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16-Apr-2014 3:11pm PDT  

 

Burbank International Film Festival

6 Annual September 03, 2014 to September 07, 2014

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2600 West Olive Avenue
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Burbank CA 91505
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature Films
Feature films should be 50 minutes or more in length.
If you feel your film is not represented by any of the categories please submit it here.
Short Films
Short films should be 50 minutes or less in length. If you feel your film is not represented by any of the specific categories please submit it here.
Feature Documentaries
A Feature Documentary should be 50 minutes or more.

Documentary Filmmaking is the foundation of cinema. The first filmmakers carried their bulky cameras around the globe documenting incredible people and the amazing world around them.

The Burbank International Film Festival respects this long and remarkable tradition while emphasizing new forms of practice and artistic innovation.

We view these films as creative tools for personal expression and exploration of the world around us. Tell us your story.
Short Documentaries
A Short Documentary should be 50 minutes or less.

Documentary Filmmaking is the foundation of cinema. The first filmmakers carried their bulky cameras around the globe documenting incredible people and the amazing world around them.

The Burbank International Film Festival respects this long and remarkable tradition while emphasizing new forms of practice and artistic innovation.

We view these films as creative tools for personal expression and exploration of the world around us. Tell us your story.
Adapted Screenplays
An adapted screenplay is a screenplay that interprets another source, like a novel, a short story, a play, or even another film.
Original Screenplays
Original screenplays are based on original ideas and not adapted from an existing idea/stories.
Student Films
Student Short films should be 50 minutes or less in length. A student currently enrolled in any film school or institution must create student films. These categories are at a discounted rate for students. Please make sure to place a scanned image of your student ID into the Press kit for verification of CURRENT student status.
Animated Feature
Animated feature films can be any type of animation. (i.e. Tradtiional Animation, Stop Motion Animaiton, 2D Animation, 3D animation, etc.)
Animated Short
Animated Shorts can be any type of animation (i.e. Traditional, Stop Motion, 2D, or 3D animation, etc.)
Foreign Language Feature
Foreign Language Feature films should be 50 minutes or more in length and the main language used in the film should be a language other than English. Please include English subtitles. Films can be of any genre.
Foreign Language Short
Foreign Language Feature films should be 50 minutes or less in length and the main language used in the film should be a language other than English. Please include English subtitles
Special Invitees - Shorts (registration code required)
Special Invitees only (registration code required). Please contact the Festival for more information. Short Film Submissions
Comedy Feature Films
Submit your Comedy Feature Films with a running time of 50 minutes or longer.
Comedy Short Films
Submit your comedy shorts to the Festival with a running time of 50 minutes or less.

Feature Films by Women
Feature films directed by, written by or regarding women's issues. Feature films should be over 50 minutes in length. Films can be of any genre.
Short Films by Women
Short films directed by, written by, or regarding women's issues. Feature films should be under 50 minutes in length. Films can be of any genre.
Horror Short Films
Supernatural, Terror, Vampires, Witchcraft, Werewolves, Zombies, you know, the usual in short film form.
Horror Feature Films
Supernatural, Terror, Vampires, Witchcraft, Wolves, Werewolves, Zombies, you know, the usual in feature film form.
Science Fiction Short Films
Sci-Fi Feature films can include Action Sci-Fi, Alien Invasion, Extra-Terrestrial Encounters, Cyber Punk, End of World, Fairy Tales, Fantasy Films, Monsters and Mutants, Other Dimensions, Outer Space, Post-Apocalyptic, Robots and Androids, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Super-Hero Films, Supernatural, Time or Space Travel, Virtual Reality and everything else out of this world. You get the idea.
Science Fiction Feature Films
Sci-Fi Feature films can include Action Sci-Fi, Alien Invasion, Extra-Terrestrial Encounters, Cyber Punk, End of World, Fairy Tales, Fantasy Films, Monsters and Mutants, Other Dimensions, Outer Space, Post-Apocalyptic, Robots and Androids, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Super-Hero Films, Supernatural, Time or Space Travel, Virtual Reality and everything else out of this world. You get the idea.
Thriller Feature Films
Thriller films can include any sub genres, but not limited to these. Conspiracy thriller, Crime thriller, Erotic thriller, Legal thriller, Political thriller, Psychological thriller, Revenge films, or Supernatural thrillers.
Thriller Short Films
Thriller films can include any sub genres, but not limited to these. Conspiracy thriller, Crime thriller, Erotic thriller, Legal thriller, Political thriller, Psychological thriller, Revenge films, Supernatural thrillers, etc. you get the idea.
Dramatic Feature Films
Dramatic Feature Films
Dramatic Short Films
Dramatic Short Films
New Media
New Media is the convergence of audio, video and written media, delivered on the web or mobile devices. This New Media category is focused on webseries, podcasts, viral videos, website videos, experimental and more. Contact the film office if you have any questions.
Faith-Based Films
BIFF is proud to announce a New Short Film Category for 2013. Short Films in the Faith-Based category contain themes that are religious or spiritual in nature, (comedy or drama) and can be up to 20 minutes in length. If you have any questions about this category, please send inquiries to milleniumconcepts@gmail.com

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Our mission is to promote up-and-coming artists by providing a gateway to expand their careers in the entertainment industry. We shine a light on the unknown artist of today, helping them become the celebrated filmmakers of tomorrow.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
THE 5th ANNUAL
BURBANK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

AN IMDB QUALIFYING FESTIVAL

(Burbank, CA) The sixth annual Burbank International Film Festival will include an Opening Night Ceremony and featured film, film screenings, seminars and panels featuring industry professionals, parties and special events that will culminate with an Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on the final day of the Festival.

