Years running: 6 (since 2017)
BSF is an international, juried short film festival, created in 2017.
BSF is an international, juried short film festival, created in 2017 and screens in Barcelona, Spain. BSF screens outstanding short film, animation, docs, experimental and video art. We understand that some short film and video blur the lines of typical film festival categories, so we also enthusiastically encourage non-traditional and experimental formats.
The stories of and by women, girls and non-binary people are underrepresented in film festivals, so we want to encourage submissions from anyone self-identifying as a woman, non-binary and/or anyone telling stories about women, girls and non-binary people.
You can view the trailers for the 2020 selection and winners on our Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/showcase/6036175
You can view the 2020 Programme here: https://issuu.com/barcelonashortfilm/docs/programme2
BSF Best International Short Film or Video 2022 - prize of 500€
Best Performance (laurels)
Best Cinematography (laurels)
Best Animation Short (laurels)
Best Documentary Short (laurels)
Best Experimental Short (laurels)
Best Special FX (laurels)
Best Audio (laurels)
Submissions are open to everyone.
All applications and payment must be made online through FilmFreeway.com. (Free to join.)
Film or video can have been made at any time since 2016.
Each submission should not exceed 30 minutes in runtime. No minimum duration.
Film and video not in English must include English subtitles. If selected for BSF 2022, and requested, you must provide an English language transcript for your project.
Submit your film or video to the category that you think best suits your work, however BSF reserves the right to award you within a different category. Every submission is considered for every applicable prize category.
No premiere requirement