CMCS Wall of Fame Film Festival

CMCS Wall of Fame Film Festival

 

Download 2022 CMCS Wall of Fame Film Festival Program here: http://cmc-centre.com/cmcs-wall-of-fame-film-festival/

Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) Wall of Fame is a hybrid film festival that helps filmmakers screen unique moving images that are overlooked in film stardom and its politics of fame. As the world’s first celebrity expert to be on tabloids, CMCS will offer honour, exposure, and connect film artists as role models in celebrity culture and offer an annual Samita Nandy Productions Award to the CMCS Wall of Fame prize winner & Hollywood’s Stage 32 webinar to 1st runner-up winner

Submission material:

Films (15 mins or under):

  • Short films
  • Fashion films
  • Music videos
  • Documentary 
  • Montage of still images

Submissions must be made on https://filmfreeway.com/WallofFameFestival or walloffamefestival@gmail.com that include:

  • A link to a Vimeo / YouTube must be available for evaluation and screening.
  • Film Poster & Synopsis (100 words)
  • Applicants Profile Photo and Bio (100 words)
  • Registration receipt (Receive Below)

Registration Schedule:

Earlybird – €5 (January 31, 2022)

Regular – €8 (February 28, 2022)

Late – €12 (March 31, 2022)

Extended €15 (April 20, 2022)

Sponsor (to be acknowledged in all screening events) – €50

Notification date: April 29, 2022

Event date: April 29 – October 28, 2022

Selection Process:

  • Selections will be made over six online monthly screenings and film talks (April – September 2022), leading to an annual CMCS Wall of Fame winner & runner-up by October 2022!

Selection Criteria:

Submission material:

Films (15 mins or under) not limited to:

  • Short films
  • Fashion films
  • Music videos
  • Documentary
  • Montage of still images
  • Film Trailers and Actors’ Reels

Submissions must be made on https://filmfreeway.com/WallofFameFestival / walloffamefestival@gmail.com and include:

A link to a Vimeo / YouTube must be available for evaluation and screening.
Film Poster & Synopsis (100 words)
Applicants Profile Photo and Bio (100 words)

Selection Criteria / Rules & Terms:

  • CMCS Wall of Fame Film Festival will include monthly screenings between April and September 2022.
  • Each month, two filmmakers will be selected as CMCS Wall of Fame nominees and featured on our social media each month. The monthly screenings will lead to 12 nominees at our October 2022 annual event that will announce the best CMCS Wall of Fame winner.
  • Filmmakers must address an artistic, personal, or social issue that does not violate but rather protects rights of race, sex, species, and the environment.
  • All films must be no more than 15 minutes. Trailers and reels must be under 5 minutes.
  • Photographers who wish to put together their still images as montages are eligible for screening.
  • Preference will be given to filmmakers who stand out as role models for social issues, including human rights, animal ethics, and environmental sustainability (e.g., climate change) in an artistic & philosophical manner of storytelling.
  • Nominees, selected as a finalist, will be requested to fill an awards entry form.
  • We will not accept commercial ads promoting a product. All submissions must tell a film story. The sponsor, willing to support, must be a storyteller and / or an ethical cause.
  • Submission fees are non-refundable.

Screening Locations:

  • Chasing Rabbits – Lisbon
  • Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies online platforms
  • Samita Nandy Productions online platforms

Awards: 

  • All applicants will receive an annual CMCS media workshop.
  • All monthly nominees will receive a CMCS Wall of Fame festival nomination laurel, a review, and will be featured on our CMCS Wall of Fame IG
  • Best Prize Winner will receive a CMCS Wall of Fame festival laurel and €51 Samita Nandy Productions Award 

1st CMCS Wall of Fame runner-up will receive a Hollywood webinar gift from Stage 32 (partnered with Netflix, Paramount etc.) (worth US $49) 

As the world’s first celebrity expert to be on tabloids, CMCS will offer honour, exposure, and connect film artists as role models in celebrity culture and offer an annual $100 Samita Nandy Productions Award to the CMCS Wall of Fame prize winner – coming up in 2022.

Previous Awards

CMCS Awards Best Paper Award Winner Cindy Elmore; Best Paper Video Award Winner Ian Dixon; Honorary Best Paper Award Winner Kiera Obbard (New York City), 2019

CMCS Awards Best Paper Award Winner Maria Murumaa & Piia Õunpuu (Lisbon) & Best Paper Video Award Winner Victoria Kannen, 2018

CMCS Awards Best Paper Award Winners Collin Ackerman (New York City), and Ian Dixon (Los Angeles), and Kerstin Hacker (Perth), 2017

CMCS Awards Best Paper Award Winner Louise St Guillaume (Barcelona), 2016

CMCS Awards Best Paper Award Winners Andrew Zolides (New York City) and Stephanie Patrick (Toronto), 2015