of the Michigan City Video Fest (the MCVF) is to showcase
the widest possible variety of independent films and videos,
preferably those relating to Michigan City and surrounding
Every suitable genre, format and style, including animation,
commercials and trailers, will be considered. Videos will be
selected at the sole discretion of the MCVF Selection
Committee. Video length and other considerations may be
given so as to provide a suitable program of such videos.
'Showcase' means, but is not limited to, the presentation of
the films in public spaces.
Selection priority is given in the following order:
1) To the best videos/films available/submitted.
2) To videos/films by Michigan City and surrounding area
3) To videos/films about Michigan City and surrounding area.
5th Annual ~ 2019 RULES
The 2019 MCVF will feature short videos/films (about
10 minutes or less) by invitation or submission. Long form
Dates to remember:
September 17 - All digital media and a complete application
form shall be received by the MCVF committee. Submissions must be viewable online for consideration.
September 20 - Video/filmmakers will be notified of the selections.
October - Showcase. Dates, times and venues yet to be announced.
All films submitted must be on digital media. Digital
formats include DVD and Bluray disks. Also acceptable are
USB 'thumb drive', DVD-R and CD-R disks using either MEG2 or
H264 or other standard compressions. Downloadable files will be accepted. 3D is not supported. Standard US DVD and
Bluray audio formats will be acceptable. Surround sound may
not be supported at showcases. The media will not be
The maker will warrant that they have all the
necessary public performance rights in the video/film they
are submitting and give permission to the MCVF to present
The MCVF makes no claim to copyright, but will be given the
right to show any selected video/film at no cost the MCVF
for a period of three years after the first showing of the
video/film at the MCVF.
No compensation will be given for the showing of a
MCVF may use the title, makers' names, video excerpts,
images, etc., from the video/film to promote the MCVF.