Here’s all the common questions we have around the Moment Invitational Film Festival. Have more questions? Reach us at hello@shopmoment.com.

Q: Do I need to use Moment lenses or app to submit a film?

A: No! While we recommend both, no accessories to the phone are required.

Q: Does it have to be shot on a phone?

A: Yes. The whole purpose of MIFF is to push the limits of what’s possible on mobile. All films must be shot fully on a mobile phone camera.

Q: Does the 5 minute time limit include credits?

A: Yup! The 5 minutes is total runtime of your film.

Q: Can I shoot a vertical video?

A: Sure! However it will be screened horizontally at the premiere so we’d only recommend vertical if it’s really intentional

Q: I live outside of the United States, can I submit a film?

A: Of course! MIFF is welcome to anyone anywhere in the world.

Q: What do you get if your film wins?

A: There’s tons of different prizes. Each category winner goes home with $5k in prizes, while the Filmmakers’ Choice winner will get the grand $10k in prizes. There’s also a People’s Choice winner & every participant is entered for a chance to win even more prizes.

Q: Can I make a video with a partner or team?

A: Of course! Just be sure to figure out how to handle the logistics, credits, and prizes across your team.

Q: When is the deadline to submit?

A: September 23rd 2024 at midnight PST!

Q: Can I submit more than one film?

A: You can submit one film per category, or up to five films total

Q: Can the film be in a foreign language with English subtitles?

A: Sure! Most MIFF viewers are watching in English though.

Q: What are the film categories?

A: This year we have five different categories; Narrative, Adventure, Mini-doc, Music Video, & Experimental films

Q: I’m under 18. Can I submit a film?

A: Yes! However if picked as a finalist all minors must complete a signed release from a legal guardian over the age of 18.

Q: What rating does my film need to be to apply?

A: MIFF is a PG-13 film festival. No rated R films can be screened, so please be cautious of how much vulgarity, nudity, or violence you may show.

Q: What are the rules for alcohol and tobacco use?

A: To follow safe production practices, do not use real alcohol, tobacco, or drugs as it could put you and your crew at harm. The portrayal of these substances in your film are allowed but still must remain PG-13.