Melbourne International Animation Festival > 22 - 28 JUNE 2009

Submissions for MIAF09


Download entry forms and guidelines - (please read the guidelines)

1. International & Australian submissions
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2. submissions from schools (individual student entrants, please use the entry form 1 above)
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The Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF) is one of the largest animation festivals in the world. It usually screens around 350-400 films each year in competitive, student, curated & retrospective programs. MIAF generates a smaller touring festival called the Australian International Animation Festival, is the submissions base for UTS Sydney International Animation Festival, London International Animation Festival and provides specific programming advise to the New Zealand Film Festival. When you submit your film to MIAF, your film is automatically considered for each of these other festivals although these other events will send you separate and specific invitations if they wish to screen your film.

There is no fee to enter MIAF.
To be considered eligible for selection in MIAF09, your film should have been completed AFTER
1 January 2007.
The Festival Director reserves the right to grant exceptions to this criteria in exceptional circumstances.

Your film must arrive in a format that can be viewed by pre-selectors and the jury members.
Please supply a DVD (pal / all regions) or VHS (pal and ntsc).
We are unable to accept Quicktime files, betacams, miniDV or any film prints for pre-selection because of the difficulty of playing these formats without open access to equipment.

DVDs are unreliable devices, so please test your copy thoroughly before submitting it. We will generally NOT contact entrants who provide an unplayable DVD, and the submission will be rejected. We suggest you provide two copies of your film, burnt from different computers in case one copy fails.

An Entry Form must accompany each entry and must have all required information supplied. We require at least two digital stills for every film that screens in the festival, and ask entrants to please provide these stills at time of entry.



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