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Burbank International Film Festival Call for Entries

Thursday, April 11, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Meyer
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Burbank, California - USA
September 4 to 8, 2019

Upcoming Deadline
April 30, 2019
Late Deadline
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In the Spotlight today is the 11th Annual Burbank International Film Festival(BIFF), taking place for five days in "The Media Capital of the World". The grandeur of Burbank's skyline is comprised of the world's most prestigious studios and production houses which include Warner Brothers, Marvel Entertainment, Disney, Universal Studios, Fox, ABC, The Burbank Studios, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network to name just a few.

The celebration kicks off with the highly anticipated Opening Night Ceremony with a premiere featured film and Gala Reception and will be followed by four days of film screenings, parties and red carpet events that will culminate with a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on the final day of the Festival. Last year, the festival screened over 220 films including world premieres - with only eleven years on the circuit BIFF has quickly established itself as an important venue for filmmakers to be discovered.

In addition to premiere screenings and Red Carpet events, The Burbank International Film Festival invites film distributors to review the award-winning films helping independent filmmakers to get their film distributed. BIFF also helps introduce filmmakers to other film festivals on the circuit so that they can continue to screen their film and expand their audience reach. BIFF has over 20 categories that invite a wide range of mediums and genres to submit - categories include Student Films, Animated Films, Screenplays, New Media, Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror/Thriller, Comedy, and many more along with traditional categories such as Features and Shorts. A new category for this year, is the LGBTQ Short Film category as well as the Film Music & Composing category with honors and awards for both.
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Burbank International Film Festival's mission is to promote up-and-coming artists by providing a gateway to expand their careers in the entertainment industry and to provide progressive, diverse and inclusive programming.

BIFF honors industry icons in the world of film. These include, (The Predator, Iron Man 3) Writer/Director Shane Black, (Jaws) Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb, Award-winning Actor John Savage (Deer Hunter), Patrick Warburton (Family Guy), Actress Veronica Cartwright (Alien), Tippi Hedren (The Birds), Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman), Academy Award-winning Make-up Artists Kazuhiro Tsuji (Darkest Hour), Make-up Artist/Designer Michael Westmore (The Mask), Creature and Concept Designer Neville Page (Oblivion), Academy Award-winning Animation Directors Brenda Chapman (Brave) and Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 2), and award-winning composers Marco Beltrami (World War Z) and Christopher Young (Spiderman 3) to name a few.

Filmmakers and screenwriters of all genres are encouraged to submit - submit your best project today!