The Wild Bunch Film Festival (5)


01 Dec 2019
Call for entries

29 Feb 2020
Early deadline

18 May 2020
Standard deadline

01 Aug 2020
Late deadline

01 Aug 2020
Festival closed

03 Aug 2020
Notification date

02 Oct 2020
04 Oct 2020


PO Box 1434,  73045, Harrah, Oklahoma, United States

Festival description
Westerns Film
Short film festival >3'
Feature film festival 180'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2013
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >3'
 Feature Films  180'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 02 October 2020      Festival end: 04 October 2020

It's the 5th Annual Int'l Wild Bunch Film Festival, founded in 2015 by film producer Rock & Brenda-Marie Whitehead.

The film festival will be in conjunction with the 69 Annual "Rex Allen Days" & celebrating Rex Allen's 100th Birthday! They will have a Rodeo, Carnival, Gun Show, Car Show, Parade and more!!

Join us for a family fun weekend in Willcox, AZ and experience a film festival competition in Arizona solely for the western genre and sub-genres. It's for film, screenplays, songwriting, photographs, etc.. It'll be legendary!

Meet our special guests!

Western sub-genre's of film and screenplays can include Classical Westerns, Acid Westerns, Charro, Cabrito or Chili Westerns, Comedy Westerns, Contemporary or Modern Day Westerns, Electric Westerns, Euro-Westerns, Fantasy Westerns, Florida Westerns, Horror Westerns, Curry Westerns and Indo Westerns, Martial arts Westerns or Wuxia Westerns, Meat pie Westerns, Northwesterns, Ostern westerns, Revisionist Westerns, Science fiction Westerns, Space Westerns, Spaghetti Westerns, Weird Westerns, etc. More details on sub-genres at

Our hope is to attract high profile and novice filmmakers and screenwriters.

Attendees of the festival will enjoy an array of artistic experiences of western films and individuals driven by the true and raw spirit of independent movie making.

The Wild Bunch Film Festival is a competitive event for emerging filmmakers as well as screenwriters in hopes to inspire and encourage them to pursue courageous and bold artistic visions in the western genre. The festival will be known for embracing the heart and spirit of independent western genre films.

Friday, October 2nd 2020: Independent western genre films will screen at "The Willcox Historic Theater" at 134 North Railroad Avenue in Willcox, AZ. Various Filmmaker Q&A's.

Saturday October 3rd 2020: Independent western genre films will screen at "The Willcox Historic Theater" at 134 North Railroad Avenue in Willcox, AZ. Various Filmmaker Q&A's.

Sunday October 4th 2020: Independent western genre films will screen at The Willcox Historic Theater at 134 North Railroad Avenue in Willcox, AZ. Various Filmmaker Q&A's. The Award Show for films and screenplay selections will be this evening! Details and tickets sold on the official website as we get closer! Tickets also sold at the door, on the days of events if available. We anticipate a sellout!

For more details visit and sign up for our newsletter at to stay informed!

TWBFF 2020 Awards

1. Jury - Best Feature Film
2. Jury - Best Short
3. Jury - Best Actor (Feature).
4. Jury - Best Actress (Feature).
5. Jury - Best Supporting Actor (Feature).
6. Jury - Best Supporting Actress (Feature).
7. Jury - Best Actor (Short).
8. Jury - Best Actress (Short).
9. Jury - Best Supporting Actor (Short).
10. Jury - Best Supporting Actress (Short).
11. Jury - Best Director (Feature).
12. Jury - Best Director (Short).
13. Jury - Best Cinematography (Feature).
14. Jury - Best Cinematography (Short).
15. Jury - Best Foreign Film (all combined)
16. Jury - Best Movie Poster (All combined).
17. Jury - Best Original Score (all combined)
18. Jury - Best Documentary.
19. Jury - Best Animation.
20. Jury - Best Comedy.
21. Jury - Best Web Series.
22. Jury - Best Trailer/Teaser
23. Jury - The Jerry Vance Award for - Best Stunt (short)
24. Jury - The Jerry Vance Award for - Best Stunt (Feature)
25. Jury - 1st Place - Best Screenplay (Short)
26. Jury - 2nd Place - Best Screenplay (Short)
27. Jury - 3rd Place - Best Screenplay (Short)
28. Jury - 1st Place - Best Screenplay (Feature)
29. Jury - 2nd Place - Best Screenplay (Feature)
30. Jury - 3rd Place - Best Screenplay (Feature)
31. Festival Director's Choice Award - (film).
32. Festival Director's Choice Award - (screenplay).


This festival is genre specific to for the western and western sub-genres. There are many types of westerns. See them here at and all accepted. If you have questions, contact us.

Project Length Information:
Feature - 45-180 minutes.
Short 3-30 minutes.
Web Series - 3 - 20 minutes.
Animated - 3-90 minutes.
Documentary - 3-90 minutes.
Music Video - 2-10 minutes.
Trailer/Teaser - 1-5 minutes.
Western Ads/Tributes - 1- 7 minutes.
Western Gunfight Reenactments 1-15 minutes
Western TV Show - 20 - 60 minutes.
Student Films (Western Genre) 1 - 20 minutes
Screenplay (Short) 50 pages or less.
Screenplay (Feature) Feature Scripts: 51 pages or more.
Short Form TV Pilot (pilot episode under 20 mins duration). TV pilot of any western or western sub-genre.
Long Form TV Pilot (pilot of over 20 mins in duration). TV Pilot of any western or western sub-genre.
Western Lyrics - Under 3 pages (PDF).
Western Songwriting Music - Under 5 Min (MP3)
Western Poetry - Any length from single stanza to 5 pages is accepted as long as it is NOT a compilation of Several works. (PDF)
Western Photography - Stills must be unique/original work that tell a story. Either a single photo or multiple photos in the same series (up to 6 photo maximum per submission) (JPG or PNG)

Our Selections / Awards Procedure / Festival Director / Producers make official selections for TWBFF by vote. Official Selections of films and screenplays are then screened/graded by 5 different judges anonymously, and given an overall grade for various categories (with the exception of the “Directors Choice Award”). All judges points are then added together to give it a grade.

If your work is selected, you must fulfill the following requirements by the date(s) designated by the The Wild Bunch Film Festival: You also must be prepared to supply at least three electronic images (publicity stills) either in jpeg or PDF format, 300dpi, for publication purposes. Press kits would be helpful, but not required.

Films that have previously aired on US television prior to the Festival are eligible.

All films must be completed no earlier than 1/1/2013.

STUDENT FILMS CATEGORIES: School ID's is required that matches the date your film was created. Copies of Student ID's must be emailed to

PLEASE NOTE: The 'Ads/Tributes', 'Western trailer/teaser' & 'Web Series' are the ONLY categories that can be streamed to YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, etc., for FREE viewing to the public prior to TWBFF. ALL OTHER FILM CATEGORIES CANNOT be streamed on ANY media for free to the public until after TWBFF has completed. If you do so, you risk your film being disqualified.

NEW IMPORTANT INFORMATION - All Filmmakers that have been selected are required to provide MOV. MP4'S on a thumb drive. DCP'S, DVD's & Blu-ray will NOT be accepted for the 2020 season. Thumb drives will not be returned, unless you provided us with a return package that is postage paid in full. PLEASE NOTE: Submitters....if your film is selected, you must have your media at the onsite location (The Willcox Historic Theater) by the Sept 12th Deadline, or you will be disqualified. Mail them to either address at:

Willcox Historic Theater
P.O. Box 217
Willcox, Arizona 85644

Willcox Historic Theater
134 N Railroad Ave.
Willcox, AZ 85643



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