17th Annual

Malibu International Film Festival

November 05, 2016 to November 05, 2016

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U.S. Narrative Feature Films
Any narrative work of fiction of U.S. origin with a running time of 50 minutes or more, including films that are shot in a "mockumentary" style. In order to qualify as a U.S. Narrative Feature Film, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction, and at least half of the project's financing must originate from within the United States. Only films that are World Premieres are eligible for our U.S. Dramatic Competition program, but U.S. Narrative Feature Films that have previously screened at up to two other festivals anywhere in the world are still eligible for our out-of-competition programs. U.S. Narrative Feature Films that have been or will be exhibited publicly at one or more non-festival screenings, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform (Blu-ray, DVD, video on demand, etc.) before 2016 Festival are not eligible for any of the Institute’s Festival programs.
U.S. Short Films
Any narrative fiction or documentary film of U.S. origin with a running time of less than 50 minutes, including credits. 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. Short Films have no premiere requirements or prior screening restrictions to retain eligibility. U.S. Short Films may have been screened at any number of public theatrical exhibitions in the world, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform.
U.S. Documentary Feature Films
Films over 40 minutes are considered features. Apply to this category if you have a Non Narrative Non Fiction film.
International Short Films
Any narrative fiction or documentary film of international origin with a running time of less than 50 minutes, including credits. In order to qualify as an International Short Film, at least half of the submitted project's financing must originate from outside of the United States. Short Films have no premiere requirements or prior screening restrictions to retain eligibility. International Short Films may have been screened at any number of public theatrical exhibitions in the world, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform.
International Narrative Feature Films
Any narrative work of fiction of international origin with a running time of 50 minutes or more, including films that are shot in a "mockumentary" style. In order to qualify as an International Narrative Feature Film, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction, and more than half of the project's financing must originate from outside of the United States. International Narrative Feature Films that have previously screened at any festival outside of the film’s country or countries of origin are not eligible to submit to the Institute for Festival consideration. International Narrative Feature Films that have been or will be exhibited publicly at one or more non-festival screenings, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform (Blu-ray, DVD, video on demand, etc.) before 2016 Festival are not eligible for any of the Institute’s Festival programs.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Celebrating its 17th year, the Malibu International Film Festival ® (MIFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to creating a platform for independent films and filmmakers. MIFF is a premiere showcase for U.S. and international independent films held at the Malibu Civic Theatre in Malibu, CA. The Malibu International Film Festival (MIFF) screens new, innovative and compelling films and provides programming that values short filmmakers and significantly highlights short films. MIFF presents, supports and promotes short film screenings and other events involving short films. MIFF presents a generous number of winning, honorable mention and finalist films. Malibu Film Festival requires that at least (50) percent of the films be no more than one year old at time of the Festival. MIFF jury uses a consistent and rigorous process of culling entrants. The jury is composed of award wining short filmmakers actively involved in making films including members of the DGA, SAG, WGA and IA unions. MIFF will continue to build its acquisitions program, which represents films for some of the world's most reputable distribution platforms.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Malibu International Film Festival (MIFF) is an annual event established in 1999. Our audience is a combination of film industry professionals, local, regional and International attendees.

In addition to showcasing a diverse slate of films, tributes and awards. MIFF also offers seminars with industry professionals as well as provocative Q&A sessions with our curated selection of films and filmmakers.

MIFF has established itself as one of the premiere international film festivals, creating opportunities for independent distributors and filmmakers. Please visit our website for more information on these and other MIFF programs. www.malibufilmfestival.org

ORGANIZERS

Mike Hollindrake

GENERAL RULES

Each film for projection must be labeled with name, filmmaker, Contact info, Running time and aspect ratio (4*3 or 16*9)

FILM ENTRY RULES

The accepted exhibition formats are:
-DCP (BluRay backup is required)

NOTE: These formats may vary depending on the category. Please check the submissions guidelines or contact programming@malibufilmfestival.org

-All films must be in NTSC format. PAL is not accepted. It is the filmmakers responsibility to convert PAL to NTSC.

