“A miracle is an event that creates faith. An event which creates faith does not deceive: therefore it is not fraud, but a miracle.” - Saint Joan George Bernard Shaw
Miracle Makers International Film Festival is series of live events in Los Angeles at the Look Dine-In Cinemas Monrovia Summer 2023. Our Mission is to encourage ‘makers’ of all kinds to believe, in yourself, your work, your voice, your vision, your stories, and the power within you to do the impossible. We exist to discover creators that deserve a spotlight. MMIFF is a platform for undiscovered up-and-coming makers to be seen by the world, and by others in this industry.
You've found a place to dream big! If your words, features, shorts, docs, animations, music videos, visual art, books, photographs, reels, dance videos, movie posters, Faith-Based work, LGBTQIA centric work, etc, inspire the believer in all of us, then you are in the right place!
If you're looking to screen your film in premium theaters or showcase your work with great audiences and judges who understand you, then join us for our 2023 Season. Attend networking events, seminars, Q&As, panel discussions, red-carpets, awards ceremonies, after-parties and more.
This year we are focused on making even more miracles by using our platform to support select charities. More information about these charities and the exciting events planned to bring our community together to benefit the great work they do, visit our brand new website at www.miraclemakersiff.com.
We also offer incredible Discounts for Student Filmmakers and 1st Time Filmmakers!
Prizes include -
Top script has the opportunity to be developed and produced
Custom MMIFF Trophies & Awards
Press and Print Interviews
Virtual Pitch Fest pitch prizes
With our new sponsors come new prizes to be announced soon!
All entries will be judged on the content, creativity, imagery, story, and skill of the filmmaker. Productions produced from 2015 to August 2023 may be submitted. Works in progress will be accepted. Accepted films must be exhibited on an MPEG4 film file. Screeners must be free of ghost images/logos or other images. We do not screen from FilmFreeway uploads. Submission Fees are Non-refundable.
All Accepted Films must be submitted on MPEG4 for Exhibition.
Screeners are not returned.
We will NOT accept online Films for exhibition screening.
PAL system is NOT accepted.
Each entry must be submitted separately.
All entries must be sent to the Miracle Makers Film Fest prepaid and, for your own protection, should be insured. MPEG4s and DCPs submitted will not be returned. If Submitting DCP, please note a back-up MPEG4 is STILL REQUIRED. Screening times are dependent upon receipt of the screeners and support materials (stills, poster art, and trailer if available). Please note Support materials (postcards, posters promo items) are not returned.
Films and Screenplays SELECTED for the Miracle Makers Film Fest will be announced no later than September 1st, 2022 (exceptions may be made if deemed necessary by THE MMIFF).
Every Entry must include an Electronic Press Kit and if available a Downloadable Trailer and trailer link. Screeners must be free of ghost images/logos or other images.
All presentation materials (posters, postcards, goody bag promos) and screening discs, MPEG4s, DCPs for the Miracle Makers Film Fest must arrive at the MMIFF Offices no later than October 1st, 2022. If screening files and screening discs are not received by this date the film will be pulled and disqualified. NO EXCEPTIONS. It is the submitter's responsibility to ensure the Miracle Makers Film Fest has the REQUIRED screening materials.
ALL ACCEPTED SUBMISSIONS MUST provide MPEG4 film File (due Oct 1st 2022).
If sending DCP, Please Note that the Theater charges the filmmaker an Ingestion Fee. If sending a DCP we will still require an MPEG4 Film file.
DCPS must be logged out, signed for, and picked up after your screening. WE DO NOT RETURN/SHIP screening materials or promo materials (posters, postcards, goody bag items).
PAL Formatted discs will not be accepted.
We will NOT accept online screeners for exhibition purposes.
Screeners must be free of ghost images/logos or other images.
Please notify us by email of any address changes.
Failure to provide screening materials will result in disqualification and the film being pulled from screening.
Please note MMIFF will NOT return or ship materials back to the submitter once the festival has commenced (this includes thumb drives, DCPs, posters, postcards, or promo materials)
All entries should be mailed to:
Miracle Makers Film Fest
5112 Golden West Ave
Temple City, CA
All accepted filmmakers, who have submitted/mailed in all necessary materials and Screeners, will be placed on the MMIFF Website before the event. Submitting filmmakers acknowledge they have the legal right to exhibit the film and the collateral/promo materials at the AOF MegaFest.
Miracle Makers International Film Fest is hereby granted the right to utilize footage and promotional materials supplied by the submitting agent from any film submitted and accepted film, video, or project for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. All accepted filmmakers agree that the MMIFF may use footage from their projects in order to promote the festival, their film, or the MMIFF Event via print, web, and broadcast television. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Miracle Makers Film Fest, its partners (First Frame IFF), vendors, sponsors, and supporters from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
Written Word Submission Rules
We are currently accepting written word submissions for features, shorts, short shorts, scenes, poetry, and prose.
All genres are welcome.
One copy of an original feature film screenplay uploaded as a PDF file will be accepted. (Do NOT include more than 1 version). We do not accept hardcopy scripts.
The screenplay should be in standard industry format (12 point Courier).
Only one copy, draft, or version of any screenplay may be submitted by an entrant or entrants per submission.
Under no circumstances will substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of an entry screenplay be allowed under the original submission.
Corrected or edited screenplays must be resubmitted as a NEW entry and will require a separate submission fee.
Multi-part scripts should be submitted as separate, stand-alone screenplays.
Features that are over 120 pages must be submitted as 2 different entries.
Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.
Submissions must have been written originally in English; translations will not be accepted.
Submissions must be the original work of the entrant(s) and may not be based, in whole or in part, on any other fiction or nonfiction material, published or unpublished, produced or un-produced.
Entries may, however, be adapted from the entrant’s (or entrants’) original work, which should be noted in the logline required on the application form.
Entries lacking a logline on the application form will be disqualified.
If the script is based on a true story, historical or contemporary, the "based on true story/events" should be noted in the logline.
Collaborative work by two writers who share equally in its creation is eligible.
The collaborator’s name must be added during the online application process.
Writer's bio and headshot recommended.
All entries must be received by or before the Extended Deadline.
Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.