**Update as of 1/29/21**
The intent of SciFi Miami is to showcase the best in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Comedy, and other imaginatively-themed films from around the world. This celebration is in the trendy and progressively global megalopolis of Miami, Florida. Our creative and inspirational environment is ideal for exploring films that ponder the infinite possibilities our multiverse holds.

There will be workshops, panels, and lectures. In addition to this eighth season, the Film Market is open. We have invited distributors to connect with filmmakers.

We will never expose you to risks we will not take ourselves. The pandemic is at its height, so a physical event is out of the picture. MiSciFi 2021 is in a 5-day virtual environment. We have much in store for you.

We will be informing filmmakers starting this Jan 29th for the next few days. There are many people to inform and prepare for the best original content to reach South Florida. Grab your festival pass. The program will be live the first weekend in February.

Software and Service Awards from our sponsors, agents, manufacturers and production companies. Software awards packages include;
BorisFX, InkTip script listings, New BlueFX, Final Draft, GenArts, Red Giant, Sapphire, plus MORE!

Best Sci-Fi Short, Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Afrofuturism, Best Music Video, Best Web Series, Best Horror, Best Thriller, Best Fantasy, Best Anime', Best MicroDoc, Best Made in Florida, Best Comedy, Best Student Short, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Soundtrack, Best Score, Audience Choice Award, Honorable Mention, Plus More!

Screenplay awards include software from Final Draft and 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners plus finalists will have a page performed from their screenplay in a true staged format with costume and thematic music. We are the only festival that performs this activity, watch some of our photos and videos.

Content submitted to the SciFi Miami festival will be promoted on our website, in printed materials (such as the festival program) and in our press and marketing activity (this can include presenting films that we have selected to the press). The filmmaker gives us the right to use the name of the film, the images submitted for the uses listed. We also inquire if the filmmaker wants to screen their film at tours or similar activities; as we often get asked to provide guest spots at other festivals and events.

Once a film is officially accepted to the festival, the filmmaker can no longer withdraw it from the festival lineup. The filmmaker is also responsible for submitting the screening materials at least four weeks before the festival. If the screening will be a world premiere, please let us know as we will do our best to promote to the local community, and please keep us abreast of production and marketing activities!

Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt (about 1 minute or less) from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival or its assignees, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

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  • MiSciFi was our second screening and our second award !! Thank you so much for this recognition; Troy and his crew are wonderful people, people who really love films and care for those who create it. Festival highly recommended.

    March 2021
  • Despite the fact that there is a pandemic going on, I felt the film festival atmosphere as if I was there physically; the quick and personal communication, the set-up of the festival, the online connection with other filmmakers and the way each and every filmmaker was put into a spotlight with personal interviews, made for a memorable event. I truly appreciate the effort by the organizer to still give everyone a great experience.

    March 2021
  • Jim Eaves

    One of the best run festivals we have attended (albeit virtually) - really good communications and a fantastic line up of films!

    March 2021
  • Honored to have been included in this excellent festival!

    March 2021
  • Melissa Mars

    Most exciting experience! Of course this was virtual, but Troy and his team made it feel so real, constantly in touch with the filmmakers, they have done what no other virtual festival has done previously, allowed us to network virtually, and interact in all those live events. Not only that but the line up was amazing, creative, inspiring. Being selected among all those talented filmmakers was an honor!

    March 2021