It all started in Burbank.

In the 1920's, Burbank began to flourish with both entertainment and aviation. Both industries came to Burbank because of its location and the available space. The motion picture business moved to Burbank starting with First National Pictures who bought a 78-acre piece of land. The company was soon taken over by another young company founded by four Brothers by the name of Warner.

Today Burbank is the preeminent Media and Entertainment Capitol of the World. The grandeur of its skyline is comprised of the world's best studios and production houses which include Warner Brothers, Disney, Universal Studios, ABC, NBC, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network to name a few. Burbank prides itself on a high quality of life, combining 21st century technology with a small-town feel. It is here that great films are made. It is here that our illustrious film festival resides.

The Burbank International Film Festival captures its home city's rich history and movie making magic by promoting fresh pieces of cinematic art by up and coming filmmakers from around the globe. We shine a light on the brilliant unknown talents of today, leading them to become the celebrated filmmakers of tomorrow.
oday, leading them to become the celebrated filmmakers of tomorrow.

ORGANIZERS
Jeff Rector (President / Festival Director); Edward Clift (Director of EducationWoodbury University); Sim Sarna (Director of Programming); Pamela Van Zandt (Secretary), Christian Zonts (Treasurer).



GENERAL RULES
Burbank International Film Festival - Burbank, CA

Submissions Rules

Burbank International Film Festival accepts no responsibility for loss or damage of entries during shipment to or from Burbank International Film Festival.

1. Entries must be postmarked by the date of the Intended Deadline.(i.e. Submission for Regular Deadline Submissions should be postmarked by December 31st, 2013 at the latest.)

2. Entrants must submit one copy in DVD format only for viewing consideration. DVD must be submitted in 5 1/2 x7 1/2 inch DVD box no jewel CD cases no Paper sleeves.

3. Entry forms and payment will not be processed without an accompanying Preview Copy in one of the accepted formats, A few high resolution production stills taken from your film, a short, medium and long synopsis and a director bio.

4. All entries must be in English or subtitled, unless special arrangements have been made with the festival.

5. Please attach/write WAB Tracking ID to/on submission materials for racking purposes.

6. Students must include proof of student status with the submission (i.e. copy of current and valid student I.D.) or their film will not be judged as a student film.

7. Exceptions to the festival regulations must be authorized by the Festival Director.

8. By submitting, the filmmaker agrees to let the festival use excerpts from their screeners for use in BIFF 2013 trailers, publicity and promotions.

SHIPPING

The cost of shipping an entry to the festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or C.O.D. shipment will not be accepted. All international entries must be sent "free domicile" to the Festival office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper. Any brokerage fees charged to Burbank International Film Festival will be billed back to the shipper. Be sure to include all the proper customs documentation required by the shipping company.

Please waive the Delivery Signature requirements when mailing any submissions that require it.


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PREFERRED SCREENING FORMAT FOR PREVIEWS ARE IN A NTSC DVD (NTSC FORMAT). SECURE ONLINE SCREENERS ARE ALSO ACCEPTABLE.

PLEASE INCLUDE DIGITAL PRESS KIT WITH A MINIMUM OF 3 PRODUCTION STILLS TAKEN FROM YOUR FILM.

ALL EXHIBITION COPIES MUST BE FORMATTED AS A REGION 1 DVD

YOUR EXHIBITION COPY MUST BE SUBMITTED IN 5-1/2" X 7-1/2" DVD CASE. PLEASE PRINT WITHOUTABOX NUMBER, TITLE, CATEGORY AND TRT (TOTAL RUNNING TIME ON SPINE OF DVD CASE.


12-XXXX -- NAME OF FILM ----- SUBMISSION TYPE (I.E. SHORT FILM) ------ 05:35


PLEASE DO NOT PLACE ANY LABELS/STICKERS ON THESE DVD'S. WRITE ON THEM WITH SHARPIES.

ALL DVD's MUST HAVE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION, YOUR WITHOUTABOX TRACKING ID, TITLE AND RUNNING TIME WRITTEN ON IT.


************ IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFORMATION ************

YOUR EXHIBITION COPY MUST BE SUBMITTED IN 5-1/2" X 7-1/2" DVD CASE.

PLEASE, NO CD JEWEL CASES, NO PAPER SLEEVE. DO NOT WRAP YOUR DVD IN A PIECE OF PAPER AND SEND IT IN. DO NOT DROP A DVD IN AN ENVELOPE AND JUST SEND IT. IT WILL PROBABLY GET DAMAGED AND YOU’LL HAVE TO SEND ANOTHER COPY. THANK YOU.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Burbank International Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. Furthermore, once a film is submitted, approval is granted for festival screening whether it is accepted in another film festival or not. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Burbank International Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos screened or entered.