What is the difference between World, North American, and U.S. Premiere Status?

What is the difference between World, North American, and U.S. Premiere Status?

World Premiere: Your film has never screened publicly at any festival, in theaters, broadcast on television or online.

North American Premiere: Your film may have screened internationally, but has never been shown in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, in theaters, broadcast on television or online.

U.S. Premiere: Your film may have screened internationally but has never been shown in the U.S., in theaters, broadcast on television or online. 

More information on premiere status and eligibility here: 

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