THE WIG & FISHING LINE
90-SECOND SMARTPHONE MOVIE FESTIVAL
Planned as a live event, the first WAFL Festival was held virtually, online, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite the difficult conditions, the event was attended by a spirited capacity audience, with pre-show interviews by Shag Wiggit and hosted with aplomb by Daniel Barber, seen here.
WAFL 2020 proved that filmmakers can be born and empowered by connecting their brains to their smartphones' incredible tools.
We thank all the filmmakers who contributed alternatively hilarious and beautiful projects to this first annual event, lifting the 2020 WAFL to its full potential, and staging its evolution toward next year's event.
PHILIPPE HARTLEY, Founder and Producer
Dir.of Photography, Lecturer at USC Cinema, music man.
Dir. of Development for IMN Creative, new media specialist, and artistic soul.
First and foremost, it has to be the best 90-seconds in the lot.
This, the first Wig and Fishing Line festival, requires that each film include a visual or dialog reference to a wig, and a fishing line, together or separate. The judges will take into account the creativity, cleverness in which this was done in a piece.
Filmmakers are expected to shoot and cut their movie on their phone...While this is on the honor system, the judges must take into account whether the film was too long or too short, or credibly shot and/or edited on a smartphone.
But, in the end, each of these submissions is a winner! We thank all the creators, actors, artists and production assistants for putting time into providing us with a fun diversion from our current troubles.