Bahia Independent Cinema Festival

BINCIF // Bahia Festival De Cinema Independente

4th edition

Nov 01 - Nov 04, 2019
Salvador, Brazil

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Full length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Biography, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Foreign, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Melodrama, 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 BAHIA INDEPENDENT CINEMA FESTIVAL is a four days experience where the streets and theaters of the city of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil become platforms dedicated to celebrate, encourage and reward the cinematographic art. In this week of celebration, everyone can attend for free the screenings of short films, feature films, music videos and web series around the world.
The invitation is for the coming November to the most populated city of the northeast of the Amazonian giant, Brazil; Where nationals and tourists will approach the seventh art.
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Class Founded: 2015
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Jul 03, 2018

Early bird deadline: Aug 10, 2018
Regular deadline: Sep 20, 2018
Late deadline: Oct 20, 2018

Notification date: Oct 25, 2018

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Fees Fees range from 9.00 to 14.00 EUR (0.00 to 0.00 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Other prizes: Awards in each category
Festival sections
Feature films
more than 36 minutes
Music video
less than 15 minutes
Short films
less than 35 minutes
Web series
less than 15 minutes per chapter
General rules - Any national or foreign filmmaker who wishes to do so may participate.
- The theme of the films is completely free and can be of any genre.
- Films will be presented in original language. Short films not spoken in Portuguese should have subtitles or transcription of dialogues in Portuguese, English or Spanish.
- Types of movies:
• - Short films: less than 35 minutes
• - Feature films: more than 36 minutes
• -Web series: less than 15 minutes per chapter
• -Music video: less than 15 minutes
-Competitive genres:
-The film will be presented in digital format.
-The organization will be in charge of selecting among the enrolled the films that will participate in the competition. All films must make the registration through the platforms of authorized festivals or directly to the account of the festival.
-Jury and Prizes: The jury will be composed of 3 professionals from the national and national cinematographic mediums and will award the prizes, in addition to the honorable mentions they deem appropriate.
Best Narrative Short film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Experimental Short Film
Best Animation Short Film
Best LGBT Short Film
Best Horror Short Film
Best Narrative Feature film
Best Documentary Feature film
Best LGBT Feature Film
Best Horror Feature film
Best Web Series
Best Music Video
Best Fiction Short film, Best Documentary Short Film, Best Experimental Short Film, Best Animation Short Film, Best LGBT Short Film, Best Horror Short Film, Best Fiction Feature film, Best Documentary Feature film, Best LGBT Feature Film, Best Horror Feature film, Best Web Series, Best Music Video

- The prizes of each category will be announced in the media of the festival including social networks and web page.
- The producers and directors of the films that have been selected and awarded, undertake to mention this in all publicity and press material, respecting the exact wording of the jury's decision and using the Festival's official laurel.
- The inscription of a film means the acceptance of the present regulation.
August Deadline: before August 10
September Deadline: before September 20
October Deadline: before October 20

August Deadline: before August 26
-Feature film: € 12
- Short Film: € 9
September Deadline: before September 28
- Feature film: € 13
- Short Film: € 10
October Deadline: before October 20
- Feature film: € 14
- Short Film: € 11
-Notification: The official selection of the festival will be held on October 25; Will be informed by email to the selected, as well as the general public through the social networks and the festival web.
- The participants in this show accept each and every one of the points that form the basis of this edition of the festival.