Indie Best Films Festival

Ibestff

1st edition

Sep 20 - Sep 22, 2019
Estimated
Santa Monica, United States

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Music video, Narrative fiction
Film length
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 The Indie Best Films Festival (Ibestff) was founded by a group of independent filmmakers from Santa Mónica (California) and New York City for independent filmmakers from around the world.

Everybody has a story, and we want them to share it with the world.

Our mission is to help talented film artists, who create meaningful films that are worth seeing and sharing, but lack the backing of studios, expensive marketing campaigns or famous personalities.

We are an online competition. Our mission is to recognize the talent of the filmmakers with our laurels and certificates.

Every three months, we choose selected, nominees and winners so to give more opportunity to the filmmakers and to the movies. 4 seasons per year.

At the end of the year we will have a party with a screening of the 4 winning shorts (4 Seasons) that obtain the “Best Indie Short Film” award and also the 4 winning music videos.

Every 25 of the last month of the quarter, we will announce the winners and reinitiate the season with the new one.

This festival will be judged by award-winning filmmakers and industry experts.

This year the festival starts with the second session.

The reception of Music Videos has a free fee.

The annual seasons will be:

1- January-February-March
2- April-May-June
3- July-August-September
4- October-November-December
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Festival website http://ibestff.com

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Class Founded: 2018
Festival category: A (official A list)
Dates Open call: May 04, 2018

Early bird deadline: Aug 01, 2018
Regular deadline: Aug 15, 2018
Late deadline: Aug 31, 2018

Notification date: Sep 25, 2018

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Fees Fees range from 0.00 to 9.15 USD . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 0.85 USD cheaper than on other submission platforms for Film Plan subscribers.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Other prizes: Laurel, and a Certificate
Festival sections
Music Videos
Short Film
General rules Rules & Terms

– In this first edition we only accept short films and music videos.

– Fiction films, animation, documentary and experimental of any genre and subject are welcome.

– The scope of the competition is international. An open competition with works of any country in the world produced from January 1st 2015 onwards.

– The festival accepts films in any language from around the world.

– All films in a foreign language (not English) must have subtitles in English.

– The content must be submitted by a creator/producer aged 18 or older.

– We are an online competition. Our mission is to recognize the talent of the filmmakers with our laurels and certificates.

– Every three months, we choose nominees and winners so to give more opportunity to the filmmakers and the movies. 4 seasons per year.

– At the end of the year we will have a party with a screening of the 4 winning shorts (4 Seasons) that obtain the “Best Independent Short Film” award and also the 4 winning videos.

– This festival will be judged by award-winning filmmakers and industry experts.

– All winners will have laurels and a digital certificate sent to them in jpg file format. No physical certificates, medals, or trophies will be handed out in order to keep entry fees as affordable as possible.

– All submitters must submit their content to Ibestff through our festival registration platforms listed in the Film Submissions section of our website.

– After a film has been officially selected, the filmmaker will be notified. Official selection does not mean that the filmmaker’s film will be screened or awarded at the festival.


– The submitter must have obtained legal copyright to publicly screen their submitted content and all intellectual property contained therein including, but not limited to, music, lyrics, written work, photos, video content, artwork, and media excerpts. – By submitting your content, you represent that you have acquired all legal rights to publicly screen all content within your submission.

– The festival is not responsible for any copyright infringement of the filmmaker’s material.


Official Selection


– If your film has been officially selected, you agree to provide us with a poster or promotional images and/or stills, as well as a logline and/or synopsis, for promotional purposes.


– If your film has been officially selected, you agree that we are permitted to use excerpts from the film, up to a maximum of 30 seconds, worldwide, for promotional purposes.

– If a submitter’s content is selected, a Notice of Official Selection shall be emailed to the to the email address provided by the submitter in their registration form on the notification date.

– Announcements identifying the Official Selections will be posted online on the Ibestff website and social media channels.

– We do not return any materials submitted.


Awards & Prizes

– “Best Indie Short Film” Laurel, and a Certificate

– “Best Video Clip” Laurel, and a Certificate


– “Best Ficction Short Film” Laurel, and a Certificate

– “Best Animated Short Film” Laurel, and a Certificate

– “Best Documentary Short Film” Laurel, and a Certificate

– “Best Experimental Short Film” Laurel, and a Certificate


Extra:

We will not contact the owners of the best movies for the possibility of distribution with some of our partner.