Buenos Aires International Film Festival (BUEIFF) is the largest festival in Argentina.
Official IMDb qualifying competition!

The BUEIFF has been the first South American Festival to celebrate its event in another continent (Europe). In May 2020 it was selected to integrate the Top 100 Best-Reviewed Film Festival in the world by FilmFreeway.

We believe that cinema is a magic tool that speaks a universal language, which allows the ability to unite people from all over the world in an instant. More than 120 countries participating in the BUEIFF competitions!
Our goal is to encourage independent and professional filmmakers of all nationalities to share their passion worldwide through our Festival.

"Art, in all its forms, crosses any border, culture, society, ethnicity, or religion. Art is what most identifies us as human beings and what gives us humanity."

The members of our jury belong to a network of professionals, with years of experience in the industry.
The quality standard of this competition is very high and only awards the best films, so winners of this competition can be very proud of their achievement.

At the Buenos Aires International Film Festival, there will be 16 winners per edition, who will receive official certificates, with their respective laurels:

-*Honorable Mention*
World Premiere on the Official Website of BUEIFF.
Official Certificate and Laurel of BUEIFF

- Best Short Fiction
Official Certificate and Laurel of BUEIFF

- Best Short Documentary
Official Certificate and Laurel of BUEIFF

- Best Short Experimental
Official Certificate and Laurel of BUEIFF

- Best Short Animation
Official Certificate and Laurel of BUEIFF

- Best Feature Fiction
Official Certificate and Laurel of BUEIFF

- Best Feature Documentary
Official Certificate and Laurel of BUEIFF

- Best Music Video
Official Certificate and Laurel of BUEIFF

- Best Virtual Reality
Official Certificate and Laurel of BUEIFF

- Best 1 Minute Challenge
Official Certificate and Laurel of BUEIFF

Additional Categories
(Short and Feature films)
- Best Actor / Actress
- Best Director
- Best Cinematography
- Best Soundtrack
- Best Screenplay
- Best Trailer / Teaser
- Best Poster
Official Certificate and Laurel of BUEIFF

The Official Selection, Semifinalist, and Finalist will receive a discount coupon of 15% for the next Competition or another quarterly season for any project.

* The BUEIFF will premiere online the winning film of the "Honorable Mention".
The diffusion of the same will be in charge of the Festival. The premiere will be shown on the official channel, is a unique and accessible event for all the world's audiovisual viewers and filmmakers.

Terms & Regulation

1- The festival is a quarterly season and accepts all types of film from all over the world, less than 20 minutes (short films), more than 60 minutes (feature films)
2- Films must have been completed after 1 January 2018. There is no premiere requirement. You can also submit the same project in the next season competition in case you haven't been officially selected in the last editions.
3- All films must be presented in their original language with English or Spanish subtitle.
4- Additional categories (Director, Cinematography, etc.) will be evaluated separately, so they will be considered as separate categories, any movie has the possibility of winning them.
5- No work or artist will be either discriminated or favored by their country of origin, language, age, race, education, ideology, or by their economic resources. Every content, every form, every technique will be considered with no censorship of any kind.
6- Bue.IFF doesn’t download data or accept Dropbox submission. Please only send links to your media hosted on 3rd party servers such as Vimeo or YouTube.
7- In order to be fully and properly considered, films must be available to view through FilmFreeways’s online screening interface.
8- The selection committees and juries decision are final.
9- In order to participate, the entrants must bear a nonrefundable entry fee.
10- Filmmakers and screenwriters retain 100% all of the rights to their projects and materials that they submit to the Buenos Aires International Film Festival.
11- The Festival Management reserves the right to make changes in the profile of the festival if it becomes necessary to do so due to circumstances beyond his/her control.
12a- By submitting a film or any media through FilmFreeway, the Filmmaker agrees to grant the Festival the right to use the title, synopsis, and trailer of the Film for advertisement purposes, including using those materials on the Festival's website.
12b- In general, only the winning and finalist projects are screened with a live audience and all the selected projects have the possibility of being included for free in the programming of our channel for as long as they wish.
12d- You agree to indemnify and hold harmless us, our officers, affiliates, employees, and partners from any and all claims and liability arising out of entering or transmitting your film or screenplay to the Buenos Aires International Film Festival (Bue.IFF).


1- Selections will be in Official Selection, Semi-Finalist, and Finalist. This is to ensure that submissions are correctly verified of their eligibility and judged only in their respective categories.
2- We are choosing the Winner of the category, only if submitted films to this category, meet enough high level. The Bue.IFF makes sure it assesses filmmakers to their highest standard. Only valuable films can receive the Winner certificate in the competition.
3- All-season winners in each category will be announced at Bue.IFF website and social media platforms.
4- The "Honorable Mention" is an extra distinction of the official competition. That is, in which the judges do not intervene, it is granted exclusively by the Festival directors. Here the film that has distinguished itself from the others will be awarded, in its general aspect, concept, aesthetics, and/or particularly brilliant performance in its direction, photography, acting, and/or screenplay.

Overall Rating
  • It was a pleasure to be a part of this film festival! I think they give chance and value to 'out of the box' films more than any festival! Will definitely come back/apply with new films!

    December 2020
  • Stephen Mills

    The festival is very well run with quick communications and quick confirmation that your film is advancing through their judging process. We won for Cinematography, a surprise and a terrific honor. I give them an award, too, for their graphics. Striking! They are a proud festival and they make you feel proud, too. Stephen Keep Mills, writer/director "Love is not Love"

    November 2020
  • Great experience and professional communication!
    Very impressed with this festival! I will be submitting my film projects and highly recommend this festival to all film makers.
    It was wonderful to be apart of this amazing event, thanks so much!

    November 2020
  • Koen Van Loocke

    Great to be selected in this festival. Clear communication, wonderful service, happy to be part of this movie family!

    November 2020
  • Torsten Hoffmann

    Thank you so much for selecting CryptopiaFilm for the festival this year. We couldn't be any happier with how this event went.

    One comment for FilmFreeWay: We have a Spanish subtitle version of the film but I don't think this information or this version reaches festivals. Not sure how to optimize this process.

    November 2020