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19-Apr-2014 10:50pm PDT  

 

Miami International Film Festival

31 Annual March 07, 2014 to March 16, 2014

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600 Biscayne Boulevard, 5th Floor
Miami FL 33132
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Phone: 305-237-3456
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Knight Competition
Dramatic works from Latin America, Spain and Portugal, as well as Latino-themed works produced in the United States, that will compete for $40,000 in prizes courtesy of Knight Foundation

•Must be 60 minutes or longer in TRT
•This category is open to any film directors
•Preference will be given to World, International and U.S. premieres, but must be at minimum a Florida Premiere at MIFF 2014.
•Must not have been or be scheduled for public consumption through any form of public broadcast (including internet) or commercial theatrical engagement in the US prior to March 20, 2013**
•Film’s world premiere must have occurred after March 2013
•Projects must originate from Spain, Portugal, the Caribbean, or any Latin American country, OR originate from the US and contain a central Latino theme or character
•Exhibition format must be DCP


** Exceptions may be made for films with limited VOD releases outside of Florida or limited online releases associated with international Festival premieres
Knight DocumentaryCompetition
Engaging and thought-provoking feature-length documentaries created by international filmmakers that examine social issues, diverse cultures, icons and/or inspiring people, that will compete for $10,000 courtesy of Knight Foundation

•Must be 50 minutes or longer in TRT
•Preference will be given to World, International and U.S. premieres, but must be at minimum a Florida Premiere at MIFF 2014.
•Must not have been or be scheduled for public consumption through any form of public broadcast (including internet) or commercial theatrical engagement in the US prior to March 20, 2014**
•Film’s world premiere must have occurred after March 2013
•Exhibition format must be DCP


**Limited exceptions granted. See Category Rules.
Ibero-American Opera Prima Competition
First-time feature filmmakers from Spain, Portugal and/or Latin America will compete for a $10,000 USD cash prize

•Must be 60 minutes or longer in TRT
•This category is open only to first-time filmmakers from Ibero-America
•Preference will be given to World, International and U.S. premieres, but must be at minimum a Florida Premiere at MIFF 2014.
•Must not have been or be scheduled for public consumption through any form of public broadcast (including internet) or commercial theatrical engagement in the US prior to March 20, 2014**
•Film’s world premiere must have occurred after March 2013
•Projects must originate from Spain, Portugal, the Caribbean, or any Latin American country, OR originate from the US and contain a central Latino theme or character
•Exhibition format must be DCP


** Exceptions may be made for films with limited VOD releases outside of Florida or limited online releases associated with international Festival premieres
Cinema 360
Feature narratives from both masters and up-and-coming filmmakers, including an international selection of dramas, comedies, suspense thrillers, neo-westerns, and innovative docudramas

•Cinema 360: Out of Competition category
•Must be 60 minutes or longer in TRT
•Preference will be given to World, International and U.S. premieres, but must be at minimum a Florida Premiere at MIFF 2014.
•Must not have been or be scheduled for public consumption through any form of public broadcast (including internet) or commercial theatrical engagement in the US prior to March 20, 2014**
•Film’s world premiere must have occurred after March 2013
•Exhibition format must be DCP


**Limited exceptions granted. See Category Rules.
Doc-You-Up
Engaging and thought-provoking feature-length documentaries created by international filmmakers that examine social issues, diverse cultures, icons and/or inspiring people

•Doc-You-Up: Out of Competition category
•Must be 50 minutes or longer in TRT
•Must be at minimum a Florida Premiere at MIFF 2014
•Must not have been or be scheduled for public consumption through any form of public broadcast (including internet) or commercial theatrical engagement in the US prior to March 20, 2014**
•Film’s world premiere must have occurred after March 2013
•Exhibition format must be DCP

** Exceptions may be made for films with limited VOD releases outside of Florida or limited online releases associated with international Festival premieres
Florida Focus
Films partially or wholly shot in Florida or by a filmmaker (director/producer) who is a current resident of Florida

•Florida Focus: Out of Competition category
•Category is open to films partially or wholly shot in Florida or by a filmmaker (director/producer) who is a currentResident of Florida
•Category is open to films of any length
•Must be at minimum a FL Premiere at MIFF 2014
•Must not have been or be scheduled for public consumption through any form of public broadcast (including internet) or commercial theatrical engagement in the US prior to March 20, 2014**
•Film’s world premiere must have occurred after March 2013
•Exhibition format must be DCP

