The Buenos Aires Running Film Festival is the first film festival in Argentina and Latin America dedicated to running.
It counts with an international competitive feature and short film exhibition involving street, trail and ultra running around the world. There are also conferences, seminaries and activities directed by professionals who are involved in different aspects of running and filmmaking.
Our mission is to capture the essence of running. By sharing the stories of committed runners, be that trail, street, mountain, long distance, sprint or amateur, we aim to unravel the mystery what keeps us running.
Our reasons may be different, but our motivation is often the same: to keep on doing it. Achieving this goal may be full of glory, disaster or even humor. One film may describe how an athlete won a 100 K race in memory of his late father, while another may illustrate the hardship of a woman trying to loose weight after giving birth, or the ordinary challenges we all have to deal with, such as dodging random manure, season allergies, and our inner voice that sometimes pleads “not today”.
Why do you run? How did it all start? Who were you before this? Who inspired you to start running? Who do you wish to become? Is there a special race you are preparing for? What do you think about while you train?
There is a life-changing story in every runner yearning to be told.
We hope to inspire people from all walks of life, as well as provide an opportunity for filmmakers and athletes to connect with local audiences and visitors drawn to an area that’s a tourist destination in its own right.
Best Short Film and Best Feature Film will receive an award plaque and a special prize from our sponsors. Best Director, Best Screenplay and other categories will receive an award Diploma.
The entry fee is per submission and fees are non-refundable.
There is no limit on the number of submissions that can be done, but multiple submissions must be provided as individual submissions.
The competition reserves the right to refuse entries.
Submissions in any language other than Spanish must be subtitled or dubbed.
All films must be submitted by a secure online screener (i.e. Vimeo or Youtube), preferably protected by password and with the download option enabled; we also receive links via WeTransfer or Dropbox. The suggest the format (not mandatory) to be 1920x1080 HD Quicktime movie with ProRes codec. While we receive lower resolution movies, screening will be conditional on the quality and creativity of the material.
The BRFF is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt of 2 minutes from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The Buenos Aires Running Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity or screening of the videos entered.
The Buenos Aires Running Film Festival retains the power to decide on all matters not specifically dealt with in these regulations.