(Cheyenne, Wyo.) For their ninth annual Wyoming Short Film Contest, the Wyoming Film Office wants you to answer the question "WY am I here?" Film makers can submit their videos online
by April 15, 2016. A $25,000 grand
prize will be awarded to the winning entry. But there are changes to this
"In 2016, entries don't have to be shot or event set in the state,"
said Film Office Representative Colin Stricklin. "It's our hope that these
changes will encourage filmmakers both in Wyoming and beyond its borders to
Of course, the $25,000 Grand Prize for use toward the winner's next
shot-in-Wyoming project is a pretty good incentive, too. Entries will first
go through a public voting round, then the 10 best-rated entries will go
before a panel of judges made up of film production, visual arts and
The ultimate winner will be selected based on criteria including
cinematography, screenplay, acting, sound design, editing and overall
production value, as well as their answer to the contest's central
question, "WY am I here?" A full list of rules and regulations is available
To enter, login to your Vimeo account and click the green "Join" button on the
film office's page . Upload your short film
to your account and in your video settings, go to "Collections" and check
the "Wyoming Short Film Contest" box.
The Wyoming Office of Tourism's Film Office will begin accepting film
submissions for the contest starting today. The Grand Prize Winner will be
announced May 2, 2015.
*Film still from David Gonzales' "Get Up, Stand Up" // Pitchengine