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!

Awards & Prizes

Trophies are awarded

Rules & Terms

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.

4 Reviews

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    Romina Schwedler

    I absolutely loved the festival. It was so well organized and so much fun. Incredible selection of films, amazing venue, great audience, wonderful hospitality, perfect setting! I hope to come back many many times 💛

    April 2017
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    Anil Dhokai

    One of the best! Professionally ran and very well organized. I would highly recommend submitting to.

    April 2017
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    Susan Gallagher

    By far the best attended and most organized festival I've been to. This was my first year submitting a film, but won't be my last. Jerry Dalton understands how to market his festival to not only filmmakers, but the entire community of the Myrtle Beach area. Many thanks for a great experience!

    April 2017
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    Michael Raab

    This was my second selection to be screened at the MBIFF. in 2013 my documentary "Rolling Thunder" was screened. In 2013 the MBIFF was smooth. In 2017 it went beyond smooth to impressive. Jerry Dalton has developed it into a great event worthy of the high rating Moviemaker Magazine gave it. Little professional touches like the way he handled Q&A and was dead on the money when it came to time. I look forward to my next Festival screening, hopefully in 2018.

    April 2017