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Early Bird Deadline: December 25, 2018
Regular Deadline: February 4, 2019
Late Deadline: March 4, 2019
Extended Deadline: April 4, 2019

We invite you to join us in the 11th edition of LIFF and submit your narrative features, docs, shorts and TV/web episodic. The selected films will participate in the festival's competition. The winners will be decided by the festival jury.

Lighthouse International Film Festival accepts submissions in the following categories:
- US narrative features
- International narrative features
- US documentaries
- International documentaries
- US shorts - narrative and docs
- International shorts - narrative and docs
- TV and Web series (between 3-20 minutes an episode)
- High School shorts
- Surf films
* LIFF also accepts VR submission to be displayed out of competition.

Write By The Beach Program
Lighthouse International Film Festival is also open for submissions for its Write By The Beach program, a writers' retreat for female screenwriters and filmmakers. Taking advantage of the inspiration provided by the scenic backdrop of LBI, the selected female screenwriters and filmmakers will spend a week in a beach house in the week leading up the 2019 Festival. Submissions are open to any female writer with at least one credit as a primary screenwriter on a produced short or feature film, with priority in selection given to those writers currently working on feature-length screenplays. LIFF may require additional information in making its selections, such as - but not limited to - writing samples, film or equivalent writing credits and a brief synopsis of the current writing project to be focused on during the residency.

Questions and Information
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