17th Annual

Miami Short Film Festival

November 08, 2018 to November 11, 2018




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
February 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
April 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
May 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Extended Deadline
July 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
Extended Deadline 2
August 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 85.00 80.00
Final Deadline
September 1, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 95.00 90.00

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

Category Details

Approximately September 2, 2018

Shorts: maximum 20 minutes

Projects completed after January 1, 2016

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place

Category Rules

Hello Filmmakers!


I, the undersigned, do hereby consent and agree that Miami Short Film Festival and its employees, or agents have the right to present my film and to use these in any and all media, now or hereafter known, and exclusively for the purpose of show case and promote the Miami Short Film Festival. I further consent that my name and identity may be revealed therein or by descriptive text or commentary. I do hereby release to Miami Short Film Festival, its agents, and employees all rights to exhibit this work in print and electronic form publicly or privately. I understand that there will be no financial or other remuneration for showcasing the film, either for initial or subsequent transmission or playback. I represent that I am at least 18 years of age, have read and understand the foregoing statement, and am competent to execute this agreement.

We are celebrating the 17th Annual Edition of the Miami Short Film Festival. Submit your film for the chance to win a variety of prizes


• Pay with a credit card
• The film's total running time should between 1 to 20 minutes
• Films in other language than English must have English subtitles
• Only digital submission are accepted through WAB's online screening system for previewing at the MiamisFF 2018
• The festival accepts Documentaries, Environmental, Experimental, Animation, Narrative and Music Videos.
• The festival accepts films shot on 35mm, 16mm, 8mm, HD or any other format including Video
• If your film is accepted the screening version must be uploaded to our server.
• The MSFF reserves the right to show short clips of submitted films to promote the festival (Internet / TV / other media)
• The MsFF reserves the right to use still images from the film to promote the festival
• Announcement of accepted films will be posted on the MsFF website prior to the event
• Awards available to win are: Best Animation, Best Documentary, Best Experimental, Best Environmental, Best Narrative, Best Music Video, Best Local, Best Foreign, Best Cell Short and Best of Festival
• All films in the festival's "Official Selection" will be considered for nomination to win Best Of in its category
• All south Florida "Official Selection" films are automatically considered for nomination to a special Best Local category
• All foreign "Official Selection" films are automatically considered for nomination to a special Best Foreign
• All Best of Category winners (including Best Local and Best Foreign) are automatically nominated to the Best of Festival category