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Early Bird Special Discount: January 26, 2018
Regular Deadline: Feb 23, 2018
Late deadline: March 16, 2018

You may enter your film in either the feature or short category:

Narrative of Documentary Feature: Anything over 40 minutes is fair game. We mean it -- any country, any genre, any story. Bring it on!

Narrative or Documentary Short: Short films make up an essential part of our festival, and we will gladly consider every kind of short film imaginable (anything up to 40 minutes is considered a short film).

Write By The Beach Rrogram
LIFF is also proud to announce that submissions are open 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, nestled in between ocean and bay, Write By The Beach offers selected screenwriters the opportunity to spend a week in a beach house in the week leading up to and encompassing the 2018 Festival, with no obligation except to foster their creativity on whatever project they are currently working.

Submissions are open to any female writer with at least one credit as 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. The Lighthouse International Film Festival is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to showcasing diverse, dynamic storytelling, with a focus on unique voices.

To submit an application for the Write By The Beach program, please visit our Withoutabox page or FilmFreeway page.

Questions and Information
For more information about submission deadlines, rules and terms please visit our Withoutabox page or FilmFreeway page.

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