The 9th Annual Wheaton Film Festival is an in-person event on November 11, 2023.
2023 WFF Schedule
1:30pm-2:00pm Doors Open, informal networking, welcome
2:00pm -5:00pm EDUCATIONAL PANEL DISCUSSIONS
2:00pm-2:50pm Future of Filmmaking (Panel 1 of 3)
3:00pm-3:50pm Filmmaking Process (Panel 2 of 3)
4:00pm-4:50pm Entertainment Law 101 w/ WALA (Panel 3 of 3)
5:00pm-6:00pm NETWORKING and DINNER RECEPTION
6:00pm-8:30pm SHORT FILM SCREENINGS
8:30pm-9:15pm AWARDS PRESENTATION and Closing Comments
9:15pm-11:59pm AFTER PARTY at a favorite local bar/restaurant to be announced [all are invited, no ticket required to After Party]
Panel Discussions May Include:
Future of Filmmaking - a discussion on AI, virtual reality, and other technological advances that affect filmmaking, how to adapt, and what we may expect for the future of filmmaking.
Filmmaking Process (including Sound Recording) - a discussion of the process of filmmaking including pre-production, image capture, and editing. With special coverage on how to best record audio.
Entertainment Law 101 - an overview of key legal concepts for creative professionals including option agreements, copyright, trademark, work for hire agreements, and more.
Awards & Prizes
"Levin Grand Prize" - Jury Award for Best Overall Film
"Wheaton Award" - Jury Award for Best Community Story
"Kamen Grand Prize" - Jury Award for Best Student Film