Birmingham Black International Film Festival October 23rd - 30th 2011

Posted on 19 July 2011

Call for Entries – 2011 Submissions Eligible: Short Films, First Features, Documentaries, Music Video

The Birmingham Black International Film Festival is once again calling for film submissions for this year’s festival due to take place in Birmingham, UK, 24th Oct – 30th Oct 2011. We are seeking films from European countries (including all former Eastern European countries), Worldwide, and of course UK & Ireland. Submissions are not exclusive to people of colour but must either feature people of colour, address minority issues, be produced by people of colour or involve people of colour who have had significant role in the film’s production. Chosen submissions will be screened throughout the festival and on festival associated visual platforms. All films selected for the festival will also be entered into the BIF Festival’s competition and winners will be announced at the MVSA Awards at the ICC, Birmingham on 29th October 2011

The Event

The Birmingham Black International Film Festival ( BIF Festival) is a Film Festival with a difference, incorporating music, live arts and education while providing platforms for practitioners and artists to exhibit their creative talents. The BIF Festival, is a one week blissful mix of industry parties, showcases, networking events, educational seminars and screenings as well as the star studded “M Visas” Music Video Screen Awards. This Festival is an unique event and is the only event of its kind within a 70 mile radius.
Over the last 5 years the BIF Festival has grown into a well know established event in the city’s social calendar which continues to attract celebrities and individuals from across the UK.

The festival makes use of centrally located venues around the city, for ease of access. Most venues are situated within walking distance of the New street train station or just a short cab ride. Apart from being perfectly located for accessibility, there is a selection of hotel accommodation to suit every one’s taste, from 5 star to bed and breakfast. So why not stay at one of our partner hotels and receive up to 25% off accommodation and while you are here take advantage of the city’s diverse culture from great restaurants to historical monuments. Birmingham is indeed a beautiful city so come visit us at our festival and enjoy our city.

Something for everyone

Each year we aim to make the festival as exciting as possible apart from film screening of some of the best independent films we host a number of other events which include soiree, workshops, seminar and parties. Last year we launch the BERI conference the Business of Entertainment and Related Industries. This is a Female focus event set out to teach the business behind business in a real world fashion. This year we will be launching FES Seminar. a Film and Entertainment Seminar which will include individuals from the Film Music and Entertainment industry. There will be the usual core events such as the Awards and premiere evenings see events page for full listing.

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