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 18 will take place April 18 - 22 2023.
What sets the MBIFF apart from other festivals is our commitment to the true spirit of film. 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
  • 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
  • Pete Capo

    We're very happy to have been accepted and attended MBIFF. Our film Spray Away played to a packed house of enthusiastic film lovers. Technically, the theatre actually projected different aspect ratios accurately, the first time I see that. The staff were extremely hospitable and have a true passion for the film community.

    May 2023
  • Linda Kudzmas

    I am so proud my film 'Misfortune' made the cut. A large, well-organized festival in a beach resort. What more can you ask for? One of the best festivals I've been in. A good time was had by all.

    May 2023
  • Jody Xiong

    Very proud and excited to have had ‘The Bloom’ be a finalist at this world-class festival. For the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Paralympic held in Beijing, I was invited by Chief Director Zhang Yimou to create a technologically-powered art installation called ‘The Bloom’ , the short film really records the process of the experiment. Thanks!

    April 2023
  • I was delighted to have the opportunity to screen my film, "Half Year," at the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival, and I am very pleased to have received the "Best Documentary" award. I extend my gratitude to the festival jury for their recognition. I would also like to thank the organizing staff, and especially Founder Director Jerry Dalton, for making this possible. Although I couldn't attend the festival, I felt that I was participating in an exceptional event.

    April 2023