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Introduction to the film festival

Buenos Aires International Film Festival (BUEIFF) is the largest festival in Argentina. Official IMDb qualifying competition! 

RECENT EVENT: GRANADA, SPAIN. 30 MARCH to APRIL 2 (Official BUEIFF event!) 

NEXT EVENT COLLABORATION: MARBELLA, SPAIN. SEPTEMBER 2022 (Fantastic Costa del Sol International Film Fest event with "Catastrophe short film" category by BUEIFF) 

The BUEIFF has been the first South American Festival to celebrate its event in another continent (Europe). In 2020 it was selected to integrate the Top 100 Best-Reviewed Film Festival in the world. 

We believe that cinema is a magic tool that speaks a universal language, which allows the ability to unite people from all over the world in an instant. More than 120 countries participating in the BUEIFF competitions! Our goal is to encourage independent and professional filmmakers of all nationalities to share their passion worldwide through our Festival. 

"Art, in all its forms, crosses any border, culture, society, ethnicity, or religion. Art is what most identifies us as human beings and what gives us humanity." 

The members of our jury belong to a network of professionals, with years of experience in the industry. The quality standard of this competition is very high and only awards the best films, so winners of this competition can be very proud of their achievement.

Sfilmmaker is our exclusive platform for cooperation in China, and we look forward to your good film.

Awards

*Honorable Mention* 

- Best Short Fiction 
- Best Short Documentary 
- Best Short Experimental 
- Best Short Animation 
- Best Feature Fiction 
- Best Feature Documentary 
- Best Music Video 
- Best 1 Minute Challenge

* Additional Categories 
(Short and Feature films) 
- Best Actor / Actress 
- Best Director 
- Best Cinematography 
- Best Soundtrack 
- Best Screenplay 
- Best Trailer / Teaser 
- Best Poster

Rules

Genre :Action Comedy War Science fiction Ethics Terror Thriller Violence Adventure Crime Family Music Love VR/3D Magic Fantasy Shootout Suspense Youth Inspirational Literary Biography Western Drama others Documentary
Subject :Unlimited Children Humanistic Animals Food Women Education City Campus Sports Gay Old man Environment Home Political Workplace Special people
Video Format :AVI HDV MPEG4 DCP MOV MPEG

FESTIVAL 

1- The festival is a quarterly season and accepts all types of film from all over the world, less than 20 minutes (short films), more than 60 minutes (feature films) 

2- Films must have been completed after 1 January 2020. There is no premiere requirement. You can also submit the same project in the next season 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 or favored by their country of origin, language, age, race, education, ideology, or by their economic resources. Every content, every form, every technique will be considered with no censorship of any kind. 

6- BUEIFF doesn’t download data or accept Dropbox submission. Please only send links to your media hosted on 3rd party servers . 

7- In order to be fully and properly considered, films must be available to view through Sfilmmaker’s online screening interface. 

8- The selection committees and juries decision 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 Sfilmmaker, 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 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 at 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.

Evaluation

  • Overall rating
Jury Profile
Jury Name Judge photos Jury Profile

Authorization type

    Exclusive Contract

Duration (several sessions)

    4

Film Festival Features

  • Red Carpet
  • Celebrity Guest
  • Film Screen
  • Trophy
  • Prize
  • Certificate

Dates & Deadlines

  • 2022-03-30
    Submission start time

  • 2022-04-20
    Earlybird Deadline

  • 2022-05-10
    Regular Deadline

  • 2022-05-31
    Medium Deadline

  • 2022-06-20
    Late Deadline

  • 2022-07-20
    Extended Deadline

  • 2022-08-10
    Ultimate Deadline

  • 2022-08-10
    Submission end time

  • 2022-09-01
    Finalist notification start time

  • 2022-09-01
    Finalist notification end time

  • 2022-09-10
    Award ceremony start time

  • 2022-09-10
    Award ceremony end time

Categories and fees

  • Short Film
    Video length :1 - 20
    less than 20 minutes (short films)

    2022/04/20
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 14.99 Dollar

    Student: 14.99 Dollar

    2022/05/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 19.99 Dollar

    Student: 19.99 Dollar

    2022/05/31
    Medium Deadline

    Standard: 19.99 Dollar

    Student: 19.99 Dollar

    2022/06/20
    Late Deadline

    Standard: 19.99 Dollar

    Student: 19.99 Dollar

    2022/07/20
    Extended Deadline

    Standard: 21.99 Dollar

    Student: 21.99 Dollar

    2022/08/10
    Ultimate Deadline

    Standard: 28.99 Dollar

    Student: 28.99 Dollar

  • Feature Film
    Video length :60 - 180
    more than 60 minutes (feature films)

