14th Annual

Bahamas International Film Festival

December 10, 2017 to December 17, 2017

 
Category

Shorts

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
January 4, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
February 2, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Late Deadline
April 4, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 22, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
Late Late Deadline
June 30, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00

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
Shorts: From 1 minutes to 31 minutes

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

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> 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.

Short Film Award

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 Submissions may not be withdrawn from the Festival once they have been entered, except at the sole discretion of the Festival.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