Birmingham Film Festival (3)


01 Feb 2019
Call for entries

30 Jun 2019
Standard deadline

31 Aug 2019
Extended deadline

31 Aug 2019
Notification date

01 Nov 2019
09 Nov 2019


Gibb Street,  B9 4AA, Birmingham, west midlands, United Kingdom

Festival description
Short Films 72'<
Feature Films >73'

Festival requirements
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
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Festival start: 01 November 2019      Festival end: 09 November 2019

An international film festival held in Birmingham, England, showcasing and recognising talent on a world stage.

It will run though November and include features, shorts, documentaries and music videos on our main theatre screen, as well support events with special guests.

All filmmakers who's work is being shown will 3 tickets for the screening of their own film.

Distributors, producers and press from all over the world will be on hand to view the films screened and there will be the chance to network with them at the festival too. Many of the industry’s top companies and film schools will also be in attendance offering advice on education and career opportunities.

Other events and networking opportunities will be announced closer to the date. These will include seminars, Q&As, conventions and memorabilia expos.

There will be a high calibre panel of special guest judges, from various areas of the industry, who will review the nominees’ entries and select the winners at the festival’s closing event. The award ceremony will be held at a high-profile venue in the city and be an open ticket event.


Best Film Overall (BFF Bull Award)
Best Feature
Best Short
Best Documentary
Best Animated Film
Best Male Actor
Best Female Actor
Best Cinematography
Best Costume
Best Editing
Best Hair & Make Up
Best Production Design

Please identify if your film qualifies for any of the following awards:

Best Young Film Maker (under 18)
Best Young Actor (under 18)
Best Local Film (Birmingham based production, theme or cast and crew)
Best International Film (produced outside the UK or made by a filmmaker born outside the UK)
Best Original Score (Music created for your film specifically)
Best Special Effects (Your effects, digital or practical may be so good, we can't see them)

Please visit the official website to find out the criteria and entry process for the awards.

Films are restricted by the category of awards they can be considered for. Entrants must identify which awards they wish to be considered for.

Films must not have had a commercial release prior to submission.

Short films must be under 72 minutes.

Feature films must be 72 minutes or longer.



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