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Boulder International Film Festival

The critically-acclaimed Boulder International Film Festival has gained a reputation as one of the most influential film festivals in the U.S., with a large number of new feature films, documentaries, and shorts that have gone from early screenings at BIFF to significant success and multiple Oscar nominations. The festival has over 25,000 attendees, A-list filmmaker and celebrity guests, and countless opportunities for widespread exposure.

For four jam-packed days, visiting filmmakers at BIFF enjoy complimentary luxurious accommodations, free skiing, and an exclusive Red-Carpet VIP pass. Major industry who attend the Festival include big-leaguers like The Hollywood Reporter, MovieMaker Magazine, DreamWorks, 20th Century Fox, and A & E IndieFilms, among others.
14th edition

2018 | 22 - 25 February

This edition will feature a competition of U.S. and International Short Live Action, Short Animation, and Short Documentary films. Films in these categories compete for the prestigious Best Short Film, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Animation, and Audience Choice awards.
Short film types screened
Fiction / Live action
Music video
Competition and rewards
International competition
National/regional competition
No cash awards
No screening fees
Program announced
1 Feb 2018
Call for entries

Short film eligibility criteria

Film types
Fiction / Live action
Music video
Film completion date
Films must have been completed on/after
1 Jan 2016
Maximum running time
40 min
Film production countries
Any country

Key dates

Entry deadlines
14 Jul 2017
18 Aug 2017
29 Sep 2017
Entry fee: $55 USD
United States Dollars
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Information on this profile is provided by the event and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 5 Jul 2017