Bcff 2020 University Short Film Competition (1)



15 Jul 2020
Call for entries

20 Nov 2020
Festival closed

20 Jan 2021
Notification date

09 Dec 2020
12 Dec 2020


25,  300252, Benin City, Edo , Nigeria

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 40'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2020
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 40'<
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Festival start: 09 December 2020      Festival end: 12 December 2020

The BCFF University Short Film Competition is part of the annual Benin City Film Festival which was launched in November 2018, as a new entity that offers a platform encouraging and promoting the works of local (community based) as well as National, and International student filmmakers. It is a cost friendly platform for showcasing these works in an environment where they have access to experienced industry professionals. BCFF is the only University Short film festival in Nigeria. BCFF screens short of international and national short films and documentaries on social issues. This year edition, with the theme BUILDING BRIDGES is scheduled to take place online and at Cultural Centre, University of Benin, Ugbowo, Benin City from 11th – 14th November, 2020.

Best Film
- Film of the Festival
- Best Director
- Best Cinematography
- Best Performance
- Best Feature
- Discovery Award
- Best Asia Films
- Best Asia American Film
- Best European Film
- Best Animation


1. Films in languages other than English, must have English Subtitles, otherwise they shall not be considered for selection.

2. The Festival accepts only films without watermarks. Only Trailers or promos cannot be submitted for selection process.

3. Films which have no online presence can be submitted by sending two full HD DVDs by courier to the Festival office along with a hard copy of this form duly filled. Kindly label the DVDs with title, director name, duration, phone number and email id on it.

4. For submissions coming from outside Nigeria, the packages must be marked, “For Festival & Cultural Purpose only, No Commercial value”.


1. BCFF reserves the right to showcase the film so submitted perpetually anywhere.

2. BCFF reserves the right to include the film or video and related material in its promotional activities.

3. All Decisions made by the Appointed “Selection Committee” regarding Selections, screenings, awards at the Festival in entirety will be final. In case of Dispute, decision of the President is final.

4. The film makers and their representatives undertake to use the official logo and the status of their Selection or Award strictly in conformation with DIFF 2019 designs and they further undertake to use such festival logo in all their promotions, posters and marketing publications with the consent of the festival.
5. A film selected for the festival does not run in competition automatically. A Jury will select the films that feature in Competition.

6. The Festival shall not bear / reimburse any freight or other charges in foreign or Nigerian currency.

7. Once selected for screening, the film shall not be withdrawn.

8. Entries under the all categories shall be of films certified by National Film and Video Censors Board of Nigeria.

9. The last date of submissions of ENTRIES IS 31.09.2020 and Date of Intimation of Selection will be 30.10.2020.



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