The Buenos Aires Running Film Festival is the first film festival in Latin America dedicated to running. It counts with an international feature and short film exhibition involving running and triathlon around the world. There are also conferences, seminars and activities directed by running and filmmaking professionals.

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. There is a life-changing story in every runner yearning to be told.

Laurels and diploma for the best of each category.

1- The entry fee is per submission and fees are non-refundable.

2- There is no limit on the number of submissions that can be done, but multiple submissions must be provided as individual submissions, completing one form per film.

3- For evaluation and selection, all films must be submitted in digital format (.mov or .mp4 file), by a secure online screener, preferably protected by a password and with the download option enabled (mandatory). We also receive links via FTP, WeTransfer, Google Drive or Dropbox.

4- If selected, submissions in any language other than Spanish must be subtitled.

5- The BARunFF is open to both, Short and Feature Films. We consider Short Films those which last between 1 and 25 minutes (including credits). The films that exceed 25 minutes will be considered Feature. All medium and long length films will be considered feature. Maximum length allowed is 90 minutes (including credits).

6- All films, both Short and Feature, shall have “running” as the main theme. As for the genre and style, there are no restrictions. It can be documentary, fiction, comedy, drama, suspense, animation– that is up to the filmmakers.

7- The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, in all venues (online included) and dates yet to be designated for the BARunFF screening, fixed or itinerant, throughout the 2023 season which can extend for a year from the start date of the festival, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless the Buenos Aires Running Film Festival (BARunFF) 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.

8- The BARunFF 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.

9- The BARunFF retains the power to decide on all matters not specifically dealt with in these regulations.

In case of any doubt or query, please do not hesitate to contact us to

Overall Rating
  • BARunFF organizers did an excellent job promoting the festival and making it available online. They were great to work with.

    December 2020
    Response from festival:

    Erick, thank you so much for your kind words. It was an absolute delight to work with you and have your film in our festival! I hope to have you again! Cheers, Verónica Segura.

  • Ford Studio B

    Just as filmmaking is my passion, so is running. Anyone who dedicates so much energy and time to something can understand how significant the intwining of one's deep loves can be. The Buenos Aires Running Film Festival is not only a brilliant presentation of films celebrating the human spirit, it is an important elevation of films that feature how the sport of running can transcend all of the separate elements. From documentary to narrative films, every single piece is a gift from its filmmakers, a gift of their souls (and soles).

    Yet it isn't just that this film festival exists, although I feel it extremely important that it does, it is the loving care and respect the festival's producers give to each of their selections. In a year that had every festival moving online due to the pandemic, I've seen some pretty unworthy presentations. Some festivals just hoarded films as a money making vehicle and through them all online in a catalog that made me feel my film was just a book on the shelf, indistinguishable from all the others. The Buenos Aires Running Film Festival is the antithesis of that. They've accepted any and all materials I sent to them and they raised them up, adding elements, style, and their personality to them. During the screening week I would open my Instagram account to be pleasantly surprised by their posts, every single one of them. Their website is sleek and dynamic. Their catalog is pared to what I perceive as the producers' favorite films and their placement and presentation is evidence of this.

    Communication with the folks at BARUNFF has been extraordinary. I've enjoyed every single interaction. If 2020 weren't riddled with closures and sickness, our entire team would have happily trekked down to Buenos Aires. I know this to be true. I will have to contribute to the running/filmmaking community again, I suppose. Having the opportunity to visit Buenos Aires and these fine humans at this festival would add another level of satisfaction in doing so.

    BARUNFF; Thank you for the love you've shown my work. The feeling is quite mutual.

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your review and your kind words. It is precisely because of films like “Out & Back” that the BARUNFF can exist as we conceived it. It’s not easy to find films with both depth and quality, and with a production team so humane as WSF. We are honored to have you on board!

  • Barney Spender

    Many thanks to everyone at BARFF. I was sorry not to be able to make it but I understand it was very well staged and presented. I was particularly impressed with the comms from very early on, the efficiency and enthusiasm of organising sub-titles. It is a nice idea that the festival tours as well, giving people outside Buenos Aires the chance to see what is on offer. Muchos gratias people - until the next time x**

    November 2019