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The 2014 competition is now open for entries - closing date 31st January 2014. Films must be received by the Competition Manager by this date.
All entries are judged in February and winners announced in March.
The winning films and as many other entries as possible are shown at BIAFF 2014 the British International Amateur Film Festival which will take place on 11th-13th April 2014 at the Park Inn Hotel, Bedford.


Briefly ...

  • The competition accepts entries of any length, on any subject, from any country, made at any time and in most common formats.
  • Every entry is given a written critique by the judges.
  • The entry fee depends on length of movie, number of entries and on whether you are an IAC member or not. It ranges from 8 for a one-minute film by an IAC member to 25 for a film of more than 60 minutes length by a non-member. BUT
    • there is a 2 discount for entries received before 20th December 2014
    • AND a further 2 discount for on-line entries.
  • Pay by cheque or for online entries use PayPal credit card payments. Please note, there is a 5% surcharge for Paypal.
  • Young film-makers aged either under 16 or between 16 and 18 years have a choice of two types of entry. They can compete in the main competition and be judged against older competitors on an equal basis. Or they can enter a special competition designed to encourage younger film-makers. In this case, no specific grading will be awarded, but an educational critique will be provided for each entry and a trophy will be awarded for the best film in each age group. The overall awards for Best Under 16, Best 16-21 and Best British Young Film-maker will be selected from the winners of both competitions.

    The competition rules are available here as pdfs.   
Please read the rules before entering the competition.
   The on-line entry forms are available here.   
    in English        in French        in German        in Dutch        in English         in French         in German         in Dutch   
Or if you prefer you can download an entry form and rules here, then send the form with your film by post.
(But you will not get the 2 discount for on-line entry).
    in English        in French        in German        in Dutch   


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