The Martinique International Film Festival is a quarterly online film festival meant to showcase innovative independent cinema from around the world by up-and-coming artists.
The festival hopes to be the voice and representation for films with a unique voice and message, regardless of how low the budget might be.
Aiming to inspire, motivate and award new talent.
Now in it's 8th edition, the Martinique International Film Festival announces an exclusive partnership with the leading Brussels Independent Film Festival. The deal includes the screening of the very best of the Martinique film festival during the 39th edition of the Brussels film festival (February 2018). As of now all selected film will also receive a waiver to enter their work for the Brussels film festival.
Being an online film festival doesn't imply that your film will be distributed online. We'll only showcase the selected films by posting information on the films (incl. trailers, photos). The Martinique IFF is one of several online festivals that uses other festival directors as jury members. This guarantees not only a quality selection, it also helps filmmakers to find their way into other festivals (with physical screenings). Most of the selected films were picked up by other festival as a result of a selection at Martinique IFF.
Awards & Prizes
The Martinique International Film Festival will showcase the very best of contemporary cinema currently available.
Each film we designate as an "Official Selection" will receive a high-resolution .png image of our festival laurels to be used for marketing and promotional materials as the filmmaker sees fit.
Out of the official selections, an international jury will select one winner in each category (Narrative feature, Documentary feature, Narrative short, Documentary short...). The winning filmmakers will receive a high-resolution .png image of our festival laurels with the "WINNER" label to be used as the filmmaker sees fit.
One film will be labeled as 'best of the fest' and win the Martinique Snake Award. The value of the Martinique Snake Award equals 500 US dollar worth of submission fees with partner festivals (Venice Film Week, Hong Kong Arthouse Film Fesival, ...).
Rules & Terms
The Martinique International Film Festival accept all forms and genres. Films must be submitted via online screener (Vimeo, YouTube, or FilmFreeway Screener). All non-English language films must be subtitled in English. Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festival. Submissions WILL NOT be returned. We also accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere and that may have distribution agreements already in place. Multiple entries are allowed, however a separate entry form must be submitted for each.
The filmmaker holds the Martinique International Film Festival, its management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from entry. The filmmaker certifies to have full rights. Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.