We are not a film festival in the traditional sense with a public submission process. Rather, as a Film Showcase, our programming team will curate a small number of films each year from a select number of film festivals and our vast network of Windrider filmmaker alums. We will honor our winning films and filmmakers by inviting them to become a part of the Windrider community and providing them with opportunities to screen their films at a variety of events with an engaged and appreciative audience.
Winning Films Attend Sundance Film Festival
From our semi-finalist list the winning films will go through jury selection to become eligible for our top prizes which include our premiere opportunity — an all-expenses paid trip to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT, where the WSFS films will be showcased during the week-long Windrider Forum. There will also be opportunities to screen these films at Windrider Forum events around the country, events which include generous hospitality and creative collaboration.
Once selected to be a member of the Windrider community, we look for ways to promote the work and careers of these award-winning filmmakers. All of our showcase opportunities will enable these Windrider filmmakers to experience networking opportunities with other colleagues, build relationships that will support their filmmaking careers, and explore distribution deals with generous patrons and sponsors.