Everyone knows that Beaufort, North Carolina is the "Coolest Small Town in America," right? Well, did you know that the Beaufort Film Festival is (suddenly) the Coolest Film Festival in America? No? Well, if you don't know, now you know.
We're looking to treat and inspire an otherwise under-served (festival-wise) and appreciative audience of movie-lovers all along the so-called Crystal Coast -- it's beautiful here at the beach, and we've got our boats and our books and our beers all lined up, but what we're looking for now is <wait for it> "boffo box-office, bay-bee."
Yeah, we seek submissions of all stripes: student film, experimental, short, feature-length, you name it. And we'll then select the "coolest" flicks to screen at one of our (honestly) cool movie venues -- we've got the swankiest hotel in town (for the awards ceremonies and/or after-parties), we've got a retro-hip Drive-In (made out of shipping containers!), plus we've got a more intimate indoor venue (right next door to a micro-brewery!), and there's all manner of "great lawns" about town where we can celebrate both the art of film and the practice of maintaining social distance (if need be).
Come what may, we'll be ready by Fall 2021 -- join us.
The Coolest Awards & Prizes
The following rules govern all film submissions to the Beaufort Film Festival (“BFF” or the “Festival”)
Submissions must be accompanied by the applicable submission fee PER ENTRY and a completed online entry form. All films must be in English or have English subtitles at the time submitted.
Films must be submitted as an online streaming video via a participating submission platform, an MP4 file, a password-protected streaming URL, or on DVD with NTSC or PAL formatting (please test before sending).
Films that are selected to screen at the Festival may not necessarily be selected to be “in competition” for awards purposes. Notifications regarding potential selection for competition status possibly may occur subsequent to notifications of acceptance for exhibition.
ORIGINALITY AND PERMISSIONS; INDEMNITY
Films must be the original work of the applicants. If a film is based upon another person’s life or upon a book or other underlying work, applicant(s) must secure any necessary rights to make such adaptations. However, it is not necessary to submit the adaptation rights agreements to the Festival. Neither the Festival nor its jurists investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you represent that you have secured all necessary rights.
Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in their films, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. BFF expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.
COMPETITION IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.