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Welcome to the Big Ben International Film Festival, where our mission is to heighten awareness and celebrate the diverse facets of international cinema in all its rich forms. We eagerly accept film projects from every corner of the globe, and our dedicated team works tirelessly throughout the year to redefine the cinematic experience and explore how art can serve as a unifying force in our communities.

At the heart of our Festival's purpose is the profound satisfaction we derive from delivering a premier cinematic experience to our cherished audience, esteemed film professionals, and valued partners. Our ultimate goal is not only to meet but to surpass the expectations of all those who engage with our event.

The Big Ben International Film Festival stands as a distinctive celebration of the finest independent and studio films that emerge from the global film industry. It offers a wealth of opportunities for those involved in the business of filmmaking.

Independent filmmakers and creative minds often grapple with numerous challenges, from the fierce competition for audience attention to securing funding and distribution. The solution lies in the industry's collective efforts to create opportunities for those who not only need them but genuinely deserve them. Our Festival is committed to providing a platform for filmmakers to showcase their work to the right audience at our intimate and immersive events. In doing so, we offer them a significant step forward on their path to success by bestowing well-deserved recognition for their artistry.

Awards & Prizes

The officially selected project in each month will receive a laurel and certificate and the winners will receive customized certificates and laurel.

In addition to the BEST CATEGORY AWARDS, the Big Ben International Film Festival also recognizes OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS, that highlight the exceptional work across these diverse categories, showcasing the talent and creativity within the global film community.

Rules & Terms


Please read these Rules and terms carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film to competition in the Big Ben International Film Festival, you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules and terms.

BBIFF is open to any film, regardless of content, subject, or origin. Submitting your film to the BBIFF does not guarantee selection. All the official selection, nominees and winners will be listed on our website permanently. We treat every filmmaker equally.

1. The film submitted to the BBIFF for a particular month can be re-submitted at any time for a second chance, considering that we have different judges' panels for each season.

2. Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be summarily rejected.

3. The BBIFF reserves the right to refuse entries.

4. A director/producer may submit more than one film in a category and more than one category at a time.

5. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the BBIFF, from and against all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits and publicity.

6. After a film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified, and eventually the film will be listed on the festival website under Official Selections. The Official Selection status doesn’t mean that your film will be screened at the festival. It means that your film has been appreciated by our judges of the panel and you can use the festival logo on your poster.

7. The BBIFF will not refund any fees if the filmmaker fails to submit the film in the correct category. Films submitted without the correct fees or proper submission media may be deemed ineligible at the discretion of the BBIFF programming director or executive director. The festival does not cover any of the expenses incurred by the filmmaker.

8. We require an official trailer or poster, a synopsis and a link to your film. Please select the correct category while submitting to avoid disqualification. We reserve the right to re-assign films to the appropriate category.

9. A nominee will be privately screened for the BBIFF judging panel, and will not be screened initially to the public.

10. A filmmaker’s submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.

11. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the BBIFF, from and against all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) that may be incurred because of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits and publicity.

12. BBIFF may without advance notice amend these Rules & Terms from time to time. Each and every such amendment shall become effective immediately. It is your responsibility to periodically check for updates on these Rules and terms.

By submitting your work, you acknowledge and accept the regulations of our festival. We appreciate your submission and look forward to the opportunity to celebrate your creative endeavour. Thank you!

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