We are now open for submissions!!
Features 50 Minutes or longer
Documentary 45 minutes or Longer
Student Under 22
Short Under 45 minutes
Animation Film of any length under 30 minutes
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September 30, 2016 Earlybird Deadline
November 25, 2016 Regular Deadline
January 13, 2017 Late Deadline
February 10, 2017 Extended Deadline
Submission Rules for MDIFF 2017
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and The Grey Director Joe Carnahan
High School Contest:
Theme: Produce a film of any subject with a Maryland landmark in a scene
Scene selection requires teacher approval
Length: 3-7 minutes / Entry Deadline February 24, 2017
No excessive or gratuitous profanity, violence, or nudity
No racial, cultural, religious, or gender discrimination
To download an application click here.
Maryland International Film Festival March 31 - April 2, 2017
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Submission Guidelines: Entries must be submitted via FilmFreeway or Withoutabox Digital Online Screener Options only.
Entry Fees: Checks or money orders must be made payable to Maryland International Film Festival. Shipping is the responsibility of the entrant. C.O.D.'s will be refused. DVDs will not be accepted. The festival cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit. The festival is not responsible for sending back any DVDs to the filmmakers.
Terms and conditions: The festival will accept works in progress but the final screener must be received 30 days prior to the festival should your film be selected. All entry fees paid are non refundable. Checks returned due to NSF will be assessed a $25 return check fee and may be assigned to collections. All entered films grant MDIFF non exclusive limited use agreement to use film titles or trailers or film posters for festival promotional use only including online, print, broadcast media to promote the festival and selected films to the industry and general public. Filmmakers fully retain all rights, title and interest in their films and all intellectual property. Official selection films must provide their final exhibition copy to the festival programming department 20 days prior to the festival. The Maryland 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. Any submitters shall indemnify and hold harmless the Maryland 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.