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
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
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
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).
If your film does not exist as a DCP, a digital
file (eg MPEG4, H.264, Apple ProRes 4:2:2 or AVI) can be used.
Please supply a TESTED copy of this format via WeTransfer, DropBox,
burned to disc or loaded onto a USB Stick.
Discs will not be returned but USB Sticks/Pen Drives will be returned
by regular airmail at the conclusion of the festival.
MIAF does not generally screen 35mm prints in competition
however the Festival Director reserves the right to grant exemptions
in exceptional circumstances and these will be considered on a
case by case basis as part of the formal invitation process. Please
advise the Festival Director at that time if screening from a
35mm print is an option.