be accepted exclusively via WithoutaBox, widely recognized as the online standard for film festival entries. Submission prices are $40 for a short, $35 for a student short and $30 for a music video.

Winning films will also be advertised on WizardWorld.com, which receives over 800,000 views monthly, as well as other promotion on Wizard World’s popular social media channels. Wizard World will notify filmmakers whose films are chosen of their screening dates and times about 10 days prior to the event.

The Wizard World Film Festival is also seeking primary screeners to help decide which films will be programmed. Screeners will be assigned to any number of genres and are expected to judge all the films from those genres. Films will be screened through online streaming services, which include but are not limited to Withoutabox, Vimeo and Youtube.

Screeners must be at least 19 years of age, and must be either a professional working in or retired from the film industry, film critic or film student. Screeners should be prepared to watch 5-10 hours of film over the course of a month, and are required to indicate in the application if they intend to submit an entry to the Wizard World Film Festival. Interested candidates should apply at http://vip.me/wwffscreener.

For questions relating to the Wizard World Film Festival, interested parties can contact Jeff Wexler at jeffw@wizardworld.com.

The Wizard World Film Festival debuted at Ohio Comic Con in September and continues throughout the 16-event 2014 Wizard World Comic Con schedule.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place throughout the event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday is also Kids Day at every Wizard World show, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.

Eisner Award Hall of Famer Stan Lee, Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead,” WWE® Superstar CM Punk® and pop culture icon William Shatner are among the top celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Portland Comic Con, January 24-26 at the Oregon Convention Center. The standout roster will also include Ron Perlman, Robert Englund, Bruce Campbell, Billy Dee Williams, Adam West and many others. It is the first event of 16 in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.
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