MISSION & OBJECTIVE
To be a platform for independent filmmakers to engage audiences, collaborate with other filmmakers, and educate the community with the celebration of film.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Maryland International Film Festival, Hagerstown is organized by filmmakers and marketing executives who understand the power of film and support the talent of the independent filmmaker. Our goal is to fill theaters to capacity, encourage the development of filmmaker networks including media, distribution and the association with other artists. MDIFF believes in the importance of giving back to the community and will be donating a portion of the proceeds to charities around the globe.
About the city of Hagerstown, MD:
Hagerstown, Maryland was founded in 1762 by Jonathan Hager and quickly transformed into an avant-garde community. It is not only a beautiful and historical city, but it is also conveniently located near some of the most spectacular and historical monuments in the United States. Situated just outside of Washington D.C., Hagerstown boasts many recreational and cultural events. It is the truly the perfect location for the artistically inclined to celebrate their achievements, camaraderie and films.
Maryland International Film Festival - March 26-28 2015
Entries must be submitted on DVD Region 0,1 or via Withoutabox's online screener option. Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English.
Checks or money orders must be made payable to Maryland International Film Festival.
Cost of shipping is the responsibility of the entrant. DVDs must be sent to the festival prepaid. C.O.D.'S will be refused. DVDs must be labeled with the title of the entry, run time and the name of the director. The festival cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit. The festival is not responsible for sending back any DVDs to the filmmakers.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
OFFICIAL MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSION RULES:
The festival will accept works in progress but the final screener must be received by the festival 30 days prior to the festival should you be selected.
All entry fees paid are non refundable. Checks returned due to NSF will be assessed a 25.00 return check fee and may be assigned to collections.
All entered films grant Maryland International Film Festival non exclusive limited use agreement to use film titles or trailers or film posters for festival and film promotional use only including online, print or broadcast media to promote the festival and selected films to the industry and general public. Filmmakers fully retain all rights, title and interest in their films and all intellectual Property.
Official selection films must provide their final exhibition copy to the festival programming department 20 days prior to the festival. DVD’s must be auto run and have NO trailers, menus or other features.
The Maryland International Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the festival for promotional purposes.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless the Maryland International Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.