**We just completed Annual Gala in February 2023**

BBIFF is a monthly live screening film festival with a yearly live screening mega event in the Cultural capital of India scheduled for the monthly live screenings take place at the end of each month at Rotary Sadan community hall at Kolkata City of Joy. Jury board of BBIFF will select more than 50 films on different categories are officially selected and out of them at least one per category is awarded on every month. Monthly winner films are automatically qualified for the Annual screening and nominated for the prestigious GOLDEN LEO AWARD. The annual event will be a glamorous red-carpet premiere with press conferences and gala parties at Kolkata in the presence of international movie celebrities. Mission: BBIFF is a Progressive Film Movement to create a Space for upcoming film makers and celebration of cross culture through international films. Beside festival BBIFF mission is to providing an international platform for great cinema of worldwide film makers in a big way and to create a professional network of Film maker, Film lover and Film activist and Film Byers and different bodies of film marketing and promotions. ***Every winning film is rated on IMDb by our festival (if applicable).

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BBIFF is a monthly live screening film festival with a yearly live screening mega event in the Cultural capital of India scheduled for. The monthly live screenings take place at the end of each month.

Mission: BBIFF is a Progressive Film Movement to create a Space for upcoming filmmakers and celebration of cross culture through international films. Beside festival BBIFF mission is to providing an international platform for great cinema of worldwide film makers in a big way and to create a professional network of Film maker, Film lover and Film activist and Film Buyers and different bodies of film marketing and promotions.

Jury board of BBIFF will select more than 50 films on different categories are officially selected and out of them at least one per category is awarded on every month. Monthly winner films are automatically qualified for the Annual screening and nominated for the prestigious GOLDEN LEO AWARD. The annual event will be a glamorous red-carpet premiere with press conferences and gala parties at Kolkata in the presence of international movie celebrities. Where the participants will have excellent opportunities to exchange their ideas, ideologies and cultural innuendoes. The winners will have a chance to meet with the audience and participate in Q&A after the screening.

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film

1. The monthly winners will be honoured with winning certificate and laurel. The annual winners will be honoured with winning certificate and laurel & prestigious GOLDEN LEO AWARD trophy.
2. Film must be subtitled in English if language is other than English.
3. Year of production & accepted movie duration
4. The decision of the Jury will be final and can’t be challenged. • Entry submission as per rules & regulations. • Notification of shortlisted regular entries by the festival office on Nov 2022 & shortlisted late entries notification on Nov 2022. • Delegate registration to attend BBIFF at KOLKATA the city of Joy. All filmmakers must have registered as delegate to attend the festival. Hospitality charges are applicable for filmmakers & attendees, which include lunch, tea/coffee with cookies & master classes. • Festival movies screening & workshops followed by award ceremony in Kolkata on Dec 2022.
7. BBIFF does not take any type financial commitment for the expense incurred on the correspondence by the participant. All Travel, Lodging & Boarding and other miscellaneous expenses will have to be borne by the participant himself for attending the festival. No request for the same will be entertained.
8. Once the film submitted can’t be withdrawn in any circumstances, however festival director reserve the rights to disqualify any film on certain grounds.
9. By submitting movie to BBIFF, filmmaker/producer takes the whole responsibility of copyright issues of music, script and other creative and technical aspects of film.

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  • Davoud Abdolmaleki

    Thank you very much for your attention to my film “The Passion of Mahmoud”. I was very glad to take part in your festival. I think everything is good and the Beyond Border International Film Festival will have a very good future.

    June 2024
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Davoud we are happy to have your film.

  • Richard Oliver

    Festivals like this one makes this award win for my humanitarian film entitled: “HUMANITY” for the children of Gaza, all the more special. I worked so hard on this film to the brink of exhaustion. Because of its historic, sensitive (and some might say) controversial subject matter. I knew that it would be hard to get the funding I needed.
    So I decided to forge ahead and fund and produce it myself.

    As budding filmmakers, to have our work or passion project reviewed and acknowledged by distinguished and reputable accomplished judges, is truly an honor in itself. This is what makes the Beyond Border International Film Festival all the more special. Their consideration gave me the clarity and assurance to accept that I was spiritually led to produce the right project at the right time in our history. It also gave me the confidence to keep following my creative vision and instincts. To push the limits of music, art and cinema to the next level of greatness. I want to fly down so bad to be a part of their festival experience, if it's God's will, then it may happen.
    I want to again thank the festival for this award. And I look forward to submitting more of my work in the future. But to be honest I want no awards, fame or fortune for my film at all. My only hope is that it will help reconnect us all, back to our HUMANITY. Beyond the Border International Film Festival, I thank you for your Humanity. I proudly accept this award on behalf of the children of Gaza, who inspired my film.

    May 2024
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Richard, We are absolutely honored by your detailed and such kind words about our festival. Keep creating magic! Take care.

  • soore vahe

    Beyond Border International Film Festival is good

    May 2024
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Soore.

  • Alexander Nikolayenya

    Thank you very much for your attention to my film “Through the Mouth of a Baby”! I was very glad to take part in your festival. I will be happy to take part in it next time.

    May 2024
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    Response from festival:

    We will be waiting for your next film.

  • I am delighted that my film House received an Honorable Mention at your festival. I intend to submit my films to your festival again in the future.

    May 2024
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Zainab, your film made us happy.