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1. SECOND CHANCE – directed by Carlos Cardona
2. DAY SIX – directed by Juan Pablo Arroyo Abraham
3. PUBLIC INTIMACY – directed by Luciana Canton
Best Short Film
1. BEACON – directed by Trevor Tillman
2. FILS – directed by Cyrus Neshvad
3. FROM THE WOODS – directed by Bhavithrah Satkunarasa
4. TUNISIE 2045 – directed by Ted Hardy-Carnac
5. PUSHING – directed by Ryan LaPine
1. DON’T BE AFRAID OF BEARS – directed by Jill Johnston
2. REFLEX CAMERA – directed by Yoomi Kim
3. SHIRKOA – directed by Ishan Shukla
1. PUSHING – directed by Ryan LaPine
2. RIVER – directed by Stephanie Maxwell
3. VOICES FROM KAW THOO LEI – directed by Martha Gorzycki
3 MORE AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN AT THE AWARD CEREMONY
1. BEST DOCUMENTARY
2. A JURY AWARD
3. AN AWARD OF MERIT
ALEXANDRA WEBB – Actor
MICHAEL ERIERA – Actor/ Director of International School Of Screen Acting
PHILIP WOLFF – Film Director/ Screenwriter/ Actor
DAVID CRAIK – Producer/ Film Director/ Director of International School Of Screen Acting
IOANA DOROFTE – Festival Founder/ Actor/ Screenwriter
VLAD DOROFTE – Festival Founder/ Film Director/ Screenwriter
Be Epic! London International Film Festival (BELIFF) is a yearly ﬁlm festival encouraging young and old ﬁlm makers from around the world to contribute to the shaping of society through inspirational ﬁlms that combine with valuable messages and innovative ideas. BELIFF aims to be the rising point of ﬁlm makers and up and coming new artists by promoting value and hard work and we are dedicating ourselves to stand up for everyone who is looking to reﬁne and discover ﬁlm both as entertaining and educating audiences from all around the globe.
ANTOINE (LUX, 2014) – directed by Cyrus Neshvad
BARNBURNER (USA, 2016) – directed by Chloe Aktas
BEACON (USA, 2016) – directed by Trevor Tillman
BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE (GRC, 2015) – directed by Socrates Alafouzos
CHESS AND THE STRANGER (USA, 2016) – directed by Charles Ortiz
CUIDAR A RUTH (ESP, 2014) – directed by Miguel Berzal de Miguel
DAY SIX (feature) (MEX, 2016) – directed by Juan Pablo Arroyo Abraham
DO NOT COME TO EUROPE (SWE, 2016) – directed by Pontus Joneström, Minna Lundberg, Hanna Pousette
DON’T BE AFRAID OF BEARS (USA, 2014) – directed Jill Johnston
ECLIPSE (RUS, 2016) – directed by Artem Makarevich
FILS (LUX, 2016) – directed by Cyrus Neshvad
FORGET-ME-NOT (ESP, 2016) – directed by Miguel Berzal de Miguel
FROM THE WOODS (GBR, 2016) – directed by Bhavithrah Satkunarasa
HYBRIS (DEU, 2016) – directed by Göekhan Sayim
I’M HERE (GBR, 2016) – directed by David Hewitt
MEAT ON BONES (GBR, 2016) – directed by Joseph Ollman
NOTORIOUS CORN (FRA, 2015) – directed by Mallory Grolleau
O (FRA, 2014) – directed by July Allard
OEDIPUS (GBR, 2016) – directed by Roxanne Bordeaux
ONE CAREFREE NIGHT (ZAF/ NLD, 2016) – directed by Elles van Gelder
PRIVATE PROPERTY ON SALE (ESP, 2016) – directed by Carmen Quijada
PUBLIC INTIMACY (feature) (BRA, 2016) – directed by Luciana Canton
PUSHING (USA, 2016) – directed by Ryan LaPine
REFLEX CAMERA (USA, 2015) – directed by Yoomi Kim
RHADA (IRL, 2016) – directed by Nicolas Cordouan
RIVER (USA, 2015) – directed by Stephanie Maxwell
SCHIRKOA (IND, 2016) – directed by Ishan Shukla
SECOND CHANCE (feature) (USA, 2015) – directed by Carlos Cardona
THE LONELY TIME (TWN, 2016) – directed by Bryan Ko
TUNISIA 2045 (FRA, 2016) – directed by Ted Hardy-Carnac
TWINSBURG (USA, 2016) – directed by Joe Garrity
VOICES FROM KAW THOO LEI (USA, 2015) – Martha Gorzycki
WAY (USA, 2016) – directed by Pedro Carmo
YELLOW CAB 267. A MUSICAL HELL (ESP/ USA, 2016) – directed by Patricia Venti Garcia
BELIFF accepts all forms and genres of ﬁlm: shorts, features, documentaries, drama, horror, experimental, animation. You can go to our FilmFreeway page to submit your ﬁlm.
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- We do not require the premiere status but we strongly advise not to submit ﬁlms older than 5 years old.
- All non english language ﬁlms must have English Subtitles.
- Artists are welcome to submit more than one ﬁlm.
- Applicants must be 18 years of age or older (or have your parent or guardian consent) to enter the competition.
- Rough cuts or incomplete works are not accepted. – Film formats accepted minimum HD Resolution digital files (minimum 1080p)
- Entrant agrees to grant Film Festival permission for accepted ﬁlms and related marketing materials to be reproduced and distributed – in whole or in part – for purposes of jurying, education, and promotion of the festival.
- Entry fees are non-refundable
- The jury’s decision is ﬁnal.
- Filmmaker must have obtained all clearances for exhibition and must certify that the work is original and no disputes regarding ownership exist on the ﬁlm.
- Time limits: Short (up to 25 minutes) Feature (up to 3 hours) Documentaries (up to 3 hours) Animation (up to 2 hours)
The programme and the schedule of screening for the selected films are at the discretion of BELIFF. Whilst changes are uncommon we reserve the right to do so at any time and for any reason. NO film may be withdrawn from the festival program after is officially selected. If chose at the official selection we are granted the permission to exhibit the film at the BELIFF and all associated BELIFF 2016 screenings. Location and timing of any screenings of the film shall be the sole decision of the organisers of the BELIFF.
Filmmakers will be solely responsible for all costs resulting from the submission of the film to the Festival including but not limited to postage or insurance of the film (if the case), and expenses of your staff or any representatives of the film. Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.
The filmmaker holds the BELIFF its management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from entry. The filmmaker certifies to have full rights. Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.
BELIFF is a live event with live screenings; “Official Selection” of films and the successful entries will be screened over a 3 (three) days event organised specifically for this. The Selected films are in competition for the following awards:
- Best Feature Film
- Best Short Film
- Best Documentary Feature or Short
- Best Animated Short Film
- Best Experimental Film
Cash Prize, Certificate and Trophy
Cash Prize, Certificate and Trophy
Special Mentions for outstanding cinematographic achievements.
That is not the case for feature films where we won’t be able to accept their submission if they have been released online.
make sure your film is eligible for the category you are submitting to!
If BELIFF will develop distribution services or online connected film services and will be interested in your film, its owners, organisers or representatives will contact the filmmakers and any arrangements will be established in writing with the film owners before any further step of screening any film online is taken.