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 TV Show
Best Online Content
Best Male Actor
Best Female Actor
Best Ensemble cast
Best Cinematography
Best Costume
Best Editing
Best Stunt
Best Hair & Make Up
Best Production Design
Project: Lockdown Winner

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 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
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • A wonderful festival! Thanks for including my music video!

    February 2020
  • Tharun Mohan

    Birmingham’s very own film festival, which is on its way to becoming the one of the biggest in Midlands.
    Our film ‘Dorcha’ was an official selection and had a wonderful experience there, BFF 2019 was held at the Millennium Point, which hosts one of the biggest screens in the country (ex-IMAX), over all it’s a very well organised festival and will definitely come again

    January 2020
  • Tom Tyrrell

    Was great to see my film on the big screen at Millenium Point, however it was very quiet and I didn't feel my music video sat well with the other featured vids. Maybe next time have a load of music videos playing together?

    January 2020
  • This is a wonderful festival with a genuine love for independent filmmakers. A great networking opportunity and the awards ceremony was stylish and fun.

    December 2019
  • Roy Palmer

    A great event, lots to see. Some really good films.

    November 2019