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CATEGORIES

  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Director
  • Best Original Movie Script
  • Best Movie

THE PROCESS

  • Read the Submission Rules
  • Complete the submission form online
  • Make Payment online
  • Print and sign copy of the submission form sent to you via email
  • Send your signed copy of the submission and release forms and film to us by mail

THE RULES AND REGULATIONS :

1. Only work that was displayed in theaters or released on DVD between January 2016- May 2017 inclusively will be accepted for the 2017 Awards.

2. all entries must be appropriately water marked and it should be done in such a way that it will not impair viewing during the screening process.If a movie has not been released yet on DVD please contact us  contact@mpah.org to schedule a private screening of your movie for MPAH judges or mail us a water marked copy of your movie master or send us a private Vimeo, Youtube link to watch your movie online.

3. beyond credits, no film submitted must contain any commercials or materials that have no relevance to the film. Any film found to contain any form of advertorial shall automatically be disqualified

4. filmmakers must ensure that the copy of the film/dvd submitted is of good picture and audio quality. Any film found to be sub-standard in any of these areas would automatically be disqualified. Clarity of picture is of essence

5. if the filmmaker or practitioner entering the film is not the copyright owner, he/she must submit a letter of consent to enter the film from the copyright owner

6. 2 dvd’s of the film must reach MPAH together with a signed copy of the online submission form by August 13,  2017. Submissions received after the above deadline will not be considered. In addition, filmmakers submitting entries are advised not to use paper labels on dvd’s as they sometimes prevent dvd’s from playing

7. all shipping costs of the submitted materials must be borne by the sender and please note that submitted materials will not be returned to the sender.

8. MPAH reserves the right to transfer submissions to a master hard drive digital library as it is hoping to build a permanent MPAH digital library, however MPAH will not theatrically or otherwise screen for commercial purposes any film without the express written consent of the appropriate right holder(s)

9. MPAH reserves the right to use 3-5 minutes extract of the submitted films for promotional purposes

10. those submitting entries must ensure that they completely fill out the space provided for synopsis and for such details as cast and crew list, duration of film, country of production, original language of production, date of completion of production and date of release of film (s) etc.

11. All the submitted films will automatically be rated according to the MPAH Standards.

12. All the nominated films for the 2017 Haiti Movie Awards will automatically
enter the competition for the People’s Choice Award. (Optional )

13. The Motion Picture Association of Haiti (MPAH) will send an official acceptance email acknowledging receipt of the entry with further requirements and next steps to follow.

14. the decision of the MPAH College of Screeners as concerns entries and the decision of the jury shall be final

15. MPAH will send an official acceptance email acknowledging receipt of the entry and will send nomination email prior to the awards advising on further requirements and next steps

16. the nominees for each category will be announced during the MPAH nomination event on August 27, 2017

17. all those sending in entries must note that:

a. as a submitter, he/she has the authority and capacity to submit the film and materials to MPAH Haiti Movie Awards

b. that MPAH shall not be held liable or responsible in any manner whatsoever for any loss or damage of whatsoever type or nature incurred as a result of the submission of the films and materials

18. however upon acceptance of the entry, MPAH undertakes to take all possible precautions and will securely store all associated copyright materials

19. We are only accepting Feature Film this year.

20. Please email us  head shot and bio of actors and directors and press kit including Posters, postcards, Video clip, Trailers at movieaward@mpah.org / haitimovieaward@gmail.com

21. Movie must be in spoken Creole or French or English or with English subtitles.

22.For your movie to be considered it has to be directed by a Haitian Director and the main character(s) of the movie must be Haitian(s).

23. In order to review your movie payment must be made in full by August 13, 2017.

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