** Exceptions may be made for films with limited VOD releases outside of Florida or limited online releases associated with international Festival premieres
Lee Brian Schrager's Culinary Cinema
Infusing the best international cuisine through film

•Lee Brian Schrager's Culinary Cinema: Out of Competition category
•Must be 50 minutes or longer in TRT
•Must be at minimum a Florida Premiere at MIFF 2014
•Must not have been or be scheduled for public consumption through any form of public broadcast (including internet) or commercial theatrical engagement in the US prior to March 20, 2014**
•Film’s world premiere must have occurred after March 2013
•Exhibition format must be DCP


** Exceptions may be made for films with limited VOD releases outside of Florida or limited online releases associated with international Festival premieres
Shorts Competition
The latest in short films from around the globe, appropriate for any MIFF category

•Must be 30 minutes or less in TRT
•Documentary, Dramatic and Animated films are accepted
•Must be at minimum a Florida Premiere at MIFF 2014
•Must not have been or be scheduled for public consumption through any form of public broadcast (including internet) or commercial theatrical engagement in the US prior to March 20, 2014**
•Film’s world premiere must have occurred after March 2013
•Exhibition format must be DCP


** Exceptions may be made for films with limited VOD releases outside of Florida or limited online releases associated with international Festival premieres
Reel Music Scene
Narrative or documentary films with music-themed content

•REEL Music Scene:Out of Competition category
•Must be 50 minutes or longer in TRT
•Documentary, Dramatic and Animated films are accepted
•Must be at minimum a Florida Premiere at MIFF 2014
•Must not have been or be scheduled for public consumption through any form of public broadcast (including internet) or commercial theatrical engagement in the US prior to March 20, 2014**
•Film’s world premiere must have occurred after March 2013
•Exhibition format must be DCP


** Exceptions may be made for films with limited VOD releases outside of Florida or limited online releases associated with international Festival premieres
America the Beautiful
A masterful display of film Americana (US indie titles only)

•America the Beautiful: Out of Competition category
•Must be 60 minutes or longer in TRT
•Must be at minimum a Florida Premiere at MIFF 2014
•Must not have been or be scheduled for public consumption through any form of public broadcast (including internet) or commercial theatrical engagement in the US prior to March 20, 2014**
•Film’s world premiere must have occurred after March 2013
•Exhibition format must be DCP


**Limited exceptions granted. See Category Rules.
Visions
Provocative and stirring feature-length visual experiences guaranteed to test limits and take viewers to the extreme

•Visions: Out of Competition category
•Category is open to radical and/or experimental works, either narratives or documentaries
•Category is open to films of any length
•Must be at minimum a Florida Premiere at MIFF 2014
•Must not have been or be scheduled for public consumption through any form of public broadcast (including internet) or commercial theatrical engagement in the US prior to March 20, 2014**
•Film’s world premiere must have occurred after March 2013
•Exhibition format must be DCP


** Exceptions may be made for films with limited VOD releases outside of Florida or limited online releases associated with international Festival premieres
Mayhem
Suspenseful Thrillers That'll Rock your Cortex. Slashers, killers and all psychopaths are welcome

•Mayhem: Out of Competition category
•Must be 60 minutes or longer in TRT
•Must be at minimum a Florida Premiere at MIFF 2014
•Must not have been or be scheduled for public consumption through any form of public broadcast (including internet) or commercial theatrical engagement in the US prior to March 20,2014**
•Film’s world premiere must have occurred after March 2013
•Exhibition format must be DCP


** Exceptions may be made for films with limited VOD releases outside of Florida or limited online releases associated with international Festival premieres
VeoMiami Digital Market
Projects, either completed or in post-production, seeking exposure to sales, distribution, and programming professionals

•Feature films entered in this category must be 60 minutes or longer in TRT
•Must not have been publicly released in the US prior to MIFF 2014**
•Film’s world premiere must have occurred after March 2013
•Excludes films selected for the official MIFF program
•Submissions will be accepted until November 20, 2013
See Veo Voir Canada
Showcasing the most recent Canadian productions by both masters and up-and-coming filmmakers.

