12th Annual

Bahamas International Film Festival

December 01, 2015 to December 12, 2015

 
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
May 13, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Regular Deadline
June 13, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 50.00
Late Deadline
July 13, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
WAB Extended Deadline
July 22, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00
Late Late Deadline
July 30, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 90.00 85.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
November 1, 2015

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after May 1, 2013

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

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

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

Spirit of Freedom
Sponsor:No Sponsor

New Visions Award
This prize is given to the best emerging artist film
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Best of Fest Award
Audience Award for Best Narrative
Sponsor:No Sponsor

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

1st Place

Category Rules

1. Films must have been completed after January 2013.

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

3. Films must be available for Festival screening on Bluray, Quicktime, HDcam (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 to check status please visit your submission on withoutabox.

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

Thank you