19th Annual

Bermuda International Film Festival

March 04, 2016 to March 11, 2016

 
Category

Narrative Live Action Short Films

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
September 30, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Regular Deadline
October 31, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Late Deadline
November 30, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
WAB Extended Deadline
December 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately January 20, 2016

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 1 minutes to 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Grand Jury Prize
Juried Award for Best Short Film: Live Action
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar

People's Choice Award
Audience Award for Best Short Film
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Special Jury Prizes
Juried Honorable Mentions for excellence in filmmaking

Category Rules

-Films must have been completed after January 1, 2015

-BIFF will not consider previously submitted films

-Fims may not have been released theatrically or shown on television prior to the festival.

-Films may not have been available online (i.e. Youtube, Vimeo) prior to the festival

-BIFF presents all films in their original language. Non-English language films must have English subtitles

-BIFF does not accept works in progress

-All films under 40 minutes are considered short subject films

-DCP is the preferred exhibition format for the festival

-For programming consideration the festival only accepts online screeners. Vimeo/online screener submissions please email the link/password to info@biff.bm with your Withoutabox tracking number.

-After submitting, please check your Withoutabox account to make sure that your submission meets our requirements and has been accepted for consideration. It is your responsibility to make sure all requirements are met and necessary information is given.

-Filmmakers are responsible for the shipment of the exhibition copy to the BIFF. BIFF will cover outbound shipping only.

-The BIFF reserves the right to use images from films selected in Festival marketing purposes (web, print media, and television).