Running over three days, Braziers International Film Festival (BIFF) features a diverse and dynamic programme of international films, screened in the unique and historical setting of Braziers Park School of Integrative Social Research. The programmes include documentary, animation, fiction, expanded cinema and contemporary artists' film & video.
Selected by a team of artist-filmmakers, and run as a not-for-profit collective, the festival takes place on the Braziers Park estate, home to the annual Supernormal Festival. Films are projected to audiences in a cinema-style environment, with screenings, workshops and special events taking place inside a large, historic 17th century barn adapted for public performances, in addition to the Gothic manor house and custom-built outdoor structures. With both 16mm and digital video projections, each programme screening is followed by group discussion and Q&A with attending film-makers, who are invited to Braziers. The festival also features workshops and special focus programmes, which in previous editions have included artist-filmmakers Bea Haut, Karel Doing, Mary Stark & David Chatton Barker, and BEEF (Bristol Experimental Expanded Film.
About Braziers Park:
Braziers Park School of Integrative Social Research is a community, a residential college and an architectural treasure hidden deep in the south Oxfordshire countryside. It was founded in 1950 as a progressive, not-for-profit educational trust, and is the UK's longest-running 'intentional community', which continues to explore co-existence, collective work and our place in nature. Braziers' community members share responsibility for running the mansion house, 55 acres of land, organic kitchen garden and livestock, facilitating courses and organising events assisted by visiting volunteers from around the world.
Documentary on Braziers Park: https://vimeo.com/221863085
The Glaister Award:
Voted by the audience, the festival will present a film-maker with the 'Glaister Award'. Named after the founder of Braziers, Norman Glaister, the award recognises a film which makes a positive contribution to social development and action in the world today.
Submissions are open to films of every genre - including experimental, documentary, drama, comedy, horror, sci-fi, animation, music and low-budget work. The programme is selected by a team of artist-filmmakers, who have a particular focus on contemporary artists' moving image work, but who are also looking for a diverse range of films in any genre.
The festival will comprise of several short film programmes, alongside features, held over 3 days.
Entries are open to both the UK and international filmmakers with an entry fee of $8 per film submitted (regular deadline), with a discount for early submissions.
All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles.
Only completed entries with paid submission fees will be processed and considered for screening.
Entry fees are not refundable.
Only completed films may be submitted.
Should your film be selected, you will be required to provide an H.264 screening file of your film (25fps), sent via downloadable link.
PLEASE NOTE: due to the volume of entries received, we cannot give individual feedback on submissions.