Breckenridge Film Festival is one of the oldest festivals in the country, originating in 1981.
Film-lovers gather for unprecedented access to independent films, special screenings and premieres exclusive to Breckenridge - and the film-makers behind them!
The festival occurs as the leaves turn brilliant shades during the best time of the year in Summit County, in the town that earned the No. 1 spot in 2017's Arts Vibrancy Index for Small Cities by SMU's National Center for Arts Research. Breckenridge was also named the best small town in Colorado by Country Living Magazine in 2017.
The Breckenridge Film Festival provides an opportunity for filmmakers in many genres to express themselves and interact with audiences in a laid back casual atmosphere and to mingle with and make contacts with industry professionals. Films are presented alongside educational workshops and events. Writers, directors, producers and performing artists attend to discuss their work with audiences in informal sessions following film screenings, at receptions and film forums. We welcome and appreciate the creative talents of all the filmmakers we've met over the years and look forward to meeting more.
Breck Film Fest is "the filmmaker's film festival," proven by selections by USA Today as a Top 20 Film Festival and by FilmFreeway as a Top 100 Reviewed Film Festival.
To learn more about our history and offerings, visit www.breckfilm.org.
Best of Fest awards are given in each of the categories. In addition, other awards are given during the festival, including the coveted Audience Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place.
Films must be completed after January 1, 2022. Films made before that date will not be considered for the 2023 festival. Films must be complete, not a work in progress, before you submit.
You will be required to sign a notice of consent upon acceptance to the festival.
NO press materials will be accepted until films have been announced.
If your film is accepted, you will receive a notification email from the festival. Your acceptance will be conditional on meeting promotional/press kit, informational, and exhibition copy requirements and specifications. Selected filmmakers will receive requirements in their acceptance email.
NOTE: If exhibition films are not submitted in the required format, the festival reserves the right to convert it to an approved format.
The Breckenridge Film Festival reserves the right to use any additional clip or clips from accepted entries, up to three minutes in length, for publicity purposes.
Breckenridge Film Festival does not pay to screen submitted films.
All submission fees are non-refundable.
BRECKENRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL ARCHIVE:
Filmmakers of accepted productions will provide a physical and digital copy of their film for permanent retention by the Breck Film Fest.
ACCEPTANCE OF RULES:
Submitting a signed entry form constitutes full acceptance of the BFF rules outlined herein and on the entry form. BFF reserves the right to decide all questions not specifically addressed.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Breckenridge Film Festival
400 N. Park Avenue, #10-B
Breckenridge, CO 80424
ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MAY 20, 2023.
Contact us with deadline questions or concerns.
Response from festival:
Marny & EJ, it was a joy to have both of you and your film premiere in Breckenridge! And the audience award was well deserved. Thank you for being willing participants in the Opening Night Q&A of Drinkwater and making it so much fun!! We can't wait to see what you have to share in the future cause we are counting on seeing you again in Breckenridge.
All the best, Dianna