**FEE WAIVERS NOT AVAILABLE **

-Entry fee is non-refundable.

-For preview purposes, DVD (NTSC only) is preferred.
-DVDs MUST BE CLEARLY labeled with film title and WAB ID #.
-DO NOT send press kits with your screener unless requested.
-DVDs will not be returned.

-Films that have received national U.S. network television (including cable) or theatrical release prior to Festival are not eligible.

-No music videos or commercials.

-More than one entry may be submitted. Each entry must be accompanied by its own online entry and entry fee.

-If your film is selected, DCP with BluRay backups will be due at the Festival offices no later than Sept. 20th, 2016.

-The filmmaker will assume shipping costs of materials and print to MIFF.

-If your film is selected, you will be asked to provide: digital stills from the film; press materials; video trailer and digitized trailer for website (if available); and one 27x41 printed poster.

-Films produced in languages other than English must have legible English subtitles.

-Not all invited films officially selected will be eligible for competition.

-The selection committees' and juries' decisions are final.

-Title of film, WAB ID #, and name of entrant must be on all mailing containers, mailing labels, and film cases.

-If paying by check, the check MUST include the film title and WAB ID #

-Import declaration statements: all non-U.S. entries must be sent via air mail registered with the declaration:

A) for 35mm films: "Free entry claimed under #724.10 (960.55) U.S. Tariff Act. To be returned following the Festival."

B) for videotapes: "Free entry claimed under #724.12 (960.60) U.S. Tariff Act. To be returned following the Festival."

-Entrants must assume all responsibility for clearing films and videotapes through U.S. and/or foreign customs officials.

-MIFF reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or Festival scheduling.




TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I agree to the terms outlined in the General Festival Rules for the Malibu International Film Festival.

The Malibu 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 Malibu 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.

FILM ENTRY RULES

The accepted exhibition formats are:
-DCP (with BluRay backup)

NOTE: These formats may vary depending on the category. Please check the submissions guidelines or contact programming@malibufilmfestival.org

-All films must be in NTSC format. PAL is not accepted. It is the filmmakers responsibility to convert PAL to NTSC.
-Each tape for projection must be labeled with name, filmmaker, Contact info, Running time and aspect ratio (4*3 or 16*9)

**FEE WAIVERS NOT AVAILABLE **

-Entry fee is non-refundable.

-For preview purposes, DVD (NTSC only) is preferred.
-DVDs MUST BE CLEARLY labeled with film title and WAB ID #.
-DO NOT send press kits with your screener unless requested.
-DVDs will not be returned.

-Films that have received national U.S. network television (including cable) or theatrical release prior to Festival are not eligible.

-No music videos or commercials.

-More than one entry may be submitted. Each entry must be accompanied by its own online entry and entry fee.

-If your film is selected, original format prints will be due at the Festival offices no later than January 20th, 2016.

-The filmmaker will assume shipping costs of materials and print to SBIFF.

-If your film is selected, you will be asked to provide: digital stills from the film; press materials; video trailer and digitized trailer for website (if available); and one 27x41 printed poster.

-Films produced in languages other than English must have legible English subtitles.

-Not all invited films officially selected will be eligible for competition.

-The selection committees' and juries' decisions are final.

-Title of film, WAB ID #, and name of entrant must be on all mailing containers, mailing labels, and film cases.

-If paying by check, the check MUST include the film title and WAB ID #

-Import declaration statements: all non-U.S. entries must be sent via air mail registered with the declaration:

A) for 35mm films: "Free entry claimed under #724.10 (960.55) U.S. Tariff Act. To be returned following the Festival."

B) for videotapes: "Free entry claimed under #724.12 (960.60) U.S. Tariff Act. To be returned following the Festival."

-Entrants must assume all responsibility for clearing films and videotapes through U.S. and/or foreign customs officials.

-MIFF reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or Festival scheduling.