Regulations & Rights

Detailed documentation, including: a synopsis of the film, a biography and complete filmography of the director, a selection of stills from the film, a recent photograph of the director, a full list of artistic and technical credits, dialogue or spotting list in English, film clips/trailer, digital and three-print copies of the poster, and the festival and awards history of the film, if applicable.

Additionally, the Festival press office requires photos, biography and filmography of the leading actor/actress and a list of the film’s delegates attending the festival, as well as press kits, stills, posters, and video-extracts of the films.

The Festival reserves the right to use all materials for promotional purposes and for the Festival Catalogue. During the Festival, selected films will be available in the digital video library, open exclusively to accredited film professionals, journalists and festival organizations through MIFF’s own closed-circuit server.  By accepting to participate in MIFF, submitters grant permission for their film to be included in the video library, unless otherwise mentioned in the entry form. To this end, all participants will be requested to make available a QuickTime h.264 version of their film for encoding purposes.

The decision regarding the selection of films and the section in which they will be presented belongs exclusively to MIFF. The Festival is not obliged to offer comments or reasons for not selecting a film submitted for one of the Festival’s programs. No legal claim to participate in the Festival can be filed.

For all films participating in the exhibition and films entering the competition, the organizer has the exclusive right to display, broadcast or use non-commercial activities on the public media during the festival free of charge.