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Submission Guidelines + FAQ’s

How do I submit my film to be considered for the 2018 MISSIONFEST?

We accept submissions beginning January 22, 2018 and ending on June 6, 2018. A link to the 2018 submission form, rules & regulations is available here.

What’s the deadline for 2018 MISSIONFEST submissions?

Early Deadline: Saturday, February 16, 2018. Final Deadline: Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

Do you ever grant extensions on entries?

Late entries will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Inquiries can be made by emailing info@missionfestsf.com or calling 415 xxx-xxxx.

When are accepted films announced for the 2018 MISSIONFEST?

The 2018 MISSIONFEST films will be announced on Sunday, June 17, 2018.

What types of films are eligible for MISSIONFEST?

Screening Categories include—

FEATURE FILM

SHORT FILM

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM

DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

SERIES ANIMATION & EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

MUSIC VIDEO

STUDENT SHORT FILM

SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

What makes a film eligible for MISSIONFEST?

The MISSIONFEST official rules and regulations is available via the link at the top of this page.

Who decides which films are accepted?

MISSIONFEST assembles a screening committee made up of active members of the film community. Committees typically include a mix of film programmers, producers, directors, writers, cinematographers, editors, actors, and members of the MISSIONFEST Advisory Board. MISSIONFEST staff are not voting members of any of our screening committees.

Do you accept short films?

Yes, as long as they meet all other eligibility requirements.

Do you accept animated films?

Yes, as long as they meet all other eligibility requirements.

What are the categories for MISSIONFEST award nomination?

The MISSIONFEST award categories are as follows:
Best Feature film
Best Short film
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Actor / Feature film
Best Actor / Short film
Best Actress / Feature film
Best Actress / Short film
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Series
Best International Entry (Feature or Short film)
Best Social Cause
Best Music Video
Online Fan Favorite
On A Mission Award (For a film we believe exemplifies the spirit of diversity and/or inclusion)
Missionfest Filmmaker Award (For a filmmaker we believe exemplifies the spirit of diversity and/or inclusion)

Honorarium Award (For someone of note in the media/entertainment industry who has been a constant influence in the creation, promotion and advocacy of diverse content)

How can I attend MISSIONFEST and the awards ceremony?

We would love to have you! Contact us regarding ticket and table sales at 415.xxx.xxxxx or info@missionfestsf.com.

I’ve read this full FAQ and I still have questions about submitting my film. Is there someone I can talk to?

Yes. Please email us at info@missionfestsf.com.

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