17th Annual

Maui Film Festival

June 15, 2016 to June 19, 2016


Category

General Submissions

 

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
November 30, 2015
Regular Discounted
41+ minutes in length 60.00 50.00
40 minutes or less 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
February 15, 2016
Regular Discounted
41+ minutes in length 75.00 65.00
40 minutes or less 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
March 31, 2016
Regular Discounted
41+ minutes in length 100.00 90.00
40 minutes or less 50.00 45.00
WAB Extended Deadline
May 1, 2016
Regular Discounted
41+ minutes in length 125.00 110.00
40 minutes or less 65.00 50.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately May 31, 2016

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 1 minutes to 40 minutes
Features: From 41 minutes to 180 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
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BLU-RAY
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Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
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Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Audience Choice Award

Category Rules

Submission Deadline - All film submissions must be shipped prepaid and packed in proper containers postmarked no later than their respective deadlines.

Definitions of Categories and Terms:
* Print Source - The company or representative that will be providing the film print to the festival (This is not the film lab).
* International Sales Agent - The company or representative that is in charge of selling the film rights worldwide.

International Shipping Information DVDs sent from outside the United States must be accompanied by a commercial invoice (containing the film's title, run time, format (color or B&W), value of shipment and sender's name and address). DVDs and BluRay Discs should be marked "For Festival Screening Only." Completion Date - Films must have been completed no earlier than January 1st, 2015.

Accompanying Materials - Incomplete entries will not be considered. The following materials must be included with each DVD and BluRay submission:
Entry Confirmation Form with film description, running time and Contact Information
Synopsis - a short typed description of the film's content.
Credits - a complete principal cast and production credits

Presentation - Selected films must be made available for Festival presentation in DCP, HDCAM, BluRay or 35mm. All accepted DCP projects must provide filmmaker’s preference of an HDCAM or BluRay for back-up.

On very rare occasions, especially being in the middle of the ocean here on Maui and with limited options to rent additional equipment from within Hawaii, as well as the time it takes to get new rental equipment to Maui from the Mainland, having a technical ‘fail-safe’ position in place has proven to be a real ‘okole’ (Hawaiian for you-know-what) saver. Thanks for understanding. If your work is great, and that’s the only way it’ll get in, we want to make sure the screening goes off without a ‘hitch’ even if the ‘ghost in the machine’ has an attitude.

Language - Foreign language films must be made available with the original language soundtrack and English Subtitles.

Prior Screenings - Entries will not be accepted that have screened publicly at another Film Festival or Special Screening anywhere in Hawaii or have, or will have been broadcast anywhere in the U.S. before September 30, 2016.

Prior Submission - Films previously submitted to Maui Film Festival will not be considered.

Additional Screenings - The Maui Film Festival reserves the right to host one additional screening of any 2016 Maui Film Festival at Wailea Audience Award and/or other Special Award winning films so long as such screening takes place prior to September 30, 2016.

Format - All films must be submitted as DVDs or BluRay discs. All entries, and accompanying materials, will not be returned and will become the property of the Maui Film Festival.

Accompanying Materials - Please include a printed copy of the Entry Confirmation Form with your submission DVD or BluRay. Incomplete entries will not be considered.

Entry Fee Waiver - The submission fee is waived for films that have 50% or more of the film footage shot in the State of Hawaii. No other waivers or exceptions will be granted.

DVD and BluRay Labeling - Preview DVDs and BluRays must be labeled with the film title, running time, WAB tracking # and contact information (including name, address and phone number).

Shipping - If a film is invited to participate, the film must be shipped prepaid, insured and packed in proper containers.

The Maui Film Festival will be responsible for return shipping charges to the USA and Canada and, only with prior written approval, anywhere on Earth. The Maui Film Festival will not pay international shipping on US films. The Maui Film Festival does not assume any liability for damage to prints due to improper containers or otherwise. All films in our possession will be insured against damage or loss while participating in the festival.

Materials - Materials of films selected for screening become the property of the Maui Film Festival and can be used to promote the Maui Film Festival at Wailea and the programs of the Maui Film Festival in all mediums including film, television, radio, print and the internet.


You hereby grant the Maui Film Festival ("Festival") all rights necessary to exhibit and promote the above-referenced film at the 2016 Festival if the film is selected. You represent that such exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights whatsoever (including copyright, trademark, musical or contract right) of any person or entity. You further represent that you are authorized to submit the above-referenced film and, if selected, will deliver the screening print to the Festival office no later than June 3rd, 2016. Additionally, you indemnify the Festival from any and all claims, demands, losses, costs, damages, and attorney's fees arising out of or in connection with third parties in regard to the screening of said film.

Additional Screenings - The Maui Film Festival reserves the right to host one additional complimentary screening of any 2016 Maui Film Festival Audience Award and/or other Special Award winning films so long as such screening takes place prior to September 30, 2016.