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2016 MIFF Film Submissions

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- Award Categories -
Best Short Film
The panel of judges will vote on their favorite short film based on a set of pre-established criteria.
There is a seperate "Grand Jury Prize" and "Best of Show" (laurel only)designation.
Best Iowa Made Short Film
Films made in Iowa and/or by residents of Iowa are eligible for this award.
Viewer's Choice
The audience will vote on their favorite film from this year's festival.
Murder/Mayhem (The Infamous "M&M Award")
Films with "Adult/Mature" graphic content will qualify for this category (Thrillers, Horror, etc.).
LuckLove Production's Best Local Film
Films produced by a current resident of Greater Muscatine Area (within 30 mile radius).
Best Comedy
Humorous films that elicit laughter from the audience.
Best Music Video
Musically driven videos that showcase music from a single artist/group.
Best Student Film
Films produced by current students and/or those under 23 years of age.
Distinctive Achievement Certificates
Categories will include Cinematography, Music/Sound Design, Screenwriting/Storyline*, Production/Art Design, Short Film - Iowa, and Acting - Iowa.
*The "Screenwriting" winner will receive an InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers/reps can find you.

- Festival Notes -
- We are looking for short films under 16 minutes, but will consider longer entries (up to 30 minutes).
- Presentation submissions are preferred as digital HD (720p) downloads.
- Officially selected films will recieve 2 Filmmaker Passes and a souvenir kit (must be present).
- Passes include free admission to all film blocks, the red carpet & after-parties, and the VIP room.
- All Award recipients will recieve a trophy if present (except "Best of Show").
- The after-parties are going to be 'Inspiring'... so consider making it an overnighter in Muscatine.
- "Royal Taxi Service" (563-262-8294) will be on hand to ensure you get safely back to your hotel/house.
- Make sure to bring your appetite as the hosting venues are great places to wine and dine.

Entry Submission Deadlines:
Early Bird Deadline = June 17th, 2016
Regular Deadline = September 9th, 2016
Late Deadline = October 1st, 2016

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