This two-day, inaugural film festival is hosted by the Waltham Film Factory, a community-based collaboration residing at the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation.
Logistical details on the Festival itself will be announced in early March, 2018. In the meantime, full details for filmmakers, including instructions and deadlines for submissions, are available on FilmFreeway.
The core of the Museum's mission is to encourage and inspire future innovation in America. The Waltham Film Factory Shorts Fest has been created to celebrate the filmmaking industry and the art and science that it manifests. The short film genre was chosen because of its inclusiveness; more films can be viewed in the time available, and more aspiring filmmakers are able to complete high quality short projects than feature-length films—a truth that will inspire—in a very inspiring place.
The Waltham Film Factory Shorts Fest welcomes films of up to 25 minutes in length. Festival categories are:
• Narrative, and
English-language subtitled Foreign Language submissions are welcome.
Refreshments will be available. There will be panel discussions that explore the art, science, and technology of filmmaking. The Festival will include a family-friendly track.
The Inaugural Waltham Film Factory Shorts Fest offers filmmaker awards in several different categories and more than $3,000 in cash and prizes. The Grand Prize is $1,000.