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BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2021

Bruxelles - Belgium

From April 21, 2021 to May 1, 2021


UN SOIR…UN GRAIN
AVENUE MAURICE, 1
1050 BRUXELLES
BELGIQUE

32 2 248 08 72

32 2 242 67 61

info@bsff.be

www.bsff.be

NATIONAL COMPETITION

The Brussels Short Film Festival is an exhibition intended for cinema lovers, both audience and professionals. The purpose is to promote and circulate short films and to generate contacts between audience, young directors and professionals.
Since 2018, the winner of the Great Prize of the national competition is eligible for consideration in the Animated
Short Film/ Live Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the
film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.


Opening submissions: July 3, 2020
Final deadline: March 1, 2021 Free
Notification of results: March 31, 2021


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: January 1st, 2019
2) Maximum duration: 40 minutes
3) Country of production: Belgium
4) Screening format: mp4. codec ProRes - 20 to 30 Mbs - 1920 x 1080, DCP
5) Accepted genres: All

Other criteria:
6) No re-entry: Films already entered to the festival in previous years cannot be submitted again
7) Subtitles: Films have to be subtitled in English (or in French). It’s also advisable for french-speaking films to have english subtitles.


A Short Film Market is organized during the Festival. Films submitted to our competitions will automatically be indexed in the market catalogue and viewable by professionals attending the market. It’s also advisable to send the film with english subtitles.

Once submitted to the committee, films can’t be removed.

The selections results will be notified online (www.bsff.be) by the end of March 2021.





INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

The Brussels Short Film Festival is an exhibition intended for cinema lovers, both audience and professionals. The purpose is to promote and circulate short films and to generate contacts between audience, young directors and professionals.
Since 2018, the winner of the Great Prize of the International competition is eligible for consideration in the Animated
Short Film/ Live Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film
otherwise complies with the Academy rules.


Opening submissions: July 3, 2020
Regular deadline: October 31, 2020 6 EUR
Regular deadline: January 17, 2021 8 EUR
Final deadline: January 24, 2021 11 EUR
Notification of results: March 21, 2021


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: January 1, 2019
2) Maximum duration: 30 minutes
3) Country of production: All countries (except Belgium)
4) Screening format: DCP, mp4. codec ProRes - 20 to 30 Mbs - 1920 x 1080
5) Accepted genres: All

Other criteria:
6) No re-entry: Films already entered to the festival in previous years cannot be submitted again
7) Subtitles: Films have to be subtitled in English (or in French). It’s also advisable for french-speaking films to have english subtitles.


A Short Film Market is organized during the Festival. Films submitted to our competitions will automatically be indexed in the market catalogue and viewable by professionals attending the market. It’s also advisable to send the film with english subtitles.

Once submitted to the committee, films can’t be removed and no refund will be made.

The selections results will be notified online (www.bsff.be) mid-March 2021.





NEXT GENERATION INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION STUDENT FILMS

The Brussels Short Film Festival is an exhibition intended for cinema lovers, both audience and professionals. The purpose is to promote and circulate short films and to generate contacts between audience, young directors and professionals.


Opening submissions: July 3, 2020
Regular deadline: October 31, 2020 3 EUR
Regular deadline: January 17, 2021 6 EUR
Final deadline: January 24, 2021 8 EUR
Notification of results: March 21, 2021


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: January 1, 2019
2) Maximum duration: 30 minutes
3) Country of production: All countries (except Belgium)
4) Screening format: DCP, mp4. codec ProRes – 20 à 30 Mbs - 1920 x 1080
5) Accepted genres: All genres are accepted

Other criteria:
6) Subtitles: Films have to be subtitled in English (or in French). It’s also advisable for french-speaking films to have english subtitles.
7) Film already submitted: Films already entered to the festival in previous years cannot be submitted again


A Short Film Market is organized during the Festival. Films submitted to our competitions will automatically be indexed in the market catalogue and viewable by professionals attending the market. It’s also advisable to send the film with english subtitles.

Once submitted to the committee, films can’t be removed and no refund will be made.

The selections results will be notified online (www.bsff.be) mid-March 2021.





NEXT GENERATION NATIONAL COMPETITION STUDENT FILMS

The Brussels Short Film Festival is an exhibition intended for cinema lovers, both audience and professionals. The purpose is to promote and circulate short films and to generate contacts between audience, young directors and professionals.


Opening submissions: July 3, 2020
Final deadline: January 24, 2021 Free
Notification of results: March 31, 2021


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: January 1, 2019
2) Maximum duration: 30 minutes
3) Country of production: Belgium
4) Screening format: mp4. codec ProRes – 20 à 30 Mbs - 1920 x 1080, DCP
5) Accepted genres: All genres are accepted

Other criteria:
6) Subtitles: Films have to be subtitled in English (or in French). It’s also advisable for french-speaking films to have english subtitles.
7) Film already submitted: Films already entered to the festival in previous years cannot be submitted again


A Short Film Market is organized during the Festival. Films submitted to our competitions will automatically be indexed in the market catalogue and viewable by professionals attending the market. It’s also advisable to send the film with english subtitles.

Once submitted to the committee, films can’t be removed.

The selections results will be notified online (www.bsff.be) by the end of March 2021.