SUBMIT A FILM - OPENBFF prefers paperless entries submitted via Withoutabox.com or FilmFreeway.com. Both platforms provide cost-saving, online entry to major film festivals throughout the U.S. with one master entry form, allowing you and us to enter your film more quickly and with greater accuracy. This method is free and easy.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHEN IS THE NEXT FESTIVAL?
2016 Edition SUBMISSIONS are OPEN!
Postmarked by = Submission packages can be mailed until the day of the deadline.
The next Brooklyn Film Festival will start in late May, 2016 and run for 10 days.
Filmmakers selected for the festival will be notified via email in early May, 2016. Not selected films will be notified via Withoutabox or FilmFreeway when the full lineup is complete and confirmed (around May 15th).
WHEN WILL I BE NOTIFIED IF MY FILM HAS BEEN ACCEPTED?
Categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Experimental, Animation. + View categories and rulesIS THE FESTIVAL COMPETITIVE?
YES. Through the resources of industry-related sponsors, the festival awards the winners with a total of approximately US $50, 000 in prizes and film services. + AWARDS
WILL I RECEIVE FEEDBACK OR COMMENTS ON MY FILM?
HOW MANY FILMS DO YOU ACCEPT IN THE FESTIVAL?
SCREENING FORMAT FOR SELECTED FILMS:
KidsFilmFest is an exciting initiative of the Brooklyn Film Festival. The festival takes place annually in June. Rolling Submissions are open through WAB (Without a Box). For further information visit www.kidsfilmfest.org
ARE THERE ANY TIME RESTRICTIONS?
CAN I RELEASE MY FILM THEATRICALLY OR ON BROADCAST TELEVISION BEFORE THE FESTIVAL?
CAN I SUBMIT MY FILM IF PREVIOUSLY SCREENED AT OTHER FESTIVALS?
I SUBMITTED MY FILM LAST YEAR BUT IT WAS NOT SELECTED. CAN I RESUBMIT MY FILM?
WHAT IS THE SHIPPING ADDRESS FOR PACKAGES?
CAN I SUBMIT A WORK-IN-PROGRESS OR "ROUGH CUT"?
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