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WideScreen Film and Music Video Festival Call for Films and Video
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Oct 30, 2015 - 11:48:40 AM

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MIAMI, FL - Film and Music Video submissions will be accepted for the 2nd Annual Widescreen Film and Music Video Festival starting Monday June 1st, 2015. The 6-day event will take place from February 16th through 21st, 2016 at AMC Theatres in Miami, FL, among several other locations. It promises to be even bigger and better than the last, introducing both a Fashion and Talent Show to its line-up of events.

The festival was founded on October 12, 2014 by twenty-five year old self-taught Bahamian filmmaker and entrepreneur, Jarrod Knowles who was also one of the first Bahamians to delve into the horror / comedy genre back in 2012, with his feature film, "What Lies Beyond...The Beginning."

Mission Statement of the Festival: "To inspire the creation and distribution of Art, while ultimately enhancing the creative mind."

"Our theme for #WSF 2016 is, 'Art is Everything,'said Knowles."When we release our Huge Promo Commercial the 2nd week in August, you'll see why. Wishing everyone the best. Keep shining!"

Earn the bragging rights of having your project screen at AMC Theaters, and compete for a chance to claim the highly coveted Gold-plated Widescreen Award. The various categories of awards are, as follows:

Audience Awards:
1) Best Music Video
2) Best Trailer

Judges Awards:
Best Cinematography
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Director
Best Music Score
Best Screenplay
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Animation
Best Visual Effects
Best Recording Artist
Best Song Lyrics
Best Web Series
Best Youth In Arts (For Filmmakers/Artists Under 16)

For full submission details and rules go to:
https://filmfreeway.com/ festival/widescreenfestival


2016 Tentative Schedule of Events:

Dates: TUE FEB 16 - SUN FEB 21

Tue Feb 16, 2016:
Cocktail Meet & Greet @ TBA

Wed Feb 17:
Workshops + Gala

Thurs Feb 18:
Fashion Show & Afterparty @ TBA

Fri Feb 19:
South Florida Has Talent Show + Afterparty @ TBA

Sat Feb 20:
Screenings @ AMC Theatres​ (All-Day Access)

Sun Feb 21:
Award Show @ TBA + Afterparty

The event was sponsored by TheBahamasWeekly.com, a Bahamian and Canadian based news and events website; BigHeadAwards.net; C & Q Cleaning and Maintenance; FilmFreeway.com; and The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.

For more information on the WideScreen Film & Music Video Festival visit: www.widescreenfest.com

Twitter: @thewsfest
Instagram: @widescreenfest
Facebook Fan Page:facebook.com/ widescreenfest


Submissions for #WSF 2016, Begin JUNE 1, 2015:
https://filmfreeway.com/ festival/widescreenfestival


Highlight Video from the 1st Annual Widescreen Festival:
https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=ISRHGldTas4

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