Rules and Regulations


  • All short films must have been completed on or after November 24th, 2017.

  • Films must be less than or equal to 8 minutes in length.

  • No filmmaker can submit more than one entry into the festival.

  • Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for consideration and presentation.

  • All entries are subject to a $10 submission fee.

  • Submissions will not be considered until entry fee is received by MRFF.

  • All entries must be sent to by Saturday, November 24th at 11:59pm with their respective forms and payments.

  • MRFF will contact you if there are any problems with your submission. Once we have received your submission, we will send a confirmation email.

  • All submissions will be considered by a panel of Ohio State-affiliated judges.


All submitting filmmakers must fill out the Google Form found HERE.  A confirmation email will be sent once the form is successfully received by MRFF with information regarding payment and file transfer.

After filling out the Google Form, filmmakers must pay the $10 entry fee via one of three options:
Venmo – @madroyalfilm
Cash and other options – Contact

Along with the Google Form, filmmakers must send a downloadable link (DropBox, Google Drive, WeTransfer) to

Any questions regarding submissions, rules, or general information should be sent to