1st Annual

Maine Film Initiative

July 02, 2017 to July 02, 2017



Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
October 31, 2014
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *
Regular Deadline
January 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *
Late Deadline
February 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
March 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately March 15, 2015

Shorts: maximum 3 minutes

No requirement for completed by date

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Information not provided.


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

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Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

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Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings
> Anecdotal Accounts

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Home Job
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Film Requirements:
• Entrant must be 21 years of age to enter a film in the festival
• Must be entered in one of the four (3) categories
• All accepted films will be considered for all Special Awards, to be awarded at judges' discretion
• All finished film/video must be in NTSC

Acceptable Submission Formats:
• Downloadable Link in h264 codec via sharing site, ie Vimeo, Dropbox, etc.
• Playable DVDs should be mailed to:

International Moustache Film Festival
c/o Allen Baldwin
218 Danforth Street #1
Portland, ME 04102

Term and Conditions: Important, please read closely.
1. By entering a submission to the International Moustache Film Festival, you agree to all of the terms and conditions stated below and herein.
2. You are establishing an enforceable agreement with No Umbrella Media, LLC, and therefore are responsible for understanding all these terms and abiding by them. If you do not understand a term, please contact us.
3. You are giving No Umbrella Media, LLC, its licensees, successors, assigns, and any other parties succeeding or authorized by it (collectively, “No Umbrella”) certain rights with regard to intellectual property that makes up your submission.
4. With regard to your submission, you agree to give No Umbrella a perpetual, worldwide, nonexclusive license to use, publicly perform, publicly display, copy, distribute, and create derivative works of your submission in connection with the “International Moustache Film Festival” and “Stache Pag” names.
5. We agree that No Umbrella will give all credits that we practicably can, given case-by-case circumstances.
6. You warrant that all copyrighted material--music, pictures, web content, videos, art, graphic design, etc. (this is not an exhaustive list, rather it is exemplary)—is either owned by you, or that you have express written permission to use any copyrighted material found in your submission. No exceptions.
7. You agree, that in the event that the previous bullet point turns out to be not true (you have infringed someone else’s copyrights), to indemnify and hold harmless No Umbrella for any claims or threat of claim against the same, and that you will pay for (first), or reimburse (last resort), all costs associated with defending any such claims against No Umbrella for violation of another’s copyright as a result of your submission.
8. You warrant that you have full consent and permission from all people who appear in any identifiable manner in your submission to use their persona in your submission, their knowing and understanding that their image or likeness may be used commercially.
9. You agree to hereby release, indemnify, and hold harmless No Umbrella from any and all claims, including, without limitation, claims for damages for libel, infringement of rights of publicity, invasion of privacy, portrayal in a false light, or any other claim from any person based on use of your submission.
10. Any and all disputes arising from your submission shall be first attempted to be resolved by a mediator in Maine, in person or through electronic and phone communication.
11. The parties agree Maine law applies to this agreement, and that all federal and state courts of Maine shall have subject matter jurisdiction of this agreement.
12. This is the entire agreement with respect to the parties, and all other communications about this matter are not a part of this agreement.

Prizes: Film makers whose films are selected to run during the
festival will be notified in advance. Category winners will be selected and winners announced the day of the festival.

The winner of Best Frickin' Facial Hair Film receives $250

Top Category Winner Awards will receive a trophy for:

The Dali
The Chaplin
The Magnum
The Zappa
The Waters

Filmmaker attendance is the responsibility and sole discretion of the filmmaker. But it would be awesome if you could come.