Welcome to Baltic Independent Film Festival (BIFF) an event dedicated to independent films of all genres and origins made by filmmakers.
At BIFF, we are looking for films that are pushing the boundaries of filmmaking. If it comes from your soul we want to see it! Our aim is to be an advocate for filmmakers with a vision and to promote their work by showcasing it to a large audience.
The place is amazing!
We will show your film this summer at the Baltic Seaside when massive crowds of people will be in attendance.
Your film will be shown in two places:
At the famous and incredible open air tourist location Mechelinki, Poland (1000 people at one show from all over the world)!
In the cinema, where we'll invite famous artists from the filmmaking community, discuss your film, and filmmaking process.. Amongst others there will be directors,
You and your film can and will be read about by everyone in newspapers, seen on TV, and heard about on the radio. You'll receive tremendous promotion by both BIFF and Facebook.
… and The Grand Prize goes to.. !
The final! 2 days ceremony!
We welcome you! BIFF has major governmental support. Gmina Kosakowo’s and Kosakowo’s Culture Center cooperation will help take this event to a higher level. On the closing day there will be a celebration comprised of a speech by the local Mayor and famous international filmmakers. Followed by a presentation of the winning film selections throughout the world.
Films selected for the Official Selection will be nominated for an award in at least one of the following categories:
Best Short Feature Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Short Animation
Special Audience Prize
★ Selection of films from those which we nominated will be screened at the cinema in front of a live audience. All films of the Official Selection will receive our laurels. Winners of the festival will be announced during the award ceremony and online on our website and social media following the festival.
TThe film can be up to 35 mins length.
All content submitted to us must be in English or with English subtitles.
All films must have been made after 2016. We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online.
Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.
We may promote your film through social media, for which we may require all available promotional materials.
Submission(s) give us the right to screen your film at BIFF.
Nominations: All films nominated for every category.
Official Selection: Films selected for screening will be notified via email. If you received a Nomination email, but no Official Selection email, it means your film will not be screened, but is still a contender for an award in its category.
Award Winners: Chosen from both the Nominations and the Official Selection.
We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances, which all filmmakers will be informed about through our online platforms.
Any technical issues with the submitted films are 100% the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at the time of judging, your video file doesn’t work or doesn’t have English subtitles (if in a language other than English), it will be automatically rejected, without a refund. Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process, and a solution will be found.
We cannot provide refunds.
By submitting to us you agree to our terms and conditions and to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about film festivals in the form of emails. We will never sell your information to third parties.
The individual rights will be protected, keep in mind the freedom of speech will be promoted!