The Broadway International Film Festival is a true arthouse festival in every sense. Aiming to inspire, motivate and award new talent.
We focus on actors as we believe that actors are one of the most vital tools when creating films. There could be great direction, compelling story and visuals, soulful music; but all this can be a let down if the Actors do not do justice to their characters and to the story. At the most basic level the role of the actor is to translate an engaging and believable portrayal of the written character onto screen. But in doing so, an Actor needs many tools too. And this is one skill set that is limitless. Even if someone is a born Actor, his talent needs to be harnessed in a manner where either the Actor himself or the Director can draw on that talent and manifest it in a winning performance. Therefore an Actor needs to be a good listener observer, be able to take directions, be intuitive and must possess a tangible acting range.
ACTORS, CASTING DIRECTORS & ACTOR'S DIRECTORS
The festival discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world, and an unique focus on actors, casting directors and actor's directors. Connecting industry and audiences, the festival celebrates the creativity, diversity and impact of short film. There will be unmissable evening screenings where audiences can watch the best new short films from the hottest new talent, and opportunities to network with the industry.
Awards & Prizes
Out of the official selections, an international jury will select one winner in each category (Narrative short, Documentary short...). One film will be labeled as 'best of the fest' and win the Broadway Spotlight Award. The value of the Broadway Spotlight Award equals 500 US dollar worth of submission fees with partner festivals (Venice Film Week, Hong Kong Arthouse Film Fesival, Toronto Film Week, Verona International Film Festival ...).
Broadway Spotlight Award (value 500 US dollar)
Best Narrative Feature Film
Best Narrative Short Film
Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Underground Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Actor's Director
Best Actor in a leading role
Best Actress in a leading role
Best Actor in a supporting role
Best Actress in a supporting role
Best New Talent
Best Casting Director
Rules & Terms
The Broadway International Film Festival accept all forms and genres. All non-English language films must be subtitled in English. Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festival. Submissions WILL NOT be returned. We also accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere and that may have distribution agreements already in place. Rough cuts and incomplete projects are not accepted. Multiple entries are allowed, however a separate entry form must be submitted for each. The festival has the capability to screen BluRay and DVD.
EXHIBITION & SCREENING
Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of the Broadway International Film Festival. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, Broadway International Film Festival reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Broadway International Film Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection. If chosen as an official selection, Broadway International Film Festival is granted the permission to exhibit the film at the 2016 Broadway International Film Festival and all associated screenings. Location and timing of any screenings of the film shall be the sole decision of the organizers of the Broadway International Film Festival. Filmmakers will be solely responsible for all costs resulting from the submission of the film to the Festival including but not limited to postage or insurance of the film, and expenses of your staff or any representatives of the film. Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.
LOSS OR DAMAGE
Although every precaution will be taken to prevent loss or damage to materials while in the possession of the festival, The Broadway International Film Festival is not responsible should any materials be damaged while in transit to or from, or while in the possession of the festival.
The filmmaker holds the Broadway International Film Festival, its management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from entry. The filmmaker certifies to have full rights. Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.