Competition Categories

Competition Categories for the 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston. Entries are now Officially Open as of [deadlines type=”open”]! The FINAL Online Entry Deadline is JAN 15, 2017 Online, BUT if you can get your Entries in our office by JAN 31, 2017 ~ all is well! WorldFest will now accept Online Screeners via FilmFreeway.com – or via the Online or Printed Entry Form. We will require a Jump Drive, BluRay or DCP if your entry is selected for screening. The juries will be hard at work through to the end of February [festdate type=”year”] and we will inform winners by [deadlines type=”notify”]!

Independent Shorts
Independent Experimental Films & Videos
Independent Theatrical Features
Independent Study Films & Videos
Television and Cable Production
TV Commercials / Public Service Announcements
Film & Video Production
Screenplays
Music Videos
NEW MEDIA (INCLUDING WEBSITES & 3D PRODUCTIONS)

FILM & VIDEO PRODUCTION

Independent Shorts

301. Animated (Classic Cel Animation)
302. Animated (Clay & Other)
303. Anime / Manga
304. Comedy – Adaptation
305. Comedy – Black / Dark
306. Comedy – Original
307. Comedy – Romantic
308. Computer Generated / CGI / Mixed Media
309. Documentary (under 60 minutes)
310. Dramatic – Adaptation
311. Dramatic – Original
312. Family / Children
313. Fantasy / Horror
314. Historical
315. Live Action – Narrative (Little or No Dialogue)
316. Suspense / Thriller
317. Science Fiction
318. Westerns
319. Work in Progress – Shorts
320A. The SPACE Awards, any short film using NASA stock footage as a critical part of the film.

CRAFT CATEGORIES:
320. Cinematography – Shorts
321. Directing – Shorts
322. Editing – Shorts
323. Use of Go-Pro Cameras
324. Music – Shorts
325. Make-up & Special Make-up Effects Design
326. Screenplay / Script of entered short
327. Use of Drones
328. Visual / Special FX / CGI

INDEPENDENT EXPERIMENTAL FILMS & VIDEOS

350. Animated (Classic Cel Animation)
351. Animated (Clay and Other Techniques)
352. Anime / Manga
353. Comedy
354. Computer Generated / Mixed Media
355. Dramatic
356. Fantasy / Horror
357. Film & Video Art
358. Live Action (Little or No Dialogue)
359. Work in Progress – Experimental

INDEPENDENT THEATRICAL FEATURES

001. Action / Adventure
002. Animated (Any Technique)
003. Anime / Manga
004. Docu-Drama
005. Documentary
006. Comedy
007. Comedy – Black/Dark
008. Comedy – Romantic
009. Christian
009A. Crime Drama
010. Dramatic
011. Suspense / Thriller
012. Experimental / Dogma
013. Family / Children
014. Fantasy / Horror
015. First Feature
016. Foreign
017. Historical / Period Piece
018. Low Budget (under 250 thousand)
019. Mature / Adult Themes
020. Musical
021. Romance
022. Science Fiction
023. Westerns
024. Work in Progress – Feature Films
025A. The SPACE Awards, any short film using NASA stock footage as a critical part of the film.

CRAFT CATEGORIES:
025. Art Direction (additional category only)
026. Cinematography (additional category only)
027. CGI / Computer Generated SFX
028. Directing (additional category only)
029. Editing (additional category only)
030. Music Score (additional category only)
031. Make-up & Special Make-up Effects Design
032. Screenplay / Script of entered feature

*** For Titles, Trailers, Lead-ins & Logos – See TV Commercials / PSAs Category #460.

INDEPENDENT STUDY FILMS & VIDEOS

All may be entered in any two additional categories at no extra fee. A copy of your student ID is fine, or a letter from your school.

601. Graduate Level Student Productions
602. College Level Student Productions
603. High School Level Student Productions
604. Middle / Grade School & Below (14 & Younger)
605. Student Screenplays (of unproduced films/videos)

TELEVISION AND CABLE PRODUCTION

101. Animated
102. Anime / Manga
103. Analysis / Background of a Single Current News Story
104. Children’s Audience
105. Comedy
106. Continuing News Story Coverage
107. Cultural
108. Documentary
109. Education
110. Entertainment
111. Feature Made for Television / Cable
112. Health & Wellness
113. Individual On-Camera Talent
114. Information, Cultural or Historical Programming – Program
115. Information, Cultural or Historical Program – Series
116. Lifestyle Programming – Program
117. Lifestyle Programming – Series
118. Information, Cultural or Historical Programming – Segment
119. Interviews
120. Infomercials
121. Interstitials
122. Investigative Journalism
123. Live Events
124. Local Public Service
125. Local Television Programming
126. Movie Trailers
127. Nature / Wildlife
128. Network / Station / Cable Promotion
129. News & Documentary Program Directing
130. News & Documentary Program Editing / Graphics
131. News & Documentary Program Videography
132. News & Documentary Program Research / Writing
133. News & News Features
134. Pilots
135. Political / Commentary
136. Program / Individual / Technical Achievements
137. Public Affairs Programs
138. Reality-Based Programs
139. Religious Programs
140. Single Breaking News Story Coverage
141. Sports
142. Talk Shows
143. Travel / Tourism
144. TV Mini-series (3-12 Episodes)
145. TV Series – Comedy
146. TV Series – Documentary
147. TV Series – Dramatic (1-3 shows for all Series entries)
148. TV Series – Family / Children
149. TV Series – Informational
150. TV Special – Comedy
151. TV Special – Documentary
152. TV Special – Dramatic
153. TV Special – Family / Children
154A. The SPACE Awards, any TV production using NASA stock footage as a critical part of the film.

