Programmers of Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), a program of Miami Dade College's MDCulture, are ACCEPTING submissions for the 32nd edition, March 6 - 15, 2015. A premiere venue in the U.S. for launching new Ibero-American cinema and an important showcase for international films entering the United States as well as American independent and documentary cinema; the Festival seeks the latest works by debut, emerging and veteran filmmakers for various competition and non-competition categories and genres, including features, documentaries, shorts, experimental cinema and Florida-centric stories.

A variety of cash prizes are awarded to the top films through generous sponsorships. The Festival's signature KNIGHT COMPETITION is open to dramatic works from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal, as well as Latino-themed works produced in the United States.  Ten films will compete for $40,000 USD in prizes courtesy of the Knight Foundationwhich includes $15,000 USD in incentives for a US distributor to acquire the Grand Prize winner (view MIFF 2014 winner, A Wolf at the Door, coverage in Variety.)

Also, courtesy of the Knight Foundation, feature-length documentaries made by international filmmakers that examine social issues, diverse cultures, icons, or inspiring people will compete for a $10,000 USD cash prize, which will be an audience-voted award for the first time at MIFF 2015, rather than selected by a jury.

First-time feature filmmakers from Spain, Portugal, or Latin America, as well as Latino-themed works produced in the United States, are also eligible for a minium of $5,000 USD cash prize in a separate IBERO-AMERICAN OPERA PRIMA COMPETITION, courtesy of the Jordan Alexander Ressler Charitable Fund. This special award recognizes and supports artists in their careers as professional screenwriters. It was created by the South Florida family of Jordan Alexander Ressler, an aspiring screenwriter and Cornell University film studies graduate who, during his brief entertainment career, held production positions with the Tony award-winning Broadway hits700 Sundays with Billy Crystal and Jersey Boys.    Other competition categories include a SHORTS COMPETITION; the past two years the winning Shorts Competition titles have come from submissions; MIFF 2014: "A Big Deal", directed by Yoyo Yao (China) and MIFF 2013: "Anna and Jerome", by Mélanie Delloye (France).  Immensely popular with locals, other popular sections of the festival include the glittering CINEDWTWN GALAS, CINEMA 360°, FLORIDA FOCUS (MIFF 2014 success stories include Deep City: Birth of the Miami SoundEctotherms, and "Chub"), and REEL MUSIC programs.

 MIFF offers filmmakers an exceptional platform for exposure during the Festival and beyond. Worldwide media impressions and press coverage was recorded at over four billion tracked impressions in the three months surrounding MIFF 2014. Regarded as an important destination for distributors in the hunt for acquisitions, a number of MIFF alumni have brokered deals during or after the festival. MIFF additionally offers a world-class experience for visiting filmmakers in the internationally renowned hub of beautiful South Beach.  more...

 Monday, June 30, 2014: *Early Deadline $45.00 (SOS)
Monday, July 28, 2014:  Regular Deadline $55.00 (SOS)
Friday, August 29, 2014:  Late Deadline $65.00 (S0S)
Tuesday, September 30 2014: Extended Deadline $100.00 (S0S)

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