BSF is an international, juried short film festival based in Barcelona, Spain. BSF screens outstanding short film, animation, docs, experimental and video art. We understand that some short film and video blur the lines of typical film festival categories, so we also enthusiastically encourage non-traditional and experimental formats.

The stories of, and by women, girls and non-binary people are underrepresented in film festivals, so we want to encourage submissions from anyone self-identifying as a woman, non-binary and/or anyone telling stories about women, girls and non-binary people.

An international jury will select the winning categories including, Best International Short Film or Video 2019, which will receive 1000€.

BSF 2019 will screen in Zumzeig Cine, Barcelona. Zumzeig Cine is an independent, non-profit organisation, and the first cooperative cinema in Catalonia.

You can view the trailers for the 2017 selection and winners on our Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/barcelonashortfilm

You can view the 2017 Programme here: https://issuu.com/barcelonashortfilm/docs/bsf2017programme

BSF is run by Assoicació Techne Barcelona, a non-profit organization for the promotion and showcasing of art. Associació Techne Barcelona supports a culture of equality, diversity and non-discrimination.

We look forward to your submissions!

‘BSF Best International Short Film or Video 2019’ - this award receives laurels and 1000€

Best Performance (laurels)

Best Cinematography (laurels)

Best Animation Short (laurels)

Best Documentary Short (laurels)

Best Experimental Short (laurels)

Best Special FX (laurels)

Best Audio (laurels)

All work selected for screening will receive ‘BSF 2019 OFFICIAL SELECTION’ laurels.

Submission is open to everyone.

All applications and payment must be made online through FilmFreeway.com. (Free to join.)

Film or video can have been made at any time since 2012.

Each submission should not exceed 21 minutes in runtime. No minimum duration.

Film and video not in English must include English subtitles.

Submit your film or video to the category that you think best suits your work, however BSF reserves the right to award you within a different category. Every submission is considered for every applicable prize category.

These are the deadlines and fees for BSF 2019:

Earlybird Deadline: February 1st 2019 US$10

General Deadline: May 1st 2019 US$15

Late Deadline: June 1st 2019 US$20

The jury will vote for these categories:

‘BSF Best International Short Film or Video 2019’ - this award receives laurels and 1000€

Best Performance (laurels)

Best Cinematography (laurels)

Best Animation Short (laurels)

Best Documentary Short (laurels)

Best Experimental Short (laurels)

Best Narrative Short (laurels)

Best SFX (laurels)

Best Audio (laurels)

Audience Award (laurels)

All work selected for screening will receive ‘BSF 2019 OFFICIAL SELECTION’ laurels.

If your submission is successful you will be informed by the end of July 2019.

If selected for screening at the festival, all work must be submitted electronically via secure online file transfer, (eg. WeTransfer), by the deadline specified in your acceptance email. The digital format for screening submission will be stipulated in your acceptance email.

Promotional videos are not eligible for submission (e.g. adverts, commercials, corporate videos etc).

The festival director and jury’s decisions on all things are final. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the organisation/management reserve the right to change dates, location and awards.

By submitting your work to BSF, you certify that you have obtained all the film, performance and music rights, and clearances, including third-party clearances for everyone involved in the film/video, for your entire submission. By submitting to BSF, BSF is in no way liable for any issues arising from violations of these rights, including if they have not been legally and lawfully obtained by the participant.

If selected for the programme, BSF reserve the right to use up to 30 seconds of any selected submission, and 3 film/video stills, for non-commercial promotional purposes.

Films that are submitted are not guaranteed to be accepted into festival. BSF does not pay screening fees.

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  • Hannah McClure

    The Barcelona International Short Film and Video Festival was a festival full of heart. The films chosen were important not only for their superb quality and style, but for the subject matter. Many of the films I witnessed here have left a lasting imprint on me.

    October 2017