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28-May-2015 5:07am PDT  

 

Miami International Film Festival

33 Annual: March 04, 2016 to March 13, 2016

  Knight Competition

 
 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
 
June 29, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00


July 27, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00


August 31, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00


September 30, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 100.00 85.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 15-Jan-2016


RUNTIME
Features: minimum 60 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Mar-2015


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in FL, though preference is given to US, North American, and World premieres


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Press Clippings


Prizes & Awards
This category is a competition.


Knight Grand Jury Prize
Knight Competition presents to the films competing $40,000 in prizes courtesy of James L. & John S. Knight Foundation. 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, 2015 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.
Sponsor:The Knight Foundation


Audience Choice Award
Sponsor:TBA
This prize is shared with other categories.


Category Rules
Dramatic works that will compete for $40,000 in prizes courtesy of Knight Foundation
• Must be 60 minutes or longer in TRT
• This category is open to all film directors who have presented a film at a previous Miami International Film Festival edition (year and title will be required to verify eligibility)