British Documentary Film Festival

BDFF // British Documentary Film Festival

4th edition

Dec 04 - Dec 07, 2018
Estimated
London, United Kingdom

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Docu-feature, Documentary
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Biography, Burlesque, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, 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, 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 So you'd like to submit your film to our festival? Great idea!

It's the fourth year for the British Documentary Film Festival, and we're accepting submissions of any and every documentary! We're always happy to offer an eclectic line up from film-makers keen to get their documentary screened in London at a top venue like the Empire Cinema! full text less text

Festival website http://www.britishdocumentaryfilmfestival.com/

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Class Founded: 2012
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Apr 14, 2017

Early bird deadline: Apr 15, 2017
Regular deadline: Jun 17, 2017
Late deadline: Sep 30, 2017

Notification date: Oct 21, 2017

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Fees Fees range from 21.55 to 34.48 EUR (0.00 to 0.00 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Other prizes: The Environmental Award, The Life Changing Award, The Wild Animal Award, The Heritage Award, & Best Short Documentary
General rules British Documentary Film Festival
Rules for Participation

1. Dates and Venue
The absolute final deadlines are as dictated on FilmFreeway. Category winners (see 8.) are announced after the festival. The venue for the festival will be announced closer to the date of the event.

2. Competition
The festival reserves the right to place entries into alternative categories if they feel it is to the benefit of the title. Each submission must be entered separately. Entries will be assessed and successful submissions will be programmed for screening and enter the festival competition. Failure to submit a screener copy four weeks prior to the festival will rule out eligibility for an award. If your film is selected we reserve the right to show your film at a date and time of our choosing.
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3. Subtitles
Any foreign language films must have english subtitles.

4. Formats
For the selection process a digital screener must be submitted via FilmFreeway. Screenplays must be submitted as a digital .PDF via the FilmFreeway.

Successful submissions that are granted a screening must submit a DCP.
*Please note we do not accept films shot in 4:3 unless the filmmaker has reformatted it to 16:9.

5. Selection
Festivals are organized by the Film Festival Guild. The festival directors reserve the right to invite films for the competition and programme. Screening schedule will be announced after the final submission deadline. The final award winning entries will be selected by a festival jury and audience votes. Award winners will be notified within 14 days of the festival screenings.

6. Entry Returns
We do not return submission entries.

7. Screenings
It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that films for screening are deposited with the festival organizers at least 7 days before any scheduled screening.

8. Publicity
We reserve the right to use extracts from submissions for festival publicity and marketing purposes. Press kits are not required, but are useful, so please feel free to send these with your submissions.

9. Categories
Environmental Documentaries
Social Documentaries
Wildlife Documentaries
Heritage Documentaries
Short Documentaries

10. Awards
The Environmental Award
The Life Changing Award
The Wild Animal Award
The Heritage Award
Best Short Documentary‚Äč

11. Submission, Selection for Screening, Awards and Voting
There are 3 distinct stages. Submission, screening and awards. The administrators' decision is final.