CALL FOR ENTRIES 2017

Short Films, Features, Documentaries,

The Birmingham Black International Film Festival is once again calling for film submissions for this year's Festival due to take place online and in Birmingham (UK) from 16th Oct – 28th Oct 2017. We are seeking films from across the globe. Submissions are not exclusive to people of colour but must either feature people of colour, address minority issues, be produced by people of colour or involve people of colour who have had a significant role in the film's production. Chosen submissions will be screened throughout the live Festival and our online platform BIFF Digital. All films selected for the Festival will also be entered into the BIF Festival's awards programme and winners will be announced at the MViSA Awards at the ICC, Birmingham on the 28th October 2017.

EarlyBird Submission Deadline:

Friday 3rd March 2017

UK and INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILMS, SHORTS, DOCUMENTARIES

$20 - $25 entry fee

Regular Submission Deadline:

Friday 12th May 2017

UK and INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILMS, SHORTS, DOCUMENTARIES

$35 - $40 entry fee

Final Submission Deadline:

Friday 2nd June 2017

UK and INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILMS, SHORTS, DOCUMENTARIES

$100 entry fee


Online Submissions

What To Do Next

Please read the Rules and Conditions before you complete your Film Freeway submission. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you read and understand these conditions as your submission confirms your acceptance.

By submitting a film, you grant us the right to screen your film at one or more Film Festival event. We may also use your submission and any other promotional material/photo’s and/or information submitted by you to communicate it to the public in all media, including via our website and publicity materials, or to advertise and promote Film Festival events, its products and services and to showcase your film.

Submissions will only be accepted online via FilmFreeway. All entries will be considered, however preference will be given to films that have not had a public screening in the West Midlands.  All submissions must be in English, or with English subtitles.  All submission fees are non-refundable.

In order to be selected for BIFF, the film, director and/or producer must have a presence on social media. Selected films will be responsible for publicising their film on social media and other means and are encouraged to provide a press release to the festival.

Short film submissions can be selected for either live or online screening (BIFF Digital). In order to be selected for the live screening programme, a film representative or key cast member must be available to attend Directors' Q&A in Birmingham, United Kingdom.