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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | October 20, 2021

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Brisbane International Film Festival Submission Deadline Extended

Brisbane International Film Festival Submission Deadline Extended

| On 14, Apr 2020

If you’re a filmmaker with a short film, the Brisbane International Film Festival wants to see it.

BIFF, or the Brisbane International Film Festival, has been celebrating Australian and international film making since 1992. And, even though 2020 has been, let’s say, mildly challenging for the industry, it’s continuing to curate contemporary cinema.

It’s just like Robert Burns said – the best laid plans of mice and men are often strayed by a global pandemic. Luckily, BIFF understands how this could affect filmmakers and have extended their submission deadlines. The Regular Deadline is now the 31st of May and the Late Deadline is the 14th of June.

If that wasn’t good enough, the entry fee for the Regular Deadline has been reduced. Instead of $50, all you have to pay is $44.

If you want the discounted entry fee, submit early. The discount only applies to submissions before the Regular Deadline.

There are five awards to be won. The Screen Queensland Short Film Award that is open to Queensland Residents, the Best Festival Short Film, the Best Australian Short Film that is open to Australian filmmakers, the Special Jury Award, and the Creative Achievement Award.

Last year, Best Festival Short Film went to Sarah Van Der Boom. Her short film Raymonde or the Vertical Escape mixed 2D and stop-motion animation to tell the story of an owl longing for better things.

Adam Webb and Kyle Thompson won the Screen Queensland Short Film award for Roughnut. The film explores friendship and bullying in Australian suburbia.

Although the submission deadlines have been extended, don’t hesitate to submit your short film. The Brisbane International Film Festival is a great opportunity for national and international filmmakers. For more information about submission guidelines or the festival visit BIFF’s website.

What: Brisbane International Film Festival
When: Regular deadline is the 31st of May, Late Deadline is the 14th of June
Where: Submit online
How Much: $44
Website: Here

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