Wifi Film Festival

Wifi Film Festival

The festival will be held digitally on April 22 - 24th, 2021.

WIFI 2021 is a go! To ensure safety for all of our filmmakers and participants, WIFI 2021 will be held completely online with the hopes that we will return in person in 2022. Please follow this space, as well as our social media.


The 2021 WIFI Film Festival is now accepting submissions on FilmFreeway

  • Earlybird Deadline: Jan. 15, 2021

  • Regular Deadline: Feb. 28, 2021  

  • Late Deadline: March 26, 2021

  • Notification Date: April 5, 2021

  • Event Date: April 22-24, 2021 (vitrual event)

In 2021, we are having a special focus on women and film to correspond to Washburn University’s WU Mester 2020 that we missed due to COVID-19. We will be having a special focus on films both by and about women. We will also feature an accomplished female director from Hollywood.  In addition, we are having a special focus on sustainability to correspond with Washburn University’s WUmester 2021

The guests will be officially announced soon. 

All student and Washburn University alumni submissions are free. We welcome amateur and professional filmmakers to apply. Films that are selected for screening will be announced on April 5th, 2021. Award winners will be announced at the festival on April 24th, 2021.  

The WIFI Film Festival will run from Thursday, April 22 to Saturday, April 24, 2020, online. The festival is open and free to attend for everyone. 

The WIFI 2021 festival will feature films from both professional and amateur filmmakers from around the world. The inaugural film festival featured over 70 films from 16 different countries. We were able to show films from a wide variety of filmmakers including Shia LaBeouf, an Academy Award-winning film “Skin”, and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Yasmin Mistry. 


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