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SUBMISSIONS OPEN Monday, January 22nd, 2018
EARLY DEADLINE—Saturday, February 16th, 2018
REGULAR DEADLINE—Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
LATE DEADLINE—Friday, November 30th, 2018
EXTENDED DEADLINE— Friday, January 18th, 2019
Approx. Notification date—Friday, February 15th, 2019
The selection committee and jury looks for content from feature films to documentaries, series, and digital shorts. Selections and awards are based on work that embodies unique, bold, honest storytelling with an inclusive point of view that reflects our changing world.
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM
DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
ANIMATION & EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM
STUDENT SHORT FILM
ONLINE FAN FAVORITE
Best Feature film
Best Short film
Best Screenplay (Screenplay competition excludes films being screened)
Best Actor/ Feature film
Best Actor / Short film
Best Actress / Feature film
Best Actress / Short film
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best International Entry (Feature or Short film)
Online Fan Favorite
Best Music Video
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)
Status of Your Film
There is no Premiere policy for short films and music videos, they may have screened at other Festivals and/or online.
How to Submit
Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria:
– Quality of narrative and production values.
– Originality in storytelling.
– Inclusive and diverse point of view.
MISSIONFEST endeavors to complete all screening and award selection procedures by June 17th, 2018 and inform all submitting parties, in writing, if their film has been successful or not after that time. Successful submissions will receive a Filmmaker Festival Pack that will include important information on shipping the DCP to the Festival, press and publicity, guest accreditation, contact information and how to make the most of participating in the Festival.
Selected films MUST provide a Digital Screener in order to be screened at MISSIONFEST, as well as a back-up DVD or Blu-ray.