Bermuda International Film Festival

19 Annual March 04, 2016 to March 11, 2016

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Narrative Live Action Short Films
The Bermuda International Film Festival is committed to showcasing the best in independent and international cinema from around the world. Our International Short Film compeition, is the festival's sole competition section, this section honors emerging filmmakers work in Narrative Short Films. Please note these films must be under 41 minutes.

The Bermuda International Film Festival is proud to announce that The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® has named the Bermuda International Film Festival a qualifying festival in the category of Live Action Short Film. Winners of the BIFF Best Live Action Short Film award may qualify to enter the Short Films category of the Academy Awards® for the concurrent season, provided the films otherwise comply with the Academy rules.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF) is a boutique showcase committed to exhibiting a wide spectrum of foreign films. With the hope that these programmes will entertain, enlighten and inspire film appreciation for all.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF) is a boutique showcase committed to exhibiting a wide spectrum of foreign films. With hope that these programmes will entertain, enlighten and inspire film appreciation for all. BIFF offers an invigorating immersion into an artistic arena that has helped launch great filmmakers to widespread visibility – and even to Oscar gold.

With a programming slate packed with great stories and robust discussions with industry insiders, BIFF welcomes submissions from local and international filmmakers who share a love for poignant and personal storytelling. The festival’s intimate and alluring location offers networking opportunities and hospitality perks that won’t soon be forgotten.

The festival’s coveted Bermuda Shorts Award, bestowed upon the festival’s Best Narrative Short Film, qualifies its winner for consideration by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science for the Short Film – Live Action Oscar. Since becoming a qualifying festival in 2004, two of our Shorts Award winners have gone on to win: Wasp (2005) and Toyland (2009). In addition a number of shorts that screened in competition over the years went on to receive Oscar nominations including; Miracle Fish (2010), Death of a Shadow (2013), Asad (2013), and Henry (2013).


ORGANIZERS

Andrew Stoneham (Festival Director); David O'Berine (Director of Programming)

GENERAL RULES

-Films must have been completed after January 1, 2015

-BIFF will not consider previously submitted films

-Fims may not have been released theatrically or shown on television prior to the festival.

-Film may not have been available online (i.e. Youtube, Vimeo) prior to the festival

-BIFF presents all films in their original language. Non-English language films must have English subtitles

-BIFF does not accept works in progress

-All films under 41 minutes are considered short subject films

-DCP is the preferred exhibition format for the festival

-For programming consideration the festival only accepts online screeners. Vimeo links for the complete film are acceptable. Please email your Vimeo link to info@biff.bm once your submission is complete. 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.

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


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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