"Requited,” a short film written and shot by Mark Christian and directed by Madeline Puzzo, is the winner of this year’s Wyoming Short Film Contest. Shot on location in Benson, Ariz. and Bedford, Pa, the film is set in The Territory of Wyoming in 1875. A western, the short tells a classic frontier story of crime, betrayal, and vengeance.
The Wyoming Film Office is proud to award the $25,000 Grand Prize to the filmmakers who will now have the opportunity to produce another film in Wyoming with the proceeds. “The ‘Requited’ crew is ecstatic about winning the Wyoming Film Contest, but even more so, thrilled that people connected with our story,” says Christian. “We will be bringing something bigger and better next!” Puzzo added, “I’m so happy that ‘Requited’ could be seen and enjoyed by so many people. That’s what we do this for.”
So congratulations to the filmmakers behind "Requited." It was a very competitive contest this year, and here at the Film Office we couldn't be happier with the talent and creativity on display. Thanks to all of the 2013 contest entrants. We hope to see you back in the 2014 contest.
ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
• Screenplay / Acting
• Sound Design
• Overall Production Value
ALL ENTRANTS AGREE TO ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
1. Film Content: Short film entries must take place in Wyoming, feature Wyoming, or present Wyoming as a major character in the storyline.
2. Entries should have a run time of 15 minutes or less.
3. Deadline: All submissions are due on or before April 5, 2013 @ 5:00 PM (MDT). See timeline for more details.
4. Announcements: Winners will be announced and contacted on or about May 10, 2013. Judge's decisions are final.
5. Entry Fee: There is no entry fee for the Wyoming Short Film Contest.
6. Releases and Copyrighted Material: If your film contains any copyrighted material (music for example) the filmmaker will be responsible for securing the licensing rights. (To avoid the expense and difficulty of securing such rights we recommend using only original, non-copyrighted material or material licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license).
7. Prizes: The winner shall receive $25,000 towards the production budget of their next project shot in Wyoming.
8. Film Type: Entries may be any style or genre of film (e.g. documentary, animation, narrative fiction, etc.).
9. Film Format: Entries must be in digital format, as the submission process takes place at www.wyomingshortfilmcontest.com. No physical entries will be accepted.
10. Student or Group Films: Student films made with funding from a university or other institution are welcome, but if the school or institution holds the rights to the film, you will need their permission for entry. Group films (films submitted with more than one filmmaker) are likewise welcome, though each individual filmmaker must give permission for entry.
11. Permissions for Wyoming Office of Tourism Use: Tourism reserves the right to display the winning film for promotional purposes on the Wyoming Office of Tourism website (www.wyomingtourism.org), all Wyoming Film Office social media sites including the website (www.filmwyoming.com) and blog (www.filmwyoming.blogspot.com) and at Wyoming Film Office related events.
|Round name||Starts on||Ends on|
|Submission round||April 8, 2013 @ 8:30 PM (MDT)||April 8, 2013 @ 10:30 PM (MDT)|
|Voting round||January 17, 2013 @ 9:00 AM (MST)||April 19, 2013 @ 5:00 PM (MDT)|
|Judging round||April 19, 2013 @ 5:00 PM (MDT)||May 10, 2013 @ 5:00 PM (MDT)|