36th Annual

Miami Film Festival

March 01, 2019 to March 10, 2019

 
Category

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Regular Deadline
January 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Student Fee 10.00 *

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately February 1, 2018

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 3 minutes to 20 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after October 1, 2016

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from South Florida Film Schools

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in FL

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
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  DCP

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
Spanish
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Audience Choice Award
The CinemaSlam Audience Award Winner will be determined by audience votes following the screenings during the festival

CinemaSlam Grand Jury Prize
CinemaSlam winners will be detremined by the Festival's esteemed CinemaSlam Jury.
Sponsor:Film Florida
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Director

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Drama

Best Documentary

Best Technical Achievement

Category Rules

A component of the Festival's Florida Focus program, CinemaSlam, Miami Film Festival's film school competition, aims to discover, showcase, and celebrate the work of undergraduate and graduate students in Miami/South Florida film schools. Open to any student enrolled in a participating South Florida college/university on the completion date of the film. Miami/South Florida schools include Barry University, Center of Cinematography Arts & Television Miami (CCAT-Miami), Florida International University, Lynn University, Miami Dade College, Miami International University, New World School of the Arts (University of Florida), St. Thomas University, and the University of Miami.

Films may be a narrative, documentary, experimental, or animated short.

Category is open to a maximum runtime of 20 minutes.

Film completion date must be October 2016 or later. Films submitted in a prior year are ineligible.

Submissions are OPEN until Monday, January 15, 2018.

Submission deadline Monday, January 15, 2018 is FINAL; we cannot consider submissions after this date.

Films submitted may be part of a class project or an independent piece.

Submissions MUST be uploaded to the Withoutabox platform in an acceptable resolution.

Students must pay a submission fee of $10 to enter the competition.

Exhibition format if selected as "a finalist" must be BluRay or digital file.



Finalists will compete for the Sara Fuller scholarship - a $500 (USD cash) prize courtesy of Film Florida - and the following awards:

- CinemaSlam Grand Jury Prize (engraved trophy)

- Best Director

- Best Actor

- Best Actress

- Best Drama

- Best Documentary

- Best Technical Achievement



In addition, the audience will determine the 2018 CinemaSlam Audience Award Winner, which will be announced during the festival.