Baiff-Burano Artificial Intelligence Film Festival (2)


26 Nov 2023
Call for entries

01 Sep 2024
Final deadline


16 Oct 2024
Notification date

15 Oct 2024
19 Oct 2024


Sestiere San Mauro,  30142, Venezia, VE, Italy

Festival description
Artificial Intelligence
Short film festival
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
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Festival start: 15 October 2024      Festival end: 19 October 2024

The purpose of the BAIFF (Burano Artificial Intelligence Film Festival) project is to showcase and celebrate the creative and innovative ways in which artificial intelligence is being used in the film industry. The festival features films that are created using AI, digital dramaturgy, or those that explore the topic of AI itself.

The festival aims to demonstrate how AI and digital scripting can enhance the creative process and lead to the creation of new and exciting forms of cinema. By using these technologies, filmmakers can access vast amounts of data and information, enabling them to develop more complex and immersive narratives that engage audiences in new ways. Moreover, the festival provides a platform for filmmakers to experiment with new techniques and approaches to filmmaking, leading to a new era of artistic expression and storytelling.

In addition to showcasing films that use AI and digital scripting, the festival also features films that explore the topic of AI itself. These films offer a unique perspective on the ethical and societal implications of AI, as well as the challenges and opportunities that AI presents to the film industry and society as a whole. The festival provides a forum for filmmakers, artists, and experts to engage in discussions and debates on these important topics, leading to a deeper understanding of the role of AI in our lives.

BAIFF also aims to promote the ethical use of AI in filmmaking and encourages filmmakers to consider the potential social and cultural impacts of their work. Through a series of workshops and discussions, the festival provides a forum for industry professionals, academics, and experts to discuss best practices and ethical considerations in the use of AI and digital scripting in filmmaking.

Overall, the BAIFF project seeks to promote the use of AI and digital scripting in filmmaking, to provide a platform for the development of new ideas and approaches to cinema, and to inspire a new generation of filmmakers to explore the potential of these technologies in their work. The festival is playing an important role in shaping the future of cinema, contributing to the advancement of technology and creativity, and promoting a deeper understanding of the role of AI in our lives.

Documentary Award
Visionary Award
Zolotuchin Award
Emotional Award
Luminary Award
A.I. Ethical Award
Emerging A.I. Filmaker Award
Cinematic Singularity Award
A.I. Horror Award
A.I. Screewriting Award
School Audience Award
A.I. Prediction Award
Social Media Impact Award
A.I. Experimetal Artist Award
Best Original Soundtrack

1. Eligibility: The film must have been completed after January 1st, 2019.

2. Submission: Filmmakers must submit their films through the BAIFF website or a recognized film submission platform. The film must be submitted with a completed entry form.

3. Screening Format: All films must be submitted in a digital format compatible with BAIFF’s screening equipment. The acceptable formats include DCP, ProRes, and H.264/26, MP4 (preferred). Submitted films must be accompanied by subtitles in Italian, sent separately with the .SRT file. If subtitles in .SRT format are not available, filmmakers can request them from BAIFF staff at a cost of 150$ + VAT.

4. Costs: Reimbursement of any expenses incurred for the film’s entry in the BAIFF cannot be claimed under any circumstances or for any reason.

5. Selection Process: The selection of films for BAIFF will be at the sole discretion of the festival’s programming team. All filmmakers will be notified of their selection status via email by the notification date.

6. Festival Screening: Filmmakers selected for BAIFF must provide a digital copy of their film for festival screenings. The filmmaker is responsible for ensuring that the screening copy is of high quality and free of technical issues.

7. Permissions: Filmmakers are responsible for obtaining all necessary permissions, licenses, and releases for the use of copyrighted material, including music, images, and sound.

8. Publicity: Filmmakers selected for BAIFF grant the festival the right to use their names, likenesses, and film images for festival publicity and promotional purposes.

9. Liability: The filmmaker agrees to indemnify and hold BAIFF harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses arising from the screening of their film.

10. Disqualifications: BAIFF reserves the right to disqualify any film that fails to comply with the festival’s rules and regulations, or that is deemed inappropriate or offensive.

11. Withdrawal: Filmmakers may withdraw their film from consideration at any time by sending a written request to BAIFF.

12. Acceptance: Participation in BAIFF implies acceptance of all festival rules and regulations. BAIFF reserves the right to modify these rules and regulations at any time without prior notice.

13. Disputes: Any disputes arising from the participation in BAIFF will be resolved according to the current Italian regulations and the competent court will be the Court of Venice.

14. Awards: BAIFF will award prizes to films selected by the festival’s programming team. The prizes will be announced during the festival’s award ceremony, and the winners will be notified in advance.

15. Screening Schedule: BAIFF reserves the right to determine the screening schedule of films selected for the festival.

16. Attendance: Filmmakers whose films are selected for BAIFF are strongly encouraged to attend the festival. However, attendance is not mandatory, and filmmakers who cannot attend will not be penalized.

17. Accommodation and Travel: BAIFF does not provide travel or accommodation for filmmakers attending the festival. However, the festival can provide advice and assistance in finding suitable accommodation and transportation.

18. Confidentiality: BAIFF will keep all films submitted to the festival confidential and will not share them with third parties, except for the festival’s programming team and jury members.

19. Promotion: Filmmakers selected for BAIFF are encouraged to promote their participation in the festival through their social media channels, press releases, and other promotional materials.

20. Feedback: BAIFF’s programming team is unable to provide feedback on films that are not selected for the festival due to the high volume of submissions.

21. Compliance with Laws: The filmmaker agrees to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to copyright laws and regulations related to the use of minors in film productions.

22. Severability: If any provision of these terms and conditions is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.

By submitting a film to BAIFF, the filmmaker acknowledges that they have read, understood, and agreed to all of the terms and conditions outlined above. Any questions or concerns regarding these terms and conditions should be directed to the festival’s organizers.



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