To be GREAT, you first have to be unafraid that you might be BAD.
We're looking for WEIRD, WILD, RIDICULOUS and OUTRAGEOUS short films.
We love #LowBudget and #NoBudget short films.
INVERTED SUBMISSION FEES
From past festivals, we noticed it was easier to get accepted the earlier you submitted (when it was cheaper), yet as the submission period progressed the fees would increase though your chance of getting accepted decreased. This feels very unfair.
Since we preview films as they come in, we've decided to reverse our submission fee policy.
• Submit early/higher fee - Greater chance you get accepted
• Submit late/cheap - Lesser chance you get accepted
This is an experiment, but we hope this helps put filmmakers' needs above our own.
Why "bad"? Q&A with festival co-founder, Starr Kendall:
"Not bad meaning bad but bad meaning good."
Awards & Prizes
- Audience Award
- Founders Award
Top films gets a cash prize. We don't know how much... we're figuring it out.
Rules & Terms
You own the rights.
18 and over.
18 and under with parental/guardian permission.
Submitters warrant that they have the legal right to enter film work to the Bad Film Fest.
If accepted, entrants will be solely responsible for delivering their exhibition video materials to and from the festival.
Entrants acknowledge that no fiduciary or confidential relationship now exists between the Festival and entrants, and entrants further acknowledge that no such relationship is established by these guidelines.
No hate speech.