Wellcome to Bodrum International Valentines day Film Festival

Bodrum is the site of the ancient city of Halikarnassus, the location of the famous Mausoleum of Halikarnassus (built after 353 BCE) - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Bodrum is a fascinating place as it has a pleasing contrast between the Ancient city - where there are discernible fragments everywhere in the town -and a playground for rich Turks and an array of foreign visitors. It is one of the centers of the Turkish Tourist industry and is the market town for the Bodrum Peninsula which consists of a number of towns and villages nestling on the edge of the Coast. Until the 1960's the town was a fishing village which changed when a number of Turkish intellectuals gathered and wrote about.

How ever this is the first Bodrum international Valentine’s Day film festival of 8-14 February 2015 Bodrum one of the most romantic and popular holiday resort in Turkey And this romantic holiday resort will host this special event and celebrated Valentine's Day, on special way

However we will choice with a list of love films in other words, a Love hurts and the Depressing will be selected love films only! which only means that the movies we have picked out are absolutely positively depressing in their most unique ways.
These films,should be love equals suffering. But then again, it’s so worth it sometimes. Happy suffering!

As we are all know Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14 of each year; and The reason why we are celebrated on this day is because this was the day that the Patron Saint of Lovers "St Valentine" there for you should bring your love story movie to the very special Bodrum international Valentine's Day film festival you can win a best award golden heart and blue cruise holiday packet

Perfect opportunity for any producer,director,writer, actors-actress and other film market distributor as well to get awards, from BIVFF

For many, Valentine’s Day conjures images of couples sprawled across love seats, seductively dropping chocolate truffles into one another’s mouths, all the while gorging on the cinematic bon-bons also known as sentimental romantic comedies.

But we are decide to make valentines day film festival that bring messages peace and hope for all of as human being and remembering each other

This is the first time Bodrum is hosting a new excitement; an international valentines day film festival. 7-14 -2015; Bodrum International Valentines day Film Festival (BIVFF), organized by Bodrum Municipality and is opening its curtains on 7 February for the first time.

Festival will bring together the audience with the most qualified productions throughout the world and also, besides the competition excitement in most romantic places Bodrum and in Turkey, it will be a full cinema week with many events.

This cheerful and tiring festival marathon will end on 15th of February with the Award Ceremony. Along the festival; approximately 100 films including full length, short and documentary films, will meet the cinema goers.

Looking forward to meet you at the 7th Bodrum International Valentines day Film Festival which will enrich your feeling and love life with cinema

Enjoy the festival with Happy Valentine’s Day.

On Valentine’s Day, Friday February 14th, we will announce a winner for each of the following categories: And Each winner will receive a Valentine’s Day golden heart award. and a wonderful romantic holiday packages

– Best Romantic Film Award
– Best Director Award
– Best Actress Award
– Best Actor Award
– Best Screenplay Award
– Best Supporting Actress Award
– Best Supporting Actor Award
– Best Cinematographer Award
– Best Art Direction Award
– Best Music Award
– Best Special Effects Award
– Most Romantic Kiss Award
– Most Romantic Man Award
– Special Jury Prize Award
– Special Bodrum Award
– Audience Award
– Best Short Film Award
– Best Documentary Award

We hope everyone has fun and enjoys themselves at the festival. but a few suggestions...

Please submit as soon as possible. The process goes a lot smoother if we are not sent a lot of films at the last minute. THANKS!

We strongly encourage all applicants to use online submissions. DVDs do not get lost that way and it is much easier to share the video. Filmfreeway.com online secure video is fine but so is a password protected vimeo/youtube link. If you must send DVDs, we are strongly encouraging entrants submitting hard-copies to submit films in a paper DVD sleeve. When packaging, protect the DVD in a padded envelope, or similar package. Please DO NOT send your dvd in a slim, jewel, or standard DVD case.

Please note that the ONLY difference in the early submission deadline versus the final submission deadline is the fee discount. The submission process and consideration by the Programming Committee is not affected by the date you submit your film as long as it is postmarked by our final deadline - your chances are equal regardless of the day your film makes it into our offices, as long as it is postmarked by the final deadline!

ALL films submitted to the festival are seen and scored by multiple judges. All films that have a high rating average, or are a favorite of a programmer, go on to final deliberations. BIVFF selects its films by majority vote.

Film Submissions are non-returnable for any reason.

If a film is accepted, entrants will be solely responsible for delivering their promotional materials to and from the festival venue. Complete press kits will be needed as soon after notification as possible. BIVFF cannot be held liable for your exhibition print/video materials which are lost or damaged.

In 2015 the awards will be juried. The jury will submit their ratings to a third party who will track and calculate the results. The results will be held by the third party until the evening of the awards where the results will be announced. The process for calculating the winners are;

1 - The films/videos are shown to the judges.
2 - The judges mark the ballots rating the films and other appropriate categories from 1 to 10, 10 being the best.
3 - All the scores are totaled and then divided by the number of ballots.
4 - Highest score wins.
5 - The decision of the festival is final.