June 30, 2016

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Monthly Update:

The September 30th - October 1st & 2nd, CW Show is still four months away, but it’s never too early to make your plans to join us for our 16th Anniversary Show.

You still have until June 10th to take advantage of our Early Bird Ticket Specials and save on at-the-door prices so don’t delay and order your CW Show Pass Today.

TICKETS: You can grab yourself a 3-Day Pass into CW’s 16th Anniversary Show for only $35 if you act now. And a 3-Day Pass gets you in at 4:00pm on Friday, September 30th, at No Extra Charge. You can also grab Single Day Passes for only $15 between now and June 10th and save $5 on a day-of-show Friday Pass or $10 on a day-of-show Saturday Pass. (And for everyone that has ever inquired, this is the cheapest way to get a “two-day pass” into the show as it saves you $5 off a 3-Day Pass even at the ridiculous $35 price.)
You can grab your passes on line by clicking here.

We added a few more Films to the film schedule since last month, so head on over to the Show’s web site and check out what we’ve got to offer attending fans so far when you get a few minutes. This handy link will take you right to the main CW Show page.

We were hoping to round out the Guest List by the end of May but we’ve got a few stragglers who haven’t confirmed their appearance for the Fall Show this time around. We’ve still got plenty of time to get them added to the Guest List, so we’ll do our best to prod them into an answer in the next week or two.

HOTEL: The one thing you can always count on is that the hotel will be sold out by show time. We take over the entire hotel, so things fill up nice and steady until there’s no rooms left by the show’s weekend start time. Help support the show and avoid the headache of having to stay down the road by making your room reservations today. Reserve your room through our web site, or by calling The Holiday Inn reservation line at 1-877-408-4913. Remember you MUST ask for “The Cinema Wasteland Room Rate”, or they really should tell you that they are ”sold out” and have no rooms. And PLEASE only reserve as many rooms as you plan on using.

We’re always receiving Short and Movie submissions, and we watch them all by postmark date, so don’t delay. Get your submissions for the CW Indy Film Fest in today!


First Rule: Your movie or short film needs to be 100% finished before we’ll consider screening it.
Second Rule: The film you submit can't be older than a year or so old or already have DVD or cable TV distribution since we're basically trying to help independent filmmakers get the word out about their films to our attending fans.
Third Rule: When your movie or short film is completely finished, just send us off a screener to watch and consider. Make sure you include contact information so we can get back to you if we do decide to screen your short or feature, and patiently wait to see if we get back to you. It’s that easy. 
Since we’ve always supported the independent filmmaker, we don’t do things like your average every day film festival does things. Namely, we don’t charge to screen your movie or short film and just take your money and run whatever somebody sends us. We simply watch everything that is sent to us and fit as many indy films into the weekend schedule that we can squeeze in around all the other guest related movies and events that we normally cram into a Wasteland Weekend. We do keep film submissions for up to one year’s time so if we don’t screen your film or short one show, it very well could make the next show. We do watch and tend to enjoy everything we receive but please don’t take it personally if we don’t screen your submission. Chances are it just didn’t make it into the weekend schedule because we received way too many submissions in a short amount of time and/or had more films that fit a certain theme that matches the weekend we’re currently running.
Because we don’t charge to screen your film or short, a screening does not come with free passes into the show. A pass into the CW Show however is much cheaper than any film festival submission prices.
The submission cut off date for any given CW Show is two months before the event so we have time to watch and review everything we receive. We review all submissions by their post mark date, so anything received after the cut off date will only be included if we have screening time to fill.

With the Memorial Day weekend now over, Summer is once again upon us. As we count the months until the Fall CW Show, here’s wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable Summer Season.