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Feature films should be 85 minutes or more in length. If you feel your film is not represented by any of the other Feature Film Categories, please su... More
Feature films should be 85 minutes or more in length. If you feel your film is not represented by any of the other Feature Film Categories, please submit it here. Less

A Feature Documentary should be 50 minutes or more. Documentary Filmmaking is the foundation of cinema. The first filmmakers carried their bulky c... More
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. Less

A Short Documentary should be 50 minutes or less. Documentary Filmmaking is the foundation of cinema. The first filmmakers carried their bulky cam... More
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. Tell us your story. Less

An adapted screenplay is a screenplay that interprets another source, like a novel, a short story, a play, or even another film.
An adapted screenplay is a screenplay that interprets another source, like a novel, a short story, a play, or even another film. Less

Original screenplays are based on original ideas and not adapted from an existing idea/stories.
Original screenplays are based on original ideas and not adapted from an existing idea/stories. Less

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. ... More
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. Less

Animated Shorts can be any type of animation (i.e. Traditional, Stop Motion, 2D, or 3D animation, etc.)
Animated Shorts can be any type of animation (i.e. Traditional, Stop Motion, 2D, or 3D animation, etc.) Less

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.... More
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. Films can be of any genre. English subtitles must be added to any foreign language film or we cannot screen it at the festival. Less

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. ... More
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. English subtitles must be added to any foreign language film or we cannot screen it at the festival. Less

Submit your comedy shorts to the Festival with a running time of 50 minutes or less.
Submit your comedy shorts to the Festival with a running time of 50 minutes or less. Less

Short films directed by, written by, or regarding women's issues. Short films should be under 50 minutes in length. Films can be of any genre.
Short films directed by, written by, or regarding women's issues. Short films should be under 50 minutes in length. Films can be of any genre. Less

Supernatural, Terror, Vampires, Witchcraft, Werewolves, Zombies, Monsters and Mutants. Thrillers include Conspiracy Theories, Governmental cover-ups, ... More
Supernatural, Terror, Vampires, Witchcraft, Werewolves, Zombies, Monsters and Mutants. Thrillers include Conspiracy Theories, Governmental cover-ups, action thrilers, etc. Any film that keeps you guessing as to what happens next. Less

Science Fiction and Fantasy films can include Action Sci-Fi, Alien Invasion, Extra-Terrestrial Encounters, Cyber Punk, End of the World, Fairy Tales... More
Science Fiction and Fantasy films can include Action Sci-Fi, Alien Invasion, Extra-Terrestrial Encounters, Cyber Punk, End of the World, Fairy Tales, Fantasy Films, Superhero films and everything else out of this world. Less

Dramatic Short Films
Dramatic Short Films Less

New Media is the convergence of audio and video media, delivered on the internet, web or mobile devices. This New Media category is focused on webseri... More
New Media is the convergence of audio and video media, delivered on the internet, 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. Less

BIFF is proud to announce a New Short Film Category for the festival. Short Films in the Faith-Based category contain themes that are religious or spi... More
BIFF is proud to announce a New Short Film Category for the festival. 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 Less

Any feature film that has a Science Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller or Horror theme. If you are not sure your feature film falls under any of these very sp... More
Any feature film that has a Science Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller or Horror theme. If you are not sure your feature film falls under any of these very specific genres, than enter it in the regular Feature Film category or contact the festival for clarification. Less


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