An international film festival held in Birmingham, England, showcasing and recognising talent on a world stage.
All screenings and many events are free to attend.
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.
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.
Best Film Overall (BFF Bull Award)
Best Micro Short (under 5 minutes)
Best Music Video
Best Animated Film
Best TV Show
Best Online Content
Best Male Actor
Best Female Actor
Best Ensemble cast
Best Hair & Make Up
Best Production Design
Best Fan Film
AUDIENCE AWARD - voted for online and at screenings.
Please identify if your film qualifies for any of the following awards:
Best Young Film Maker (director/producer was under 18)
Best Young Male Actor (lead male actor under 18 at time of filming)
Best Young Female Actor (leadfemale actor under 18 at time of filming)
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 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.
WE DO NOT REQUIRE PREMIER STATUS