MISSION & OBJECTIVE
VISION OF THE BRECK FILM FEST:
To Inspire, Educate and Entertain the Community and its Visitors through the Art of Film-Making.

MISSION OF THE BRECK FILM FEST:
The Breckenridge Film Festival presents an annual celebration of independent film for the community, visitors and filmmakers the third weekend of September through four days of diverse film experiences in an authentic mountain environment. 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. The ever popular Adventure Reel returns along with Animation.

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 people. 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."

WE OFFER LODGING TO ATTENDING FILMMAKERS ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE LIMITED BASIS ONCE FILMS ARE SELECTED AND ATTENDANCE IS CONFIRMED. SELECTED FILMMAKERS WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF LODGING AVAILABILITY.

PLEASE NOTE: We invite distributors and media representatives to join us at the festival.

To learn more about our history and offerings, visit www.breckfilmfest.org.

The Flagship Fall Festival is sponsored by HP Z Workstations, designed and built for filmmakers and other creatives. Learn more at http://www8.hp.com/us/en/workstations/overview.html.

Awards & Prizes

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.

Rules & Terms

If your film is selected for the Breckenridge Film Festival, you agree that we may additionally screen your film in one or more of our future annual fundraising events. Please inform the Festival in writing if you do not wish to be included in any fundraising events. 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.

Films must be completed after March 1, 2016. Films made before that date will not be considered for the 2017 festival.

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 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:
Dianna Nilsson
Programming Director
Breckenridge Film Festival
400 N. Park Avenue, #10-B
PO Box 718
Breckenridge, CO 80424
Phone: 970-453-6200
Programming@breckfilmfest.com

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MAY 5, 2016.

Contact us with deadline questions or concerns.

16 Reviews

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    Casey Beck

    Lovely fest! Great films and excellent hospitality!

    October 2017
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    Sinjin Eberle

    As a first-timer to the Breck Film Fest, I was a little out of sorts for a bit, but quickly found my groove. While a smaller festival, the staff and volunteers clearly have the well-being and comfort of the film makers in mind, and the definitely go out of their way to help us feel comfortable and included. I had a short film in the festival, but a number of opportunities to participate in a variety of talks and panels, which is really beneficial as I work for a non-profit environmental organization, where having opportunities to talk about issues is important. The festival was great at providing those touch points and facilitating good discussion around issues that matter to us all, whether directly related to film or not.

    The facilities and ability to walk everywhere in this beautiful mountain town is terrific. The film makers lounge is a comfortable and welcome place to both chill out and spark discussion between others. Extra kudos goes out to festival organizer Janice Kurbjun Miller and Ashley Zimmerman - they are doing a great job and get a huge high-five!! Until next year!

    October 2017
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    Christine Weatherup

    Breckenridge Film Festival was such a treat! Very well organized and great communication. They assign festival liaisons to each filmmaker so that all your questions are answered before and during the festival. The community got behind the festival, too, with packed audiences and thoughtful questions in the Q&A. We met many passionate and talented filmmakers, too, through both the forums and parties. I loved everything about Breckenridge!

    October 2017
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    Kiki Wilson

    The Breckenridge Film Festival was one of our team's favorites. Loved the attitude and the hospitality and the fun atmosphere. Thank you for including us in your festival!

    October 2017
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    Andrea Behring

    Fantastic festival from start to finish. The whole downtown area was dedicated to the fest and my liaison was super nice and helpful. We did a great Q&A after our screening and they had a lot of great events for filmmakers. I can't recommend this festival enough!

    October 2017