Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is West72?
A: West72 is a smartphone short student film festival. Students at West Los Angeles College (WLAC) are given 72 hours after the Launch Date (April 21, 2016) to script, shoot, edit, and submit a 5-7 minute short film. Movies must be filmed with smartphones, tablets and smart devices, be based upon the announced theme, and include one or more of the required elements.
Q: Who can submit?
A: The person submitting the film must be a student at West Los Angeles College, however, members of the team/group are not required to be students at West.
Q: Are groups of filmmakers allowed?
A: Yes, groups are encouraged! Groups of filmmakers of any size are allowed to submit, but please submit the film only once on behalf of the entire group.
Q: What are the deadlines and important dates?
A: APPLY online by Thursday, APRIL 21th, 11:59 pm.
LAUNCH - THURSDAY, APRIL 21st, 2016, 12:30-1:00pm, in ATA 128 at West.
FILM SUBMISSIONS - due SUNDAY APRIL 24, 2016, 11:59pm.
Q: What happens at The Launch and when is it?
A: Students will be given the THEME, required ELEMENTS, contest guidelines and information. All entries must be based on the THEME and must contain at least two of the required elements. The Launch occurs Thursday, April 21st, 2016, 12:30-1:00pm, in the ATA Building, Room 128, at WLAC (9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA 90304).
Q: How will I know if my entry was received?
A: You will receive a confirmation email that we received your entry. If you clicked submit and entered the link correctly – we got it! Your professor will also have that information.
Q: When is West72?
A: West72 is part of WestFest, the WLAC Arts Festival. Submitted films will be shown during WestFest online and on campus. Winning films will premier at the West72 Student Short Film Festival, Wednesday, May 11, 2016.
Q: What is WestFest and when does it happen?
A: WestFest is an arts festival that occurs during the month of May on the campus of West Los Angeles College. WestFest includes the Student Poster Showcase, West72, and student-featured performances in Theatre, Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Poetry, and more. WestFest is May 9 - 14, 2016.
Q: When will I hear if my film will be a selection or an honorable mention?
A: Submissions close on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 11:59 pm. Official selections are determined by April 30th and announced the first week of May. You will be notified at that time.
Q: What can I win?
A: Finalists will have their short films screened at the West72 Student Short Film Festival on May 11, 2016, during WestFest, the West Los Angeles College Arts Festival. Finalists are invited to attend the premier screening at West72. Finalist videos may also be featured on the West Los Angeles College website, the West Poster Showcase website, the West72 website, West72 YouTube channel, Vimeo, and other social media pages. Finalists will be presented with a certificate acknowledging their achievement and prizes.
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