A warm welcome to the Bright International Film Festival. The BIFF offers more than just a handful of award possibilities. We pride ourselves in providing a wide variety of award opportunities on multiple categories. Not only will filmmakers have a higher chance of landing an award. Films that are selected to screen with us will have the opportunity to opt out of their screening while still maintaining their award/s if there is a conflict with another festival or event. At that point, the next runner up will move in to the screening spot. “Best” films of each category will be guaranteed a screening spot, and will have the opportunity to win our Audience Choice Award. Official selections and honourable mentions will also have the opportunity to win the Audience Choice Award. All winners and finalist will receive official BIFF award certificates.

Here is what we offer you -

- Screening of your film before a live audience in UK.

- Finding an audience that resonates with the idea of ​​film as an art and a platform from which you can get honest and constructive feedback

-The finalists and the winner will get certificates as well as laurels highlighting their achievement

-All selected films will be awarded with our official laurel

We accept submissions exclusively via FilmFreeway. Here's a few rules that we follow.

1. To be considered in the competition, you must enter in at least one Main Category. You can enter in as many categories as you want.

2. Films must have been produced after 1/1/2010

3. There are no restrictions on theme, genre or author. We consider films in any language, from anywhere in the world. If your film is not in English, make sure it has English subtitles where necessary.

4. For student fees (under 18 only), it is mandatory the student status evidence (eg copy of student card included in the project)

5. By submitting your film, you agree that Bright International Film Festival can use parts of your film (including trailer / teaser / film poster) for promotional purposes. A short synopsis and digital still photo is required for all scripts and all entries (except music videos) for the jury, and for our website announcements should you win.

6. Entry fees are non-refundable.

7. Each film will be watched by at least two different panels of judges. You can track the watches on Vimeo tracker if you are using Vimeo. However, we've had cases in which watches weren't recorded correctly, including for some of the films which were accepted. Please note that they are not always reliable.

8. You may submit as many entries as you like. Each entry requires its own entry fee. To submit to one or more sub-category, you need to submit your entry to at least one main category.

9. Reviews and Interviews will be published on our BIFF Festival website which you can use in your Press Kit.

10. Filmmakers must have obtained all clearances for exhibition and must certify that the work is original and no disputes regarding ownership exist with the film.

Overall Rating
  • Edward Osredkar

    Thank you so much for selecting me as a finalist for Best Narrative Documentary (Main Category) for your Film Festival, and I feel so honored and privileged to be chosen to be among the very talented group of artists!

    Thank you very much, and it is a pleasure being a part of your Film Festival!

    September 2023
  • Overall a great experience for screenwriters like myself! It was an awesome challenge, good competition, and a warm welcome for me! Thank you very much, dear Jessy and the whole team - readers of the lost craft! Hehe. Okay, better write 'reborn'! Cheers to you all and keep writing! One page at a time. Bear hugs from Kata Varga

    September 2023
  • Sean Tansey

    Bright International Film Festival is a fantastic event. I found the festival to be highly professional, discerning, and passionate. My experience was both memorable and endearing. I highly suggest this fest!!

    September 2023
  • Wonderful experience. A pleasure and an honour to have been able to participate in the festival and to have been selected for this edition. Gracias..

    September 2023

    A good mix of films , international films and documentaries. Thank you.

    August 2023