BIFF Calls For Entries By Local Filmmakers

November 18, 2019

The Bermuda International Film Festival [BIFF] is calling on Bermudian and Bermuda-based filmmakers to submit their short films to be considered for screening in the short film competition at BIFF 2020, to be held March 20-26, 2020.

“‘BerMovie Day’ will feature submissions from Bermudians anywhere or Bermuda-based filmmakers. It has become a popular evening celebration of Bermuda film professionals, when many who have followed opportunities offshore actually return to the island. The deadline for entries for BerMovie Day at BIFF is January 1, 2020. The submission fee is waived,” a spokesperson said.

Festival representatives and filmmakers attending BIFF 2019 in March

Bermuda International Film Festival Nov 2019

“Bermudians and Bermuda-based filmmakers can also be considered for the prestigious Bermuda Shorts Competition which annually sees some 600 films submitted from around the world. Submissions may be uploaded to FilmFreeway at The entry fee for international films is $65.

“For the Bermuda Shorts Competition, films must have been completed after October 1, 2018, and they must not have been released theatrically or shown on television prior to the festival to be eligible for Oscar consideration.

“Films must also not have been made publicly available online on YouTube or Vimeo [excludes password protected posts]. Submitted films must be completed and non-English films must have subtitles. All films must be 40 minutes or less.

“Some 450 short films have been submitted to the festival for consideration to date.

“The winner of the Bermuda Shorts Competition is automatically submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for consideration for the Short Film — Live Action Oscar.”

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