BELIFF - Be Epic! London International Film Festival

Why you should submit to BELIFF:

- GUARANTEE your film will be watched! Every film submitted to our festival receives a brief feedback from an industry professional before due time (of notification date). On top of that we are happy to post on all our social media a brief message promoting any film that has submitted to our festival. The text and visual material must be provided by the submitter.

- Your film will get a chance of seeing SCREENED at the oldest independent Art Deco Cinema in London, the fabulous PHOENIX CINEMA, with a public of around 100 people. You also get direct feedback from the audience who will rate and offer impressions via our unique and specially designed rating forms.

- We offer access to NETWORKING events and Organised Q&A/Interview sessions with Industry Professionals. These are open to anyone who wants to attend but we encourage connections and communication between the filmmakers attending though the official selection.

- Everybody submitting their film to BELIFF get a chance of winning a FREE Editorial in our festival Magazine FILM VOICE, distributed during the festival and digitally throughout the year plus 2 free hard copies.

- The chance to have your film DISTRIBUTED for a week in London at the lovely Phoenix Cinema.

We are proud to have supported some great independent film makers so far. Some of them won many more film festivals, obtained distribution and already started work on their new projects after attending our competition.

We are so happy to have been receiving so many wonderful feedbacks and reviews (so far only 5 star reviews) and feeling so supported.

We are interested in helping the independent cinema community and we are happy to repost and share any successes or future projects via social media, you just need to get in touch or tag us in your posts and we will re post, like, comment and help as much as we can.


VIDEO LINKS:
Check our some our last year highlight:

2017 HIGHLIGHTS Video:
https://youtu.be/mUWLUlq1X_A

FILMMAKERS INTERVIEWS VIDEO Samples:
https://youtu.be/kKtuzH-QImQ
https://youtu.be/0Z8sBH4w-JI
https://youtu.be/KBpCjrzPcWc

REVIEWS & FEEDBACKS:
http://www.beliff.co.uk/reviews-feedbacks/

FILM VOICE:
http://online.fliphtml5.com/ucad/bnql/

2017 TRAILER:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPkNtZqziys

WHAT ARE YOU GETTING OUT OF OUR FESTIVAL:

- The guarantee that your film will be watched (1 phrase feedback from the Jury by e-mail)
- Cinema PHOENIX, beautiful art-deco screening venue, one of the oldest in London
- Complete Film Rating Scores by the Public sent via e-mail
- The oportunity to meet film makers and industry professionals at our Netwroking Events
- Complementary memberships and prizes for the winners courtesy of our Partners iPitchTV and Fade In Leading Screenwritting Software
- The oportunity to participate to the Awards Ceremony where we celebrate the beauty of independent films and everybody involved in the process.
- The oportunity to publicise your film by purchasing editiorials in our Festival Magazine FILM VOICE.
- The possibility of purchasing a Critics Review or a Feedback for your film
- Constant Publicity on Social Media for films that make the Official Selection

DESCRIPTION:
Be Epic! London International Film Festival is a yearly film festival that is looking especially for meaningful, innovative, free of cliche filmmaking.

BELIFF encourages young and old film makers from around the world to contribute to the shaping of society through inspirational films that combine with valuable messages and innovative ideas. BELIFF aims to be the rising point of film makers and up and coming new artists by promoting value and hard work and we are dedicating ourselves to stand up for everyone who is looking to refine and discover film both as entertaining and educating audiences from all around the globe.

We've also partnered up with InkTip:

InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers. Producers have made more than 315 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.
Winners of Best Short, Best Feature and Best Student Film will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.

Those who will get the best out of BELIFF film festival are:
- the visionary voices and artists (scriptwriters, directors, actors etc.) that have great empathy and a deep capacity to understanding and expressing beyond the surface layers of things and beyond those depths as well.
- distinctive scripts,
- truthful perspectives on themes and subjects,
- the creators of innovative cinematic outcomes that stand out from the usual mainstream.

