Presented by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, a non-profit for the arts.

Bainbridge Island Film Festival is a three-day film festival, showcasing short & feature films.

***Films will be curated for screening at the historic Lynwood Theater on November 10, 11&12, 2018.

Best Narrative Feature

Best Documentary Feature

Best Narrative Short

Best Documentary Short

Best Student Film

Best Web Series

Best Music Video

Best Local Film (made by a Bainbridge Island filmmaker or filmed on location)

Submission Terms & Guidelines

Please read these rules & regulations for submission very carefully PRIOR to submitting your series for consideration. By submitting your series to the Bainbridge Island Film Festival, you acknowledge that you have read and understand these conditions.

- You must be 18 years of age or older to submit to BIFF. If you are under 18 & would like to submit a student film, include the name of your parent or guardian in our submission form.

- Entry fees are non-refundable and do not guarantee placement in the festival schedule.

- You may submit multiple entries but each film requires a separate form & entry fee.

- Hard copies will not be accepted. FilmFreeway has it’s own file submission process making it very easy to send us your screening copy.

- You may submit your film in a “Rough Cut” stage but it must be finished at least one month prior to the festival in order to be included.

- Non-English submissions must contain English subtitles.

- The submitter must own the rights to all intellectual property within your film. This includes music & photography or any stock footage.

- No pornography. Explicit sexual acts performed on camera may result in disqualification without submission fee refund.

- You are free to submit to any other festivals and are eligible for BIFF regardless of previous screenings. We have no premiere status limitations.

- By submitting your series, you allow BIFF to publicly post or share elements of your film in festival promotional material such as advertisements, highlights, or trailers.

- Films that have previously screened at BIFF may submit again if the film has not played in over 5 years.

- By submitting this form, you will be added to our mailing list in order to notify you of your entry’s status as well as news & updates about the festival.

- Bainbridge Island Film Festival reserves the right to change these guidelines at any time.

- Failure to meet these requirements may result in disqualification which does not entitle you to a refund of your entry fee.

- Only festival selections are eligible for awards.

- Festival selections & awards decisions are final.

Overall Rating
  • Noah Moskin

    Honored and excited to show my film at my home town fest. Hope it isn't the last time.

    January 2018
  • Elizabeth Schiffler

    Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival was a sweet, local festival showcasing a wide range of work from Washington Filmmakers. The festival programmer was thoughtful, kind, and responsive, engaging all the creators in excellent discussion that led to a wonderful evening. Thank you!

    February 2017
  • Keith Brofsky

    For a small town festival on a northwest island, this is a fantastic place to get my feet wet. Thank you to everyone involved. It's been an honor.

    November 2016
  • Bentley Eldridge

    Super organized festival with great communication. Unlike another festival we attended recently, this one had very clear, comprehensive emails to filmmakers ahead of time and seemed to run flawlessly on schedule.

    November 2016
  • Gloria Mercer

    They were really great! Very hospitable, and a very cool venue in a nice part of Seattle.
    They had a great selection of films, as well!

    November 2016