Welcome to the official page of the Wasteland Film Festival – the world’s first post-apocalyptic short film competition and exhibition.

Our mission is to showcase films by emerging and established filmmakers that bring post-apocalyptic worlds to life.

Films about the wasteland, shown in the wasteland, at Wasteland Weekend.


WW Film Fest Program 2016:


Prize Support and Fee Waiver Info

1. Submission fee: $20 for early, $25 for late for all categories except Feature Films ($0.00 entry) and Sci-Fi Action Films (10 for early, 20 for late). This will go toward prize money and raising funds for next year’s Daytime Theater.

2. We will accept waivers. If you have attended Wasteland Weekend over the last two years (2014 or 2015), or one of your films has won an award or honorable mention in 2014 or 2015.

3. $500 in prize money! This will be divided as follows: the grand prize will be $200 US (or a donation to a charity of your choice), $100 for best music video, $75 for best alternative film, $75 for best animated film, and finally $50 for the audience award! If we get enough qualifying Action Films, we will also give $50 for Best Action Film.


Winners From Previous Years

Basic Rules

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