Now, we are excited to say that the Wild Rose will be held in the glorious Spring! Celebrating its thirteenth year, the 2016 Wild Rose Independent Film Festival is the longest running international film festival in Iowa!
It will be held May 12-19 at the Fleur Cinema & Cafe in Des Moines, Iowa.
Attracting entries from across the U.S. as well as many global entries, and awarding films and filmmakers in up to 20 categories, the Wild Rose requires only one general entry fee for films to be considered for all the appropriate awards within a given category(examples: Directing, Casting, Cinematography, Editing, Sound Design, Lighting Design, Production Design, Musical Score etc.) which can garner entrants multiple awards for one film!
Offering Workshops, Special Guest Speakers, a Filmmakers Panel and a culminating Awards Ceremony, the Wild Rose is an exciting event for both filmmakers and film buffs.
Honored Guests have included among others:
LLOYD KAUFMAN head of Troma Pictures' "The Toxic Avenger"
STU POLLARD, Writer/Director/Producer of "Keep Your Distance"
Actor/Writer GREGALAN WILLIAMS of "The Sopranos", "West Wing", "Necessary Roughness", "Secrets and Lies ","Remember the Titans ", "Be Cool", "Haunting Villisca" and "Courting Des Moines"
Actor/Photographer BEN EASTER of "Boston Public", "Holiday in the Sun", "Undressed", "I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer" and "Molly's Girl"
Screenwriter LEW HUNTER, legendary Hollywood icon and the author of the best selling book, Screenwriting 434
Director JOHN PUTCH of Putch Films', "Route 30", "Route 30, Too!" and "Mojave Phone Booth"
Actress/ Acting Coach/ Casting Director JAMIE ROSE of L.A.'s JRose Studio
Daytime TV and Film Actress ELLEN DOLAN of "As the World Turns", "Walker,Texas Ranger" "The Southside" and "Molly's Girl" fame
Revered Hollywood Director, RANDAL KLEISER, of award-winning films, "Grease", "Honey, I Blew Up the Kids", The Blue Lagoon" and "Flight of the Navigator"
JAY KANZLER, Director of "23 Minutes to Sunrise" and "Marshall the Miracle Dog"
Well known Hollywood character Actor and Co-Founder of SAGindie TOM BOWER of " Crazy Heart", "Die Hard 2", "The Hills Have Eyes" and "As You Like It" fame.
Awards & Prizes
All Top Winners receive a plaque, naming them the "Best of" with a select few Winners receiving "Certificates of Distinctive Achievement".
The Wild Rose may also offer additional goods, services, cash prizes or giveaways TBA.
Rules & Terms