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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Call for Film Festival entries; early deadline ends Monday

Programmers of Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), a program of Miami Dade College's MDCulture, are accepting submissions for the 32nd edition, March 6 – 15, 2015. A premiere venue in the US 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 for various competition and non-competition categories and genres, including features, documentaries, shorts, experimental cinema and Florida-centric stories.

A variety of cash prizes are awarded to the top films through generous sponsorships. The Festival’s signature Kinght Competition is open to dramatic works from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal, as well as Latino-themed works produced in the United States. Ten films will compete for $40,000 in prizes courtesy of the Knight Foundation, which includes $15,000 in incentives for a US distributor to acquire the Grand Prize winner (view MIFF 2014 winner, A Wolf at the Door, coverage in Variety.)

Also, courtesy of the Knight Foundation, feature-length documentaries made by international filmmakers that examine social issues, diverse cultures, icons, or inspiring people will compete for a $10,000 cash prize, which will be an audience-voted award for the first time at MIFF 2015, rather than selected by a jury.

There are other catgories, too. MIFF offers filmmakers an exceptional platform for exposure during the Festival and beyond. Worldwide media impressions and press coverage was recorded at over four billion tracked impressions in the three months surrounding MIFF 2014. Regarded as an important destination for distributors in the hunt for acquisitions, a number of MIFF alumni have brokered deals during or after the festival. MIFF additionally offers a world-class experience for visiting filmmakers in the internationally renowned hub of beautiful South Beach. 

Monday, June 30, 2014: *Early Deadline $45.00 
Monday, July 28, 2014:  Regular Deadline $55.00 
Friday, August 29, 2014:  Late Deadline $65.00
Tuesday, September 30 2014: Extended Deadline $100.00

Lock in the Early Deadline rate now by registering and providing payment BEFORE June 30, then submit your film any time prior to September 30, 2014. Register here.

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