Batroun Mediterranean Film Festival (BMFF) is celebrated in September with a selection of short films with a Mediterranean twist.
During the first week of September, in the historical 4000 years old Phoenician Mediterranean city of Batroun, audience and filmmakers come along to share the mind-blowing artwork in an enchanting setting of the open-air unique screening venue; an environment that will generate enrichment for both, the local audience as well as international filmmakers.
A lively cultural event that consists of International and National Competitions, professional workshops, seminars, special events, concerts and hangouts will give every art lover a great cinematic breath.
Best International Film
Best Lebanese Film
Audience Choice Award
Best Off Mediterranean Film
Special Mention for Best Ecological Film
Rules and Regulations:
1- FILMS PRODUCED AFTER JANUARY 1, 2019 ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SUBMISSION.
2- THE FESTIVAL COMPETITION INCLUDES FILMS FROM MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES ONLY, YET, THE FESTIVAL INCLUDES A SPECIAL SELECTIVE PROGRAM FOR OFF MEDITERRANEAN FILMS.
3- BMFF SUPPORTS THE TRAVEL COST OF DIRECTORS OF ALL SELECTED INTERNATIONAL FILMS TO LEBANON TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FESTIVAL SCREENINGS AND ACTIVITIES. (Conditions apply)
4- Submission fees are non refundable and non reimbursable under any circumstances; BMFF does not reimburse any submission fees for films who are not selected for the festival program, or who withdrew their submissions at any time.
5- BMFF retains the right to accept or decline any film, for whatever reason, without any explanation.
6- Applicant admits that he/she is authorized to submit the film, being the rights-holder or authorized representative of the film.
7- BMFF receives exhibition copy in QuickTime 1080p HD 8 bit uncompressed or Apple ProRes file or equivalent via a downloadable link.
8- All non-English speaking films must have adequate English subtitles.
9- Screening fees must be declared prior to or upon submission. If a screening fee is only indicated after the official selection has been announced, the Festival retains the right to revoke the film's acceptance.
10- BMFF holds the right to:
• Use the selected films for trailers and publicity usage
• Screen the winning films in other related events inside Lebanon, and recommend the winning films to other international film festivals that collaborate with BMFF after the approval of the filmmakers.