Berlin – Germany
February 8 to 18, 2013


November 16, 2012 – Regular Deadline

The Berlin Independent Film Festival connects filmmakers and film lovers from around the world. BIFF is not affiliated with the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) or the European Film Market.

In addition to celebrating great films, BIFF also accepts script entries and awards the top writers of Comedy, Sci-Fi/Horror, and Feature Film screenplays. Jury and Audience Award-winners in all film and script categories will be announced at the Closing Night “It’s A Wrap” Party. Winners will receive an award certificate, and some award categories may have co-sponsors providing prizes – yet to be determined.

Showcase your work in the beautiful city of Berlin and celebrate independent cinema with film-lovers from around the world, submit your film or script to the Berlin Independent Film Festival today!

The 5th Annual Berlin Independent Film Festival (BIFF), is showcasing the work of new filmmakers who have achieved remarkable feats with tiny budgets.

Having evolved this year from the Berlin arm of the European Film Festival, BIFF’s program of films and high-energy networking events will combine a commitment to the ideals of independent filmmaking with a solid understanding of the global marketplace. Taking place in one of the world’s most intriguing cities, BIFF offers attendees the chance to mingle with film fans and industry players who are all well-versed in the universal language of cinema.

Hosted at the Babylon, one of Berlin’s most majestic theaters, BIFF offers 10 days of screenings, parties, and discussions that are sure to inform and inspire. BIFF honors films and screenplays across a broad spectrum of competitive categories, including Documentary Feature, Sci-Fi/Horror Feature, and Animated Short, to name just a few. From music videos to “No Budget Features,” BIFF aims to explore diverse formats, styles, perspectives, and genres.

Evenings offer social events designed to broaden networks and spark relationships. Afternoons include “skills-share” workshops awash with marketing advice geared towards helping independent films reach new and greater heights. The result is an event that sharpens every tool at a filmmaker’s disposal, while offering opportunities to connect and collaborate with like-minded artists.


Boulder, Colorado – USA
February 14 to 17, 2013

September 7, 2012 – Regular Deadline

The Boulder International Film Festival is committed to bringing the best in international filmmaking to the heart of Colorado and to celebrating talented filmmakers of the past, present, and future. More than a film festival, it is a community that expands and intensifies with each passing year, creating opportunities for filmmakers to further strengthen their connections and their output.

BIFF has hosted some of the industry’s most talented and celebrated artists including Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone; Academy-nominated actors James Franco, Alec Baldwin, and Eric Roberts; Emmy Award-winning actress Blythe Danner; legendary comedian Chevy Chase; and Golden Globe-nominated actress Maria Bello, along with many other independent filmmakers, directors, producers, and stars.

Located at the foot of the stunning Rocky Mountains, Boulder is just 45 minutes from Denver International Airport and has been voted “#1 Most Creative City” by The Daily Beast, “Smartest Town in the U.S.” by Forbes Magazine, “Place you Dream of Living” by Backpacker Magazine, “The Foodiest Town in America” by Bon Appetit, and “Best Place to Live” by Men’s Journal. And with stellar ski slopes, restaurants, and attractions not far from the festival action, there will be plenty to see, do, and imbibe when you’re not basking in the light of the big screen. Don’t miss out…submit your film to the Boulder International Film Festival today!

the 9th Annual Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF), a four-day celebration of cinema that attracts over 20,000 film enthusiasts, media, and industry each year. With exciting networking events, A-list filmmaker and celebrity attendees, an inviting local community, and some of the best films and filmmakers working today, it’s clear why BIFF was named one of Moviemaker Magazine’s “25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” and “25 Coolest Film Festivals.” BIFF offers independent filmmakers first-rate hospitality, numerous opportunities for exposure, and huge, enthusiastic audiences eager to embrace unique voices.

Last year’s BIFF celebration was a banner event; the festival honored veteran television and film star Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now, The West Wing), Oscar-nominee William H. Macy (Fargo, Boogie Nights), producer Anthony Bregman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), and writer-director Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Big Chill). Year after year, film fans descend on Boulder by the tens of thousands to rub elbows with the best in the business, and this year’s festival promises to be no different.

Whether you’re a household name, an established filmmaker, an up-and-comer, or just a fan of outstanding storytelling, BIFF is ready and waiting to give you the star treatment. Visiting filmmakers enjoy complimentary accommodations just a few blocks from the festival’s main venue – the historic, 900-seat Boulder Theater – and receive a VIP pass to galas, parties, and other great networking events. With all of this outstanding hospitality, it’s no wonder why Chris Gore, founder of Film Threat, called BIFF “a festival that should be at the top of every filmmaker’s list.” For cineastes eager to mix and mingle with like-minded film lovers, BIFF is a must-visit destination event.


November 14 to 17, 2012
Upcoming Deadline: August 13, 2012


The BAJA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (BIFF) invites filmmakers from across the globe to the beautiful Pacific resort of Cabo for a four-day celebration of community, cinema, and international flavors. BIFF showcases a diverse and tightly curated film program including U.S., Mexican, and international cinema, and underscores the ability of art to transcend geography, cultures, and languages. Academy-Award nominated actor Edward Norton will serve as Official Festival Advisor in the inaugural season.

As host of the 2012 G20 summit, and as a popular vacation destination for stars including George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jennifer Aniston, Cabo is poised to welcome its festival guests with luxury and unsurpassed hospitality. The festival provides complimentary round-trip flights from L.A. to Cabo, or from Mexico City to Cabo, for all accepted filmmakers. BIFF encourages public participation through community events and educational filmmaking programs; leading filmmakers from the United States and Mexico will be on-hand to provide mentorship to film producers, directors, screenwriters, and actors of all backgrounds. Submit to the Baja International Film Festival today and celebrate cinema in the lap of luxury!