1st Annual

Miami Indie Artist Film Festival

December 05, 2014 to December 13, 2014

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U.S. NarrativeFeature Films
Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of 50 minutes or more. To qualify as a U.S. Narrative Feature Film, the film must be either scripted or improvisational fiction, and at least half of the project's finance must originate from within the United States.
U.S. Documentary Feature Films
Any non-fiction film with a running time of 50 minutes or more. If your documentary contains some dramatization of actual events, you may submit in this category, but we will decide which program is best suited for your film, if accepted. To qualify as a U.S. Documentary Feature Film, at least half of the finance must originate from within the United States.See general rules.
Made in Miami/Florida
Films in this category may be any length and genre, including Sci- Fi, Adventure, Drama, Comedy, Thriller, Horror, Animation etc. . however, they must be filmed in Miami, anywhere in Florida or filmed anywhere by filmmakers that live in Florida. The subject matter is not limited to Miami stories. Short films less than 50 minutes; feature films no longer than 120 minutes (50 to 100 minutes preferred). We encourage filmmakers to select no more than 2 genres. See general rules.
Wine Lovers
Films of all length an genre but related to wine or the passion of wine making. Be creative we love wine. See general rules.
International Documentary Feature Films
All films of all length and genre that have been denied entry into other festivals. We are looking to advise the world that great films are being made that are not getting the proper attention and want to expose them. See general rules.
International Narrative Feature Films
Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of 50 minutes or more. To qualify as an International Narrative Feature Film, more than half of the film's finance must originate outside of the United States. We encourage filmmakers to select no more than 2 genres. See general rules.
Student Films (Feature & Short)
Films of any length and genre are accepted. Films must be made by students 4th year of college or younger. They may be produced as a school project or by school-age filmmakers independently. We encourage filmmakers to select no more than 2 genres
Screenplay Competition (Feature & Short)
Screenplay of all length and genres. See general rules.
U.S. Short Films
Any narrative or documentary film of U.S. origin with a running time of less than 50 minutes. In order to qualify as a U.S. Short Film, at least half of the submitted project's financing must originate from within the United States. See general rules.
International Short Films
Any narrative or documentary film of International origin with a running time of less than 50 minutes. In order to qualify as an International Short Film, more than half of the submitted film's finance must originate outside of the United States. See general rules.
U.S. and International Feature Animation
Worldwide animation competition of any genre 50 minutes or more. See general rules.
U.S. and International Short Animation
Worldwide animation competition of any genre 50 minutes or less. See general rules.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Miami Indie Artist Film Festival (MiaFF) is an underground festival actively seeking to introduce the work of risky and creative filmmakers of all length and genres. MiaFF, the newest, hottest festival in Miami Florida USA. The concept behind MiaFF is to have a festival in one venue for all filmmakers, investors and fans from around the world to connect with and build relationships that will take careers to the next level. We push entrepreneurs to joint venture with other like business minded individuals to create projects larger than was ever imagined. MiaFF will also give chances to artists that have been denied the opportunity to showcase their talents in other festivals. With our unique "Second Chance" concept, we encourage all artists to give their films the chance it deserves by bringing your talents to sunny South Florida. Throughout the year, we challenge ourselves to discover and develop independent artists and audiences. We are the platform for artists to present their works without the politics or restrictions. The new MIA Film Festival is dedicated to cultivate talent. Our mission, through its programs, seeks to discover, support and inspire past, present and future independent filmmakers from the United States and around the world, and to bridge audiences to their new work. Prices of up to $60,000. Come Join us December 5-13, 2014.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The MIA Film Festival #MiaFF is based out of Miami, Florida and features films and screenplays of all length and genres worldwide. MiaFF is unique from the rest because we bring people together in one venue and encourage filmmakers that have been denied entry in other festivals, not for lack of quality, but because they were not given a fair shot ( the festival being to big). We promise to view all the films and critique them with truth and integrity. The way films should be approached, correctly. How many filmmakers have gotten denial letters, that discourage, with no explanation whatsoever? Thousands, if not in the millions. You see, we here at MiaFF are filmmakers and we know how it feels to be denied entry at a festival and have that same film win at several other festivals. There's something wrong with that picture! I say that my film wasn't even watched or I didn't know the right people. In either case, MiaFF wants to eliminate that problem from happening to story-tellers. In one venue, MiaFF is the only festival in Miami that truly bridges investors, filmmakers and audiences from all walks of life to joint ventures and continue to grow as artists. We honor filmmakers who put there heart and soul into the creation of art, regardless of sexuality, ethnicity, religion or political views. We strive to be the festival of choice for artists and investors to be part of a family, the MIA Film Festival family.


