Boston International Film Festival

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Years running: 20 (since 2003)

Boston International Film Festival

International Film Festival.

About

The Boston International Film Festival was created to celebrate the art of filmmaking and to honor the filmmakers who make it all possible. This is a festival dedicated to rewarding artists for their individual talents and for their creative expression through the medium of film. 

The festival strives to bring together in Boston local, national and international filmmakers by promoting the world's most artistic and creative independent and experimental films.

Rules

  • Works in Progress are accepted for final deadlines only.
  • Cannot have been broadcast on television or the Internet in the US prior to the festival.
  • Cannot have been financed or produced by a major studio Production.
  • Submissions are also available via Filmfreeway or Withoutabox.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form,
  • Pay entry fees,
  • Send DVD with submitted film by mail.

Selection Media Type: DVD or Blu-Ray (NTSC)

Screening Media Type: DCP, DVCAM, HD CAM, 35 мм, 16 мм, miniDV, Blu-Ray, DigiBeta, DVD NTSC, Beta SP, SDV, DVCPro, mobile

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Jean Desire (Programming Director); Naomi Kondo (Administrative); Patrick Jerome (Festival Director). 

Documents

Place

United States
Boston

Official Website

bifilmfestival.com

Contacts

Address:

PO Box 240023
Dorchester MA 02124
U S A

Phone: 617-482-3900
Fax: 617-482-3903

Email: info@bifilmfestival.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    June 16, 2022
  • Early bird Deadline for shorts
    August 26, 2022
  • Early bird deadline for features
    September 09, 2022
  • Standard Deadline for shorts
    September 30, 2022
  • Standard deadline for features
    October 14, 2022
  • Final deadline for shorts
    November 11, 2022
  • Final deadline for features
    November 25, 2022
  • Extended deadline for shorts
    December 09, 2022
  • Extended deadline for features
    December 30, 2022
  • Late Extended deadline for All
    January 06, 2023
  • Notifications
    March 01, 2023
  • Event Dates
    13 — 18 April 2023
Categories & Fees

From 45 minutes to 150 minutes

  • Early bird Deadline for shorts — $50
  • Early bird deadline for features — $60
  • Standard Deadline for shorts — $60
  • Standard deadline for features — $60
  • Final deadline for shorts — $70
  • Final deadline for features — $80
  • Extended deadline for shorts — $90
  • Extended deadline for features — $90
  • Late Extended deadline for All — $90

Documentary, short and feature in this category.

  • Early bird Deadline for shorts — $45
  • Early bird deadline for features — $55
  • Standard Deadline for shorts — $55
  • Standard deadline for features — $60
  • Final deadline for shorts — $70
  • Final deadline for features — $90
  • Extended deadline for shorts — $95
  • Extended deadline for features — $95
  • Late Extended deadline for All — $95

All genres are welcome. From 1 minutes to 45 minutes

  • Early bird Deadline for shorts — $45
  • Early bird deadline for features — $55
  • Standard Deadline for shorts — $55
  • Standard deadline for features — $60
  • Final deadline for shorts — $70
  • Final deadline for features — $80
  • Extended deadline for shorts — $85
  • Extended deadline for features — $85
  • Late Extended deadline for All — $85

Feature-length narrative, short narrative and documentary film screenplays currently seeking funding for production and with a U.S.-based screenwriter (s). Screenplays that do not have any director or producer attached are welcome.

  • Early bird Deadline for shorts — $50
  • Early bird deadline for features — $55
  • Standard Deadline for shorts — $65
  • Standard deadline for features — $65
  • Final deadline for shorts — $75
  • Final deadline for features — $95
  • Extended deadline for shorts — $105
  • Extended deadline for features — $105
  • Late Extended deadline for All — $105

We are Accepting submissions for feature and short experimental films in this category.

  • Early bird Deadline for shorts — $45
  • Early bird deadline for features — $55
  • Standard Deadline for shorts — $55
  • Standard deadline for features — $60
  • Final deadline for shorts — $70
  • Final deadline for features — $80
  • Extended deadline for shorts — $90
  • Extended deadline for features — $90
  • Late Extended deadline for All — $90

animated films in this category. All genre are welcome. A runtime of any length is permitted

  • Early bird Deadline for shorts — $45
  • Early bird deadline for features — $55
  • Standard Deadline for shorts — $55
  • Standard deadline for features — $60
  • Final deadline for shorts — $70
  • Final deadline for features — $80
  • Extended deadline for shorts — $90
  • Extended deadline for features — $90
  • Late Extended deadline for All — $90
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