See Veo Voir Canada: Out of Competition category
Must be 60 minutes or longer in TRT
Preference will be given to World, International and U.S. premieres, but must be at minimum a Florida Premiere at MIFF 2014.
Must not have been or be scheduled for public consumption through any form of public broadcast (including internet) or commercial theatrical engagement in the US prior to March 20, 2014**
Film’s world premiere must have occurred after March 2013
Exhibition format must be DCP
Miami-Shanghai CinemaSlam
This category is open to any student in a participating Shanghai and South Florida college/university on the completion date of the film. Miami/South Florida schools include Barry University, Center of Cinematography, Arts & Television, Florida International University, Miami Dade College, Miami International University, New World School of the Arts (University of Florida) St. Thomas University and the University of Miami. Shanghai schools include East China University, East China Normal University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai Theatre Academy, Shanghai University.

• Films may be a narrative short, documentary short, experimental short, or animation.
• Category is open to a maximum runtime of 15-20 minutes.
• Film completion date must be October 2012 or later. Films submitted in a prior year are ineligible.
• Submissions will open from November 4, 2013 until January 10 , 2014.
• Submission deadline Friday January 10, 2014 is FINAL we cannot consider submissions after this date.
• Films submitted may be part of a class project or an independent piece.
• Submissions MUST be uploaded to the withoutabox platform in an acceptable resolution.
• An English dialogue list must be uploaded with the film submission to enable festival organizers in Shanghai to translate/sub-title winning Miami shorts into English for Chinese audiences.
• Students must pay a submission fee of $10 to enter the competition.
• Exhibition format if selected as “a finalist” must be BluRay.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) is a world-class platform for International and Ibero-American film. Presenting its 31st edition in March 2014, MIFF showcases the work of the world’s best emerging and established filmmakers to the diverse South Florida community. With its special focus on Ibero-American cinema, the Miami International Film Festival has become the natural gateway for the discovery of Ibero-American talent. Cash awards totaling $55,000 are given in competition categories. Save-the-date: March 7 – 16, 2014

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
31st Edition - March 7 – 16, 2014

The 2013 Miami International Film Festival attracted approximately 70,000 people and 300 filmmakers, producers, talent and industry professionals from around the world. MIFF presented more than 100 films from 40+ countries, including several international prizewinners, and 70 East Coast, US, North American and World premieres. Headquartered in the heart of Miami Beach, the Festival has had the privilege of hosting a noted group of filmmakers and talent, including Pedro Almodóvar, Abel Ferrara, Spike Lee, Andy Garcia, Alfonso Cuaron, Lawerence Kasdan, Terence Davies, Francois Ozon, Fernando Trueba, Kate Hudson, Jonathan Demme, Liv Ullman, Luc Besson, Hector Babenco, Willem Dafoe, Demi Moore, Kevin Kline, Robert Loggia, Viggo Mortensen, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Cooper, Helen Hunt, and Danny Glover.

Thank you for your interest in the Miami international Film Festival.

ORGANIZERS
Andres Castillo (Assistant Director/Programmer) ; Betsey-Greene Freeman (Assistant Director, Operations & Administration) ; Jaie Laplante (Executive Director) ; Tatyana Chiocchetti (Marketing Manager)

GENERAL RULES
SUBMISSION CHECKLIST
Please be sure you include the following:

- SECURE ONLINE SCREENER - We only accept submissions via Withoutabox's Secure Online Screener.

- Film Stills: high resolution, clearly labeled.
***NOTE: Should your film be chosen for the 2014 Festival, film stills should be at least 8 x 4.5 and 300 dpi at this size in inches or larger, AND, horizontal in orientation if possible.

***NOTE: If your film is selected, the Miami International Film Festival will provide one-way shipping only.

*MIFF Off-Season
Please note that films not selected for the 2014 Festival will be considered for MIFF Off-Season Programs. Should your submission be selected for off-season programming, you will receive an invitation between March and November.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree as follows: 1. I have read, understood, and comply with all eligibility requirements of the categories for which I would like this film to be considered; 2. To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true; 3. Neither this film or any of its components is subject to litigation nor is threatened by any litigation; 4. I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Festival and its Competition; 5. I hold the Miami International Film Festival ("Festival") and Miami Dade College harmless from damage to or loss of the print en route or otherwise during the course of the Festival's possession of the film; 6. Should this film receive any award at the Miami International Film Festival, I understand that the director will be the sole recipient; 7. All items submitted to the Festival are non-returnable.