CRAFT CATEGORIES:
154. Animation
155. Art Direction
156. Cinematography / Videography
157. Copywriting
158. Direction
159. Editing
160. Graphics
161. Hi-Def / New Technology / HD
162. Humor / Comedy
163. Lighting
164. Music
165. Screenplay / Screenwriter / Script of entered production
166. Set Design
167. Sound / Sound Design
168. Special EFX / Computer Graphics
169. Station / Programs / Openings / Promos / Cable
170. Talent / Host On-Screen
171. Use of Drones
172. Use of GoPro Cameras

TV COMMERCIALS / PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

401. Amusement
402. Animated (Cel Animation)
403. Animated (Computer Graphics)
404. Apparel / Accessories
405. Associations
406. Automotive
407. Audio & Video
408. Automotive Products
409. Baked Goods
410. Bank / Financial (under $500M Assets)
411. Bank/Financial (over $500M Assets)
412. Beverages – Alcoholic
413. Beverages – Non Alcoholic
414. Beverages – Soft Drinks
415. Business Equipment / Services
416. Children’s Products
417. Collectibles / Gifts
418. Computers / Software / Games
419. Confections / Snacks
420. Consumer Electronics
421. Corporate Identity / Communications
422. Cosmetics / Perfume / Beauty
423. Cultural Institutions / Organizations
424. Dairy Products
425. Department Store / Mass Retailer
426. Direct Response
427. Drug & Alcohol Abuse
428. Education
429. Entertainment / Amusement
430. Environment / Social Issues
431. Events
432. Fashion / Clothing / Apparel
433. Financial Services (non-bank)
434. Fitness
435. Foods / Beverages / Groceries
436. Fuel / Gas / Oil
437. Fund Raising & Appeals
438. Green / Ecology / Conservation
439. Health / Health Care Services / Wellness
440. Hispanic / Latin Market
441. Home Furnishings / Major Appliances
442. Hospitals
443. House & Garden
444. Household Consumer Products
445. Institutional Identity
446. Insurance
447. International
448. Internet / Web
449. Laundry Products
450. Lawn / Garden Products
451. Law / Legal / Legal Services / Lawyer
452. Local Spot
453. Lottery
454. Low Budget (under $5000)
455. Machinery
456. Mall / Shopping Center
457. Media / Magazine Promotion
458. Medical / Optical / Dentistry
459. Movie Trailers / Titles / Logos
460. Newspapers / Publications
461. Not For Profit / Charitable
462. Orphans / Spec Spots
463. Patriotic
464. Personal / Gift Items
465. Pet Products
466. Pharmaceuticals
467. Political / Campaign
468. Professional Services
469. Public Health
470. Public Service
471. Publishers / Media
472. Real Estate
473. Recreation
474. Recreation Equipment
475. Regional Spot
476. Religion / Spirituality
477. Restaurants / Food Service
478. Retail
479. Sample / Show Reels (enter as a TVC Series for entry fees)
480. Series / Campaign
481. Services
482. Sports / Sporting Goods / Games
483. Station / Programs / Openings / Promos / Cable
484. Telecommunications / Internet Services
485. Tourism
486. Toiletries
487. Transportation
488. Travel / Leisure
489. Utilities
490. Universities / Colleges / Schools
491. World Peace & Understanding

CRAFT CATEGORIES:
492. Animation
493. Cinematography / Videography
494. Copywriting
495. Direction / Art Direction
496. Editing
497. Graphics
498. Hi-Def / New Technology / HD
499. Humor / Comedy
500. Music
501. Screenplay / Screenwriter / Script of entered production
502. Set Design
503. Sound / Sound Design
504. Special EFX / Computer Graphics
505. Station / Programs / Openings / Promos / Cable
506. Talent / Host On-Screen
507. Videography / Cinematography
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FILM & VIDEO PRODUCTION

