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Submissions Now Open

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Mammoth Lakes Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing new independent feature, documentary and short films. All films should have been completed within the year prior to the festival. Films completed prior to January 2023 will not be accepted. All submissions must go through FilmFreeway by clicking the icon above. All films of all genres are encouraged to submit to the festival. Cash awards and prizes for features narrative and documentary and all shorts categories will be awarded.

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CATEGORIES

Narrative Feature Film

40+ minutes. This includes all narrative genres,
including Foreign, Animation, and Experimental

 

Documentary Feature Film

40+ minutes; non-fiction

 

Narrative Short Film

Less than 40 minutes. This also includes all other Narrative genres, including Foreign and Experimental

 

Documentary Short Film

Less than 40 minutes; non-fiction

Animated Short Film

Less than 40 minutes.

Feature Length Screenplay

Screenplays of all genres. The top 10 screenplays will be offered passes, housing and travel stipends to attend the festival and network with attending press, industry, distributors and filmmakers. Every submission will receive 3-5 lines of feedback.

Episodic/Web Series

Episodic works between up to 40 minutes. This will be judged in the Short Film Category. Submissions must be the pilot or first episode. 

Music Video

Less than 7 minutes. 

DEADLINES

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

JULY 24, 2023

EXTREMELY EARLY DEADLINE

AUG. 21, 2023

EARLY DEADLINE

SEPT. 25, 2023

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE

NOV. 1, 2023

REGULAR DEADLINE

DEC. 1, 2023

LATE DEADLINE

JAN. 5, 2023

EXTENDED DEADLINE

FEB. 4, 2024

FINAL DEADLINE

MAR. 7, 2024

NOTIFICATION DATE

APRIL 8, 2024

EVENT DATE

MAY 22-26, 2024

RULES

Films must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2023

Films may have screened in other festivals but we do not accept films with past theatrical distribution or that have been broadcast (televised) anywhere in the U.S. before May 26, 2024.

Films may not be available to the public on Facebook, Vimeo, Youtube or any other streaming platform.

 

Films must be submitted via a secured online screener.


Do not send us masters.

 

No Fee Waivers are available. Entry fees are non refundable.

 

No commercials.

 

We do consider works in progress, but your film needs to be close to completion and if selected it must be completed before April 15, 2024.

 

Do not send a press kit until your film has been selected.

 

All Non-English language films must have legible English subtitles.

 

Multiple submissions must have separate forms and appropriate fees.

 

The selection committee's decisions are final.

 

If your film is selected, your Blu-ray screening print, MP4 or Pro Rez file must arrive by May 1, 2024.

 

If your film is selected you must provide two high-resolution screen shots and a link to a private screener for press by April 20, 2024. You will also be asked to provide press materials and a trailer for the website, posters and flyers.

 

All filmmakers under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian submit for you.

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