Submissions will be accepted until August 9, 2019 and we will notify those organizations who have been selected by mid-September. A presenter from your organization — preferably the one who made the trailers — needs to be attending the 2020 Art House Convergence in Midway, Utah.
What is Trailer Wars? Trailer Wars is a battle-of-the-bands style competition, in which ten venues (art houses and film festivals) will screen their best in-house trailers. The audience will judge which is best. Winners of each round will move on with a new trailer until a champion is crowned. During the competition, the participants will be interviewed about the production, artistic, and marketing strategies of their trailers, as well as about their organizations in general. This session is both educational AND fun. Wow!
The Fine Print: Each participating venue must submit three trailers. Trailers can be a mix of styles and genres ranging from PSAs, to event announcements, to self-produced-and-shot custom trailers. Trailers can be no longer than 3 mins. Trailers longer than 3 mins can be submitted, but they will be cut off at the 3 min mark. Trailers have to have been made within the past 3 years and no trailers that have played in prior Trailer Wars Competition will be accepted. Further information about format will be provided after selections have been made.