Marathi International Film Festival (MIFF) is the first-ever Marathi Film Festival Organized outside Maharashtra, India. MARATHI is an Indian Regional Language, of Maharashtra State, where they produce more than 200 films a year.
MIFF's mission is to promote Marathi Culture & Music, through the art of cinema across the world.
The First Edition of MIFF is going to take place in United States Of America.
MIFF will be attended by all regional Distributors & Exhibitors talking from and across the USA. The Biggest Supporter of our film festival is a corporation that provides major content to Netflix & Amazon.
Day 1 - Red Carpet / Media Interaction & Opening Night Film, Screenings / Opening Night Meet & Greet
Day 2 - Seminars from reputed Directors & Actors / Meet & Greet with Distributors- Exhibitors / Award Ceremony & Screenings.
01. Best Feature Film
02. Best Director Feature Film
03. Best Male Actor In Feature Film
04. Best Female Actor In Feature Film
05. Best Writer Feature Film
06. Best Short Film
07. Best Director Short Film
08. Best Male Actor In Short Film
09. Best Female Actor In Short Film
10. Best Writer Short Film
11. Best Original Song
Terms and Conditions
** All the films must have English sub-titles **
** Films should not have been released on any platform including online **
** Films must be completed within the past 3 years. To Qualify for 2021, films must be completed after January 1, 2017.
1. SUBMITTING CONTENT
To be considered for the Marathi International Film Festival, your content must meet all the specifications and requirements relating to formatting, compatibility, operating characteristics, and submission. These can be found on the website of submitting partner FilmFreeway. In order to submit content, you will also need to meet Age Requirements and your content must meet the Marathi International Film Festival’s Content Requirements. MIFF will not be responsible for lost, damaged, misdirected, unusable or unreadable content. Before submitting content you will need to complete your registration and submission for the festival via the website of submitting partners. Film Makers must submit film DCP's, KDM's via online partner AutoDCP or with any other source. If you can not Provide DCP's you must send Blue Ray DVD which can play in the USA. Your Film ( in the format mentioned above) Should Reach us before two weeks of festival date.
2. AGE REQUIREMENTS
The age requirement to submit a film is 13 and older. If the entrant is under 18 years of age, the parent or guardian will need to complete the registration form and include the name of both the participating child or children and the parent or guardian. Submission of the registration form confirms that the parent/guardian has read and agrees on behalf of the child or children to be bound by this agreement and understands, agrees and shall be fully responsible for the submission. If you are aged 13 to 18 years of age (you are considered a minor where you live) and you submit content for selection in the Marathi International Film Festival, you are confirming to that you have received your parent’s/ guardian’s express consent to do so and that your parent/guardian (i) has read and, on your behalf, agree to be bound by this agreement; and (ii) understands, agrees and shall be fully responsible for your submission.
3. CONTENT REQUIREMENTS
You are solely responsible and liable for the content you submit (and the consequences thereof) made under your name, user name, e-mail address, password, and registration or profile information. The content does not reflect the views of the Marathi International Film Festival. The Festival reserves the right, at any time, without notice and without limiting any and all other rights we may have under this Agreement, at law or in equity, to remove and delete your content from all and every platform including but not limited MIFF.
You agree you will not submit any content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually, racially, culturally, or ethnically offensive, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, discriminatory, or abusive. You also agree you will not submit any content for commercial or business purposes because it may adversely affect Marathi International Film Festival’s ability to gain support from third parties which assists the website to continue.
Marathi International Film Festival reserves the right to delete or reject any content that in its sole discretion deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, in violation of copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights. Marathi International Film Festival reserves the right to remove and take down your content without notice if any content is in violation of any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement. If receives notice of any claim of infringement that satisfies specific legal requirements may remove content associated with such claims and will notify you if your content is removed.
In regards to intellectual property, copyright, you are fully responsible for the clearance of any music, sound, images, or graphics contained in your entry. If any record company or music publisher contacts us about an entry’s music rights, we will refer that company to you so be sure to obtain all the appropriate clearances beforehand.
4. COPYRIGHT; CONTENT REQUIREMENT VIOLATIONS; BREACH OF AGREEMENT
If you believe any content on Marathi International Film Festival violates the copyright of any other party or violates the terms of this Agreement or in any other way infringes upon the rights of others, you can notify us by email at www.MIFF.org
5. RIGHTS GRANTED TO Marathi International Film Festival
In connection with the content you submit to us for consideration in the and associated video-casts, you are authorizing to host, cache, and store your content and grant a non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to use your content, in full or in part for Marathi International Film Festival purpose.
The rights described in this agreement and granted to commence immediately upon submission of content to and continue until the completion of MIFF for the particular year.
Marathi International Film Festival has the right to include your film or video in its promotional activities. This may include, but is not limited to, the creation of showreels and advertisements promoting the MIFF, physical screenings, viral campaigns, presentations, and product pitches.
Marathi International Film Festival has the right to compress, transcode, and package your film for online and offline presentations.
MIFF has the right to screen your film at and partner events, including screenings and launches associated with the festival and after the festival with associated TV Channels (One Screening Only), Online Release ( Week End), and otherwise without any compensation for a year from festival date.
Marathi International Film Festival does not claim any ownership rights to the content that you submit to MIFF. The Festival retains all rights, titles, and interests in for the time of Film Festival and as mention above in number 5. RIGHTS GRANTED TO. You must own the rights to the content you submit and each element of the content you submit and the right to grant all of the authorizations, rights, and licenses described in this Agreement. If you do not exclusively own all of these rights, you must have all necessary authorizations, permissions, approvals, consents, rights and licenses from the owner(s) to enter into this agreement, perform and comply with all of its obligations.
7. FINANCIAL CONSIDERATION
Upon entering into this agreement, you agree that the Marathi International Film Festival reserves the right during the film festival and otherwise benefit from and/or realize revenue in connection with your content during the film festival. No compensation will be given to you or your representative for screening your film in the MIFF. and for other mentions in number 5. RIGHTS GRANTED TO
9. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Your festival submissions via submitting partners are at your own risk. You are solely responsible for your content, the representations, and obligations under this agreement and for any damages to your computer system or loss of data resulting from your use of the service.
Disclaims all liability for any use not specifically authorized or that is in violation of this agreement or the laws or regulations that may apply to you in any jurisdiction or country. Expressly disclaims all liability for any and all damages, whether direct, consequential, special, indirect, exemplary or punitive damages, howsoever arising or caused, whether foreseeable or not, regardless of the form of action or the basis or characterization of the claim and even if advised of the possibility of damages.
11. LAW THAT APPLIES TO THIS AGREEMENT
This agreement is made in the State of New Jersey, USA, and is governed by the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New Jersey, USA.
The MIFF & its team will make an initial shortlist of films to screen at the Festival Screenings. The awards in each category as mentioned will be given on the last day of MIFF. The MIFF team's decisions will be final.
13. You (Participant) also agree that the terms and conditions, Date of Film Festival & Venue may change without prior notice. You (Participant) also agree to all the future changes in the terms and conditions.
By submitting your Film to the Marathi International Film Festival, you freely and voluntarily give and express your full and complete acceptance of all of the terms and provisions set forth in these Terms and Conditions. You acknowledge that no oral representations, inducements, promises or assurances, not set forth in these Terms and Conditions, have been made to the Film’s owners or you, by the Festival and or any other Related Parties.
** Student Film is one, Where Producer & Director are studying either in school or college, must send proof**