The purpose 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 area.

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 or on the internet.

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 makers.
3) To videos/films about Michigan City and surrounding area.

6th Annual ~ 2020 RULES
The 2020 MCVF will feature short videos/films (10 minutes or less; shorter prefered) by invitation or submission. Long form by invitation only.
Dates to remember:
September 25 - All digital media and a complete application form shall be received by the MCVF committee. Submissions must be viewable online for consideration.
October 3
- Video/filmmakers will be notified of the selections.
October - Showcase. Event will be Webcast. It will be an event meaning the program will be available for a short period in October. Details to be announced.

All videos submitted must be in digital format. Downloadable files are preferred. On application please note if you need to mail your submission as a DVD or on a DVD. Submitted media will not be returned.

PLEASE NOTE: Currently, because of bandwidth limitations, all videos will be streamed at 720(p).

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 video/film.

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 video/film.

MCVF may use the title, makers' names, video excerpts, images, etc., from the video/film to promote the MCVF.