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Valid till 18th October 2021.

Important note on COVID-19

We would like to inform you that there will be no cancellation or postponement of festival operations fin light of the COVID 19 issue. The festival team along with the honorable jury remains committed to continuing the festival operations as per the prevailing schedule and process.


BROOKLYN International Cinefest was founded by a collective number of Independent Filmmakers in search of USA based festival that felt “truly independent.” What emerged was a celebration some of the brightest up-and-coming voices in one of the most exciting indie landscapes in the world.
The age of digital filmmaking has brought about one of the most daring and creative periods in Indie Film history, and we are so excited to celebrate those films together internationally.

BROOKLYN International Cinefest offers an intimate experience in which audience members, industry, professionals, critics, and filmmakers sit side by side to watch and celebrate the best of independent short filmmaking.
The festival will consist of different categories of independent short narratives, documentaries, animated and experimental films, etc.


Awards & Prizes:

The officially selected project in each month will receive laurel and certificate and the winners will receive customized certificate and laurel.
We will have an expert panel of film and music professionals to select and judge the entries.

The awards are given in the following categories:

Narrative Feature
Short Film
Experimental Film
Student Film
Best Director
Horror/Science Fiction/Genre Feature Film
Best Actor
Best Actress
Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) and 360° Video
Drone Film
Web and New Media
Mobile Film
Women's Film
LGBT Film
Animated Films
Educational Films
Film on Nature/Environment/Wildlife
One Minute Film
Television/Pilot Program or Series
Commercial/Advertisement
Music Video
Film Poster
Photography
Short Script
Feature Script
Iranian Film


Besides the BEST CATEGORY AWARDS, there are also OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS.


Rules & Terms:

*** PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS THROUGH WFCN ONLY!

PLEASE READ OUR RULES & TERMS BEFORE SUBMITTING. ***

*** THANK YOU ***

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film into competition in the Brandenburg International Film Festival, you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & 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 the 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 any and 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 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, synopsis and a link to your film. Please select the correct category while submitting to avoid disqualification. We reserve 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 any and 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.

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 of these Rules & Terms.

The submission of a work implies acceptance of the regulations.

Thank you for your submission!


17 Reviews
  • Thank you very much for the opportunity to participate in the festival.
    We won Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Screenplay.
    Festival with an excellent opportunity to showcase your film internationally and promote your work and be awarded.

    Long live Brooklyn International Cinefest.

    05 Oct, 2021

  • Great Festival! Thanks for the Opportunity!

    02 Oct, 2021

  • Thanks so much for enjoying my film. I really appreciate it.

    29 Sep, 2021

    BROOKLYN International Cinefest
    Response from festival:

    Dear DEAN,

    Thank you for your valuable feedback. We will be happy to work with you again.

    01 Oct, 2021
  • Amazing experience. Thanks for making our first time a great time.

    29 Sep, 2021

  • Magnificent Festival! Happy for my participation.

    29 Sep, 2021

    BROOKLYN International Cinefest
    Response from festival:

    Dear Vittorio,

    Thank you for your valuable feedback. We will be happy to work with you again.

    01 Oct, 2021
  • Thank you so much to Brooklyn International Cinefest for making my short animated script, A PACKAGE OF DREAMS, their award winner! I am humbled by your kindness!

    29 Aug, 2021

    BROOKLYN International Cinefest
    Response from festival:

    Dear BRADLEY,

    Congratulations on your success! Thank you for your valuable feedback and your wonderful words. We hope for a longer association with you.

    01 Oct, 2021
  • Shalom, Shalom and hello to all, I am so honoured to be a part of this wonderful film festival celebrating the power of love in the arts. Thank you also kindly for the outstanding award in the category of Animated films, for my film TreeBirth, and for my winner award in the category of Best Experimental Film for my film Lucid... I am so moved, touched thrilled! On a personal note, it is a closing of a personal life cycle for me... I only started to make films in 2019 at the age of 60!!!!! Congratulations and may you have many more years with films the world over, handcrafted by artists, applying to your fantastic film festival! Toda Raba and thank you so much....

    29 Jul, 2021

    BROOKLYN International Cinefest
    Response from festival:

    Dear MICHAEL,

    Congratulations on your success! Thank you for your valuable feedback and your wonderful words. We hope for a longer association with you.

    01 Oct, 2021
  • One of the best festivals that we competed in. Communication is top-notch and the festival receives some of the best quality productions.
    Highly commendable from our side.

    Chris & Maurice Micallef
    CMM PRODUCTIONS
    MALTA

    27 Jul, 2021

    BROOKLYN International Cinefest
    Response from festival:

    Dear CHRIS,

    Congratulations on your success! Thank you for your valuable feedback and your wonderful words. We hope for a longer association with you.

    01 Oct, 2021
  • It is really a pleasure for an author to see that his work has been viewed with care and attention in places so far away! Your work and your appreciation are an encouragement to continue my work in the cinema. Thank you! And to the next film!
    Mario Roccato - WRITING ABOUT A LOVE - Italy

    27 Jul, 2021

    BROOKLYN International Cinefest
    Response from festival:

    Congratulations and thank you for sharing your amazing work. We feel great to get a quality of work from all the filmmakers to our festival.

    01 Oct, 2021
  • This festival is an excellent opportunity to show older titles. Thank you for the Number One award in Animation!

    27 Jul, 2021

    BROOKLYN International Cinefest
    Response from festival:

    Congratulations William Thinnes, and Thank you so much for sharing your work with us.

    01 Oct, 2021
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