18th Annual

MiFo - Miami (Formerly the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival)

April 22, 2016 to May 01, 2016

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6360 NE 4th Ct
Miami FL 33138
USA
Phone: 305-751-6305
http://www.mifofilm.com

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Fiction Feature
Films and videos should be of interest to lesbians, gay men, bisexual, intersex and/or transgendered people. We are seeking narrative, documentary, experimental and animated film and videos. Works must not have been already exhibited publicly or been broadcast on television in South Florida (including the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach areas), or released on home video in the United States prior to the festival..
Documentary
Films and videos should be of interest to lesbians, gay men, bisexual, intersex and/or transgendered people. Works must not have been already exhibited publicly or been broadcast on television in South Florida (including the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach areas), or released on home video prior to the festival.
Shorts
Films and videos should be of interest to lesbians, gay men, bisexual, intersex and/or transgendered people. We are seeking narrative, documentary, experimental and animated film and videos. Any film 50 minutes of length or less is considered a short film. Works must not have been already exhibited publicly or been broadcast on television in South Florida (including the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach areas), or released for home entertainment in the United Staes prior to the festival..

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

To entertain, educate, and inspire the South Florida audience, encourage a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered experience.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

MiFo - Miami (formerly the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival), is a critically acclaimed event based in Fort Lauderdale and screens films and videos in locations throughout Broward county.

Our 18th annual edition will run April 22 to May 1, 2016. Members preview screenings, educational and social events occur throughout the year.

ORGANIZERS

Alexis Bosch (Marketing Director & Graphic Designer); Alexis Bosch (Marketing Director); Allison Yaffe (Sponsorship Coordinator); Joe Bilancio (Programming Director); Joe Bilancio (Programming Director); Joe Bilancio (Programming Director); Mark Gilbert (Executive Director); Paul Smith; Victor Gimenez (Festival Registrar); Victor Gimenez (Festival Registrar); Victor Gimenez (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES

GENERAL SUBMISSIONS- The regular deadline is February 1, 2016. Our Late/Final deadline is February 15, 2016 and an extended WAB deadline of February 28, 2016.

STUDENT SUBMISSIONS- The student submission fee is free. All students submitting films MUST include a copy of their student ID with their submission.

Rough cuts and works-in-progress are eligible for submission, it is the filmmakers responsibility to clearly indicate at the point of submission that their work is a "work in progress".

Films and videos should be of interest to lesbians, gay men, bisexual, intersex and/or transgendered people. We are seeking narrative, documentary, experimental and animated film and videos. Works must not have been already exhibited publicly or been broadcast on television in South Florida (including the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach areas), or released on home video in the United States prior to the Festival.

MiFo only accepts on-line screener submissions. Please send Vimeo links, dropbox, secure youtube or other on-line links to joe@Mifofilm.com.

Once we receive your link we will check WAB to ensure all of the submission process has been fulfilled.

A completed entry must be included with every submission. If you are submitting more than one entry, please complete a separate submission entry for each additional title submitted.

The festival’s internal deadline for locking the program is mid March 2016. All selected and invited films must be finished and available to the MGLFF for exhibition mid April 2016.

Works in languages other than English must be subtitled for exhibition at the Festival.

Final program decisions will be made on or around March 22, 2016. You will be notified of programming decisions by email.

By submitting your work to the MiFo - Ft. Miami you grant a non-exclusive license to use an excerpt of your film (if selected) for up to 3 minutes for TV and other promotional purposes. Still and jpeg photographs supplied by makers may be used for promotional reasons including but not limited to the Festival program, festival email blasts, festival press publicity and Festival website. The Festival must be notified in writing of any press or photo restrictions.

In general, the Festival does not pay rental fees for submitted works.

The applicant must pay for shipment of exhibition materials to the Festival. The Festival will pay for return shipment of exhibition materials.

The Festival accepts no responsibility for loss and damage of programmed exhibition materials beyond carrier insured value during shipment to or from the Festival. The Festival takes utmost care of your exhibition materials and provides limited recompense for any damage incurred during the screenings.

The Festival does not pay additional charges for originals, masters or special prints.

Entering a film/video implies the acceptance of the Festival submission guidelines and regulations.