Burbank International Film Festival


Years running: 17 (since 2007)

Burbank International Film Festival

International Film Festival


Burbank, California is the Media Capital of the world and it's here that Hollywood filmmaking first began. As such, our mission is to promote up-and-coming artists by providing a gateway to expand their careers in the center of the entertainment industry. We shine a light on the unknown artist of today, helping them become the celebrated filmmakers of tomorrow. As such, we are committed to providing a unique filmmaker and film festival experience few can offer.

BIFF also attracts and welcomes film Distributor's looking for a variety of products to market and sell throughout the world. Distributor's need films for theatrical, DVD, VOD, internet streaming as well as other online and worldwide distribution platforms. We pride ourselves on being able to put festival filmmakers in direct contact with distributors looking for fresh content.


A beautiful custom-designed crystal-based BIFF Award is presented to the winner in each category at the Star-Studded Closing Night Dinner & Gala Awards Show.


  • Entrants must submit only an ONLINE digital version of their film for viewing consideration. NO DVD's, Blu-Rays or Computer Files will be accepted.
  • Entry forms and payment will not be processed without an accompanying digital ONLINE Preview Copy in the accepted format. Three high resolution production stills or high resolution screen captures taken from your film, a log-line and short synopsis along with the directors full name and biography. Please be sure and note if your film will be any kind of Premiere: World, US, West Coast or Los Angeles.
  • All entries must be in English or subtitled, unless special arrangements have been made with the festival.
  •  Students must include proof of student status with the submission (i.e. copy of current and valid student I.D.) or their film will not be judged as a student film and could be disqualified.

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers


Tracey Bowyer (VICE PRESIDENT)



United States

Official Website



2600 W. Olive Ave. 5th Floor
Burbank, CA 91505

Phone: (818) 601-2082

Email: director@burbankfilmfest.org

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    November 01, 2023
  • Earlybird Deadline
    January 31, 2023
  • Regular Deadline
    February 29, 2024
  • Late Deadline
    March 31, 2024
  • Extended Deadline
    April 30, 2024
  • Notifications
    May 26, 2024
  • Event Dates
    25 — 29 September 2024
Categories & Fees
  • Earlybird Deadline — $50
  • Regular Deadline — $75
  • Late Deadline — $90
  • Extended Deadline — $100
  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $55
  • Late Deadline — $70
  • Extended Deadline — $80
  • Earlybird Deadline — $60
  • Regular Deadline — $75
  • Late Deadline — $90
  • Extended Deadline — $100
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