66th Annual

Melbourne International Film Festival

August 03, 2017 to August 20, 2017

 
Category

Australian Feature

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

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

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
December 14, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00
Regular Deadline
February 16, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 90.00 85.00
Late Deadline
March 23, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 110.00 105.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately June 30, 2017

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 41 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2016

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from Australia

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in VICTORIAN

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  DCP
Film Gauge
  16mm
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is not a competition.
No prizes/awards entered for this category.

Category Rules

SUBMISSION REGULATIONS FOR THE 66TH ANNUAL MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (“FESTIVAL”)
3 to 20 AUGUST 2017

THESE REGULATIONS GOVERN THE SUBMISSION OF ALL FILMS FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THE FESTIVAL AND YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING REGULATIONS CAREFULLY TO CONFIRM YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE SAME PRIOR TO SUBMISSION OF ANY FILMS.


FILM SUBMISSIONS

Definition of Short and Feature
A film is considered a Short if it is 40 minutes or less.
A film is considered a Feature if it is 41 minutes or more.
A Short and a Feature shall individually be referred to as a “Film” unless otherwise specified to the contrary.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for consideration, all films must meet the following requirements:

• Films must have been completed after 1 January 2016.
• Films must not have been/will not be screened commercially in the state of Victoria, Australia, in any form prior to August 20, 2017. This includes television and internet broadcasting - The only exceptions to this requirement are for private cast and crew and film school graduation screenings
• Films must be in their original language, with English subtitles if the original language is not English.

NB: The Festival reserves the right to program films completed prior to 1 January 2016 or that have screened in Victoria prior to the 2016 Festival.

IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING A WORK IN PROGRESS PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY.

Works-in-progress and 'rough cuts'

MIFF does accept submission of Works in Progress (WIPs) only if the following conditions have been met:

• The film must be at least at picture lock stage
• The submission is made during the late submissions period ONLY. If a WIP is submitted during Early or Regular submissions period without any prior discussion with the submissions team MIFF will disregard the submission and submission fees will not be refunded. NO EXCEPTIONS
• You accept that the rough cut is the ONLY VERSION you can submit. We will not accept further cuts of the film as you complete them. Please think very carefully about whether or not you should submit the film as a WIP (see below)

Prior Submissions

If a film has previously been submitted to Melbourne International Film Festival it is not eligible for submission to MIFF 2017. This also applies to WIPs that have previously been submitted, even with significant changes.

If you have any queries regarding WIPs please email submissions@miff.com.au


Selection

1. All applicants will be notified of an outcome by end of June 2017.
Festival programmers select and invite all films presented at MIFF.
If your contact details change during the submissions period please inform MIFF at submissions@miff.com.au so we can update our records.

2. If the film is selected to screen at MIFF2017 it must be made available in one of the following formats:
– 35mm
– 16mm
– DCP (DCI Compliant)

If you are unable to supply the film on one the above formats, MIFF may be able to create a DCI Compliant DCP for you at an additional cost.

3. Exhibition materials of officially selected films will be insured by MIFF and all incoming freight charges will be covered by the festival.

4. MIFF abides not to hold any more than four (4) screenings of any submitted film.

5. MIFF’s selection decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. We do not provide critical analysis or feedback.

Insurance

• MIFF will only insure prints/DCPs of Films invited to the Festival and for which any invitation has been formally accepted, for the duration of the Film’s stay in Australia and during transit to the Festival.
• Please note that MIFF will not pay any rental or screening fees for submitted films. If you are using a third-party distribution or sales agency to send your film to MIFF, you are responsible for any fees they charge and MIFF shall have no liability in respect of such fees.


If you need further assistance after reading this information, please email the Submissions Department, submissions@miff.com.au