201. Advertising / Promotional
202. Agriculture
203. Arts / Cultural
204. Automotive
205. Biographical or Autobiographical
206. Charitable / Non-Profit
207. Children’s
208. Community Management Urban & Rural
209. Corporate Image & Orientation
210. Corporate Communication
211. Cultural
212. Documentary
213. Direct Marketing
214. Ecology / Environment / Conservation
215. Educational / Instructional – Adult
216. Educational / Instructional – Children
217. Employee Communications
218. Entertainment
219. Ethnic / Cultural
220. Family Matters
221. Flight / Space Travel
222. Fund Raising
223. Government Relations
224. Hobby / Crafts
225. How To’s / Instructional
226. History & Archaeology
227. Human Sexuality
228. Independent Video
229. Industrial / Technical
230. In-Flight Cinema
231. In-House Productions
232. Insurance
233. Legal
234. Leisure & Recreation
235. Live Events
236. Manufacturing
237. Medical / Health / Fitness / Wellness
238. Medical / Treatments / Procedures
239. Motivational
240. Nature & Wildlife
241. Nuclear / Energy Issues
242. Oceanography / Marine Biology
243. Performance Arts-Dance, Drama, Music
244. Pharmaceuticals
245. Political / International Issues
246. Production Co / Ad Agency Demo Reel
247. Public Relations
248. Public Service
249. Public Health
250. Recruiting / Career Guidance
251. Religion / Ethics / Spirituality
252. Safety / First Aid
253. Sailing / Water Sports
254. Sales & Marketing – Consumer
255. Sales & Marketing – Industry
256. Science & Research
257. Social / Economic Issues
258. Sports
259. Substance Abuse
260. Travel / Tourism
261. Training
262. Underwater & Marine Science
262A. Wedding Videos
263. Women’s Issues
264. World Peace & Understanding
265A. The SPACE Awards, any production using NASA stock footage as a critical part of the film.

CRAFT CATEGORIES:
265. Art Direction
266. Behind The Scenes productions
267. Cinematography / Videography
268. Copywriting
269. Direction
270. Editing
271. EPK’s (Electronic Press Kits)
272. Hi-Def / New Technology
273. Humor / Comedy
274. Music
275. Screenplay / Script of entered production
276. Special EFX / Computer Graphics
277. Talent – On/Off Camera
278. Use of Drones
278. Use of Go Pro Cameras

SCREENPLAYS

Screenplays must be bound in some way—2 or 3 brad or spiral bound. Should run from 70 to 120-150 pages for a standard 2 hour feature film. Not accepted loose-leaf in a box, or with a clip! Unproduced screenplays only. You may put your name and other info on the Title Page. We do not accept on-line screenplays, our judges do not use Kindle, they like to hold your script in their hand and read it … very old school, we know! We do require a brief Synopsis (Appx 100 words or so) for the judges to review prior to reading your Screenplay.

701. Action / Adventure
702. Biographical
703. Comedy – Adaptation
704. Comedy – Dark or Black Comedy
705. Comedy – Original
706. Comedy – Romantic
707. Dramatic – Adaptation
708. Dramatic – Original
709. Family / Children
710. Fantasy / Science Fiction
711. Historical / Period Piece
712. Horror / Thriller / Mystery
713. Romance
714. Short Film Screenplays (under 60 pages, lower entry fee)
715. Spiritual / Religious / Christian
716. Teleplays (under 60 pages, lower entry fee)
717. Westerns

MUSIC VIDEOS

801. Country & Western (C&W)
802. Children’s
803. Christian
804. Classical
805. Group
806. Instrumental
807. Jazz / Experimental / New Age
808. Latin / Hispanic
809. New Artist
810. R & B / Soul / Rap / Hip-Hop
811. Religious
812. Rock / R&R
813. Specials / Shows
814. Stage / Concert Performance
815. Vocalist (Any genre)
816. World Music / Techno
817A. The SPACE Awards, any short film using NASA stock footage as a critical part of the Music Video.

CRAFT CATEGORIES:
817. Art Direction
818. Cinematography/Videography
819. Copywriting
820. Direction / Art Direction
821. Editing
822. Hi-Def / New Technology
823. Humor / Comedy
824. Low Budget (Under $5,000)
825. Music
826. Special EFX / Computer Graphics
827. Talent – On/off Camera

NEW MEDIA (INCLUDING WEBSITES & 3D PRODUCTIONS)

901. Hi-Def / New Technology
902. Interactive – Adult / Professional
903. Interactive – Business
904. Interactive – Children
905. Interactive – Educational – Adult / Professional
906. Interactive – Educational – Children
907. Interactive – Entertainment
908. Large Format – IMAX®
909. Meeting Openers, Breaks, Closings
910. Multi-Video (3 + screens, may be entered on composite tape)
911. Video Walls (may be entered on composite tape)
912. Websites
913. Best Copy / Writing – Websites
914. Best Green Website
915. Best Home / Intro / Welcome Page
916. Best Website Navigation / Structure
917. Best Use of Animation / Graphics
918. Best Website Visual Design – Graphic
919. Best Website Visual Design – Function
920. Cellular Media – Personal Videos
921. Cellular Media – Commercial Videos
922. Video Podcast
923. Web Series (3 or more episodes)
924. 3D Digital Productions (DVD iV SBS -Side By Side – 3D Contents)