M.I.C.E. Festival Entry Terms and Conditions

M.I.C.E. Festival accepts all genre films from around the world.

All films must be in English or have subtitles in English.

All entry fees are in U.S. Dollars, per film and non-refundable.

Online Submissions are accepted via FilmFreeway, Vimeo or Youtube secure links. Please be sure to supply any necessary Passwords.

Entries must be submitted no later than the deadlines listed.

Films can be of any Completion Date and there is no Premiere requirement for films.


M.I.C.E. Festival does not offer “notes” or specific critique of any films not accepted for exhibition, and reserves the right to not accept a submission without providing justification.

Works in progress WILL be accepted for submission.


You must be over 18 years of age to qualify to enter the festival.

You authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work at the M.I.C.E. Festival.

You are the copyright owner or producer.

You have the right to enter the movie in the festival.

The movie does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy or publicity.

The festival does not pay for mailing/shipping/courier costs.

M.I.C.E. Festival DOES NOT PAY SCREENING FEES. By submitting your film via FilmFreeway you acknowledge that the festival will not pay to present your work.


If your film is selected, you will have to provide two (2) DVD copies that are screen-ready and in English OR with English subtitles. DVD specifications: PAL compatible, All Regions.

Your DVD must be labelled with:
Film Title
Running Time
Director’s name

The submission and/or screener DVDs must be sent to the Festival with the following statement: “Without commercial value, for cultural purposes only”. In order to facilitate customs clearance, please indicate a maximum value of AU$10 or less.

After a film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified, via Film Freeway email.

If selected, the festival will require an Electronic Press Kit.

Once a film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the festival program.

Participation in the festival implies that the participants and winners in all sections will use in all publicity (posters, announcements, etc.) the name and the logo of the M.I.C.E. Festival and the Awards.

Although every possible care will be taken with DVDs, drives and files while in our possession, we cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage.

The festival is hereby granted the rights to utilize excerpts from any film submitted for promotional purposes of the festival. 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, rules and regulations.

The festival reserves the right to use any promotional materials you send us (such as stills, posters, trailers, etc.) for marketing, publishing and broadcast purposes of the festival.

The festival does not return DVD copies and/or any other materials (such as stills, media kits or posters).

The festival promotes filmmakers to help promote their films by promoting their screenings to industry professionals, distributors, the press and the general public.

In no event will the festival be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or punitive damages arising out of any contestant’s access to and use of the website and participation in the competition.

You accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your film at the festival, warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film at the festival, indemnify and hold harmless M.I.C.E. Festival and its affiliates against any claim arising out of submission and/or exhibition of your film at M.I.C.E. Festival.

By entering the competition you hereby accept these competition rules.