Boston Film Festival

17-Sep-2020 To 20-Sep-2020

Massachusetts , United States

Rules & Terms

Films already in Any VOD platform or For Sale on Amazon or any other company, location, etc. will not be accepted.

*Films must have been completed in the current or previous year (2019/2020).

* The applicant holds the sole responsibility of copyright clearance of any copyrighted material in the film.

*Accepted films must be in Blu-Ray or DCP.

*Films not in English must be subtitled in English unleash dialogue is minimal and not necessary for the comprehension of the film.

*Acceptance of a film does not guarantee airline or hotel accommodations for talent or production crew. The BFF does travel directors/actors for long form but reserves the right to designate attendees.

*The BFF requires the director and at least one actor of feature films to attend the festival to participate in the Q & A and red carpet. Documentary directors must also attend.

*The festival is responsible for the one-way shipment of the print, within the USA when leaving Boston.

*Some films accepted are press screened. You will be asked to send up to 4 additional DVDs for press viewing or an active link.

*All films are subject to possible reviews.

*The number of screenings, days and venues is at the sole discretion of the Festival.

*Due to high administrative and shipping costs, submission DVDs, videos and materials will not be returned.

*We will not transfer PAL for viewing -- only forward NTSC format.

*It is cost prohibitive for the festival to insure individual prints. Make sure you have your own insurance.

*All submitted films MUST make their New England premiere at the Boston Film Festival to be included in competition. Films ARE allowed to have screened in other regions within the United States and internationally (but not in New England prior to the Boston Film Festival). In addition, films cannot have been previously released in theaters or broadcast on television before the preceding the Boston Film Festival.