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Mystic Film Festival: Submissions open

10 Feb 2023 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The 6th Annual Mystic Film Festival will take place October 19-22, 2023 in beautiful Mystic, Connecticut and surrounding areas.

Mystic Film Festival is an annual event that showcases independent feature-length and short-form narrative films and documentaries from around the world.

The festival is now accepting film and un-produced screenplay submissions and offering a 50% discount on submission fees to WIFVNE filmmakers and screenwriters. WIFVNE Members, please log in to see the discount code. 

Earlybird Deadline - February 28, 2023

Regular Deadline - April 30, 2023

Late Deadline - May 28, 2023

Extended Deadline - June 18, 2023

Notification Date - July 17, 2023

For details and to submit, visit FilmFreeway.

The Mystic Film Festival Jury will recognize the top films in competition: Best Narrative Feature, Best Feature Documentary, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, Best International Narrative Feature, Best International Feature Documentary, Best International Narrative Short, Best International Documentary Short, Best New Director, Best New England Film, Human Rights Award, Best Conservation Film, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Student Film, Lifetime Achievement Award, Grand Jury Prize Narrative Feature, Grand Jury Prize Narrative Short, Grand Jury Prize Feature Documentary, Grand Jury Prize Documentary Short, Best Screenplay Narrative Feature, Best Screenplay Narrative Short, Audience Choice Award (festival-wide), and Audience Choice Award (Student Film Showcase).

The festival will also be offering awards for the top five winners of their screenplay competition such as a meeting with a literary manager and ISAConnect Membership. Some additional prizes will be announced soon.

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