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.


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. Its leadership holds to the mission statement of Washburn University and sees WIFI as an organization that will allow the department to foster and engage in relationships that will enhance students' lives and help them in their development as productive and responsible citizens.

At the core of WIFI's inception is the belief that cinema is one of the most democratic arts with its ability to reach large audiences on an accessible and inclusive level. 

Each year, the WIFI Film Festival adopts a theme that it promotes through its work in the community and on campus. This year, the festival has adopted Washburn University's spring 2024 theme: Community & Belonging. Check below to see the events scheduled that honor our theme.

WIFI Film Festival Submission Guide

Find out how easy it is to submit your own work to the festival. Remember, for students, it’s free.

Behind the Scenes

A look at the people that made the 2021 WIFI Film Festival possible.


WIFI Film Festival Founders' Documentary

Take a look back at the origins of the WIFI Film Festival.