The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival has been awarded several prestigious awards including one of the "Top 25 film festivals worth the entry fee" by Movie Maker Magazine.
The MBIFF 14 Film Festival broke records in deals negotiated. The MBIFF 15 will take place in late summer or fall of 2020 (due to COVID-19). We are currently in call for submission for MBIFF 16 which will take place April 20 - 24 202.
What sets the MBIFF apart from other festivals is our commitment to the true spirit of film. Many of the attendees has stated that this was their favorite film festival to submit to and attend. Once you are here, you are family.
Our judging panel includes judges from all walks of life, why? As with any subjective judging, it is important to have a broad spectrum of perspectives. Many film festivals house only filmmakers as judges, which can lead to niche judging which we feel is unfair to filmmakers, especially if you do not fall inside their niche. Your film receives the fair and honest treatment it deserves. By including other perspectives from different walks of life it creates a balanced judging platform, which we believe is why we have been touted as having the best film line up in the World. We believe that your project receives a more overall perspective grading as to whether it entertains or informs a wider viewing audience rather than that of only an entire panel of film makers. Not to worry, we do have several film professional on board as judges!
The goal of the founder and director Jerry Dalton, was to create a venue for independent film makers which is not corrupted by politics.
The MBIFF screens projects in a multi-million dollar theater, housing state of the art technology.
We look forward to viewing your film /project!

Trophies are awarded

Standard film festival rules apply.
You must own the work and not use another entities copyright.
You must have the legal authority to submit the project.
Legal Fair use is allowed for documentaries.
Projects selected will screen in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in April.
MBIFF reserves the right to determine eligibility of any project submitted.
Filmmaker submitting must agree that filmmaker has secured all necessary rights to both picture and sound, and exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights including but not limited to music, images, and content. Filmmaker further grants MBIFF the right to use clips, stills, one sheets, video and text from the film at the Festival or online for promotional, archival, and other non-commercial uses.
MBIFF has the right but not the obligation to screen submitted work during the MBIFF film program.

Overall Rating
  • Myrtle Beach International Film Festival 2019 was marvelous! My time at Myrtle Beach was truly magical… wonderful friendly enthusiastic people, and a magnificent venue with a packed audience at a fabulous state-of-the-art theatre screening amazing films. This festival is well organized with excellent communication, offers incredible media exposure, provides socializing and networking at the fun after parties, and has huge support from the gracious community. Heartiest Congratulations to Jerry, Heather, and the entire team for presenting such a spectacular event! THANK YOU MBIFF!!

    May 2019
  • Dimitri de Clercq

    MBIFF is an amazing festival which goes out of its way to celebrate the films and the filmmakers! Jerry Dalton and Heather Mayes put together a terrific program of movies. They share a true passion for Cinema and present the films in the best possible conditions in a state of the arts screening venue, the Grand 14 Movie Theater at The Market Common. The local audience is terrific and very receptive. Communication was excellent! We received many great messages from the audience following our film's screening. We are very honored to have our feature film YOU GO TO MY HEAD be part of this year's 14th annual edition of MBIFF and to have been awarded the Best Best Foreign Feature award. We look forward to submitting our next film at MBIFF! A huge thank you to Jerry, Heather, the Team of MBIFF, the Staff of the Stone Theaters and the audience of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!

    May 2019
  • Thanks so very much for the outstanding event. Thanks very much for the “Film Restoration” Award. That was totally unexpected! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope you are recovering. I have done events, and yours was top-notch. Getting all of the sponsors involved, publicity, etc. is a major chore, on top of everything else. The theatre was great sound and presentation, and the entire experience was excellent.

    May 2019
  • Alexander Denysenko

    Absolutely amazing Festival! Heather & Jerry are the ones of the most passionate and inspiring filmmakers and persons I have met in my life! And the’s just wonderful! So emotional, thoughtful, sincere! Highly recommended!

    May 2019
  • I've attended this festival for the past 5 years, and have attended several other festivals up and down the east coast, and just can't say enough about the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival! I thought MBIFF #10 was excellent, but Jerry, Heather and the festival crew keep notching it up every year. The venue, sound quality, picture quality are top notch, and it's literally steps away from great food, great bars, and shopping, and very close to the beach! There are so many other aspects of the MBIFF I appreciate as a film maker,... a packed audience, great exposure on media and social media, as well as excellent film panels, socializing, networking, and after parties!

    April 2019