2020

2nd Annual MIND Film Festival

 Nov 14 -15

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

 
The 2nd Annual MULTI-FACETED INSPIRATIONAL NATIONAL DISCOVERY FILM FESTIVAL was founded to recognize multifaceted and multicultural categories and to inspire creatives nationally and for the opportunity for them to make discoveries and be discovered as a result of the festival.
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Awards & Prizes

The Festival has 20 competitive categories with prizes. Actors who win the Actor’s competition will have a chance to meet with a Talent Agent or Manager for representation. Content Creators who win the Pitch competition will have a chance to meet with a Major Production Company and/or TV Network/Studio.

 

AWARD CATEGORIES:

OFFICIAL SELECTION

SEMI FINALIST

BEST LEAD ACTOR

BEST LEAD ACTRESS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

BEST DIRECTOR

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC

BEST EDITOR

BEST SOUND

BEST DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

BEST SET DESIGN

BEST COMEDY

BEST DRAMA

BEST FOREIGN

WINNERS- 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place

PITCH WINNER

ACTOR WINNER

JUDGING CRITERIA

PRODUCTION

ORIGINALITY

STORY

ACTING

CREATIVITY

MARKETABILITY

SOUND

MIND FESTIVAL 2019

 
Rules & Guidelines

 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Films must have been completed by Spring of 2017 - 2020.

SHORT Films must be no more than 40 minutes in length, credits included.

 

Films available publicly online are eligible to submit

If selected, films must be available for projection in DCP

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

Submissions must be uploaded and submitted no later than the deadline (before midnight) date to qualify for the respective entry fees.

 

If sending a check, check must be in U.S. dollars drawn on a United States bank. ONLY-U.S. CHECKS ACCEPTED. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Completed entry Digital screener OR MAIL A DVD SCREENER BY DEADLINE W/Entry fee

IF SELECTED: WE WILL Require A POSTER, CAST & CREW BIOS, EPK, & GUEST LIST & SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES. WE WILL ALSO REQUIRE THE FILMMAKER OR A REP FROM CAST/CREW TO BE PRESENT AT FESTIVAL.

MIND Film FESTIVAL 2020

MIND Film FESTIVAL 2020

Rules & Guidelines

MIND reserves the right in its sole discretion to reject or disqualify any ineligible  entries, without a refund.

Films that are selected to screen at the Festival may not necessarily be selected to be “in competition” for awards purposes. Notifications regarding potential selection for competition status possibly may occur subsequent to notifications of acceptance for exhibition.

Originality and Permissions; INDEMNITY

 

1. Films must be the original work of the applicants. If a film is based upon another person’s life or upon a book or other underlying work, applicant(s) must secure any necessary rights to make such adaptations. However, it is not necessary to submit the adaptation rights agreements to the Festival. Neither the Festival nor its jurists investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you represent that you have secured all necessary rights.

 2. Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in their films, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. MIND expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.

Additional Information

  1. We strongly encourage filmmakers to submit their film only after it is fully finished and will judge each submission as a completed work, whether it is or not. Once a film is entered, we will not update the submission with a more recent cut. That said, because MIND’s focus is on story, minor technical changes will not affect the final decision of any film. Should the film be accepted to play during the Festival, the filmmaker will have the opportunity to supply the Festival with their most recent version.

 
2019 Participants
 
2019 Panel Speakers
2019 Acting Showcase  Winners
2019 Filmmakers/Winners

Joseph Channell

BEST SHORT FILM

My Inspired World

Joseph Channell

BEST DIRECTOR

Joseph Channell

My Inspired World

BEST DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

My Inspired World

BEST LEAD ACTOR

My Inspired World

​Best Supporting Actor

Jason Kurth

Recreational

Best Comedy

Recreational

Best Editor

Noha

Mac Ali

Best Drama

44 Days 

Lemo  Coney

Best Set Design

44 Days

Lemo Coney

Best Lead Actress

44 Days

Zee Cruise

Best Songwriting

Avicii Heaven Music Video 

Levan Tsikurishvili

Best Original Music

Latteship

Hsing-Fang-Tsai

Best Sound

Secret Space

Dir. Cameron Mitchell Elmore

Best Supporting Actress

Secret Space

Timeline & Fees

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS:             February 10, 2020

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE:         APRIL 10, 2020

REGULAR DEADLINE:             MAY 10, 2020

LATE DEADLINE:                      JUNE 10, 2020

LATE  LATE DEADLINE:           JULY 10, 2020

EXTENDED DEADLINE:          AUGUST 10, 2020

LAST EXTENDED:                     SEPT 10,  2020

NOTIFICATION DATE:            SEPT 25, 2020

EVENT DATE:                            NOV 14- 15th, 2020

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS:            FEBRUARY 10, 2020

CATEGORIES:

ALL DOMESTIC SUBMISSIONS                                  $75

(ALL SUBMISSIONS 20 MINUTES OR LESS $40)

ANIMATION                                                                  $75

THEATRE                                                                        $75

MUSIC VIDEO                                                               $75

DOCUMENTARY                                                          $75

SHORTS                                                                           $75

COMEDY & DRAMA                                                    $75

FEATURES                                                                      $100

TRAILERS & 5 MIN PRESENTATIONS/REELS          $25

SCREENPLAYS                                                              $100

TV SCRIPTS                                                                   $75

ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING                             $75

WEB/NEW MEDIA                                                       $75

CHILDREN FILMS

         (Children Films- 12 & Under)                     $25

STUDENT FILMS                                                          $25

         (Student Films- Must Submit w/Current Student ID)

 Event Date  Nov 14 -15, 2020

FEES FOR SUBMISSIONS:        FEBRUARY 10, 2020

GENERAL FEES:

EARLY BIRD - $50

REGULAR - $75

LATE - $80

LATE LATE- $100

EXTENDED - $100

LATE EXTENDED - $100

STUDENT $25

CHILDREN $25

OPENING ALL DAY - $100

CENTER ALL DAY - $100

CLOSING ALL DAY - $100

½ DAY $50

3 DAYS $250

PANELS & WORKSHOPS $35

PARTY $20

ACTOR COMPETITION (TO ATTEND $20) $50

PITCH COMPETITION (TO ATTEND $20) $50

SCREENINGS $15

STUDENTS & SENIORS W/ID $10

CHILDREN $5

     (Children - 12 & Under)

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