Beeston Film Festival

BFF // Beeston Film Festival

3rd edition

Mar 09 - Mar 12, 2018
Estimated
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Documentary, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length
Genre Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Medical, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description The Beeston Film Festival attracts the latest global short films to the East Midlands AND NOW to filmmakers too! In a unique offering your Beeston Film Festival entry fee is your admission to watch the whole On-line Festival! You will be able to watch the competition in your category and enjoy the talent in all the others.

The On-Line Festival presents films accepted into ALL categories – Drama, Comedy, Horror, Documentary, Animation and the local Three Counties competition. The On-Line Festival will be available for 3 weeks after the festival in Beeston.
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Festival website http://festival.beestonfilm.com/

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Class Founded: 2018
Festival category: D (local player)
Dates Open call: Nov 01, 2016

Early bird deadline: Dec 31, 2016
Regular deadline: Dec 31, 2016
Late deadline: Dec 31, 2016

Notification date: Feb 03, 2017

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Fees Fees range from 11.89 to 11.89 USD . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 1.10 USD cheaper than on other submission platforms for Film Plan subscribers.
Awards Total prize money: 200.00 USD
Festival sections
Animation
Comedy
Documentary
Drama
Horror
General rules The Beeston Film Festival attracts the latest global short films to the East Midlands AND NOW to filmmakers too!

In a unique offering your Beeston Film Festival entry fee is your admission to watch the whole On-line Festival! You will be able to watch the competition in your category and enjoy the talent in all the others.

The On-Line Festival presents films accepted into ALL categories – Drama, Comedy, Horror, Documentary, Animation and the local Three Counties competition. The On-Line Festival will be available for 3 weeks after the festival in Beeston.

Awards & Prizes

The Beeston Oscar, or B’Oscar, is awarded to the best film in the following categories - Drama, Horror, Comedy, Documentary and Animation.

Further prizes will be awarded for Best Director, Best Script, Best Cinematography, Best Acting Performance, Best Soundtrack & Sound Design and an Audience award, too. And, of course, there is a wonderful Best in Festival B’Oscar, too, designed by the renowned ceramic artist, Anna Collette Hunt.

Rules & Terms

BEESTON FILM FESTIVAL ENTRY PROCEDURE

Submissions MUST be made through this site.
Submissions MUST include an on-screen viewer for selection purposes.
Films entered into the Drama, Horror, Comedy, Documentary and Animation categories must be no longer than 30 minutes and must have been completed after 1st January 2014.

The films accepted into the Festival are required to provide for screening PAL Region 2 DVD, Blu-Ray, or MP4 digital files. We regret that we are unable to pay for any transfers, such as NTSC to PAL. Delivery costs of the screening media must be borne by the applicant or forwarding festival. Screening material will not be returned.
All packages from outside Europe must bear the declaration: “for temporary importation only and for cultural use at a film festival - of no commercial value”. Documentation / proforma invoices for films from outside the EU must not state a value that exceeds £10 as this often attracts importation taxes. Any film attracting freight charges/ importation taxes our end will not be accepted, and will be returned at the sender’s own cost or may be retained by UK customs, where its retrieval will be the sender’s responsibility.
The Submission Fee for Drama, Horror, Comedy, Documentary and Animation categories will be 13 USD per submission, however, Student Films can claim a 50% discount per submission, code BFFSTUDENT2017.

Payment can be made on this site. Viewing copies must be received with all relevant supporting materials by the submission deadline - as dated on the application form - unless, by prior arrangement a late submission has been agreed with the Festival.
Press packs are not essential at this stage but can be sent as digital versions via email or on CD/DVD

SELECTION PROCEDURE
The FINAL deadline is 31st December 2016. On receipt of submission, the entrant will receive email confirmation and a reference number from FilmFreeway, which should be quoted on all future correspondence.
Notification to all applicants will be informed as early as possible but at the latest one month before the festival.
Applicants must confirm acceptance within 7 days of receiving notification quoting their reference number and at this stage should supply any stills/images etc. to be used in the festival brochure (if not supplied in advance).
Screening material should be supplied 2 weeks prior to the festival, to allow time to check the technical quality.
Entrants give Beeston Film Festival Ltd to permission to screen the submitted at the Beeston Film Festival and related events including the On-Line Festival.
Successful entrants will receive a complementary pass for the Festival screenings and access to the On-Line Film Festival.
NB BEESTON FILM FESTIVAL IS CO-ORDINATED BY BEESTON FILM FESTIVAL LTD (BFF) WHOM IS THE RESPONSIBLE PARTY. BFF RESERVES THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO WITHDRAW, POSTPONE, CANCEL OR MAKE ANY ALTERATION TO (OR PART TO) THE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OR FESTIVAL PROGRAMME WITHOUT PRIOR CONSULTATION. ‘BEESTON FILM FESTIVAL’ IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK PROTECTED BY UK LAW. Postal Address: BEESTON FILM FESTIVAL, 212 Bramcote Lane, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 4EX. United Kingdom. Telephone: 0750 2011547, email: info@beestonfilmfestival.com, web address: www.beestonfilmfestival.com. Beeston Film Festival is operated by Beeston Film Festival Ltd, a registered company limited by guarantee. No. 08826715.