New York, New York – USA
April 23 to 27, 2013
March 1, 2013 – Regular Deadline
Be Film The Underground Film Festival – BTUFF is a New York City forum for independent filmmakers worldwide, and celebrates the best short-form, cinematic expressions to hit the screens.
Dedicated to championing great films for worldwide distribution, BE FILM is proud to screen its selected shorts in some of the best venues available today, including the Disney Park Avenue Screening Room, the Dolby Screening Room, and the Crosby Screening Room. BE FILM is unmistakable proof that sometimes it pays to keep things short. To ensure that your best short-form work reaches as many eyes and ears as possible-and in just the way you intended-submit to BE FILM today!
BE FILM has presented more than 1,000 short films from more than 30 countries across the globe and regularly takes full advantage of some of the best screening and social venues in New York City.
BE FILM welcomes terrific short-form works across all genres and creative forms, and it is proud to have been the first shorts festival in the world to introduce a “Stereoscopic 3D” category for filmmakers eager to stretch their craft into entirely new dimensions. Several of the festival’s official selections have gone on to the highest levels of industry success and have nabbed Academy Awards, BAFTA awards, and Moliere Awards, as well as numerous additional honors. Just ask writer-director Ari Sandel, whose short musical comedy West Bank Story stole hearts at Be Film and then took home the gold on Oscar night.
In addition to the recognition earned, BE FILM winners take home prizes–ranging in value from $500 to $5000 USD–from a slew of generous sponsors. Energized opening and closing night parties book-end the festival and reinforce BE FILM’s commitment to community, artistry, and the development of invaluable networking opportunities and relationships.
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