About THE BUDDHA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The most Prestigious Name " The BUDDHA" is now listed in world's top 100 best rated & reviewed film festivals... Thank you so much to all beloved global-filmmakers...

THE BUDDHA International Film Festival's main objective is to provide the opportunity for filmmakers from all over the world (INTERNATIONAL / NATIONAL) to excel by accepting all genres, and to have the best work selected and showcased in a celebration of cinema, as well as to give filmmakers a platform to network amongst fellow professionals and cinematic artists. TBIFF is looking forward to fostering these relationships and to helping extraordinary filmmakers get their projects seen by global audiences. TBIFF unites cinematic, cultural, educational more over Inspirational objectives by presenting its film discoveries.
The TBIFF is dedicated to showcasing new and innovative films while fostering the next generation of filmmakers. It is a strong advocate for social change, and encourages cultural diversity and understanding between nations. It strives to foster the movie art of all continents by stimulating the development of quality cinema and promoting meetings between cinema professionals from around the world.
The BUDDHA International Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing the spirit, passion, and skill of the best new filmmakers from around the world for audiences around the world.
We are also including and actively supporting not only the finest examples of classic moviemaking, but works that are experimental, breaking ground in new non-narrative forms and crossing over into the video arts. All films will be reviewed as they are submitted, and the best in each category will be chosen to screen at the festival. A jury of industry professionals will then view the finalists and choose the winning selections.
Filmmakers planning on attending should notify the film festival as soon as possible, so their names may be listed in the scheduled program at the venue where their film will be shown.
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AWARDS
WINNERS In the following categories (International / National):

SHORT FILM

BEST SHORT FILM –

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BEST DIRECTION –

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BEST ACTING - (Male)

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BEST ACTING - (Female)

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BEST SCREENPLAY –

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BEST CONCEPT AWARD–

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BEST EDITING –

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY –

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DOCUMENTARY

BEST DOCUMENTARY –

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BEST DIRECTION –

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ANIMATED SHORT FILM

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM –

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BEST DIRECTION –

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BEST SCREENPLAY –

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BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM –

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BEST DIRECTION -

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BEST CONCEPT -

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BEST MUSIC VIDEO -

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BEST WEB SERIES -

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BEST SCREENPLAY

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BEST SMARTPHONE SHORT -

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BEST MULTIMEDIA AWARD -

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BEST TRAILER AWARD-

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BEST AD FILM -

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5 BEST FOREIGN Language FILM
5 BUDDHA GLOBAL LEADERSHIP PRIZE - in Film-Making
Special Jury Awards -
3 BEST DIRECTOR
3 BEST WRITER
3 BEST PRODUCER
3 BEST EDITOR
3 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER
3 BEST PICTURE
3 BEST MUSIC
3 BEST ACTOR/ACTRESS
3 BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR
3 BEST SOUND
3 BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR / ACTRESS
3 BEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN NEGATIVE ROLE
3 BEST SCRIPT
3 BEST SHORT FILM
3 BEST FEATURE FILM
3 BEST DOCUMENTARY
3 BEST FILMMAKER
International Jury Prize
Certification of Excellence - Great Work

RULES & REGULATIONS
TBIFF - The Buddha International Film Festival

To participate:

The Festival is open to filmmakers from all over the world (INTERNATIONAL / NATIONAL) & We are accepting all genres.

The Film submitter should be an authorized person or an organization ; Film Director or Film Producer or Production Organization.

You can submit as many films as you wish. Once submission is done then there is no fees refund.

The short films must have been made from the 1st January 2010 till the deadline for registration, and it is not a problem if they have been previously screened, shown on the Internet or in other festivals.
Our Jury's Decision about your film's selection is the final.

The films may be in English, Marathi, Hindi, Spanish, European Languages or in any other language with English subtitles. For the selection process are not necessary English subtitles but if your film is selected we will ask you English subtitles for the public screening.

The organization can use pieces from the selected films (10% maximum) to promote them and the festival.

Selected short films of TBIFF will or may become part of "other film festivals organized by us". this decision is totally taken by TBIFF.

Categories mentioned on FilmFreeway website with 'Non-Screening but in Award Competition' will not going to screen, as they are kind of award ceremony competition. Only our judges watch it for judging purpose.

All content mentioned in categories' sub-section is the part of 'Rules and Terms' section.

Our jury's decision is the final decision about selection, there is zero scope of reconsideration or any argument. We share only digital laurels to official selections and certifications to winners through email. We are socially inclined festival so we always give support to many many filmmakers.

Competition Categories:
Short Films
Feature Films
Animated Short Films
Documentaries
Experimental Short Films
Music Videos
Animated Feature films
Ad Films
TV Series
Web Series
Smartphone Shorts
Screenplays
Trailers

Running time:

The short films upto 59 minutes,

The feature films or Documentaries should not be more than 4 hours

Format:

All of the submitted films can participate, no matter the format. The screening will be from a 1080p digital file (participants will be informed about the format needed for the screening with time enough).

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • George Leontakianakos

    A great experience with a fantastic festival! Can’t wait to submit next year!

    January 2022
  • Erin Beth

    The notifications were announced on time.

    January 2022
  • Lenin kumar

    One of the best and honest festival in India. Recommended for the film makers. We are happy that we won best writer and best feature film award from this wonderful festival.

    January 2022
  • Sumel Brar

    Thanks for awarding our Short " Ek Chalakti Dagar" in the Best short film category. Honoured to be part of the festival. Excellent communication by the Festival Team.

    January 2022
  • We are honoured and very grateful to The BUDDHA International Film Festival for awarding “Was I Next? The Sean Cribbin Story” with two awards for Best Documentary 🏆 and a Special Jury Award for Best Music 🏆 (Congratulations Steve Sauder!! This marks your 11th award world wide for best musical score - we are BEYOND proud 👏🎉✨🙌).

    This is our first film festival in Pune, India being named after BUDDHA, we were instantly captivated. Their festival overview was full of mindful, thoughtful and creatively inspired words. This is our last film festival for the documentary, it’s no coincidence we chose this world class festival to finish the season.

    We couldn’t think of a more profound, diverse and representative festival to close off our run. They kept us up to date regarding judging rounds and festival deadlines. Western India is known around the world as a global powerhouse for the arts, media, entertainment and especially film.

    CONGRATULATIONS  iCogitate team Sean Cribbin, Tami Rydall, Craig Huckerby and an extra special shout out to Steve. 🙌 You created a soundtrack so healing, the Illumination Waltz ✨ is as beautiful as it sounds ✨ … every musical nuance is a beat from your heart in the octave of your soul - THANK YOU! ❤️

    Congratulations to all the Official Selections, Winners and Special Jury award winners. It means the world to have our story recognized and awarded, so far from home ... we are humbled ☮️ and grateful 🙏🏻.

    I have to say that your notification letter was one of the kindest, most feel good, personal letters I have received from a festival - we look forward to returning 💕. This stood out when our team reviewed your overview, “ It [TBIFF] is a strong advocate for social change, and encourages cultural diversity and understanding between nations.” That’s our kind of festival!! ☮️🎬☯️

    Highly recommended and amazing value for a the exposure we garnered! 🌟 If I could give you a 10 star rating, I would! On behalf of the whole team at iCog Prod., thank you again for a profound and meaningful festival experience 🇨🇦❤️🇮🇳
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    Warmest regards,
    Billy Greer, Producer
    Icogitate Productions Inc.

    January 2022