Miami Jewish Film Festival is the third largest Jewish film festival in the world and one of Florida's premier film festivals, internationally celebrated as a key platform providing well-deserved exposure for US and international films, and for the filmmakers who create them. As a gathering of more than 25,000 local and international cultural elite in the community, and committed press coverage, this world-wide convening of film aficionados has consistently provided the finest in emerging and established films.

Awards & Prizes





Winner receives a non-exclusive US distribution release of their film through Film Movement, as well as a $500.00 USD prize.

Rules & Terms

The 21st annual Miami Jewish Film Festival will take place from January 11-25, 2018.

1. Submission Deadlines
Submissions will be accepted from May 2016. The deadline is September 25, 2017. Early entry is encouraged but in no way guarantees acceptance.

2. Submission Format
Films must be submitted either via online screener or by DVDs. Submitted copies will not be returned.

3. Submission Eligibility
- All submissions must have been completed after January 1, 2016.
- MJFF requires at least a Florida Premiere for any feature film.
- There is no premiere policy for short films.
- Works-in-progress are accepted.

4. Premiere Status
- Feature Films must be at least Florida Premieres: they must not have been released in the Florida on any format, nor screened publicly online.
- There is no Premiere policy for short films.

5. Shipping
If sending DVDs, they should be sent to:

Miami Jewish Film Festival
4200 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33137

6. Selection of Films
Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria:
- Quality of narrative and production values
- Independent nature of the production

MJFF endeavors to complete all selection procedures by October 9, 2017, and inform all submitting parties if their film has been successful or not after that time. A selected film must be received at MJFF no later than TWENTY days prior to its scheduled screening date.

7. Festival Screenings
MJFF has the capability to screen Digital Cinema Package (DCP). Blu-ray will be used as well. Please clearly label whether your film is PAL or NTSC.

8. Scheduling
No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.