An international film festival held in Birmingham, England, showcasing and recognising talent on a world stage.

Held every November and including features, shorts, documentaries, screen plays, TV pilots and music videos on our main theatre screen, as well support events with special guests.

All filmmakers who's work is being shown will 3 tickets for the screening of their own film.

Distributors, producers and press from all over the world will be on hand to view the films screened and there will be the chance to network with them at the festival too. Many of the industry’s top companies and film schools will also be in attendance offering advice on education and career opportunities.

Other events and networking opportunities will be announced closer to the date. These will include seminars, Q&As, conventions and memorabilia expos.

There will be a high calibre panel of special guest judges, from various areas of the industry, who will review the nominees’ entries and select the winners at the festival’s closing event. The award ceremony will be held at a high-profile venue in the city and be an open ticket event.

STANDARD AWARDS:

Best Film Overall (BFF Bull Award)
Best Feature
Best Short
Best Micro Short (under 5 minutes)
Best Documentary
Best Screenplay
Best Music Video
Best Animated Film
Best Online Film
Best Online Producer
Best Male Actor
Best Female Actor
Best Ensemble cast
Best Cinematography
Best Costume
Best Stills Photography
Best Editing
Best Stunt
Best Hair & Make Up
Best Production Design

SPECIALTY AWARDS
Please identify if your film qualifies for any of the following awards:

Best Young Film Maker (under 18)
Best Young Male Actor (under 18)
Best Young Female Actor (under 18)
Best First Time Filmmaker
Best Student Filmmaker
Best Local Film (Birmingham based production, theme or cast and crew)
Best International Film (produced outside the UK or made by a filmmaker born outside the UK)
Best Original Score (Music created for your film specifically)
Best Special Effects (Your effects, digital or practical may be so good, we can't see them)

Please visit the official website to find out the criteria and entry process for the awards.

Films are restricted by the category of awards they can be considered for. Entrants must identify which awards they wish to be considered for.
Films must not have had a commercial release prior to submission.
Short films must be under 72 minutes
Feature films must be 72 minutes or longer.

Overall Rating
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Hospitality
Networking
  • Rory Farmer

    Amazing venue, and a really great vibe at this festival! Thank you for showing our short comedy Blue Milk!

    August 2019
  • Scott Clist

    An awesome festival.
    From submission of my project until the award ceremony this event was amazing. The organisers do an great job of keeping you informed of what's happening with your project.
    The award ceremony was an exceptional experiance

    May 2019
  • Alex Baro

    Nice local festival! Lovely vibes

    May 2019
  • "ONE ABSOLUTELY SUPERB EVENT :). I WILL BE ENTERING AGAIN THIS YEAR FOR SURE"

    April 2019
  • Wonderful Festival. Great experience. Definitely recommend!

    December 2018