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Brainstorm Film Festival

The Brainstorm Film Festival (BFF) provides a global platform for innovative and ingenious filmmakers to showcase their films to an audience of film buyers, broadcasters, journalists, filmmakers & film fans. Along with screenings at our spectacular rooftop cinemas, there are seminars, workshops & parties.

Brainstorm 2018 will take place in the heart of Hong Kong’s film district!

BFF accepts narrative (drama/ comedy) features and shorts, factual entertainment and documentary films (max length: 30 mins). The Brainstorm Film Festival is committed to showing the boldest and most innovative work: films that inspire, challenge and entertain with a broad focus on mental health issues.  

FESTIVAL PRIZES

– Best Film
– Best Director
– Best Screenplay
– Best Actor (Male & Female)
– Best Documentary
– Best Narrative Short (30 mins)
– Best Narrative Short (10 mins)
– Best Documentary Short (10 mins)
– Best 5 Minute Short
– Best Fight/ Action Sequence
– Original Soundtrack 

FILM CATEGORIES

Narrative Feature
Documentary (30 mins)
Factual Entertainment (30 mins)
Narrative Short (under 30 mins)
Documentary Short (under 30 mins)
10 Minute Narrative Short
10 Minute Documentary Short
5 Minute Narrative Short
5 Minute Documentary Short
1 Minute Narrative Short
1 Minute Documentary Short

FESTIVAL STRANDS

In Competition
Documentaries
Official Selection
Special Screenings
Shorts (30 mins, 5 mins & 1 min categories)

HOW TO SUBMIT

Submissions will open shortly via Withoutabox
All email enquiries: submissions@brainstormmedia.org

COMPLETION DATE

To be eligible for Brainstorm 2018 your film must have been completed after August 31st 2018.

SELECTION

Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria:
– Quality of narrative
– Production values
– Independent nature of the production
– Original concept
– Exposé (recognizing achievement in raising political consciousness)

NOTIFICATION

Brainstorm will notify all submitting parties on 31 August 2018 whether their film has been officially selected. All successful submissions will receive a Filmmaker Festival Pack that will include important info on press and publicity, accreditation, contact information, and tips on how to make the most of participating in the Festival.

SCREENINGS

Selected films MUST provide a Digital Cinema Package (DCP).

 

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