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Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival

International Horror Film Festival.

About

Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival is an International film festival. Our mission is two-fold: to bring the best Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Action, Thriller, Animation, Cult and Fan Films from around the world to Buffalo, New York, and to shine a spotlight on quality films produced by local talent. Our goal is to be a filmmaker friendly festival, to show our city in its best light, and to foster rising talent.

Program

Categories:

  • Feature Film,
  • Medium Length Film,
  • Short Film,
  • International Feature Film,
  • International Medium Length Film,
  • International Short Film,
  • International Micro Film,
  • Music Video,
  • International Music Video,
  • Western New York Feature,
  • Western New York Medium Length Film,
  • Western New York Short Film,
  • Western New York Micro Film,
  • Micro Short,
  • Unproduced Feature Film Screenplay,
  • Feature Film,
  • Comedy Feature Length Film
  • International Comedy Feature Length Film
  • International Feature Length Family Film
  • Feature Length Family Film
  • International Comedy Short Film
  • Comedy Short Film
  • International Comedy Medium Length Film
  • Comedy Medium Length Film
  • Medium Length Family Film
  • Web Based Series
  • International Web Based Series

Awards

  • Best of the Fest 
  • Best Feature 
  • Best International Feature 
  • Best Western New York Feature Best Micro-Budget Feature
  • Best Un-Produced Original Screenplay
  • Best Feature Director
  • Best Western New York Director
  • Best Feature Screenwriter
  • Best Western New York Screenwriter
  • Best Short Feature
  • Best International Short Feature
  • Best Western New York Short Feature
  • Best Short Film
  • Best International Short Film
  • Best Western New York Short Film
  • Best Micro-Short Film
  • Best Animated film (any length, any division)
  • Best Student Film
  • Best Young Student Film

Rules

  • Fill out entry form via Filmfreeway or Withoutabox system.
  • There are special prices for Western New York filmmakers (see Filmfreeway).

Selection Media Type: online screener

Screening Media Type: Blu-rays or NTSC R1 DVDs. We also accept DCPs

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Gregory Lamberson (Director).

Documents

Place

United States
Buffalo

Official website

buffalodreamsfilmfest.com

Contacts

Address:

48 Wardman Road
Buffalo NY 14217
USA

Phone: (716) 771-2686

Email: 
buffalodreamsfilmfest@gmail.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    November 13, 2017
  • Earlybird Deadline
    March 01, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    July 01, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    August 28, 2018
  • Extended Deadline
    September 07, 2018
  • Notifications
    October 02, 2018
  • Event dates
    2 — 11 November 2018
Categories & Fees

Produced in North America, with a running time of 60 - 145 minutes. Accepted genres: comedy, science fiction, fantasy, horror, action, thriller, animation, cult and fan films

  • Earlybird Deadline — €35
  • Regular Deadline — €40
  • Late Deadline — €45
  • Extended Deadline — €65

Produced outside North America, with a running time of 7–30 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €25
  • Regular Deadline — €30
  • Late Deadline — €35
  • Extended Deadline — €45

Films must be produced and created by current student under the age of 17. We reserve the right to combine categories, the objective being to honor only the best films produced.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €20
  • Regular Deadline — €25
  • Late Deadline — €30
  • Extended Deadline — €40

Young student films, and created by current student over the age of 17. We reserve the right to combine categories, the objective being to honor only the best films produced.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €20
  • Regular Deadline — €25
  • Late Deadline — €30
  • Extended Deadline — €40

English language films produced in North America, with a running time of between 31 and 59 minutes. Accepted genres: comedy, science fiction, fantasy, horror, action, thriller, animation, cult and fan films

  • Earlybird Deadline — €25
  • Regular Deadline — €30
  • Late Deadline — €35
  • Extended Deadline — €50

A Micro-short is a film running between 1 an 6 minutes. Micro-shorts must be in at least one of the following genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Action, Thriller, Animation, Cult and Fan Film. All International Micro-shorts must be in English or be dubbed/subtitled in English. We require a digital file of all accepted films.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €20
  • Regular Deadline — €25
  • Late Deadline — €30
  • Extended Deadline — €40

Produced in North America with a running time of 7–30 minutes. Accepted genres include comedy, science fiction, fantasy, horror, action, thriller, animation, cult and fan films.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €25
  • Regular Deadline — €30
  • Late Deadline — €35
  • Extended Deadline — €45

Produced outside North America, with a running time of 60–145 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €35
  • Regular Deadline — €40
  • Late Deadline — €45
  • Extended Deadline — €65

Produced outside North America, with a running time of 31 - 59 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €30
  • Regular Deadline — €35
  • Late Deadline — €40
  • Extended Deadline — €55

Our Original Screenplay Competition is for Feature Length (85 - 130 pages) only. We are looking for Screenplays in the following genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Action, Thriller and Cult/Bizarro. For our purposes, Action includes weterns, war, martial arts and crime drama, and Thriller includes Mystery.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €35
  • Regular Deadline — €40
  • Late Deadline — €45
  • Extended Deadline — €60

Animated film, any length.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €25
  • Regular Deadline — €30
  • Late Deadline — €35
  • Extended Deadline — €50

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