**EARLY SUBMISSION OPENS APRIL 1st, 2017**
*Submissions must be inspiring, moving, uplifting and innovative feature films, documentaries, comedy, shorts, animations, music videos, (all content must be of Christian & Inspirational genre that reflect faith, hope, motivational and positive images)
* All films must be submitted on DVD (Region 1 or multi-platform must be compatible with all DVD players). DVD-R or DVD+R, non-rewritable media should be used.
* Please provide two (2) DVD copies
* Films must have been completed no earlier than January 1,.
* Films must be available for screening during the festival, September 29-October 1, 2017.
* Each film should have a simple DVD menu with an icon to play the movie. (NO trailers or special introductions).
* Films produced, financed, or initiated by a major film studio are ineligible for competition.
* Open to any independent filmmaker who wishes to enter.
* By submitting a film to the MCIIFF, the filmmaker agrees to allow the film to be screened at the festival in September. Individual filmmakers are free to offer multiple submissions.
* Each submission must be accompanied by it’s own entrance fee and submission form.
* Selections will be based on excellence in their conformity to the criteria, categories, guidelines, and festival objectives.
* Filmmaker’s who have produced their film using 35mm composite condition, 16mm composite condition, Beta, or DIGI-Beta, must convert to the required DVD format listed above for screening at the MCIIFF.
* DVDs will not be returned under any circumstances. Receipt of films will be sent by e-mail correspondence.
* Application fee is NON-refundable.
* Filmmakers will be notified via e-mail by August 31, if their film will be screened at the MCIIFF.
* All entry lengths are calculated from black to black, and must include all opening and closing credits, logos, etc.
Dramatic Short Films - Video
Short films must be between four (4) and forty-five (45) minutes in length.
Short films must be a complete story, not precluded to or excerpt of a longer work.
Documentaries must be between four and one hundred-twenty minutes in length.