Festival General Rules
Open To Male & Female
*Please submit materials to FILM FREEWAY below
Rules & Terms
General Showcase Rules
To be eligible at least one of the following key creative roles must have been filled by a woman:
* Writer
* Producer
* Director
* Cinemaphotographer
* Animator
* Film Editor.
To be considered as an emerging female filmmaker you or the women on your team cannot have won any awards at any Oscar-qualifying film festivals.
Film must have a 30-minute maximum runtime.
*Entrants must be 18 years of age or older.
*Competition is open to U.S. and International entries.
*Films must have completed post-production on or after January 1, 2017.
*While it is our preference to exhibit films in this competitive section that are world premieres, narrative features that have previously screened at no more than two (2) festivals are eligible for this section.
*Films that have been, or will be, broadcast or streamed on television or the internet, or released via any other public distribution platform (theatrical, Blu-ray, DVD, VOD, etc.) in any country prior to March, 2020, are not eligible for this category
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Categories
Film Festival Deadline
Regular Deadline.  Jan  31, 2020
Late Deadline;        Feb 15, 2020
Notification Date;  Feb, 28, 2020
BEST SCREEN PLAY
BEST TRAILER/TEASER
BEST INDIE  FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY
BEST STUDENT FILM
BEST WEB SERIES

BEST ACTORS REEL
BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR
BEST FEMALE CINEMA PHOTOGRAPHER
BEST FEMALE SCREENWRITER
Awards & Prizes
Festival Perks
BWIF are committed to getting the film festival's winners scripts read by industry professionals who can help them achieve their goals in an one-hour private consultation with Lamarcus Tinker of Friday Night Lights, Glee and Cougar Town. We feel that a consultation can bring insight and inspire writers to get to the next level in their career. The grand prize winner will receive an opportunity to pitch their short film concept for a distribution deal, but only if the producer plan to target a featured film. Semi-Finalist will only be rewarded with recognition like in most screenwriting competitions.