14th Annual

Bahamas International Film Festival

December 10, 2017 to December 17, 2017

 
Category

Narrative 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
January 4, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Regular Deadline
February 2, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
Late Deadline
April 4, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 22, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00
Late Late Deadline
June 28, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 90.00 85.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately October 1, 2017

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2016

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Bahamas

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  Other - Digital

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BLU-RAY
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Screenwriters Residency Program
Grand Jury Prize for best Screenplay
Sponsor:Source Management+Production
Cash Award Value: 2,500 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 2,500 U.S. Dollar

Spirit Of Freedom Narrative Award
Grand Jury Prize for the best Narrative Film in the Spirit of Freedom Category
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Spirit Of Freedom Documentary Award
Grand Jury Prize for the best Documentary Film in the Spirit of Freedom Category
Sponsor:No Sponsor

New Visions Award
This prize is given to the best emerging artist film. Grand Jury Prize for best film.
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Short Film
Grand Jury Prize for best film

Audience Award for Best Narrative

Audience Award for Best Documentary
Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary Film
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Category Rules

1. Films must have been completed after January 2016.

2. All non-English language films must have English subtitles.

3. Films must be available for Festival screening on Bluray, DCP (NTSC)

4. Preview films must be submitted via secure online submissions

5. Label the outside of your package: FOR FESTIVAL PREVIEW ONLY-NO COMMERCIAL VALUE.
*****Do not value the package any higher than $10 Dollars*****

6. Do not send tapes in fibre-filled envelopes as the dust can damage tapes and viewing equipment.

7. Submissions may not be withdrawn from the Festival once they have been entered, except at the sole discretion of the Festival.

8.All selected films may be excerpted (up to 2 minutes) for publicity purposes.

9. Preview films must be labeled with the title, running time and contact information. DO NOT send film prints, master tapes or other originals.

10. After selection, acceptance letters will be sent electronically: please provide an e-mail address.

11. Films not accepted will NOT be notified

12. Films accepted to BIFF must be Bahamian Premieres.
Films Screened anywhere in The Bahamas will not be eligible for acceptance.

Thank you and we wish you all the best!!