Burgas International Film Festival


Years running: 7 (since 2016)

Burgas International Film Festival

Burgas International Film Festival.


The main goal of Burgas International Film Festival is to develop a sustainable platform for presentation of feature movies by acquainting the audience with the contemporary cinema art 

The mission of The Festival is to turn Burgas into cultural venue of filmmakers and movie fans.

The main scope of the Festival is to present the current trends in the Bulgarian and international cinema practice and to provoke intercultural dialogue.


  • Best Feature Film 
  • Best International Short Film 
  • Best National Short Film
  • Audience Award


  • Films produced after January 1st, 2021.
  • Fill out the entry form and provide the film.
  • Entrants will receive an e-mail confirmation for successful submission of their entry forms.
  • The movie copies for the official selection (in one of the following formats: MPEG4/ codec H264 or Prores and without embedded subtitles) have to be uploaded at the Cloud-storage, provided by Moderat Foundation.


Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Burgas International Film Festival is organized by the Moderat Foundation with the support of the Municipality of Burgas.

  • Festival Director: Emil Ovanesov




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Email: info@burgasfilmfest.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    October 31, 2021
  • Regular Deadline
    January 31, 2022
  • Deadline
    April 07, 2022
  • Late Deadline
    May 22, 2022
  • Notifications
    June 02, 2022
  • Event Dates
    16 — 22 July 2022
Categories & Fees

Fiction (58−140 minutes).

  • Regular Deadline — $15
  • Deadline — $18
  • Late Deadline — $26

Short fiction (5−40 minutes).

  • Regular Deadline — $8
  • Deadline — $9
  • Late Deadline — $12
  • Regular Deadline — $5
  • Deadline — $7
  • Late Deadline — $10

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