To be considered eligible for selection for competition in MIAF15, your film should have been completed AFTER
1 January, 2013. The Festival Director reserves the right to grant exemptions to this criteria in exceptional circumstances.
OTHER SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
To be accepted for selection, your entry must arrive in a format that can be viewed by pre-selectors and the jury members.
Please load your film to Vimeo or YouTube (preferred) and provide a link and (if applicable) password OR, send a VOB or MPEG file via WeTransfer or DropBox OR, post a DVD that has been tested.
PAL / All Regions formats are strongly recommended for submissions to ensure the highest chance of being playable.
We are unable to accept ANY tape based formats for the entry process or as screening versions.
We currently also do NOT accept Blu Ray entries.
An Entry Form must be submitted with each film entered.
There are no limits to how many films can be entered but each film needs a separate Entry Form.
There is NO fee to enter.
PRE-SELECTION & INVITATION
Pre-selection decisions regarding all entries are made by the Festival Director, relevant advisors and a pre-selection committee. The full selection process can be a relatively lengthy one but an attempt will be made to finalise all invitations for selected films by the end of March 2015.
All selected films will receive a formal invitation from the Festival Director.
All unsuccessful films will receive notification via email.
The screening order of each program and the program in which each film is screened will be at the sole discretion of the Festival Director.
All submission materials will be retained by MIAF for use in our archive, for Australian federal film classification exemption purposes and for reference in programming partner festivals.
SCREENING FORMATS & FREIGHT
Should your film be selected, MIAF strongly preferences DCPs as a screening format. All DCPs need to be sent to MIAF at the filmmakers expense on a USB Stick (or pen drive).
Unless otherwise agreed at the time of invitation, all DCPs will be open and NOT require a KDM.
This material will be returned to the filmmakers by MIAF at the completion of the festival by regular airmail (or forwarded to another destination nominated by the filmmaker).