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Film Submission Rules And Regulations

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18th Annual Maui Film Festival
June 21, 2017 to June 25, 2017

Shipping Address:
PO Box 790669
Paia HI 96779 USA
Phone: 808-579-9244

Submission Deadline
All film submissions must be shipped prepaid and packed in proper containers postmarked no later than their respective deadlines. Details follow below for categories, methods and amount of payment(s).    

  • EARLYBIRD Submission Entry:
    Submissions postmarked AFTER September 18, 2016 and NO LATER than January 18, 2017.
  • REGULAR Submission Entry:
    Submissions postmarked AFTER January 18, 2017 and NO LATER than February 28, 2017
  • LATE Submission Entry:
    Submissions postmarked AFTER February 28, 2017 and NO LATER than April 28, 2017
  • WAB Extended Submission Entry:
    Submissions postmarked AFTER April 28, 2017 and NO LATER than May 15, 2017


Definitions of Categories and Terms:
* Print Source - The company or representative that will be providing the film print to the festival (This is not the film lab).
* International Sales Agent - The company or representative that is in charge of selling the film rights worldwide.

International Shipping Information
DVDs and/or BluRay discs sent from outside the United States must be accompanied by a commercial invoice (containing the film's title, run time, format (color or B&W), value of shipment and sender's name and address). DVDs and/or BluRay discs should be marked "For Festival Screening Only."

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:
*Submissions postmarked AFTER September 18, 2016 and NO LATER than January 18, 2017.
$60 for any film 41+ minutes in length.   
$35 for any film 40 minutes or less in length.   

REGULAR Submission Entry Fees:
*Submissions postmarked AFTER January 18, 2017 and NO LATER than February 28, 2017.
$75 for any film 41+ minutes in length.   
$40 for any film 40 minutes or less in length.   

LATE Submission Entry Fees:
*Submissions postmarked AFTER February 28, 2017 and NO LATER than April 28, 2017.
$100 for any film 41+ minutes in length.   
$50 for any film 40 minutes or less in length.   

WAB Extended Submission Entry Fees:  
*Submissions postmarked AFTER April 28, 2017 and NO LATER than May 15, 2017.
$125 for any film 41+ minutes in length.   
$65 for any film 40 minutes or less in length.   

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).

Receipt Acknowledgment - Without a Box will notify the sender by email when the package is received and processed in our system.

Notification - Films selected for screening in all categories will be notified on or about May 24, 2017.

Shipping

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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