FILM & SCREENPLAY SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE BUFFALO NIAGARA FILM FESTIVAL (BNFF) 2011 SEPTEMBER EVENTS! REGULAR DEADLINE JULY 1ST. LATE DEADLINE AUGUST 1ST.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The BNFF is a filmmaker's festival. A festival hosted by filmmakers and screenwriters for filmmakers and screenwriters...In a region that loves the arts and has produced many famous industry icons both behind the camera, on the screen, and abroad.
The BNFF is committed to providing opportunities to fellow filmmakers and all others in bringing cinematographic arts and other related entertainment products to Western New York through high-profile community events, talent, productions and films from around the country and the world.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The 5th Annual BUFFALO NIAGARA FILM FESTIVAL FALL EDITION runs from September 22nd thru 25th. The BNFF is a World-Wide Film Festival & Market, open to the public, filmmakers, and entertainment professionals abroad.
With the backdrop of Niagara Falls and many historical sites of Buffalo and surrounding communities, the BNFF has become one of the fastest growing festivals and market places in the world.
Vast prizes and beautiful crystal awards separate the BNFF’s elegance like no other.
This year the BNFF MADE HISTORY BEING THE 1ST FILM FESTIVAL EVER to introduce the WNY Hall Of Fame…Trail Of The Stars, a 25.7 mile Celebrity Trail Way spanning from downtown Buffalo to Niagara Falls, NY in commemoration of selected celebrities who have contributed to the value of Western New York. There will be sidewalk “stars” permanently fixed to the front of historical or nostalgic sites across the “Trail” in honor of those inducted. Indicator maps and memorabilia pointing out the “Trail of the Stars” attraction pin-pointing various historical locations across the Buffalo Niagara Region will be available for all tourists and visitors from around the world to visit for decades to come.
Some of the BNFF's past guests and participants have included Robert Redford, Robert Culp, Richard Dreyfuss, Cindy Williams, Lou Gossett Jr., Tom Holland, Lou Ferrigno, William Fichtner, and more.
FREE ALL-ACCESS PASSES will be given to any submitting filmmaker, VIP, or Special Guest regardless of the status of their submissions.
Special Amenities, Scouting and Tour Packages of The Buffalo Niagara Region will be available during festival week for all to enjoy.
The BNFF Film & Screenplay Competitions are open to EVERYONE! FROM THE AMATEUR TO THE PROFESSIONAL (there are no prejudices or politics here) If you have a great product - you will be recognized - IT'S THAT SIMPLE!
In addition to film screenings, industry leaders, distributors and buyers will present seminars and panel discussions and workshops on topics of interest to filmmakers, screenwriters, and entertainment industry professionals. Opening and Closing Night Galas, Filmmaker Receptions, and a Festival Expo featuring products and services from BNFF Sponsors and Industry will also be held during Festival week.
Prizes and Awards for all categories will be announced by September 25, 2011.
Please check the web site, www.BuffaloNiagaraFilmFestival.com for details.
Features must be at between 46 and 150 minutes in length.
Shorts must be no longer than 45 minutes in length.
Films may have been previously screened at other festivals, although BNFF "premier" status is preferred but not mandatory.
Any film that has had a theatrical release, other than a limited Premier or special showing, or is currently in distribution (e.g., has been licensed for distribution in some Territory) may be eligible for the competition. If there is a question regarding eligibility, please contact Submissions@BuffaloNiagaraFilmFestival.com.
The Festival Organizers reserve the right to hold Special Screenings of previously released/distributed films, however they will not be considered for juried competition or festival prizes.
NO FILMS WILL BE CONSIDERED THAT WOULD RECEIVE A MPAA "X" OR "NR" RATING.