SHORTS & FEATURES ENTRIES
It’s time to get storyboarding, writing and filming!
BIFF’s 2023 Film Competition is in the works as part of this year’s festival.
minutes max) & Feature films (90 minutes minimum) in all genres. Funny. Sad. Scary. A mix of everything.
We enthusiastically celebrate inspiring storytelling from ALL perspectives, and we can’t wait to screen your entries.
Best Global Feature Film
Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Animated Feature Film
Best Bornean Feature Film
Best Female Directing
Best Male Directing
Best Supporting Actor/Actress
Best New Actor/Actress
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Production Design
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score
Best Human Right’s Film
Best Social Justice Film
Best Eco Tourism Film
Best Environmentalist Film
Best Women’s issue Film
Best Culinary Film
Best First Time Filmmaker
Best Horror Film
Best Comedy Film
Best Dark Comedy Film
Best Animation Film
Best Action Film
Best Web Series
Best TV Pilot/Episode
Best Drama Film
Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror Film
Visionary Award (for the New Visions category)
Global Vision Award
Audience Award for Feature Narrative
Audience Award for Feature Documentary
Best Music VideoBest
Best Global Short Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Animated Short Film
Best Bornean Short Film
Best Student Short Film
Best Original Score in Short Film
Best Actor in Short Film
Best Actress in Short Film
Best Ensemble Acting in Short Film
Best Female Directing in Short Film
Best Male Directing in Short Film
Best Editing in Short Film
Best Cinematography in Short Film
So get started! Submit Now until September 31, 2023.
CALL FOR ENTRIES 2023
MARCH 1 - OPEN
AUG 10 - EARLY DEADLINE
SEPT 9 - REGULAR DEADLINE
SEPT 15 - LATE DEADLINE
SEPT 31 - EXTENDED DEADLINE
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An Entry must be the original work of the Entrant, and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.
By submitting an Entry, the Entrant warrants and represents that he/she and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the Entry consent to the submission and use of the Entry in the Contest and to its use as otherwise set forth herein. Any Entry not in English must contain English subtitles.
By submitting an Entry, you hereby grant to the Festival a royalty-free, fully paid up, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, combine with other works, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, edit and display such Entry (in whole or part) including, without limitation, the names and likenesses of any persons or locations embodied therein, and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.
Your film must be no longer than 40 minutes for Short films and no less than 90 minutes for Feature films.
Your film must be acceptable for a all audience.
Filmmakers can use their own original music in their film, or they may use music that is copyright-free or public domain.
The film must not be plagiarized from other works.
BIFF reserves the right to disqualify any film that it deems inappropriate for the audience.
All fees are non-refundable.
Not all the submissions are selected for the official competition. Our Judges are free to make their own choices and no answers will be given about not selected films.
Filmmakers can submit the film in multiple categories in order to become a multi-award film. Still, the decision about the selection is strictly determined by our judges’ team and no selection is guaranteed.
Submitting your movie, you authorize BIFF to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis and movie stills in our social media.
Films can be available online and still be entered in the competition for our festival.