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.
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 all filmmakers, especially if you do not fall inside their niche. Your film gets a fair shake unlike no other festival. By including other perspectives from different walks of life it creates a balanced and fair 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 a film profession on board as a judge!
The goal of the founder and director Jerry Dalton, was to create a venue for independent film makers which is not corrupted by the politics of many events.
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 eligiblity 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.

Overall Rating
  • 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
  • J.R. Poli

    The Myrtle Beach Int. Film Festival was an incredible experience. The following this festival has from the city's locals is incredible. You don't have to look far to find out why these locals return year after year. Jerry and Heather are amazing people and ridiculously hard working and it shows in how well they have put this together. Films screen on an amazing state of the art theater and the networking is great as well. I learned a ton from a panel I was involved with, and love that I can revisit it on facebook live to take my notes, since I wasn't able to at the time of the actual event. Jerry is also quite the professional with a world of new filmmakers should spend sometime picking his brain. Thanks for the great time MBIFF!

    April 2019