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Opening Date May 10, 2023

August 1, 2023

Regular Deadline

March 1, 2024
Late Deadline

June 1, 2024
Late Late Deadline

August 1, 2024
Notification Date

Rules & Terms

Films must have been completed after January 2023 to be eligible 
Films must never screen anywhere in The Bahamas or streaming in the Caribbean online prior to BIFF 2024
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 
Participants who are selected will be notified via email of the selection results approximately six weeks before the Festival.
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. 
The delivery cost of the exhibition print will be borne by the applicant. BIFF will cover the 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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