Miami International Film Festival 2016 - Call For Entries
2016 CALL FOR ENTRIES
Programmers of Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival,
are now accepting submissions for the 33rd Edition, March 4-13, 2016.
As the premiere venue in the U.S. for launching new Ibero-American
cinema and an important showcase for international films entering the
United States, as well as American independent and documentary cinema,
the Festival seeks the latest works by debut, emerging and veteran filmmakers.
The Festival seeks top-quality films in all genres for various competition and
non-competition categories, including features, documentaries, shorts,
experimental cinema and Florida-centric stories.
The Festival only accepts submissions via Withoutabox’s Secure Online Screener (SOS) system, no submissions on DVDs, jump drives or Blu Ray will be accepted. Online submissions only via Withoutabox, or a secure and private, password protected platform such as Vimeo or YouTube.
For all categories unless otherwise noted:
World premiere must have occurred no earlier than March 6, 2015
Preference will be given to World, International, North American and U.S.
premieres, but must be at minimum a Florida Premiere at the 2016 Festival.
Films of 30 minutes or greater must not have been or be scheduled for public
consumption through any form of public broadcast (including internet) or
commercial theatrical engagement in the US prior to March 18, 2016. Short
films available on the internet for public consumption will be considered for
the official selection in non-competitive categories only
Exhibition format must be DCP
FESTIVAL COMPETITION CATEGORIES
Knight Competition, Lexus Ibero-American Feature Film Competition, Knight
Documentary Award, Shorts Competition, Jordan Alexander Ressler
Screenwriter Competition, Lexus Audience Award for Best Feature and
Knight Competition presents $40,000 in prizes courtesy of John S. &
James L. Knight Foundation. All feature films directed by filmmakers who
have directed at least one previous Official Selection (feature or short) of
Miami International Film Festival are eligible in this category. Competing films
are eligible for a $30,000 USD Knight Grand Jury Prize that will be split
between the producer and the U.S. distributor of the film. If no U.S. distributor
is secured before April 16, 2016 then the full award will be made to the producer.
The Grand Jury, in its own discretion, will also award up to a total of $10,000
additional funds to two other films in the Knight Competition for distinctions
of the Jury’s selection.
Knight Documentary Achievement Award is a $10,000 cash prize courtesy
of John S. &James L. Knight Foundation, given to one documentary film as voted
upon by the Festival audience. All feature-length (50 min or longer) documentary
films playing in the Festival’s Official Selection (except for From the Vault
screenings) are eligible for this Award.
Lexus Ibero-American Feature Film Competition is open to all U.S. Hispanic
and Ibero-american films in the Official Selection, competing for a jury-selected
cash Achievement Award of $10,000
Jordan Alexander Ressler Screenwriter Competition All screenwriters who
have a first-produced feature film screenplay credit in the Official Selection
(excluding From The Vault screenings) are eligible for a jury-selected cash prize
Shorts Competition presents to the jury-selected winner a TBD cash prize.
Lexus Feature Film Audience Award and the Lexus Short Film Audience AwardAll Festival Features and Short films are eligible as voted upon by the
Cinemaslam film school competition, aims to discover, showcase, and celebrate
the work of undergraduate and graduate students in Miami/ South Florida film
schools (submissions will open late 2015) DEADLINES & ENTRIES FEES
Monday, August 31, 2015 | Late Deadline | $65.00 (S0S)
Wednesday, September 30 2015 | Extended Deadline | $100.00 (S0S)