BIFFF Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival ()



Deadlines

17 Oct 2017
Call for entries

31 Dec 2017
Festival closed

01 Apr 2018
Notification date

03 Apr 2018
15 Apr 2018

Address

8 rue de la contesse de flandre,  1020, Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium


Festival description
Fantasy, science-fiction or thriller genre.
Short Films 25'<


Qualifiers
  MELIES
Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Genres
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
 Subtitles 
French Dutch English
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Festival start: 03 April 2018      Festival end: 15 April 2018

Every year, during the month of April, the city of Brussels becomes the capital of all things Fantastic. The BIFFF, one of the biggest International Fantastic Film Festivals of the world (certainly the craziest), screens more than 100 movies during its 13 days marathon, ranging from Fantasy to Thriller, Sci-Fi, Cult, Horror, Anime, Experimental, underground, etc., of which some 90 features and 50 shorts in World, International, European or Belgian premiere.

• "THE RAVEN", GRAND PRIZE of the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.
• “THE SILVER RAVEN”, TWO SPECIAL PRIZES OF THE JURY of the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.
• “SILVER MÉLIES” for the Best European Fantastic Feature Film of Brussels. The winner will automatically participate to the “GOLDEN MÉLIES” competition, an event organised each year by the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation.
• “SEVENTH ORBIT" AWARD for Best Film in the section Seventh Orbit
• “A PRIZE OF THE AUDIENCE, THE PEGASUS, chosen among all the feature films presented at the Festival, with the exception of the closing feature
• “THRILLER AWARD for best film in the Thriller section of the BIFFF.

BIFFF - BRUSSELS INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL
REGULATIONS FOR SHORT FILMS

1) The BRUSSELS INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL has as its purpose to reveal and to valorise cinematographic works of fantasy, science-fiction or thriller and to promote the development of the film industry in the world to the professionals and to the public.

2) The 36th BRUSSELS INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL will take place in Brussels (3 –15 April 2018).

3) A selection committee designated by the administrative board of the Festival chooses and invites the short films presented in the competition.

3bis) A DVD of the film or a LINK will be delivered or sent before 15th January (final entry date) and, if available, detailed documentation (technical file, synopsis in French, English and/or Dutch, filmography and some stills and/or posters). Please notify that the date of 15th January is the deadline; the faster you send the tape, the better.

4) Will be taken into consideration the works of the fantasy, science-fiction, horror or thriller genre and made on DCP. They have to be realised after the 1st of January 2017 and may not pass a maximum duration of 25 minutes. All films have to be in O.V. and, if necessary, with French, dutch or English subtitles. EVERY FILM PRESENTED TO THE SELECTION AND CHOSEN FOR THE COMPETITION CAN NOT SEE ITS CANDITATURE WITHDRAWN. The selected candidates will be personally warned by letter the day and hour of projection of their film.

5) Prizes will be attributed. 5bis) Attention! If you would win a First Prize at another Belgian competition, we are obliged to refuse your film to enter our selection or to remove it when it already did enter.

5ter) Likewise, in case everyone can see the film on digital distribution platforms (ex. : YouTube), we will also have to refuse it.

6) The transport (collection and return) will be done at the costs, risks and perils of the rightful director, producer, distributor.

6bis) The Festival assumes the insurance costs of the copies of the selected films, and this for the running delay between the taking in charge by the Festival and their delivery by this at the transporter.

7) The films will have to be in the possession of the Festival before March 23rd at the following address at the costs, risks and perils of the sender : BRUSSELS INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL, Rue Comtesse de Flandre 8 at B-1020 Brussels, Belgium, fax +32.2.201.14.69.

8) The print lender is requested to authorize the festival to tape, under its supervision, several sets of excerpts for the purpose of television promotion and this for an amount of MAXIMUM 10% of the length of the film.

9) The Festival does not take in charge the costs oftransportation, lodging and sojourn of the guests related to the presented films.

10) Participation to the Festival implies the adherence to the present regulation. The Festival has the power to deal with all unforeseen cases in the present regulation. In case of dispute, only the French regulations will count, and not the English translation.


BIFFF - BRUSSELS INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL
REGULATIONS FOR FEATURE FILMS

BIFFF - BRUSSELS INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL
REGULATIONS FOR FEATURE FILMS

1) The BRUSSELS INTERNATIONAL FANTASTISC FILM FESTIVAL has as its purpose to reveal and to promote the cinematographic works in the fantasy, science-fiction or thriller genre and to promote the worldwide development of the film industry towards the professionals and towards the public.