ORGANIZERS

Oscar Piloto (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES

1. All Films submitted to the MiaFFcan be any length, genre and completed anytime. Check that each submitted DVD plays in its entirety on a consumer DVD/Blu-Ray Players.
2. We encourage filmmakers to select no more than 2 genres.
3. Submissions may be submitted online or on NTSC DVD/Blu-Ray in Region 0 or Region 1 format. If a film is selected for the festival, the film maker must provide 2 NTSC DVD or Blu-Ray by November 6th, 2014.
4. Please indicate WAB tracking number, work's title, running time and director(s) name(s) on the DVD. Do not use adhesive labels on the discs unless is a professional output job (if burning yourself, use a permanent marker with the requested information on the discs.
6. Submit a separate entry for each film submission.
7. Foreign language do not require English subtitles but it is recommended. White letters with black outlines have maximum readability.
8. Student fees apply to all students 4 in colleges, universities and film schools. Middle and high school students may also apply.
9. Any materials or DVDs will not be returned by the festival.
10. Filmmaker should suggest an MPAA rating for their film. Ratings do not disqualify films from consideration. We like to schedule films for appropriate audiences.
11. Biographical and synopsis information is recommended if submitting via WAB and by mail.
12. Submissions must be postmarked by November 6, 2014. Make checks payable to Miami Indie Artist Film Festival.
13. If submitting by DVD, send DVD, application form and fee to:
MIA Film Festival
10295 SW 60 Street
Miami, FL. 33173

Audience Favorite Film will be awarded in all categories. Be believe winners should be picked by audiences, not random so called filmmakers behind a computer or television set. The committee reserves the right not to present awards in all categories and to add categories for films that merit special recognition.

Note: It is Entrant’s sole responsibility to ensure all ENTRY MATERIALS arrive at the MiaFF within the deadline, the sooner after applying, the better. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify any submission, without refund of any kind, which does not arrive at the MiaFF address within the deadline window selected by Entrant. Up to 5 weeks after the applicable submission window deadline, Entrants may email miafilmfestival@gmail.com or call 786.925.9520 to find out if the Festival received the submission.

MULTIPLE ENTRIES
Each entered film must be submitted on its own DVD(s) and accompanied by its own completed "Entry Form"; please do not send a compilation DVD composed of works for separate entries.

RE-ENTRY
If your work was submitted and considered for previous editions of the MIA Film Festival, you may re-enter it if you have made significant changes and if all eligibility requirements are met (see above).

