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Macon Film Festival

International Film Festival.

About

The Macon Film Festival (MaGa) was created to celebrate the art and craft of the moving image and to introduce independent films that rarely appear in Macon, Georgia. MaGa is dedicated to entertaining, educating and inspiring audiences and filmmakers alike by offering innovative and imaginative films both mainstream and independent in nature. A true filmmaker focused event the festival works to introduce visiting filmmakers and guests to the Central Georgia community, and to promote film production throughout the region. The Macon Film Festival is open to filmmakers working in all media, genres, and themes. Along with festival submissions the festival also includes special screenings, events, and workshops where celebrity guests and industry professionals have the opportunity to network with visiting filmmakers.

Awards

  • The Melvyn Douglass «Best in Show» Award: $1500 
  • Best of «Music» Category: $1200
  • Best of «Southern» Category: $1200 
  • Best of «Narrative Feature» Category : $1000
  • Best of «Documentary» Category: $1000
  • Best of «Narrative Shorts» Category: $800
  • Best of «LGBT» Category: $800
  • Best of «Virtual Reality Shorts»: $500
  • Best of «Student Shorts» Category: $500
  • The Karen Black Audience Choice - Narrative Feature: $500
  • Audience Choice — Narrative Short: $500
  • Audience Choice — Documentary: $500

Rules

  • Each entry must be a separate submission. If you select more than one category for your film you must pay the full entry fee for each category.
  • To qualify for the 2017 Macon Film Festival submissions must have been completed after May 31, 2016. 
  • Submissions are to be made via Filmfreeway or Withoutabox.
  • Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Tabitha Lynne Walker (Festival Board President, Festival Coordinator).

Documents

Place

United States
Macon

Official website

maconfilmfestival.com

Contacts

Address:

Macon Film Festival
PO Box 929
Macon GA 31202-0929
U S A

Phone: (478) 227-3840

Email:
maconfilmfestival.wab@gmail.com​
tabitha.maconfilmfestival@gmail.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    September 05, 2017
  • Earlybird Deadline
    October 06, 2017
  • Regular Deadline
    January 26, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    February 26, 2018
  • Extended Deadline
    March 30, 2018
  • Notifications
    June 15, 2018
  • Event dates
    16 — 19 August 2018
Categories & Fees

Narrative films on any subject matter that range from 45 minutes to 90 minutes in length.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $65

Narrative films on any subject matter that range from 5 minutes to 45 minutes in length.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $55

Submissions for the Documentary category can be documentaries on any subject matter that range from shorts to features.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $65

Submissions for the Southern Documentary category can be documentaries on any subject matter showcasing Southern life that range from 5 minutes to 90 minutes in length.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $65

Submissions for the Music category can be narrative or documentary films on any music subject matter that range from shorts to features.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $65

Narrative or documentary films that range from shorts to features up to 90 minutes in length.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $55

Films on any subject matter from any film genre that range from 5 Submissions for the Southern category can be narrative or documentary films on any subject matter showcasing the American South that range from shorts to features. minutes to 45 minutes in length. Please note that student filmmakers must provide a valid student id at the time of submission.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $30
  • Late Deadline — $40
  • Extended Deadline — $50

Submissions for the Virtual Reality Shorts (VR) category can be any genre of immersive film up to 45 minutes in length.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $30
  • Late Deadline — $40
  • Extended Deadline — $50

Submissions for the Virtual Reality Shorts (VR) category can be any genre of immersive film up to 45 minutes in length.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $30
  • Late Deadline — $40
  • Extended Deadline — $50
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