SUBMIT YOUR FILM FOR 2017

The CALL FOR ENTRY for the 2017 Breckenridge Festival of Film is open.

SUBMIT – WITHOUTABOX
SUBMIT – FILM FREEWAY

The Breckenridge Film Festival wants to see talented, creative folks in our beautiful mountain town!

We are proud to boast that 3 of our featured films in 2016 are Oscar contenders!!!!- Borrowed Time, Piper, and Life, Animated.

Here are some incentives to submit and attend:

  • Breckenridge Film Festival is a well established festival that has been going strong for 37 years.
  • BFF has just been rated among the top 100 festivals by Filmfreeway users.

    “According to reviews from real FilmFreeway users, your festival ranks in the top 2% of more than 4,700 film festivals and creative contests around the world. No doubt, this ranking is a testament to the countless hours of hard work and care that you and your staff have devoted to creating such a wonderful event.”

  • The scenery is spectacular in Breckenridge, nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The film festival is held in the fall when the leaves are a brilliant combo of yellow, orange, & red. Words do not give it justice.
  • Every attending filmmaker is given personal attention by both the programming team and the liaisons who can answer their questions and assist in their stay.
  • Filmmakers who attend have access to complimentary lodging, a friendly hospitable VIP lounge stocked with yummy treats and beverages, and many fun parties in local establishments.

If that’s not incentive enough, BFF is offering a chance at comp lodging and passes (same benefits of attending filmmakers who’s film is selected) for anyone who recommends a film that’s selected for our four featured programming slots at the Riverwalk Center that is submitted and chosen, in other words, a “Finders Fee”.

The highlight of the Breckenridge Film Festival, for me, was the feeling of being prepared for. It should be a testament to the festival’s professionalism and, frankly, how seriously they took themselves, for when we arrived, we were provided lodging, a liaison and the warm welcoming of all. The feeling of being respected as an artist left me with an unforgettable impression, and for that, they have my loyalty.
-Benjamin Shweky “Chocolate Cake”
What a brilliant festival. I felt so honored and received a first class experience as a filmmaker. The kindest staff and volunteers working so hard and flexibly when challenges occurred. Can’t imagine a more beautiful setting for a festival like this. Thank you so much!
-David Flood, “Step By Step”
The Breckenridge Film Festival is not to be missed! In addition to a quality line up, this festival provides something unique, the Rocky Mountains during the peak of fall. Everything is walkable and the venues are first rate. Add to that a staff that knows film and a volunteer staff that is extraordinarily helpful and you have a first-rate festival!
-Sheila E. Schroeder, “Happy F-ing Valentine’s Day”
A class organization. The programmers, staff and volunteers treat the filmmakers with absolute enthusiasm and grace. This is what I imagine Sundance once was (wishes it still could be) until it mushroomed into what it is now. Breckenridge still has the heart of the indie film at it’s forefront.
-Hoyt Richards, “Intersection”
Filmmakers take note: if you have not included BFF in your plans, think again! This festival provides great opportunities to mix and mingle with other filmmakers as well as see a fantastic slate of films, all in one of the most beautiful settings imaginable. This fest may be small in size (at least for now) but is anything but small in terms of quality. I can only hope to be accepted with a new film in the future.
-Annie O’Neil, “PHIL’S CAMINO”

Annie O'Neil,
I loved how the entire Breck community really was behind the BFF, as a filmmaker, it’s not common to find an entire community welcoming you into their town, whether at dinner, at a grocery stores or on the gondola, everyone was interested in the film you had produced.
-Mike Rogers – Director, “Step By Step”
I so enjoyed not only the films and the people we met at Breckenridge Film Festival, but also the natural beauty on display in and around the town. The majestic surroundings were restorative for a creative soul, making it that much more meaningful to see such good work from so many talented filmmakers.
-Hunter Lee Hughes, of “Guys Reading Poems”

TYPE OF FILMS

DRAMA

A Drama is a feature length film, over 30 minutes, that tells a story, usually of human conflict by means of dialogue and action.

COMEDY

A Comedy is a feature length film, over 30 minutes with a humorous treatment of characters and/or situation.

DOCUMENTARY

A Documentary is a short or feature length film that dramatically shows or analyzes news events, social conditions, etc. with little or no fictionalization.

SHORT DRAMA

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.

SHORT COMEDY

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.

ADVENTURE/OUTDOORS

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.

ANIMATION

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.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

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.

 

GENERAL RULES

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:
Dianna Nilsson
Programming Director
Breckenridge Film Festival
PO Box 718, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Phone: 970-453-6200
[email protected]

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE

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.

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2016 September 15th – 18th
Breckenridge Film Festival
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