2) The 36th BRUSSELS INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL will take place in Brussels (3 –15 April 2018).

3) A selection committee designated by the administrative board of the Festival chooses and invites the films presented in competition, outside competition and in the fantastic, thriller and 7th Orbit sections. All the films have to be in O.V. (original version) and with English subtitles (if the feature is not English-spoken). EVERY FILM PRESENTED TO THE SELECTION AND CHOSEN FOR THE COMPETITION CAN NOT SEE ITS CANDIDATURE WITHDRAWN ONCE THE RIGHT HOLDER HAS CONFIRMED THE SELECTION.
It is indispensable that you complete the entry form and that you send it back with the proper indications (production company, TV-promotion authorisation...). Selected films will at least have to be Belgian first screenings.

4) An international jury, designated by the administrative board, attributes the following prizes among the films presented in competition:
• "THE RAVEN", GRAND PRIZE of the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.
• “THE SILVER RAVEN”, TWO SPECIAL PRIZES OF THE JURY of the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.
The vote takes place by secret ballot. The decisions are taken by an absolute majority of the voters in the three first rounds of the vote and with a relative majority in the following rounds. The Administrative Board of the Festival can assist at the deliberations of the jury. It can not take part in the deliberations or in the votes. Those with an interest in the production or the exploitation of a film in competition can not take part in the jury.

5) All films selected to the Seventh Orbit Section will compete for the SEVENTH ORBIT AWARD for Best Film in this Section if they haven’t already been presented at Brussels and if they have been produced in the last two years. The Award is attributed by a national jury of professionals.

6) A PRIZE OF THE AUDIENCE, THE PEGASUS, chosen among all the feature films presented at the Festival, with the exception of the closing feature, is attributed by a jury of Festival subscribers. The vote takes place by secret ballot. Those with an interest in the production or the exploitation of a film in competition can not take part in the jury.

7) A national jury will grant a “SILVER MÉLIES” for the Best European Fantastic Feature Film of Brussels. The winner will automatically participate to the “GOLDEN MÉLIES” competition, an event organised each year by the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation.

8) A jury of international film professionals will attribute the THRILLER AWARD for best film in the Thriller section of the BIFFF.

9) Anyone who is directly linked to a film presented in one of the competitions cannot participate to a festival jury.

10) The festival does not pay screening fees, nor does it demand inscription fees.

11) The laureates and the film distribution companies engage themselves to use in their publicity the wording of the prizes as stated in ARTICLES 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.

12) The final date to enter a film for the selection is fixed for 31 JANUARY 2018. It is obligatory to provide at the same time the promotion material for the film (synopsis, technical file, jpegs, trailer, ...). THE FINAL DATE FOR THE DELIVERY OF THE SCREENING COPY IS SET FOR 15 MARCH 2018. If the copies have not arrived before this final date, their screening will not take place. Under reservation of authorisation of its producer, the extracts that will be the object of a television or online media broadcast have to arrive at the Festival before the end of January, in order to be available as early as the press conference, and in any case before mid-February 2018.

13) The Festival pays the costs for sending the selected films (go and return), as long as the shipping is done by the Festival's official carrier. Exceptional cases have to be discussed and approved by the organisers of the festival. The films will be picked up and returned to the place you will mention. The expenses charges before and after the delivery which is not due to us will not be at our charge. Films that have been temporarily imported, must be re-exported by the same agent. If the film comes from another festival, the transport up to Brussels will be at our charge and a pro forma bill should be made up, unless an arrangement has been made between the two festivals. If the film has to be returned to another festival, it will be at the charge of that other festival.

14) The Festival has the power to deal with all unforeseen cases in the present regulations, in accordance with the regulations of the I.F.F.P.A.

15) Accepted screening formats are DCP 2K and Blu-Ray In case a selected film is only available on DVD, it cannot be screened at the festival and will not be accepted by the selection committee.

16) Participation to the Festival implies the adherence to the present regulations.

17) In case of dispute, only the French regulations will count, and not the English translation.


More information :

Peymey Diffusion asbl.
Rue de la Comtesse de Flandre 8
B-1020 Brussels
Belgium
tel : +32 2 201 17 13
fax : +32 2 201 14 69
e-mail : info@bifff.net

  

 
  

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