Burgas International Film Festival (8)


12 Dec 2022
Call for entries

08 Jan 2023
Early deadline

02 Mar 2023
Standard deadline

30 Apr 2023
Late deadline

11 May 2023
Festival closed

11 Jul 2023
Notification date

15 Jul 2023
21 Jul 2023


50 Hristo Smirnenski bld.,  1164, Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria

Festival description
Short film festival >4'
Feature film festival >65'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >4'
 Feature Films  >65'
 Any language
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Festival start: 15 July 2023      Festival end: 21 July 2023

The main goal of Burgas International Film Festival is to develop a sustainable platform for presentation of feature and short movies by acquainting the audience with the contemporary cinema art.

The mission of The Festival is to turn Burgas into cultural venue of filmmakers and movie fans.

The main scope of the Festival is to present the current trends in the Bulgarian and international cinema practice and to provoke intercultural dialogue.

The OFFICIAL SELECTION laurel is given to all films.

Festival Competition Program includes:
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film - International and Bulgarian
Audience Award

The OFFICIAL SELECTION - out of competition laurel is given to all films selected in the following categories:

Burgas International Film Festival categories:

BEST FEATURE International Competition

BEST SHORT International Competition

BEST SHORT Bulgarian Competition

Audience award
Short animation for 7-13 yrs old children

The Selection Committee of BIFF consists of three members. They could be film professionals from all areas of the film industry.

• Each film which has fully completed set of documents for participation will be reviewed by the Selection Committee.

• Films, propagandizing pornography, racial, ethnical and/or religious, gender or sexual discrimination or violence will be ignored.

• Once a film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival programme during the event.

• The screening copies of the films selected for the official competition program must be uploaded at the Festival Cloud - storage no later than June 01th 2023.


• Each filmmaker can present for the competition program up to four movies, made during the previous and the current year (2022, 2023).

• The Festival does not pay fees to the authors for film screenings.

• Each movie will be screened ones.

• The films must have a clear copyright. The Festival is not liable for claims of a third party to infringe a copyright or related right.



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