The Wait-A-Minute Film Competition.

Filmmakers have one week to make a film of one-minute-length. The film competition starts Oct. 1st 2016 and and ends on Oct. 9th 2016. Films must be turned in on or before Oct. 9th 2016  via FILMFREEWAY. All films must include special mystery element, TBA on Oct. 1st 2016 at any of the following:  Tacoma Filmmakers Website WAM contest page and The WAM Facebook page.

This contest is open to Tacoma, WA and surrounding areas.

The screening will take place at the historic Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St Tacoma WA), on Oct. 21st at 10pm presented by Tacoma Filmmakers and Friday Night Frights.

The 30 best films will be picked for screening (due to time contraints). All films will be featured after the event on the Tacoma Filmmakers YouTube page.

KICK OFF starts Oct. 1st at 11am, mystery element will be announced at that time. Stay tuned to the Tacoma Filmmakers Website (Contest page), and the WAM facebook page.

The five winning award categories are:
1) Best Picture - Judge’s Award
2) Best Picture - Audience Favorite
3) Best Actor Male
4) Best Actor Female
5) Best Use of the Mystery Elemen


Our submission process is being handled exclusively by FilmFreeway. The WAM Film Competition proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world's best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.

When you are ready to submit your film please click on the button above, entry fee is $5.


Please note, the Oct. 21st screening for the WAM film entries is also part of the Friday Night Frights show, a monthly showing of horror films on the third Friday at the historic Blue Mouse Theatre. In October, the Friday Night Frights picture will be John Carpenter's original 1979 "Halloween." We encourage participants to stay and watch it. Admission into the Blue Mouse for the entire event, which includes the Friday Night Fright, is $6.
Note: Any questions or concerns please
Contact: Tacomafilmmakers@gmail.com
The WAM film contest will be screened at the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St Tacoma WA), on Oct. 21st at 10pm presented by Tacoma Filmmakers and Friday Night Frights.
30 of the best films, unless disqualified*, will play on the big screen.
Films judged by the Tacoma Filmmaker Executive Committee and Special Guest Judge Anthony Dluzak from Friday Night Frights.
Any type of horror film is accepted.
A trailer? A commerical for a would-be movie or TV show? A short story? A music vid? Animation? Anything.
The WAM Film Competition and Screening are part of Tacoma Filmmakers
We'd like to thank the great companies who are generously donating prizes for the winning film categories.
We have some great prizes for
this years winning filmmakers
from these awesome companies.
Save The Cat is providing 2 of Blake's 3rd book (SAVE THE CAT STRIKES BACK) and 2 of their story structure software discs. Learn to create storys that resonate. With Save The Cat!
Write Brothers Inc. is providing 5 copies
of their award winning screenwriting software "Movie Magic ScreenWriter." Innovators of award winning writing software since 1982
ATMOSfx is providing a all in one
holiday digital decoration kit just in time for Halloween. They are including an
                          additional  SD
                          card copy of
                          Ghostly Apparitions!
                          Package includes:
                          Projector, Tripod
                          Remote control
                          Window Projection                                                             
    Material, 14 pre-loaded
    scenes, Built-in speakers
    Stereo output, HDMI input
    SD card input. ATMOSfx
    digital decoration for every
Friday Night Frights
The Blue Mouse Theatre

The award winning films:

1) Best Actress      Natalie Shershow      Blood Ties
2) Best Actor          Craig Lyon               Fixing Freddy
3) Best use of Mystery Element              The Evergreen State
4) Judges Award                                    Fixing Freddy
5) Audience Award                                 Fixing Freddy

Films shown
1) Blood Ties by Sudevi Mossé
2) The Sockness by Tommy Skaggs
3) Zombie Donuts by Marsha Dennis
4) Lauryn Skipped School by Tyler Kinney
5) No Hippies by Ryan Loiselle
6) Fixing Freddy by Tobias Christopher
7) The Evergreen State by Guy Youngquist
8) The Pit by Richard Bundy
9) Farmers by John Kephart

This is the program from the Night of the Living Wam Film festival that aired at the Blue Mouse Theatre in Tacoma WA on 10 21 2016. The mystery element to be included in submitted films was the concept "Transformation"
A big thank you to Anthony Dluzak of Friday Night Frights

A big thank you to the Historic Blue Mouse Theatre

a very BIG thank you to the filmmakers who participated!

A very big thank you to Darryl Small aka Dr Macabre

A very big thank you to Mike West of Gobbum Productions, Joseph Kephart of Hooligan Street Pictures, the WAM team, Tamara Ewing and the city of Tacoma.

The WAM has ended, but you can watch the program here.
Wam screening Blue Mouse Theatre Oct. 21st 2016

Wam screening Blue Mouse Theatre Oct. 21st 2016

WAM Screening at the Blue Mouse Theatre
Oct. 21st 2016