The Selected films are in competition for the following awards:
1. Best Feature Film
Certificate
2. Best Short Film
Certificate
3. Best Documentary Feature or Short
Certificate
4. Best Animated Short Film
Certificate
5. Best Experimental Film
Certificate
6. Best Director
Certificate
7. Best Actor
Certificate
8. Best Actress
Certificate
9. Best Cinematography
Certificate
10. Best Student Film
Certificate
11. Public Award
Certificate
12. Best Music Video
Certificate
13. Best Script (Screenplay)
14. Best Commercial
15. Jury Awards (a maximum of 3 for specific films that have accomplished distinction in a specific area)

Public Award (decided entirely by the public though the rating forms and marking durimg each screening)

Rules:
1. We accept short and feature films: documentaries, animations, narrative fiction, sci-fi experimentals
2. Any film that has been previously released via ANY home video platform or broadcast on TV or the internet in any country ARE NOT ELIGIBLE for the festival unless the version submitted is significantly different than the version previously broadcasted;
3. The films must not be older than 5 years;
4. Time limits: Short (up to 25 minutes) Feature (up to 3 hours) Documentaries (up to 3 hours) Animation (up to 2 hours)
5. All non english language films must have English Subtitles.
6. Artists are welcome to submit more than one film.
7. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older (or have your parent or guardian consent) to enter the competition.
8. Rough cuts or incomplete works are not accepted. – Film formats accepted, DVD, Blu Ray, HD Resolution
9. Entrant agrees to grant Film Festival permission for accepted films and related marketing materials to be reproduced and distributed – in whole or in part – for purposes of jurying, education, and promotion of the festival.
10. Entry fees are non-refundable
11. The jury’s decision is final.
12. Filmmaker must have obtained all clearances for exhibition and must certify that the work is original and no disputes regarding ownership exist on the film.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Elen JI

    A high quality festival to highly recommend to all the filmmakers. Although I couldn't personally attend the festival this year, I can feel the passion and respect from the BELIFF team to the participants, through their professional organization, excellent communication and efficient information updating. I'm honored to have my work "Dinner for Two" rated among TOP 10 Audience's preferences. My sincere gratitude to BELIFF team and BELIFF audience. All the best to the Fest~

    September 2018
    Basdfgzanoua4
    Response from festival:

    Hey Elen,
    Thank you so much for your kind words. Great job you've done this year. Keep on going and don't forget: You are Epic!

    Best wishes from us all.

  • Gyulyara Meliki

    Amazing festival with a live screening in London! Will be definitely applying again, as it is a great networking event and an amazing opportunity to promote your film!
    Keep on going !

    September 2018
  • Yen Ju (Ethel) Wu

    A very nice and welcome festival! And they also have an audience votes system, so filmmakers can have a chance to know public preference.

    September 2018
    Basdfgzanoua4
    Response from festival:

    Hi Yen Ju,
    thank you so much for your review. :)
    Lots of love from London.
    BELIFF Team

  • Alberto Martín-Aragón

    Unfortunately I couldn´t attend to the screenings of this festival. However, I have no doubt that Beliff is an example of rigor, excellence and quality in every way. I was lucky that my experimental short was nominated by the Beliff jury, open to the most radical and audacious film languages.

    August 2018
    Basdfgzanoua4
    Response from festival:

    Hey Alberto,

    :D Thank you so much for leaving us a review. Your film was indeed an original appearance, nevertheless standing out through it's experimental-satirical valencies.

    You are Epic!

  • Nicole Chen

    I am lucky enough to get to know BELIFF film festival, The heart and effort Ioana and Vlad put through. From every single email and update to the book design and festival info. Beautiful and classic, thank you to this amazing festival! I wish I was there to experience the visual feast and witness the success!

    August 2018
    Basdfgzanoua4
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for the kind words Nicole. You are Epic! :D