34th Annual

Miami Film Festival

March 03, 2017 to March 12, 2017

 
Category

Knight Competition

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

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
Earlybird Deadline
June 30, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Regular Deadline
July 29, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Late Deadline
August 31, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
WAB Extended Deadline
September 30, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 100.00 85.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately January 15, 2017

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 60 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after March 1, 2016

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 & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  Other - Digital

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

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
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Knight Grand Jury Prize
Knight Competition presents $40,000 in prizes courtesy of John S. & James L. Knight Foundation. All feature films directed by filmmakers who have presented at least one feature as part of the Festival’s Official Selection are eligible in this category. Competing films are eligible for a $30,000 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, 2017 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 for distinctions for Best Performance and Best Director.
Sponsor:The Knight Foundation

Lexus Feature Film Audience Award
Sponsor:Lexus
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

KNIGHT COMPETITION
Dramatic works that will compete for $40,000 in prizes courtesy of Knight Foundation. Open to all film directors who have presented a feature-film at a previous Miami Film Festival edition (year and title will be required to verify eligibility).
Features (fiction: 60 minutes or longer in TRT; documentary: 50 minutes or longer in TRT)