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23-May-2015 10:11pm PDT  

 

Bermuda International Film Festival

18 Annual: March 20, 2015 to March 26, 2015

  Narrative Live Action Short Films

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

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

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
 
September 30, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00


October 31, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00


November 30, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00


December 31, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
20-Feb-2015


RUNTIME
Shorts: From 1 minutes to 41 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2014


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital


Prizes & Awards
This category is a competition.


Bermuda Shorts Award
Winner will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards®. Winner selected by jury.
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar


Audience Choice Award
All short films are eligible for the Short Film Audience Choice Award.
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar


Category Rules
Please see below and check our Submission FAQ on our website at www.biff.bm for further detailed instructions on how to submit your film to BIFF.

-Productions made after January 1, 2014 may be submitted, with the exception of those works previously submitted to the BIFF. No works previously submitted to the festival will be considered.

-Entries previously screened in Bermuda or aired on television in or are available on the web (ie Youtube, Vimeo) prior to the Festival will not be considered.

-Do not submit works in progress. Do not submit industrial or instructional works.

-All films under 41 minutes are considered short subject films.

-All short films submitted must be available for exhibition as a Pro-Res digital file which must be sent to BIFF on a hard drive/thumb drive. Short films will be transferred temporarily onto BIFF’s secure and private hard drive system for presentation. BLU-RAY AND DVD WILL NOT BE SCREENED FOR EXHIBITION!

-All films must be submitted on via online secure screener. BIFF will accept third party links such as private Vimeo or Youtube links. When submitting video files with your entry please send them via email to info@biff.bm. WE DO NOT ACCEPT DVD SUBMISSIONS!

-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.

-Films selected for the 18th BIFF will be announced no later than Friday, February 20, 2015.

-Filmmakers are responsible for the shipment of the exhibition copy to the BIFF. The 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).