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The Grand Prize: $25,000

The Grand Prize: $25,000

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The Wyoming Short Film Contest requires all entries to either take place in Wyoming, feature Wyoming, or present Wyoming as a major element of the storyline. And with a $25,000 Grand Prize for the winner's next shot-in-Wyoming project, there's plenty of incentive to enter.

The contest starts with a public voting round. After the voting round ends the five best-rated entries, along with another five chosen by our Juror, will go before our panel of judges. (Keep in mind, this means that the sixth place vote-getter might not make the finals.) From these ten finalists our judges will select our Grand Prize Winner. For more details, see our contest timeline.

If you run into technical difficulties, just check out the FAQs below. There you can learn how to register, how to upload an entry, and how to vote. And if the FAQ doesn't cover your question, don't worry! Just email us at

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Contest Requirements

- Cinematography
- Screenplay / Acting
- Sound Design
- Editing
- Overall Production Value


1. Film Content: Short film entries must take place in Wyoming, feature Wyoming, or present Wyoming as a major character in the storyline.

2. Deadline: All submissions are due on or before April 2, 2015 @ 5:00 PM (MDT). See timeline for more details.

3. Announcements: Winners will be announced and contacted on or about May 1, 2015. Judges' decisions are final.

4. Entry Fee: There is no entry fee for the Wyoming Short Film Contest.

5. Run Time: Entries are generally limited to a total run time of 15 minutes. Festival organizers reserve the right to make exceptions on an individual basis (if an entry is a few seconds over for example).

6. Releases and Copyrighted Material: If your film contains any copyrighted material (music for example) the filmmaker will be responsible for securing the licensing rights. (To avoid the expense and difficulty of securing such rights we recommend using only original, non-copyrighted material or material licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license).

7. Prizes: The winner shall receive $25,000 towards the production budget of their next project shot in Wyoming.

8. Film Type: Entries may be any style or genre of film (e.g. documentary, animation, narrative fiction, etc.).

9. Film Format: Entries must be in digital format, as the submission process takes place at No physical entries will be accepted.

10. Student or Group Films: Student films made with funding from a university or other institution are welcome, but if the school or institution holds the rights to the film, you will need their permission for entry. Group films (films submitted with more than one filmmaker) are likewise welcome, though each individual filmmaker must give permission for entry.

11. Permissions for Wyoming Office of Tourism Use: Tourism reserves the right to display all entries for promotional purposes on the Wyoming Office of Tourism website (, all Wyoming Film Office social media sites including the website ( and blog ( and at Wyoming Film Office related events.

Contest Timeline

Round nameStarts onEnds on
Submission roundJanuary 5, 2015 @ 8:30 AM (MST)April 2, 2015 @ 5:00 PM (MDT)
Voting roundJanuary 5, 2015 @ 8:30 AM (MST)April 16, 2015 @ 12:00 PM (MDT)
Judging roundApril 16, 2015 @ 12:01 PM (MDT)May 1, 2015 @ 5:00 PM (MDT)

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