BELIFF

BELIFF // Be Epic! London International Film Festival

1st edition

Sep 16 - Sep 18, 2017
Estimated
London, United Kingdom

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Children, Commercial, Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Industrial, Multimedia, Narrative fiction, Student, TV, Web
Film length Full length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, Biography, Burlesque, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Musical, Mystery, News

Mission / description Be Epic! London International Film Festival is a yearly film festival that is looking especially for meaningful, innovative, free of cliche filmmaking.

BELIFF encourages young and old film makers from around the world to contribute to the shaping of society through inspirational films that combine with valuable messages and innovative ideas. BELIFF aims to be the rising point of film makers and up and coming new artists by promoting value and hard work and we are dedicating ourselves to stand up for everyone who is looking to refine and discover film both as entertaining and educating audiences from all around the globe.

Those who will get the best out of BELIFF film festival are:
- the visionary voices and artists (scriptwriters, directors, actors etc.) that have great empathy and a deep capacity to understanding and expressing beyond the surface layers of things and beyond those depths as well.
- distinctive scripts,
- truthful perspectives on themes and subjects,
- the creators of innovative cinematic outcomes that stand out from the usual mainstream.
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Festival website belief.co.uk

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Class Founded: 2018
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: May 16, 2016

Early bird deadline: Jun 16, 2016
Regular deadline: Jul 17, 2016
Late deadline: Aug 19, 2016

Notification date: Aug 22, 2016

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Fees Fees range from 19.99 to 79.99 USD . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Other prizes: Trophy, Certificate
General rules BELIFF FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & TERMS AND CONDITIONS FINAL
SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
THE ORGANISATION

1.The 2016 festival takes place in London, UK.
2.The final selection of all films presented at the festival and their placement in the program is the responsibility of the Film Programmer for BELIFF Film Festival the process is overseen by the festival’s Managing Director and Artistic Director. The organisation of the event and programming of all other non-competitive elements is the responsibility of the Artistic Director, Managing Director and the festival team.

ELIGIBILITY

3. The festival is open to short and feature films of all production techniques, including animation, documentary, drama, experimental or artist film and hybrid work from low to high budgets.
3.a. Your film is not eligible if it has been previously selected for screening at a previous edition of BELIFF Film Festival.
4. The primary contact completing the submission process must be authorised to submit the film for consideration including permission from a distributor or sales agent representing the film and must have obtained necessary permissions for the inclusion of copyrighted music and/ or images within the films. With this submission, the applicant confirms that they possess all rights necessary for the screening of the submitted film at this film festival.
6. Films must comply with the maximum duration (including credits) specified for each category.
7. Plymouth Film Festival does not require any premiere status but notes that this may come into consideration during the selection process.

REGISTRATION AND DATA PROTECTION

8. Before you can submit your film you will be asked to register your contact and film details. These details will only be shared with BELIFF Film Festival. BELIFFensures this information will NEVER be used for anything other than direct contact from the festival or one of the festival’s submission partners and will NEVER be shared with anyone else.

ENTRY FEES & REFUNDS

9. There is a submission fee to enter your films. These costs equate to the administration of the entries and viewing library facilities. We offer reduced rates for student submissions.
10. BELIFF does not have the facility to apply refunds. Discounts and waivers must be sought before the films have been submitted.
11. The cost of submitting a film to the festival for 2016 is specified for each category.
12. A separate entry form and additional entry fee is required for each film submission.

DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS

13. Please ensure that the digital video file you’re entering is the highest quality copy of your film, if your film is selected you will be contacted to confirm this.
14. Films that are submitted on unreadable discs or files will not be considered for selection, it is up to the applicant to ensure that the preview copy is in full working order. The festival is unable to return any data discs.

SELECTION PROCESS

15. A film’s success is dependent not on its budget or length, but on its core vision and the creativity/efficiency with which it communicates that vision. Programs consist of these diverse visions assembled in an order and rhythm so that even in contrast each is mutually complimentary.
16. Successful entrants will be notified of their inclusion in the festival at least one month before the event. Those entrants who have not been successful will also receive email notification at this time.
17. After selection, notification letters will be sent electronically; please provide an email address that is checked regularly and ensure that the user account info@beliff.co.uk is permitted to email you.
18. Due to the large amounts of submissions that the festival receives we are not able to give comments on individual films prior to submission but we can offer a brief feedback for unsuccessful entries per request.

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

20. There are no fees for participating in the festival. Participants are not entitled to claim rental or other fees for the screenings of their films at the festival.

PUBLICITY

21. In addition to the reproduction of stills and clips of selected films (under 1 minute) for all BELIFF publications, festival trailer, press and TV coverage, they may also be screened as part of preview screenings to promote the event.

SUBMISSION AGREEMENT

22. Within your submission you will be asked if you have read and agreed with the Terms and Conditions laid out in this document. By agreeing to proceed with your submission you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions and your application can then be processed. Entry of a film is binding and implies acceptance of these regulations.
23. In the event of disagreement concerning the interpretation of the regulations, the interpretation of the festival will take precedence.
24. Failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions may result in the submission being disqualified.
25. These regulations are subject to change without prior notice.