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 and has become a favorite of many filmmakers and film enthusiast!
The MBIFF 19 will take place April 23 - 27 2024.
What sets the MBIFF apart from other festivals is our commitment to the true spirit of film.
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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 one of the best film line ups 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
  • Zack Abramowitz

    Great festival! We were so excited when our film 'First of Seven' was selected and went on to win the 'Honorable Mention Award'. Jerry, Heather, and their whole staff were so professional and welcoming. Keep up the great work and we hope to return with another film.

    May 2024
  • Logan Mock

    Highly recommend the MBIFF. Jerry and the team were extremely welcoming, the venue was great, and the audience very interested & active in the Q+A we had afterwards.

    I would recommend if you are going to show up, get on the phone with Jerry and talk through expectations - there's a lot that is possible in a short amount of time! Again - Highly recommend. Thanks MBIFF!

    May 2024
  • Justin MacGregor

    Excellent festival. Thrilled our film THE FOUNDER EFFECT could take part, and grateful it was recognized as first runner up for Best Feature. We look forward to submitting our next project, and hopefully we'll be able to attend in person! Congrats on another successful edition MBIFF team! Keep up the great work!

    May 2024
  • Brian Rose

    Jerry Dalton runs one of the very best film festivals IN THE WORLD with his renowned Myrtle Beach Film Festival. We were treated like kings, hosted with his super high quality on site media production, and received by a high quality audience of super astute attendees. We will definitely come back!! - Brian Rose

    May 2024
  • Christopher Willis

    What a great festival! Jerry and the team are the definition of southern hospitality. The moment I walked in, I was welcomed and I felt right at home. So much care and effort is put into this festival, and at the heart of it is a deep passion for cinema. The films are excellently programmed. Jerry cares about the filmmakers and it shows. This festival knows how to engage the local community - for the time I was there, the theater was FULL. I met a lot of great filmmakers from around the country. There was incredible energy throughout and I felt very involved with this festival. I highly recommend it! And to top it all off, I won Best Director for my film, The Book of Disquiet! Thank you to Jerry, Heather, and the entire team at the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival!!

    May 2023