Do you have a film that will inspire people around the world? A film that brings light to diverse Environmental issues and solutions? If the answer is yes then BCEFF is your film festival!

BCEFF is aiming to bridge the gap between the scientific community and the film industry. We intend to create a culture where films can be reviewed for scientific accuracy and featured in our annual film festivals.

BCEFF is committed to showcasing high-quality programming from diverse genres and subject areas. Through the art of filmmaking, we intend to bring to our audience vital stories that explore the diversity of experience on our planet. We are broadly interested in films that relate to ecological considerations and what is often referred to as “the natural world,” but we are equally interested in the social environment as well, and particularly representations of social and cultural realities that have been ignored or pushed to the fringes.

Examples of subjects that would be of interest to BCEFF include:

- Stories addressing Indigenous, LGBTQ+, and other cultural or racial groups that are often marginalized within their respective contexts—extending to those who are disabled, those who are part of diasporas, and the wide variety of other cultures and communities who make up the diversity of human life.

- Cultural analyses addressing gender inequality, sexuality, power dynamics, and systemic racism.

- Explorations of geopolitical issues, whether or not they are typically associated with environmental crises, such as pandemics, overpopulation, energy sources, sex trafficking, famine, and war.

- Issues of social justice at the national or regional level, such as those relating to immigration, prison systems, healthcare, and wage inequality.

- Stories and investigations of ecological topics such as pollution, climate change, and biodiversity. These can be focused on revealing solutions as much as on exposing problems or challenges.

- Films that explore the realms of technology, psychology, medicine, and spirituality as they intersect with human health and/or with ecological integrity.

Each year we will spotlight a different aspect of our environment and have a special award.
Film Awards:

- Best Short Film
- Best Documentary
- Best Feature Film

Eligibility:

BCEFF is committed to showcasing high-quality programming from diverse genres and subject areas. Through the art of filmmaking, we intend to bring to our audience vital stories that explore the diversity of experience on our planet. We are broadly interested in films that relate to ecological considerations and what is often referred to as “the natural world,” but we are equally interested in the social environment as well, and particularly representations of social and cultural realities that have been ignored or pushed to the fringes.

Examples of subjects that would be of interest to BCEFF include:

- Stories addressing Indigenous, LGBTQ+, and other cultural or racial groups that are often marginalized within their respective contexts—extending to those who are disabled, those who are part of diasporas, and the wide variety of other cultures and communities who make up the diversity of human life.

- Cultural analyses addressing gender inequality, sexuality, power dynamics, and systemic racism.

- Explorations of geopolitical issues, whether or not they are typically associated with environmental crises, such as pandemics, overpopulation, energy sources, sex trafficking, famine, and war.

- Issues of social justice at the national or regional level, such as those relating to immigration, prison systems, healthcare, and wage inequality.

- Stories and investigations of ecological topics such as pollution, climate change, and biodiversity. These can be focused on revealing solutions as much as on exposing problems or challenges.

- Films that explore the realms of technology, psychology, medicine, and spirituality as they intersect with human health and/or with ecological integrity.

BCEFF accepts films in any genre with themes related to the natural and built environment.

BCEFF is primarily a platform for showcasing the best new environmental films. While the Festival does not exclude films with prior screenings, premieres are strongly encouraged.

BCEFF accepts unfinished films with a completion date of October 2022.

Non-English language film submissions must include embedded English subtitles. For any virtual screenings closed captions are required.

Screener Format:
BCEFF requires an online screener submitted through FilmFreeway for consideration. Passwords for private links must not expire before December 16, 2022.

Selection Status:
Filmmakers will be contacted about selection status by November 2022 through FilmFreeway.

Rights & Releases:
-By entering a film for consideration to BCEFF, the submitter understands that they own or control the film's copyright and are duly authorized to submit the film to the BCEFF.
-BCEFF reserves the right to copy and use any publicity materials (photographs, film stills, trailers, and film segments up to 3 minutes) for non-commercial promotional purposes and for archival material, at no additional cost.
-BCEFF and its partners are harmless from any claims connected with the film.

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  • Thank you very much 🙌🏼🌹

    March 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Was a pleasure working with you , thanks for all the support

  • mahmut taş

    we are very happ for being part that film festival.

    March 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you , thanks for choosing us

  • Paula Fouce

    A top notch festival that showcases important fims.

    December 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Paula
    It means a lot
    BCEFF Team

  • Betsy Stern

    Thank you very much for accepting my film. Wishing you a safe and good holiday.

    December 2021
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    Response from festival:

    You are most welcome. Thank you for your participation this year and we hope to see you again in our future festivals.