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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Berlin Independent Film Festival is at the epicentre for low-budget filmmaking in Europe. While the Berlin Independent Film Festival is not connected with the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale), BIFF runs at the same time, and not far from the European Film Market and draws on all the film industry power gathered in Berlin for those events.
As well as a offering plenty of screening opportunities for indie films, BIFF is developing into a crucial business hub for the low-budget film industry. BIFF hosts workshops and networking social events where attending filmmakers help each other out with marketing advice and EFM tips.
With an emphasis on showcasing new filmmakers achieving great things with tiny budgets, BIFF’s exciting programme of films and events combines a commitment to indie filmmaking ideals with a solid understanding of their potential in the marketplace.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The BIFF team are preparing for another fantastic festival of independent filmmaking from February 5-15 at one of Berlin’s favorite independent cinemas.
The Berlin Independent Film Festival continues to champion low-budget filmmaking by giving special attention to films by first- and second-time directors and films achieving amazing results with small budgets.
BIFF takes place at the Babylon Cinema in downtown Berlin at the same time as the European Film Market
The Berlin Independent Film Festival is not connected with the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale).
Claudine Biswas (Festival Coordinator); Jim Devaux (Director)
*All entries must be shipped prepaid.
*Do not declare a value on your submission, as this will hold it up in customs. It should be labelled "FOR CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY"
*Preview format must be DVD or Blu Ray or online screener. Preview DVD’s should be clearly labelled with the title, running time and contact information (name, phone number, e-mail.) or WaB number.
*If you are submitting more than one entry, a separate submission is required for each film, although they may be mailed together.
Please send any related press materials, including electronic press kit, and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our submissions address is:
72 Great Titchfield St.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Although due care will be exercised, BIFF cannot assume any liability for damage to entries.
All film entries must be submitted on DVD to be considered for selection and received by the postal receipt deadline of Jan 2, 2016.
If selected to be showcased during the event, all screening copies must be received by February 1st, 2016
All photos provided must be clearly identified on the back. Photos will not be returned & may be used for any festival promotions.
Films which have been broadcast on Television, Cable or have had an international theatrical release prior to BIFF are NOT eligible for any competition but may be screened, out of competition.
Non-English language produced films must have English subtitles or be dubbed in English.
All entrants certify that they have been given full rights to use any and all music in their films.
Film Producers are responsible for insurance and shipment costs of films to BIFF.
Selected film entries will be notified by Jan 10, 2016.
Filmmakers or screenwriters accepted and attending the festival are responsible for travel, lodging, and all other expenses.