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
  • David Groom

    MBIFF is a great festival for filmmakers to attend and Jerry dos a great job of putting a big festival on the South Carolina map. Communication was very good from the outset, the screening venue was fantastic and the events put on to allow for both networking and for filmmakers to feel welcomed by the local community were great also. Market Common was the ideal location, with MBIFF promotion and advertising all over and staff and patrons of all the establishments knowing that the festival was happening and that's why we were in town. Very strong selection of films, thoroughly enjoyed many screening blocks. Also has the best Q&A we've experienced with a thoughtful and enthusiastic audience. A huge thanks to Jerry and Heather for making us feel part of the MBIFF family, and thanks again for awarding The Merciless Beauty it's second award! We look forward to submitting future works.

    May 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you David and crew!
    It was a pleasure to meet you and the team.
    Really enjoyed screening The Merciless Beauty on a 55ft screen for all to see and hear its enchantment.
    Great Film! We look to more of your work in the future!
    Yes, you and your crew are now part of the MBIFF family.

  • This was my first film festival and what a great experience it was! Everyone was very helpful and friendly. I really enjoyed all of the films and meeting the filmmakers behind them. I look forward to next years event!

    May 2018
  • Tamara Nance

    WONDERFUL festival! The Market Commons is gorgeous with tremendous restaurants and shops. We had a lovely walk around the lake. The festival offered so many, many wonderful films!! Jerry Dalton and crew were absolutely great. We were so honored to be a part. Talked with students, other filmmakers, and film lovers. People were so nice. The theater is great, and the staff very helpful. Definitely want to return! The all access pass gave us access to everything and great food! So happy with the award process too. No complaints!!!

    April 2018
  • Scott Allan Pardue

    Fantastic festival with incredible films. I was humbled to be a part of it.
    I met several talented directors who are in the business and provided guidance and support. Creator Jerry Dalton understands the business of film making and provides a forum for those of us who are just starting out as well as those who are in the business. An excellent experience with a picturesque backdrop.

    April 2018
  • Andrew Reed

    I have screened 2 films at this festival and greatly enjoyed the experience. The festival's director, Jerry, is a great guy and I couldn't have been happier with event.

    April 2018