The Mississippi International is in a period of transition for 2016 and will be postponed as we move into a new type of interactive film festival. The plan we are working on involves a host television station becoming a partner in the festival and airing blocks of films live over the air, allowing viewers to watch the film and vote on the winners via text and email.
More will be forth coming in the months ahead as we firm up our transition plans.
Mississippi International brings together both international and domestic Indie Films and Film-makers each year in the capital city of Mississippi, Jackson. This is our second year at the Tinseltown Cinema in Pearl, Mississippi.
Over these past 6 years MIFF has hosted great films and filmmakers from around the US and the world. Special guests Lance Bass, Actor Danny Glover, Civil Rights Champion James Meredith, The Freedom Riders, Capt. Clegg and the Night Creatures have joined us in Jackson for our festival.
$1000 cash prize for "Best Film" of the Festival, given in honor of Neil Bloomer, our head screener and one of the driving forces at the start of the MIFF.
We PREFER online screeners, digital copies, or a link to an online video (such as YouTube or Vimeo). Please include a valid password if required. If these options are not available, please send a clearly labeled thumb drive or DVD.
Films selected will need to provide a High Definition digital copy
All materials submitted become the property of the festival and will not be returned.
DVD's must be clearly labeled with film title, category and running time.
More than one entry may be submitted. Each must be submitted with its own entry form and fee.
Thumbdrives and DVDs will not be returned.
Entry fee is nonrefundable.
Filmmaker will assume shipping costs to the festival.
Titles produced in languages other than English must have legible English subtitles.
The selection committees' and juries' decisions are final.
Foreign entrants must assume all responsibility for clearing films and videotapes through U.S. and foreign customs officials.
Mississippi International Film Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or festival scheduling.
Filmmaker agrees that films entered into the festival may be selected for screening at the festival and may also be screened in other media in association with the promotion of the film festival via live screenings or television.