The Misty Moon International Film Festival is back again this Halloween, for another year of fantastic indie films and will be held on Saturday the 27th October at London's 'The Cinema Museum', a venue of significant cultural importance within England's capital city.

We are looking for short films of all genres to be submitted, but as it is near Halloween and our judges are made up of actors and industry professionals from well know horror films we would appreciate a smattering of short horrors as well.

The evening will be hosted by legendary comedy duo Trevor Neal and Simon Hickson (Going Live!, Live and Kicking)

Celebrity judges include:
• Adrienne King - Actor (Friday the 13th, Friday the 13th Part 2)
• Emma Dark - Director/Actor (Salient Minus Ten, Seize the Night, Frankula)
• Judy Matheson - Actor (Twins of Evil, Lust for a Vampire, Crucible of Terror)
With more to be announced...

Here is a link to a short promo video recorded by Henry D.C. Williams at the 1st Misty Moon International Film Festival: https://vimeo.com/53084247

There will be three awards, audience winner, judge's winner and a seperate award will be be revealing soon. Each of the winners will receive an engraved trophy.

Each of the finalists will get a chance to meet the judging panel on the night.

Last year our bonus award was the 'Peter Hawkins Vanguard Award - For Films That Push Creative and Social Boundaries', sponsored by our honorary patron and award-winning filmmaker Emma Dark. We will be revealing this year's unique award very soon!

GENERAL RULES

Participation in The Misty Moon International Film Festival implies understanding and acceptance of the following Guidelines and Regulations.

Please note The Festival is not obliged to view entries received after the Submission Deadline. If your secure online link and/or password has changed and you do not inform us of the change, you risk your film not being previewed and considered for the festival.

The Misty Moon International Film Festival (“MMIFF” or “the Festival”) accepts submissions of films up to 25 minutes long.

Requirements for eligibility for 2018 selection:



• The film was completed after January 1, 2015.

• All applicable licenses and waivers of copyrights, moral rights, trademarks and other such intellectual property rights have been secured by the filmmaker(s)

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• All applicable legal waivers have been obtained from all participants
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• Exhibition print(s) will be complete and available for screening at The Cinema Museum in London on Saturday the 27th October, 2018.

• Exhibition print(s) must be made available on DVD or Blu-Ray. We do not have 3D capability.



PREVIEW SCREENERS ACCEPTED AS SECURE ONLINE LINKS ONLY.

Please do not change the link address or password. If you do, please notify us immediately or you risk your film not being previewed and thus considered for the festival. 



Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English.



The filmmakers are responsible for the accuracy of all submitted materials. The Festival accepts no liability in the event that its publications reproduce errors or omissions in submitted materials. All enclosures are mandatory and must be included for an entry to be complete.

Submission fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

SELECTION


Preference will be given to submissions that have not been distributed/screened theatrically or broadcast on television prior to the 2018 Festival. All submissions are screened and evaluated by MMIFF Preview and Selection Committees. Their reports and decisions are final and confidential.

MMIFF Programmers make final selections and determine in which section they are presented. Designation of a selected film’s program category, exhibition date, time(s), and location is at the sole discretion of the Festival. In addition, the entrant grants MMIFF the right to exhibit the selected film twice during the Festival, in addition to daytime Press and Jury screenings (closed to the public).


NOTIFICATION
Upon notification of selection, the entrant agrees to supply MMIFF with publicity materials and grants the Festival the right to utilise such materials for promotional purposes and to broadcast and/or screen clips.

The following is a list of materials required for each film ONCE accepted at the Festival:

• EPK (electronic press kit includes: synopsis, filmmaker bio etc..)

• Select promotional clips and/or film trailer

• (1) DVD or Blu-Ray, clean of watermarks and warnings for projection

• Maximum of 3 High resolution promo images

• Film website / social media page or trailer URL

Applicants will be notified by email regarding the results of the Festival’s selection process by 1st October, 2018.

Please do not contact the Programming Department regarding the status of your submission before that date.

Upon invitation, participants will be contacted via email by MMIFF with specific shipping instructions. Short films must arrive by the 20th October 2018. Incoming shipping costs are the sole responsibility of the participant unless otherwise negotiated. Invited films must be shipped pre-paid, with all the necessary commercial invoices and customs paid, with return (or next festival) shipping information including the name of your preferred courier company and your account number.

Accepted formats for exhibition:

• DVD, and/or Blu-Ray.

Packages should be clearly marked, “Without commercial value. Non pornographic. For cultural purposes only. On Loan From Country of Origin”.

Overall Rating
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    Andrew Ionides

    A wonderful festival in a very quirky but appropriate location (The Cinema Museum). The quality of short films were brilliant, diverse and were all worthy contenders for the each award. The awards were excellent and fair giving filmmakers two opportunities to win Judges and Audience award. A great privilege to be judged by industry professionals too.

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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Andrew, glad you enjoyed the festival. Well done once again on your win!

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    John H Shelton (MrSheltonTV)

    Lovely Company and People at the Misty Moon.

    January 2017
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    Mark Bousfield

    Great event with a fantastic judging panel, highly recommended!

    November 2016
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    Jean Faucher

    Misty Moon honored us by accepting our film.We are very grateful for the chance to play alongside of a hand picked few in such a prestigious venue. We could not attend, but communication was fast and friendly.

    November 2016
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    Prano Bailey-Bond

    Great festival! Awesome atmosphere! Brilliant audience! Fantastic judges! I'm so happy that our short film NASTY was a part of it.

    November 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Prano, and NASTY went down a storm!