2018 M3F3 COMPETITION GENERAL RULES
(Adapted from Austin Film Festival – Thanks Guys!) 🙂
Films must be submitted online 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 must be 15 minutes or less, 10 mins or less for student films.
Films must have been completed after 1st June 2017 or soon before. Films must be available for screening during the M3F3,November 3rd, 2018.
Aside from minor post-production additions like color correction and sound mixing, 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. Films made elsewhere are certainly not excluded from being submitted, or from winning!
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.