INVITED WORKS
Festival programmers select and invite all the films to be presented at the MiaFF (see eligibility requirements above). Invited filmmakers will be notified by email or phone via the information provided on the submitted entry form. Make sure to update us with new contact information or any other festival invitations prior to the MiaFF at miafilmfestival@gmail.com. MiaFF may rescind an invitation if a film’s eligibility status changes.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR SUBMISSION OF FILMS THROUGH WITHOUTABOX.COM APPLICATION OF THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS (1) The following terms and conditions (the “Terms”) govern the submission of a film (the “Film”) to Miami Indie Artist Film Festival Corp. (“MIAFF”), through Withoutabox.com (Withoutabox) for consideration for the 2014 MIA Film Festival (the “Festival”). To the extent that this document is inconsistent with any other document prepared by MIAFF or anyone else, this document will take precedence. Any questions about these Terms should be directed to info@miafilmfestival.com. II. SUBMISSION AGREEMENT (1) By submitting the film to MIAFF, the Applicant and Film Owners (the “Submitting Parties”) hereby warrant and represent that: (i) the Film is wholly original and is not copied from and does not include any other work that is the subject of copyright or other protection, unless such work is in the public domain or the Submitting Parties have obtained any and all consents, releases, licenses, and other authorizations or waivers of any kind necessary for the inclusion or reproduction of any person, character, location, thing, trade-mark, sound recording, musical composition or other work in the film; (ii) the Film does not defame any person or violate the common law or statutory rights, including, without limitation, the rights of privacy and publicity or any other right of any person; (iii) the Film is not the subject of litigation; (iv) there are no agreements, nor will there be any agreements made subsequent to the date of this Film submission that would or could have the effect of impairing the Submitting Parties’ ability to provide the Film as contemplated herein, or otherwise conflict with any provision of these Terms; and (v) the Submitting Parties have the full right, power and authority to submit the Film to MIAFF for Festival consideration, and to grant all of the rights granted hereunder and in the Withoutabox registration form, and there is no obligation or disability which would in any way impair, restrict or impede the Submitting Parties from fully performing all obligations pursuant to the submission and these Terms. (2) The Submitting Parties agree to indemnify and hold harmless MIAFF, its licensees, successors and assigns, and its and their members, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, associates and affiliates (each, a “Releasee”), from any claim, suit, action or other proceeding brought against a Releasee and from any losses, costs, or damages, including the Releasee’s full legal fees and costs, which it may have suffered or incurred or may suffer or incur, directly or indirectly based on, in connection with, or arising from the use and exhibition of the Film submitted by the Applicant or the breach or alleged breach of any representation, warranty or other agreement made by the Applicant in these Terms, or in the Applicant’s Withoutabox registration form. (3) MIAFF takes all reasonable anti-piracy precautions. While in MIAFF’s possession, all Films are securely stored and regularly inventoried. Access to Films is limited to MIAFF staff who require access in order to screen and consider submissions. No duplication and loaning of Films is permitted. By submitting a Film to MIAIFF, the Submitting Parties hereby release the Releasees from any and all liability in the event of theft, unauthorized access or copying, or any breach of copyright of the submitted Film while it is in MIAFF’s possession. OTHER (1) MIAFF reserves the right to rule, in its sole discretion, on cases and situations not foreseen by these Terms. The person who has completed this entry form has READ and AGREES TO ABIDE BY all regulations and statements provided with this form. I, the undersigned, as submitting filmmaker (producer or director) of the film, acknowledge and agree that I have read, understood, and complied with the Miami Indie Artist Film Festival submission rules. If my film is selected to receive an award from MiaFF, I WILL BE PRESENT at the MiaFF Awards Ceremony on Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Miami, Florida to receive the award. If I am unable to attend, another filmmaker (producer or director) representing the film will accept the award in my place. Additionally, should I be awarded, I will acknowledge MIA Film Festival in the film's future advertising and promotional materials. I hold MIA Film Festival harmless from any damage to the print en route or otherwise during the Festival's possession of the film. I hold that any claims I have made about the premiere status of my film are accurate at the time of submission. I hereby acknowledge that I will notify MIA Film Festival of any changes in the film's premiere status as soon as they occur. I accept that changes in the film's premiere status prior to the Festival may not have any bearing on my eligibility for Festival Awards. I hereby warrant that I am authorized to commit the film for screening, and understand and accept these requirements and regulations, and, if accepted to the MIA Film Festival, agree that no screening fee will be demanded. I shall indemnify and hold harmless Miami Indie Artist 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. ®Miami Indie Artist Film Festival is a registered trademark of Miami Indie Artist Film Festival Corp.