A Drama is a feature length film, over 30 minutes, that tells a story, usually of human conflict by means of dialogue and action.
A Comedy is a feature length film, over 30 minutes with a humorous treatment of characters and/or situation.
A Documentary is a short or feature length film that dramatically shows or analyzes news events, social conditions, etc. with little or no fictionalization.
A Short Drama is a film, 30 minutes or shorter in length, that tells a story, usually of human conflict by means of dialogue and action.
A Short Comedy is a film 30 minutes or shorter in length, with a humorous treatment of characters and/or situation.
FILMS OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT
Films of the Human Spirit are uplifting and socially redeeming in nature. The Spiritual Track highlights films of particular spiritual content and interest and give the audience a chance to interact about the film and to discuss it with the filmmakers.
The Adventure Reel is inspired by the festival’s creative and active Colorado audience. Films may be action-focused or philosophical, but accepted films will have a well-conceived and implemented story line, have an inspirational or storytelling element and/or should educate audiences on outdoor activities or outdoor themes.
A short or feature length film that narrates a comedic, dramatic or non-fiction storyline using animation.
HIGH SCHOOL FILMS
Films must be submitted by a student enrolled in a valid high school program. Films may fall into any genre. Please notify of the genre in the film summary – upon submission. Qualified submissions must include name of student’s High School, teacher’s name, email and phone number.
The Breckenridge Film Festival presents an annual celebration of independent film for the community, visitors and filmmakers the third weekend of September through four days of diverse film experiences in an authentic mountain environment. Film-lovers gather for unprecedented access to independent films, special screenings and premieres exclusive to Breckenridge – and the filmmakers behind them! The festival occurs as the leaves turn brilliant shades during the best time of the year in Summit County. The ever popular Adventure Reel returns along with the new category of Animation.
The Breckenridge Film Festival provides an opportunity for filmmakers in many genres to express themselves and interact with audiences in a laid back casual atmosphere and to mingle with and make contacts with industry people. Films are presented alongside educational workshops and events. Writers, directors, producers and performing artists attend to discuss their work with audiences in informal sessions following film screenings, at receptions and film forums. We welcome and appreciate the creative talents of all the filmmakers we’ve met over the years and look forward to meeting more. Breck Film Fest is “the filmmaker’s film festival.”
WE OFFER LODGING TO ATTENDING FILMMAKERS ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE LIMITED BASIS ONCE FILMS ARE SELECTED AND LODGING IS ANNOUNCED.
PLEASE NOTE: We invite distributors and media representatives to join us at the festival.
If your film is selected for the Breckenridge Film Festival, you agree that we may additionally screen your film in our future annual fundraising events. Please inform the Breckenridge Film Festival in writing if you do not wish to be included in any fundraiser events. You will be required to sign a notice of consent upon acceptance to the festival.
NO press materials will be accepted until films have been announced.
If your film is accepted, you will receive a notification email from the festival. Your acceptance will be conditional on meeting promotional/press kit, informational and film print submission deadlines.
The Breckenridge Film Festival reserves the right to use any additional clip or clips from accepted entries, up to three minutes in length, for publicity purposes.
BRECKENRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL ARCHIVE:
Filmmakers of accepted productions will provide a physical and digital copy of their film for permanent retention by the BFF.
ACCEPTANCE OF RULES:
Submitting a signed entry form constitutes full acceptance of the Breckenridge Film Festival rules outlined herein and on the entry form. Breckenridge Film Festival reserves the right to decide in its sole discretion all questions not specifically addressed.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Breckenridge Film Festival
PO Box 718, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Early-bird Deadline: February 3, 2017
Regular Deadline: April 7, 2017
Late Deadline: April 28, 2017
Extended Deadline: May 8, 2017
Notification Date: June 21, 2017
ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MAY 8, 2017.
If you wish to send DVDs/Blu-rays by courier rather than thru the US Postal Service, contact Programming @ [email protected] before sending.