Welcome to the Big Fridge International Film Festival, a new and exciting competition celebrating short films from around the World.
Year after year, we endeavour to support filmmakers find distribution and funding for their next filmmaking ventures. Whether first-time artists or seasoned creators, our mission is to provide a platform to recognise your community, build connections within it, and importantly, form profitable relationships with producers, sponsors and talent.
We have built a small but exceptional network of industry professionals that will look at all films entered and will give business and commercial advice. There are countless success stories of filmmakers securing distribution for their films, launching them and their work into the marketplace. We have the people and skills in our professional team to make this happen. We can create a ripple for your movie to be seen around the United Kingdom, Europe and beyond. It all starts here by entering today.
Our Judging Panel consists of film industry professionals who have worked with Disney, Marvel and the BBC.
The Big Fridge International Film Festival consists of core categories and additional categories!
THE BIG FRIDGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS - CORE CATEGORIES
Best Short Film
Best Super Short Film (under 5 mins)
Best Animated Short Film
Best Documentary Short
Best Foreign Language Short Film
Best Visual Effects
Those that are nominated but don't win will be able to purchase a Nominees British Short Film Award directly from the BFIFF website.
THE BIG FRIDGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS - ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES
All those that are nominated will be able to to purchase a Nominee's Big Fridge International Film Award directly from the BFIFF website.
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Music Video
Best Production Design
Best Comedy Short Film
Best Horror Short Film
Best Thriller Short Film
Best Sci Fi Short Film
Best Drama Short Film
Best Student Short Film
Best Hair and Make Up
Best Visual Effects
Best Costume Design
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Sound Design
Best Short from the archives (finished before 2019)
Cash Prizes will be distributed by our film sponsors!
RULES AND GUIDELINES FOR BIG FRIDGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2023 SUBMISSIONS
If you receive your submission confirmation email from FilmFreeway, then your submission has been received. There is no need to contact BFIFF to follow up on it, or ask about its progress. Unless you have a query about the upcoming film festival, please don't contact us directly.
The Big Fridge International Film Festival is a global competition and will screen films full length. *Unless requested not to so your valuable festival premier status is protected.
There is no limit to the number of categories you can submit to.
To be eligible, short films must be 30 minutes and under, including credits.
Submissions will be accepted via FilmFreeway only.
Entry fees are nonrefundable.
All judging and jury decisions are final.
BFIFF reserves the right to enter films in to multiple categories at their discretion.
We do not accept extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organisations.
By submitting you are allowing BFIFF to use your trailer, teaser clip, film poster and stills for promotional purposes only. BFIFF will never post, distribute, release or show the film or reveal plot information of any submission.
All rights, clearances and permissions must be obtained prior to submission and applicants must ensure that they have the right to submit the work with regard to third parties connected to the production of the film in question. By entering your work you agree to this and the responsibilities involved. The Big Fridge International Film Awards assumes no responsibility for violation of copyright law.
Please note that submission fees will not be refunded if your film does not meet these conditions and The Big Fridge International Film Awards reserve the right to disqualify any submissions that don’t adhere to the above terms.
If an opportunity to screen a submitted short film arises, the festival organisers will contact the submitter directly.
Thank you for your interest in the Big Fridge International Film Festival, we look forward to celebrating your film!