1 |The Festival is a semi-annual season. Every year, the BUEIFF has two editions (September-February and March-August) and one annual event that unites its winners (March) 1b- We accept all types of films from all over the world, short films under 20 minutes, feature films over 60 minutes, and student films under 15min.
2 | Films must have been completed after 1 January 2021. There is no premiere requirement. You can also submit the same project in the next season's competition in case you haven't been officially selected in the last editions.
3 | All films must be presented in their original language with English or Spanish subtitle.
4 | Additional categories (Director, Cinematography, etc.) will be evaluated separately, so they will be considered as separate categories, any movie has the possibility of winning them.
5 | No work or artist will be either discriminated against or favored by their country of origin, language, age, race, education, ideology, or by their economic resources. Every content, every form, and every technique will be considered with no censorship of any kind.
6 | BUEIFF doesn’t download data or accept Dropbox submissions. Please only send links to your media hosted on 3rd party servers such as Vimeo or YouTube.
7 | In order to be fully and properly considered, films must be available to view through FilmFreeways’s online screening interface.
8 | The selection committees and juries' decisions are final.
9 | In order to participate, the entrants must bear a nonrefundable entry fee.
10 | Filmmakers and screenwriters retain 100% of all of the rights to their projects and materials that they submit to the Buenos Aires International Film Festival.
11 | The Festival Management reserves the right to make changes in the profile of the festival if it becomes necessary to do so due to circumstances beyond his/her control.
12a | By submitting a film or any media through FilmFreeway, the Filmmaker agrees to grant the Festival the right to use the title, synopsis, and trailer of the Film for advertisement purposes, including using those materials on the Festival's website.
12b | In general, only the winning and finalist projects are screened with a live audience and all the selected projects have the possibility of being included for free in the programming of our channel for as long as they wish.
12c | Insults or threats to Festival staff are grounds for disqualification. That breaks the spirit of union and respect for this art.
12d | You agree to indemnify and hold harmless us, our officers, affiliates, employees, and partners from any and all claims and liability arising out of entering or transmitting your film or screenplay to the Buenos Aires International Film Festival (BUEIFF).
EVALUATION AND AWARDS
1 | If a film is selected, it may go through the following steps: Official Selection, Semi-Finalist, Finalist (nominees), and Winner. Films are evaluated only in the categories in which they were submitted, so each additional category requires a separate individual entry.
2 | The winners meet the high level of excellence that the Festival seeks. Only films with this value will be able to carry the laurels of the BUEIFF winners, will receive their certificate, and will be able to request their trophy.
3 | All-season winners in each category will be announced on the BUEIFF Press website and social media platforms.
4 | The "Honorable Mention" is an extra distinction of the official competition. That is, in which the judges do not intervene, it is granted exclusively by the Festival directors. Here the film that has distinguished itself from the others will be awarded, in its general aspect, concept, aesthetics, and/or particularly brilliant performance in its direction, photography, acting, and/or screenplay.
5 | The 5 films of the Nominees will receive physical certificates at their addresses and a press kit from BUEIFF. Also, if the director so wishes, the film can be included in the ProChannel Platform and shown online for 1 month. The Winner will receive a Trophy and will be screened in the next live event. Additionally, (if the university is a sponsor) for every certificate or trophy a college student earns, their college will receive another to keep on their campus.