36th Annual

Miami Film Festival

March 01, 2019 to March 10, 2019

 
Category

Jordan Ressler First Feature Award

 

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
June 29, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Regular Deadline
July 31, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Late Deadline
August 31, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
WAB Extended Deadline
October 15, 2018
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, 2019

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 60 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2018

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
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
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Jordan Ressler First Feature Award
Jordan Ressler First Feature Award presents $10,000 cash to the filmmaker (director, or writer/director) of the jury-selected best film made by a filmmaker making his or her feature narrative (60 min or longer) film debut. The Award is courtesy of the South Florida family of the late Jordan Ressler, an aspiring screenwriter whose life was tragically cut short before he could realize his dream.
Sponsor:Jordan Alexander Ressler Fund of Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego
Cash Award Value: 10,000 U.S. Dollar

Audience Award for Best Feature Film
This prize is shared with other categories.

The $2,500 Poster Design Award
The $2,500 Poster Design Award is a cash prize split between the producer and the poster designer of the jury-selected best poster (representation of its film for marketing purposes) of all films, regardless of genre or length, with completed posters in the Official Selection.
Cash Award Value: 2,500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

The $2,500 Trailer Award
The $2,500 Trailer Award is a cash prize split between the producer and the trailer editor of the jury-selected best trailer (representation of its film for marketing purposes) of all films, regardless of genre or length, with completed trailers in the Official Selection.
Cash Award Value: 2,500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Rules specific to this category not provided. Read the festival's General Rules.