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BIAFF logo. BIAFF (British International Amateur Film Festival)

Closing : 31st Jan 2020
Festival: 16-18 October 2020

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 with a star rating.

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 2020 the Festival will be held from 16th-18th October in Stratford Upon Avon.
Details of the competition rules change slightly each year. When the competition is open for entries, the rules and entry forms for 2020 are available at:


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