5th Annual

Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival

January 12, 2018 to January 15, 2018

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Palmetto Bay FL 33157
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Sci-Fi Short Film
Sci-Fi Short film under 40 minutes in length.
Anime/Animation
Animated films at any length
Scientific MicroDoc
A documentary film under 30 minutes with a science theme.
Supernatural/Suspense
•Your film elicits a disquieting emotional reaction from viewers by playing on the audience's primal fears.

•Any length.

•Film’s world premiere must have occurred after January 2015

** Exceptions may be made for films with limited VOD releases outside of Florida or limited online releases associated with international Festival premieres
Music Video
A short fantastic video that accompanies a complete piece of music or song. 5 minutes or less.
Web Series
A series of fantastic scripted videos, generally in episodic form, released on the Internet or also by mobile phone, and part of the newly emerging medium called web television or new media.

Total running time cannot exceed 15 minutes.
Screenplay - Long
Screenplay, Teleplays, Stage Plays, Pilots, Original work, and spec scripts from 50 pages to 125 pages in this category.

For submissions, less than 50 pages submit to "Screenplay - Short."
Screenplay - Short
Screenplay, Teleplays, Stage Plays, Pilots, Original work, and spec scripts up to 49 pages in this category. For submissions, over 49 pages submit to "Screenplay - Long."
Sci-Fi Feature Film
Sci Fi features over 40 minutes in length.

•Must not have been in any form of public broadcast (including internet) or commercial theatrical engagement in the USA prior to Nov 22, 2015**
•Film’s world premiere must have occurred after December 2014

** Exceptions may be made for films with limited VOD releases outside of Florida or limited online releases associated with International Festival premieres

See our awards, photos, and videos.
Musical Score
A new category for this fifth season, The Film Composer! You will compose a musical score to a film we provide (~ 5 to 10 mins). Your submission will compete against similar composers. There will be a first, second and third prize. They will screen during the awards ceremonies, and published on our social media channels. The short film will be provided to you before the notification date. You will submit your final score before December 31st.
Student Short Film
A fantastical student film 40 minutes or shorter

•Must not have been in any form of public broadcast (including internet) or commercial theatrical engagement in the US prior to January 17, 2015**
Made in Florida - Feature
Made in Florida -Any length
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Supernatural/Suspense, Animation/Anime, Thriller or Horror films partially or wholly shot in Florida or by a filmmaker (director/producer) who is a current resident of Florida.
Fantasy - Short
That film which goes beyond the day to day! It includes fantastical elements.
Fantasy - Feature
That film which goes beyond the day to day! It includes fantastical elements. Film must be over 40 minutes.
Horror / Thriller
Film at any length with a Horror/Thriller theme. Scare us!!
Comedy Time
A hilarious film from on or off the planet!

•Any length.

•Film’s world premiere must have occurred after January 2014

** Exceptions may be made for films with limited VOD releases outside of Florida or limited online releases associated with international Festival premieres

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The intent of SciFi Miami is to showcase the best in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Comedy, Supernatural, Animation and other imaginatively-themed films from around the world. This celebration is set in the trendy and progressively global megalopolis of Miami Florida. Our creative and inspirational environment is ideal to explore films that ponder the infinite possibilities our multiverse holds.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The creators of this film festival are scientists themselves, passionately driven to explore all things science, fiction and fact. They support and inspire the local community through their own filmmaking.

The festival is held at the lavish Hyatt Regency Hotel, centrally located in downtown Miami Florida. It is adjacent to the scenic Miami River, the Riverwalk and a few blocks from the famous Mary Brickell Village.

Submit your own extraordinary cinematic achievement to the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival for a celestial experience!

ORGANIZERS

Edward Figueroa (Filmmaker); Edward Figueroa (Filmmaker); Edward Figueroa (Filmmaker); Edward Figueroa (Filmmaker); Eric Swain (Administrator); Troy Bernier; Troy Bernier; Troy Bernier; Troy Bernier (Director); Troy Bernier (Festival Registrar); Troy Bernier (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES

Decisions of the Screening Committee and Judges are final.

SciFi Miami does not pay screening fees under any circumstance. By submitting your film, you agree to screen your film without a screening fee or any other compensation if selected.

NOTE: Should your film be selected for the 2018 Festival, details will be requested regarding photos and other info at the time of selection.

Trailers are excellent tools as they inform the potential viewer. Having at least one is important.






TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Films submitted to the SciFi Miami festival will be promoted on our website, in printed materials (such as the festival program) and in our press and marketing activity (this can include presenting films that we have selected to the press). The filmmaker gives us the right to use the name of the film, the images submitted for the uses listed. We also inquire if the filmmaker wants to screen their film at tours or similar activities; as we often get asked to provide guest spots at other festivals and events.

Once a film is officially accepted to the festival, the filmmaker can no longer withdraw it from the festival lineup. The filmmaker is also responsible for submitting the screening materials at least four weeks before the festival. If the screening will be a world premiere, please let us know as we will do our best to promote to the local community, and please keep us abreast of production and marketing activities!

Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt (about 1 minute or less) 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 Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival or its assignees, 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.