2015 entry forms
& guidelines

(please read the all important guidelines - really!)

 

2015 INTERNATIONAL & AUSTRALIAN ENTRY FORM

2015 SCHOOL
ENTRY FORM


 

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN FOR MIAF 2015!

> INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES
MUST BE RECEIVED BY
MONDAY 15 DECEMBER 2014

> AUSTRALIAN ENTRIES
MUST BE RECEIVED BY
FRIDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2015

The Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF) is one of the largest animation festivals in the world. It usually screens around 400-450 films each year in competitive, panorama, student, curated and retrospective programs. MIAF generates a smaller touring festival called the Australian International Animation Festival (AIAF), is a submissions base for the London International Animation Festival, the New Zealand Film Festival, the Sydney Film Festival and assists in programming a number of other festivals in Australia, Taiwan, South Korea and the USA.

When you submit your film to MIAF, your film is automatically considered for each of these festivals although these other events will send you a separate and specific invitation if they wish to invite your film.

 

 
   

We're having a BIG year at MIAF in 2015 - as we're celebrating the Centenary of Animation in Australia.
We usually accept international entries in mid January, but because of our research commitments to the centenary project, this year we need to set the deadline a little earlier so we can try and get programming well on the way. Apologies for any inconvenience folks.

 
   


HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR FILM

 

15 DECEMBER 2014 - INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE

27 FEBRUARY 2015 - AUSTRALIAN SUBMISSION DEADLINE

1. DOWNLOAD 2015 INTERNATIONAL / AUSTRALIAN ENTRY FORM

2. DOWNLOAD 2015 SCHOOL ENTRY FORM
(if you are submitting as an individual student, please use the 1. International/Australian Entry Form.

 

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OPTION A: On Line Access (preferred)

> If your film has been loaded to Vimeo or YouTube, please provide link and (if applicable) password with a completed entry form to entries[@]miaf.net

If you haven't loaded you film to YouTube or Vimeo, this is a very easy way to make your film available for viewing.

You can adjust the settings to make the file private by protecting it with a password so it's not available to the public.

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OPTION B: On Line Transfer

> Transfer your file (VOB or MPEG4 preferred) via WeTransfer or DropBox to entries[@]miaf.net and email the entry form.

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OPTION C: Post a DVD

> Send TWO tested copies (PAL preferred) and a completed Entry Form to:

POST YOUR SUBMISSION TO:
Melbourne International Animation Festival
PO Box 584
FLEMINGTON, VIC 3031
AUSTRALIA

OR / for COURIER/FREIGHT DELI VERIES ONL Y:
Melbourne International Animation Festival
c/- Open Channel
Docklands Studios, 476 Docklands Drive
DOCKLANDS, VIC 3008
Australia
+61 (0) 407 875 951

 

 
   


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

QUALIFICATION PERIOD

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).

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.

 
 
       
 
 


 
       

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