Maui Film Festival 2017 - Call for Entry
Film Submission Rules And Regulations
18th Annual Maui Film Festival
Completion Date - Films must have been completed no earlier than January 1, 2016.
Synopsis - A short typed description of the film's content.
Credits - A complete principal cast and production credits
Presentation - Selected films must be made available for Festival presentation in DCP, 35mm, HDCam or BluRay. Complete details in the GENERAL RULES category in the Filmmaker section of the Withoutabox.com website.
Language - Foreign language films must be made available with the original language soundtrack and English Subtitles.
Prior Screenings - Entries will not be accepted that have screened publicly at another Film Festival or Special Screening anywhere in Hawaii or have, or will have, been broadcast anywhere in the U.S. before September 30, 2017.
Prior Submission - Films previously submitted to Maui Film Festival will not be considered.
Additional Screenings - The Maui Film Festival reserves the right to host one additional screening of any 2016 Maui Film Festival at Wailea Audience Award and/or other Special Award winning films so long as such screening takes place prior to September 30, 2017.
Format - All films must be submitted as DVDs or BluRay discs. All entries, and accompanying materials, will not be returned and will become the property of the Maui Film Festival.
Accompanying Materials - Please include a printed copy of the Entry Confirmation Form with your submission DVD. Incomplete entries will not be considered.
EARLYBIRD Submission Entry Fees:
REGULAR Submission Entry Fees:
LATE Submission Entry Fees:
WAB Extended Submission Entry Fees:
Entry Fee Waiver: The submission fee is waived for films that have 50% or more of the film footage shot in the State of Hawaii. No other waivers or exceptions will be granted. Please do not ask.
BluRay disc and DVD Labeling - Preview BluRay discs and DVDs must be labeled with the film title, running time, WAB tracking # and contact information (including name, address and phone number).
Notification - Films selected for screening in all categories will be notified on or about May 24, 2017.
If a film is invited to participate, the film must be shipped prepaid, insured and packed in proper containers. The Maui Film Festival will be responsible for return shipping charges. The Maui Film Festival will not pay international shipping on US films.
The Maui Film Festival does not assume any liability for damage to prints due to improper containers or otherwise. All films in our possession will be insured against damage or loss while participating in the festival.
Materials - Materials of films selected for screening become the property of the Maui Film Festival and can be used to promote the Maui Film Festival at Wailea and the programs of the Maui Film Festival in all mediums including film, television, radio, print and the internet.
Contact Information - By providing Maui Film Festival with your contact information, you agree to receive communication from us including submission confirmations and our email newsletters providing festival updates. Contact information will NOT be sold or shared with third parties.
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