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Belize Film Festival Open Call

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Belize Film Festival Open Call

Natalie Willis

The 14th Belize International Film Festival will officially open on Wednesday, Nov. 6th and close on Sunday, Nov. 10th, 2019 at the Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts in Belize City (unless otherwise advised). Each film will screen 2x. Once during the dates of the Festival in Belize City and the second screening will take place either at the BelizeIFF Preview Event on Friday, Sept 13th, 2019 or during our Encore Presentations which are public screening events held at various community spaces across the country of Belize typically within one month after the official close of the festival.

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Entry Fees

No entry fees are required to submit to the 2019 Belize International Film Festival.

Who can submit?

Only a film’s authorized agent can submit a film to the Festival. A signed declaration indemnifying the Festival from any 3rd Party Claims is required on the entry form.

Film Eligibility:

a) To be eligible for competition, submitted film must have been produced or released between Jan. 1st, 2017 and May 31st, 2019. Films released before Jan. 1st, 2017 may be selected as part of the Official Selection but will not be eligible for an award.

b.) All non-English films must be in their original language with English subtitles OR dubbed in English.

c.) Previously selected films are not eligible.

d.) Exceptions to any of the above will be at the discretion of Festival Director only.

How Many Submissions?

More than one film from any one individual, company or organization can be submitted for consideration. Each film however, should be submitted separately accompanied by its own signed entry form. You cannot re-submit a film that had already been chosen as part of the Official Selection for a previous year

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See more information on the website, and for the full rules and regulations for the open call here.