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IAC logo.   BIAFF logo. BIAFF (British International Amateur Film Festival)

Closing : 31st Jan 2019
Festival: 25-28 Apr 2019

The timing and arrangements are similar each year.

The greatest amateur film festival in the British Isles is organised by the IAC.

There are no limits on length, topic or style. In the British tradition all entries are pre-judged and the festival is a celebratory showing of a selection of the best movies entered, together with a prize-giving ceremony.

Every entry receives written comments from the judges and is graded if the film maker wishes.

Entry fees - vary according to length and age. Lower rates for IAC members. Discounts for early entry (by 20th December) and for entering and paying online.

In 2019 the Festival will be held from 25th-28th April in Birmingham.
Details of the competition rules change slightly each year. The rules and entry forms for 2019 are available at:


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