The International Innovation Film Festival (IIFF) is a 5 Day Special Event Conference and Film Festival.

Human beings learn and grow through stories; whether they are historically correct or a fabricated myth, stories have moved people, ideas and nations through times of war and through times of peace. With new technologies emerging, Cinema has always been a vehicle to showcase and push our boundaries. Cinema uses technology and technology uses Cinema as a powerful communication tool to express and publicize ideas, beliefs and objectives.

From March 10-14, 2020 we have 5 themed days relating to Innovation and New Technologies. Each day we will have a sponsored Live/Webinar Conference, Networking Apéro and our selected Film(s) for screening to a preferred audience. After the film, the
selected director/producer will have an opportunity to either join us live or via Skype for a short Q & A with the audience.

This festival focuses on innovation and diversity in the film industry. We want to create a platform that allows innovative filmmakers to share and screen their work with a broader audience, both live at the official screening and also through promoting selected films in our Online Webinar.

We invite you to submit your feature films, short films, documentaries or web series that have an innovative approach; be it in subject, story, animation, digital, or even new AI technologies.

See you on the "big screen!"

Best Feature Film
Best Documentary
Best Short Film
Best Digital/Animation

Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography

Rules & Terms

1. DATES:
The second Edition of the International Innovation Film Festival will be held from March 10-14, 2020 in the City of Bern, Switzerland

2. SUBMISSION CATEGORIES:
Projects submitted to the Festival for consideration may apply to just one category. Please select the category that best fits your project. The Festival reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project for any Festival program or submission category. For more details (INCLUDING DEADLINES) please review all guidelines for each specific category.

3. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
SUBMISSIONS ARE ACCEPTED EXCLUSIVELY VIA FILMFREEWAY.
YOU MAY SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE PROJECT AND PREVIOUS PROJECTS THAT WERE REJECTED MAY BE RE-SUBMITTED IF THERE HAVE BEEN CHANGES MADE TO THE PROJECT. YOU MAY NOT RE-SUBMIT A PROJECT THAT WAS PART OF THE OFFICIAL SELECTION OF A PREVIOUS EDITION OF THE FESTIVAL.

Language (SUBTITLE POLICY)
IF YOUR FILM IS SELECTED for screening at the festival:
-The Film MUST have either English, German or French Subtitles if it is not in either of these languages.

Once a Project has been submitted for participation it cannot be withdrawn.

4. PROGRAMMING:
Upon completion of the Festival selection process, the Festival will attempt to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form to notify the Applicant of the Project's acceptance status. The Festival disavows any responsibility and will not be held responsible for, any failure to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the contact information provided on the submission form is correct throughout the entirety of the Festival selection period.,
The Festival is under no obligation to provide to the Applicant or any other representative of the Project any comments or feedback regarding the submitted Project, any information relating to the manner in which the Project is, will be, or was reviewed; any views that the Festival or any reviewers of the Project may hold concerning the Project; any reasons why the Project, should it not be accepted for exhibition at the Festival, was not accepted; or any other information relating to the Festival’s review, consideration and/or selection process regarding the Project specifically or submissions generally beyond the information set forth in these Rules and Regulations.
Projects accepted by the Festival will be placed, at the sole and absolute discretion of the Festival Programming department, in one of the program sections. Applicants may NOT submit their Projects directly to any specific section. The Film Festival Management will establish the schedule of the films submitted. The Festival also reserves the right to designate the appropriate category/section for each project.

There are two categories of selected films. The online category and the screening category. Both categories can use the laurel official selection. Only the screening category will be showed in theaters.

5. SELECTION COMMITTEE AND JURORS:
The Festival Management will appoint the members of the Official Jury who will assign the Official Awards to the competing sections. Individuals who participated in the production or promotion of any of the competing films will not be eligible as jury members.
The decisions of the Jury will be FINAL.
Furthermore, Filmmakers are responsible for adhering to all guidelines and deadlines needed to ensure the highest quality exhibition of their film.

6. OTHER CONDITIONS:
Int. Innovation Film Festival DOES NOT pay any screening fees.
Int. Innovation Film Festival DOES NOT pay any shipping fees.
Int. Innovation Film Festival DOES NOT cover any travel expenses.
Int. Innovation Film Festival DOES NOT cover any subtitling expenses.

7. GENERAL CONDITIONS:
All information above shall supersede any other guidelines associated with the Festival. The Festival is entitled to make interpretations in any case not considered in these rules and regulations and may make exceptions whenever justified. The Festival Management will review unforeseen cases. Whenever a controversy arises from the interpretation of any of the articles in these rules and regulations, the ruling document shall be the original document in English.

A submitted project implies full agreement with this document. Failing to comply with any of these articles may result in denying the participation of a project in the Festival.
Int. Innovation Film Festival has the right to add, alter, change, or delete any portion of the guidelines at any time without notice.

Overall Rating
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  • P Ruven

    Great festival!! Send all your Innovative Films to them!

    February 2019
  • Well communicated. Thanks a lot for selecting our works

    February 2019