    2022/04/20
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 19.99 Dollar

    Student: 19.99 Dollar

    2022/05/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 24.99 Dollar

    Student: 24.99 Dollar

    2022/05/31
    Medium Deadline

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    2022/06/20
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    2022/07/20
    Extended Deadline

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    Student: 34.99 Dollar

    2022/08/10
    Ultimate Deadline

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  • Additional Categories:Best Actor / Actress (Short Films)
    Video length :0 - 20
    less than 20 minutes (short films)

    2022/04/20
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 14.99 Dollar

    Student: 14.99 Dollar

    2022/05/10
    Regular Deadline

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    2022/05/31
    Medium Deadline

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    Student: 19.99 Dollar

    2022/06/20
    Late Deadline

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    Student: 24.99 Dollar

    2022/07/20
    Extended Deadline

    Standard: 24.99 Dollar

    Student: 24.99 Dollar

    2022/08/10
    Ultimate Deadline

    Standard: 29.99 Dollar

    Student: 29.99 Dollar

  • Additional: Best Director (Short Films)
    Video length :1 - 20
    less than 20 minutes (short films)

    2022/04/20
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 14.99 Dollar

    Student: 14.99 Dollar

    2022/05/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 19.99 Dollar

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    2022/05/31
    Medium Deadline

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    2022/06/20
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    2022/07/20
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    Student: 29.99 Dollar

    2022/08/10
    Ultimate Deadline

    Standard: 29.99 Dollar

    Student: 29.99 Dollar

  • Additional: Best Cinematography (Short Films)
    Video length :1 - 20
    less than 20 minutes (short films)

    2022/04/20
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 14.99 Dollar

    Student: 14.99 Dollar

    2022/05/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 19.99 Dollar

    Student: 19.99 Dollar

    2022/05/31
    Medium Deadline

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    Student: 19.99 Dollar

    2022/06/20
    Late Deadline

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    Student: 24.99 Dollar

    2022/07/20
    Extended Deadline

    Standard: 24.99 Dollar

    Student: 24.99 Dollar

    2022/08/10
    Ultimate Deadline

    Standard: 29.99 Dollar

    Student: 29.99 Dollar

  • Additional: Best Soundtrack (Short Films)
    Video length :1 - 20
    less than 20 minutes (short films)

    2022/04/20
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 14.99 Dollar

    Student: 14.99 Dollar

    2022/05/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 19.99 Dollar

    Student: 19.99 Dollar

    2022/05/31
    Medium Deadline

    Standard: 19.99 Dollar

    Student: 19.99 Dollar

    2022/06/20
    Late Deadline

    Standard: 24.99 Dollar

    Student: 24.99 Dollar

    2022/07/20
    Extended Deadline

    Standard: 24.99 Dollar

    Student: 24.99 Dollar

    2022/08/10
    Ultimate Deadline

    Standard: 29.99 Dollar

    Student: 29.99 Dollar

  • Additional: Best Screenplay (Short Films)
    Script :1 - 20
    Short FIlms only

    2022/04/20
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 14.99 Dollar

    Student: 14.99 Dollar

    2022/05/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 19.99 Dollar

    Student: 19.99 Dollar

    2022/05/31
    Medium Deadline

    Standard: 19.99 Dollar

    Student: 19.99 Dollar

    2022/06/20
    Late Deadline

    Standard: 24.99 Dollar

    Student: 24.99 Dollar

    2022/07/20
    Extended Deadline

    Standard: 24.99 Dollar

    Student: 24.99 Dollar

    2022/08/10
    Ultimate Deadline

    Standard: 29.99 Dollar

    Student: 29.99 Dollar

  • All Additional Categories (Feature Films)
    Video length :60 - 180
    Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Actor/Actress, and Best Edition (entry for all categories) Feature Films Only

    2022/04/20
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 69.99 Dollar

    Student: 69.99 Dollar

    2022/05/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 69.99 Dollar

    Student: 69.99 Dollar

    2022/05/31
    Medium Deadline

    Standard: 69.99 Dollar

    Student: 69.99 Dollar

    2022/06/20
    Late Deadline

    Standard: 79.99 Dollar

    Student: 79.99 Dollar

    2022/07/20
    Extended Deadline

    Standard: 99.69 Dollar

    Student: 99.69 Dollar

    2022/08/10
    Ultimate Deadline

    Standard: 119.99 Dollar

    Student: 119.99 Dollar

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