Mammoth Lakes Film Festival

MLFF // Mammoth Lakes Film Festival

5th edition

May 22 - May 26, 2020
Estimated
Mammoth Lakes, United States

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Children, Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Mini-series, Narrative fiction, Series, Student, TV, Web
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Biography, Burlesque, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, , Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description MLFF is a five-day festival that screens independent features and shorts in the spectacular setting of Mammoth Lakes—California’s premier mountain resort, high in the Eastern Sierras from May 22 – 26, 2019, Memorial Day weekend.

We are the west coast premiere destination for films such as Damsel starting Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska, Love, Gilda and many more.

Named as one of the Top 50 Festivals Worth The Entry Fee by Movie Maker Magazine in 2016, 2017 & 2018, MLFF showcases the work of emerging, innovative filmmakers against the backdrop of California's ruggedly beautiful Eastern Sierra. Industry professionals provide mentoring and support, relationships and collaborations are actively promoted and nurtured.

We take chances on talented but little-known artists and are committed to discovering new voices that will shape the future of film. Numerous films from our festival have gone on to great success, including Academy Award
nominations, and have gone on to screen at many other festivals.
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Festival website http://www.mammothlakesfilmfestival.com

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Class Founded: 2015
Festival category: A (official A list)
Dates Open call: Oct 23, 2018

Early bird deadline: Dec 15, 2018
Regular deadline: Jan 15, 2019
Late deadline: Mar 05, 2019

Notification date: Apr 05, 2019

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Fees Fees range from 20.00 to 70.00 USD . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 10,000.00 USD
Other prizes: Camera and equipment grants
General rules Films must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2018.

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 31st, 2019.

Films must be submitted via FilmFreeway online screener or DVD / Blu-Ray.

Screeners will not be returned. Do not send us masters.

No Fee Waivers are available.

Entry fees are non refundable.

No commercials.

If you choose to send us a DVD screener it must be labeled with the title, running time, your email address, and your phone number. Please place your FilmFreeway# on the Screener.

We do consider works in progress but your film needs to be close to completion and if selected it must be completed before March 15, 2019.

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

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

All multiple submissions must have separate forms and appropriate fees.

The selection committee's decisions are final.

If your film is selected, your screening print and one backup must arrive by May 1, 2019.

If your film is selected, you must provide two high-resolution screen shots, two DVDs and a secure online link for press by April 25, 2019. You will also be asked to provide press materials and a trailer for the website.

All filmmakers under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian submit on their behalf.

Filmmakers must be authorized to submit their films to the 2019 Mammoth Lakes Film Festival (MLFF) and are responsible for the accuracy of all information provided on the application form.

The MLFF may use images, sounds and excerpts from the films for promotional purposes in all media including the MLFF website and may present accepted films at the 2019 MLFF.

You indicate that you have read and understand the MLFF entry guidelines and rules and regulations and that you agree to the MLFF Terms and Conditions. Furthermore, you indicate that you shall indemnify and hold harmless the MLFF 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.