WIFI is dedicated to promoting and celebrating film production, stories from the Midwest, and education at Washburn University, in the Topeka community, and in the state of Kansas. The WIFI film festival is linked to Washburn’s WUmester


The 2025 WIFI Film Festival is Saturday, April 12 - Sunday, April 13.

Submissions for the 2025 WIFI film festival open on June 1, 2024.

The Earlybird deadline is January 24, 2025. The regular submissions deadline is February 24, 2025. The late submissions deadline is March 24, 2025.

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2024 WIFI Schedule

Date and Time



Saturday, April 20

10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Film Screening The Edge Room, T&SC Public Library
10 – 10:50 a.m. Workshop: Movies Are Fine for a Bright Boy Like You: A Reading and a Talk About Humorous Film Conventions featuring Andy Farkas Anton Room, T&SCP Library
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Workshop: Filmmaking featuring Lolo Loren Menninger Room, T&SC Public Library
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11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Workshop: Music in Film featuring Ethan Jackson Anton Room, T&SC Public Library
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Workshop: Religion in film featuring Christian Watkins Menninger Room, T&SC Public Library
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1 – 2:30 p.m. Workshop: Scriptwriting featuring Ivy Sunderji Menninger Room, T&SC Public Library
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Workshop: Revealing Hollywood Magic: A Journey through Revolutionary SFX in Filmmaking featuring Pamla Schmidt Anton Room, T&SC Public Library
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3 – 4:30 p.m. WIFI Panel with Sue Vicory: The Art of Making a Film Learning Center, T&SC Public Library
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5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Filmmaker Talk: featuring Allan Holzman Rita Blitt Gallery, Mulvane Art Museum (Washburn University campus)
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Sunday, April 21

2 p.m. Awards Ceremony Pre-Recorded

Date for Submissions

  1. Open submissions immediately
  2. Earlybird deadline is Jan. 24
  3. Regular deadline is Feb. 24
  4. Late deadline is March 24

Notification Date: We will let the filmmakers know which films were selected by April 4

For information on our FREE educational workshops, please go to the Education page.