2023 M3F3 COMPETITION GENERAL RULES
(Adapted from Austin Film Festival – Thanks Guys!) 🙂
Films must be 15 minutes or less. Films must be submitted online via FilmFreeway and be available for screening as a digital file. You must be the copyrightholder to submit the film. You agree that by submitting the film, the organizers of M3F3 are at liberty to download before the festival and exhibit the film during the festival. Films not downloadable from FilmFreeway within a week of notification are disqualified.
Films must have been completed after 1st June 2022. Submitted films completed before this date may be disqualified. Films must be available for screening during the festival, November 2023.
We do not accept works-in-progress and will not update a submission with a more recent cut. Please do not submit your film until it is complete.
Please include in your submission comments if your film was shot in Marcellus, Onondaga County or Central New York (include locations) or made by CNY filmakers: we need this information to help with obtaining local grants. Films made elsewhere are of course very welcome and very popular!
M3F3 reserves the right to change the submission category at the discretion of the Festival Director. Once an entry payment has been processed we cannot provide a refund. If a payment is disputed, the account holder may be subject to any fees.
No films with inappropriate content (likely to be rated as R-Restricted) should be submitted to the M3F3. All films are pre-screened and any films with inappropriate content may be rejected from the competition. Use your judgement for PG-13 rated content.
Judges may not grade entries for which they are the submitter, know the submitter or are related to the submitter, nor may they grade entries in the same category as their own film.
Please Note: M3F3 does not waive entry fees. M3F3 believes waiving entry fees hurts the integrity of the competition. The same rules and entry fees should apply to all applicants so no one film is favored over another. In a similar respect, M3F3 does not invite films to be in competition. Only films that are submitted will be considered for competition.