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Screenplay Submission

Deadline  - August 1st, 2017

October 1, 2017  Film & Screenplay Notification Date

December 10 – 17, 2017  Event Date

Many thanks for your submissions to the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF).   We know that you have a choice to apply to over 6,000 film festivals around the world and we appreciate your interest.  
Good luck to the filmmakers


  • Films must be submitted via Withoutabox or FilmFreeway's online screener method only. 
  • Please DO NOT mail DVDs. 
  • Films must have been completed after January 2016 to be eligible 
  • Films must never have been screened anywhere in the Bahamas prior to the Festival 
  • Non- English-language films must be subtitled in English 
  • Only online screenings will be accepted for preview. DO NOT send master tapes for preview screenings. 
  • All Submissions will be added to the BIFF archives and made available to buyers and distributors upon request. 
  • Films Submitted will not receive screening fees for showcasing films 
  • Films selected will be placed in the appropriate category by BIFF 
  • All submissions must be received by June 22, 2017. 
  • Participants who are selected will be notified via email of the selection results approximately six weeks before the
  • Festival. Shipping instructions for films selected for the Festival will be included. 
  • Exhibition prints/tapes must arrive at the Festival by October 20, 2017 
  • The festival accepts limited responsibility for technical damage to prints or tapes and for loss or theft for the period of
  • time that the prints are in the Festival’s possession, up to a maximum of $100. 
  • Delivery cost of the exhibition print will be borne by the applicant. BIFF will cover return or forwarding cost of the exhibition print but not any additional charges, which may be incurred at the consignee’s end. 
  • Programmed works may be excerpted (up to 2 minutes) for television and other promotional purposes

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