The main goal of Burgas International Film Festival is to develop a sustainable platform for presentation of feature and short movies by acquainting the audience with the modern cinema art.
The mission of The Festival is to turn Burgas into cultural venue of filmmakers and movie fans.
The main scope of the Festival is to present the current trends in the Bulgarian and international cinema practice and to provoke intercultural dialogue.

Best Feature Film
Danny Lerner Award. The award is € 10 000 in worth of services by Nu Boyana Film Studio.
Best Short Film
Audience Award

The Selection Committee of BIFF consists of three members. They could be film professionals from all areas of the film industry.
• Each film which has fully completed set of documents for participation will be reviewed by the Selection Committee.
• Films, propagandizing pornography, racial, ethnical and/or religious, gender or sexual discrimination or violence will be ignored.
• Once a film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival programme during the event.
• The screening copies of the films selected for the official competition program must be uploaded at the Festival Cloud - storage no later than May 25th 2019.
• Each filmmaker can present for the competition program up to four movies, made during the previous and the current year (2018, 2019).
• The Festival does not pay fees to the authors for film screenings.
• Each movie will be screened ones.
• The films must have a clear copyright. The Festival is not liable for claims of a third party to infringe a copyright or related right.

Overall Rating
  • Mehmet Tığlı

    Perfect team. Perfect films. Perfect hospitality. That’s the amazing festival☺️👏🙏❤️

    August 2018
  • Valeria Zaitseva

    Thanks for that great festival!

    August 2016