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Welcome to the WRPN.TV Global Webisode Competition (WGWC), where Top Winners will have the opportunity, as an OPTION, to play their webisodes and TV Series on an ON-DEMAND BASIS. Your hard work deserves a paying audience to provide you with monetary rewards for your great filmmaking, while you retain full rights to your work.

The WGWC is an online venue for Webisode and TV Series only. We offer a unique opportunity to promote your Webisode or TV Series on WRPN.TV to a world-wide community of Webisode/TV Series fans from 50+ countries that filmmakers would not normally have access to.  As the online 'virtual theatre' for WGWC, WRPN.TV boasts a large subscription base of viewers, and takes advantage of the popular wave of internet entertainment.

You also have access to Feedback:  the one element that most film festivals ignore.  Instead of paying submission fees and getting nothing in return, EVERYONE who submits to WGWC will receive these benefits: Either 1): your film is already competition calibre, and becomes an Official Selection,  OR 2): you will receive a letter outlining exactly what it is about your film that is keeping it from being accepted. 

First time filmmakers: when have you ever gotten a letter back from a festival giving you the chance to fix something, then resubmit for FREE?

Giving you the chance to make corrections to your film does 3 things:

-It gives you the chance to improve your product and make it more marketable.

-It will enhance your chances of winning/being accepted AT OTHER FESTIVALS BESIDES OURS. That's more 'Official Selection' laurels for YOU.

-It will give you forethought for your NEXT filmmaking endeavor, helping you to improve your craft (feedback letters also list the GOOD elements in your film that you should make an effort to keep).


What Makes Us Unique:

    1. A co-founder that is an active Committee Member for the Universal Film and Festival Organization (UFFO.ORG), an international non-profit based in the U.K., founded to support/implement best business practices for film festivals

2. All Top Winners will have the optional opportunity to have their webisodes/series shown exclusively on WRPN.TV entertainment news next to Hollywood celebrity interviews, on an On-Demand basis.

3.   Any film that is rejected will receive a personal letter explaining what elements caused the rejection (unlike other fests who never give any explanation at all- we have already received 'thank you' letters from some of our rejected films, as no one has ever helped them before).

It is our goal to give filmmakers their money's worth, and the recognition that they deserve.

Awards & Prizes

Top Winners in the two Major Categories (Webisode Pilot/Episode, and Television Pilot/Episode) are as follows: "Best Of Show," "Award Of Outstanding Excellence," and "Award Of Excellence." These are the Top Winner levels that will be eligible for the opportunity of an On-Demand option.

There are also three more award level opportunities: "Award Of Exceptional Merit," "Award Of Merit," and "Kudos Endeavor Award." 

You will also notice that there are reduced-rate SUB-CATEGORY options, such as cinematography, original theme song, script, original concept, direction, special effects, research, lead actor/actress, best supporting actor/actress, etc.

Entries in these sub-categories will also be eligible for the 6 award levels listed above. 

These are special sub-categories at a discounted rate, in which a specific, creative aspect of a film is considered. 

You, as a filmmaker, know your film better than anyone else, and you would therefore have knowledge of these particular aspects of your film that shine above the rest.

By entering these reduced-rate sub-categories, you can point that out.

Please do not feel obligated to enter sub-categories, as it will NOT affect your chances of winning
awards for the FILM ITSELF in the TWO MAJOR categories (Webisode Pilot/Episode, and Television Pilot/Episode).

Submitting to these sub-categories - just as submitting to the two major categories - does not guarantee an award.

We just want you to be able to take full advantage of all aspects of our competition, and give special attention to any sub-category/production value that you feel deserves it.


Rules & Terms

-On-Demand opportunity is strictly optional.  You retain full rights to your work.
-Foreign language films (non-English) must have English subtitles.
-All genres compete together
-Webisodes/TV Series show can be the Pilot episode or any subsequent episode
-Must be LESS THAN 1 hour in length
-No waivers
-Submitting your film to WGWC automatically puts you on our mailing list, to receive
  emails from WGWC and WRPN.TV, so that you will be informed of
  developments regarding the status of your film.
  This mailing list is private and will not be shared with any third parties.
  You may unsubscribe at any time at the risk of missing pertinent information regarding your film.
-DVD's will not be returned.

Dates & Deadlines

July 3, 2017
Opening Date
August 14, 2017
Early Deadline
September 25, 2017
Regular Deadline
November 13, 2017
Late Deadline
December 18, 2017
Extended Deadline
December 29, 2017
Notification Date
December 29, 2017
Event Date

Reduced-rate Sub-categories ($30, all season!)


Actor: Lead (subcat)

Actress: Lead (subcat)

Actor: Supporting (subcat)

Actress: Supporting (subcat)

Cinematography (subcat)

Original Concept (subcat)

Direction (subcat)

Editing (subcat)

Original Score (subcat) 

Makeup (subcat)

Original Song (subcat)

Script/Writer (subcat)

Set Design (subcat)

Sound Editing (subcat)

SFX: Animation (subcat)

SFX: Visual (subcat)

Fight/Stunt Choreography (subcat)

Content/Message Delivery (subcat)

Viewer Impact: Entertainment (subcat)

Viewer Impact: Inspirational (subcat)

Disclaimer

-On-Demand opportunity is strictly optional.  You retain full rights to your work.

-Foreign language films (non-English) must have English subtitles.

-All genres compete together

-Webisodes/TV Series show can be the Pilot episode or any subsequent episode

-Must be LESS THAN 1 hour in length

-No waivers

-The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening on an On-Demand basis if that option is selected, and shall therefore indemnify and hold harmless WGWC, WRPN.TV, and ROMAN PICTURES from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, or screening.