IMFF accepts documentary films on a broad range of maritime subjects. These include, but are not limited to, voyaging, racing, working, leisure, boatbuilding and restoration, historical documentary, and environment and science. Films may have been made on any date, regardless of previous premiere, but the person submitting the film must be the copyright holder. Judging is not category-specific; rather, all films will be evaluated in relation to each other, in one of two tracks:
All films are to be in English, or to carry English subtitles
The submission deadline is midnight, June 1, 2017. Winners, and the films to be shown at the Festival, will be announced on or before August 15, 2017.
Submissions may be made online only. The entry fee is $45. We will begin accepting submissions on January 15, 2017.
The Grand Prize winner in each track will receive $1,000. A runner up in each track will receive $500. An audience favorite, determined on the festival weekend, will receive $500.
If you require assistance with your submission, please e-mail Brook Ewing Minner at