26 August 2015

Windrider International Student Film Festival (WISFF)

Moviemaker Magazine calls this student film festival the ‘best bet’ for student moviemakers and you’re invited to take part.

The competition

Windrider (formerly Angelus) is a premier student film festival, boasting an Oscar, Emmy and Sundance alumni lineup.

The Festival is seeking live action shorts (drama, comedy, narrative, etc.,) and documentaries with universal themes such as redemption, resilience, social justice, equality, sacrifice, spirituality, dignity, triumph of the human spirit and purpose, which resonate with everyone. The Festival also seeks content that is original, entertaining and displays unique perspectives.

The emphasis is on STORY.


WISFF offers generous cash prizes, visibility and unique opportunities as well as expense-paid trips to the Sundance Film Festival for the winners, making it one of the most sought after prestigious student film festivals worldwide. Past winners have had their films showcased in Rome, Milan, Tuscany, London and Prague as well as numerous venues in the United States.

This year’s prizes include:

  • $10,000 Grand Jury Prize
  • $10,000 Best Documentary
  • $10,000 Cinematic Storytelling

All winners will receive an expense-paid trip to Park City, Utah during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, as well as Write Brothers Screenwriter software.


  • Early bird deadline 1 September 2015
  • Regular deadline 1 October 2015
  • Late deadline 15 October 2015
  • Extended deadline 1 November 2015
  • Notification Date 15 November 2015
  • Event date 25-29 January 2015

For eligibility criteria, submission details and more information, go to Windrider International Student Film Festival.

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