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Maryland International Film Festival - Hagerstown Call for Films



Late DEADLINE: December 26, 2022

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Call for Films:
Maryland International Film Festival - Hagerstown

Feature or Documentary Films may be submitted during the following deadlines:
• September 30, 2022 Earlybird Deadline - Fee $35.00 USD
• November 30, 2022 Regular Deadline - Fee $45.00 USD
• December 26, 2022 Late Deadline - Fee $55.00 USD

Short or Animation Films may be submitted during the following deadlines:
• September 30, 2022 Earlybird Deadline - Fee $30.00 USD
• November 30, 2022 Regular Deadline - Fee $35.00 USD
• December 26, 2022 Late Deadline - Fee $45.00 USD

Foreign or Local Films may be submitted during the following deadlines:
• September 30, 2022 Earlybird Deadline - Fee $25.00 USD
• November 30, 2022 Regular Deadline - Fee $30.00 USD
• December 26, 2022 Late Deadline - Fee $40.00 USD

Student Films (Under 22 and must be enrolled in junior high, high school or college). Any type of film under 30 min produced and directed by students ages (18-23) may be submitted during the following deadlines:
• September 30, 2022 Earlybird Deadline - Fee $25.00 USD
• November 30, 2022 Regular Deadline - Fee $30.00 USD
• December 26, 2022 Late Deadline - Fee $40.00 USD

Submission Guidelines: Entries must be submitted online, through FilmFreeway's online screener option.

Entry Fees: Checks or money orders must be made payable to Maryland International Film Festival.

Notifications: February 20, 2023

Terms and conditions: The festival will accept works in progress but the final screener must be received 30 days prior to the festival should your film be selected. All entry fees paid are non refundable. Checks returned due to NSF will be assessed a $35 return check fee and may be assigned to collections. All entered films grant MDIFF non exclusive limited use agreement to use film titles or trailers or film posters for festival promotional use only including online, print, broadcast media to promote the festival and selected films to the industry and general public. Filmmakers fully retain all rights, title and interest in their films and all intellectual property. Official selection films must provide their final exhibition copy to the festival programming department 20 days prior to the festival. The Maryland International Film festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. Any submitters shall indemnify and hold harmless the Maryland International Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos.

Maryland International Film Festival - Hagerstown

36 South Potomac Street, Suite 201
Hagerstown, MD 21740

(916) 712-2781

Supported in part by:

The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, (MSAC), an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the MSAC is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. Additional funding is also provided by Washington County Government and generous businesses, organizations and individuals.

The Washington County Arts Council is a proud member of County Arts Agencies of Maryland, Maryland Citizens for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.