RULES & TERMS
I. All films that are not in English MUST have English language subtitles. All films in English MUST have Brazilian Portuguese language subtitles.
II. All entry fees are non-refundable. To register in the special and / or individual categories, the registrant MUST submit his project in one of the main categories, otherwise, his submission will be INVALIDATED.
III. Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted, with separated submission and separated entry fee that will accompany each entry. However, in repeated entries of the same project, only the last entry will be considered.
IV. The decisions of the festival selection committee and jury will be final and indisputable. However, all submited films will be evaluated for the subsequent month of compliance, and if the film is not selected for the specific month, except in case of "No Selection" or "Disqualification" notice, the film will be evaluated to enter into possible next monthly festival editions.
V. Films that are submitted MUST BE the entrant’s original work, and SHALL NOT infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties. Contestants agree that they have obtained all required copyright permission, regarding music, sound, images and etc. presented in their film. Therefore filmmakers MUST have all rights associated with their films and allow “BIMIFF” to use clips for publicity purposes,
including uploading a clip, trailer, Poster, Image online.
VI. By Submitting your project to BIMIFF, you allow our Festival to use press materials from the film (such as still photos, posters, trailers and clips) for promotional purposes in our website and social media. Therefore, all films selected for the Festival grant to BIMIFF the rights to use press materials from the films for promotional purposes.
VII. The burden of obtaining copyright and all proprietary interests for the submitted material rests solely on the applicant.
VIII. Brazilian International Monthly Independent Film Festival organizers reserve the rights to change, cancel or re-schedule the dates, awards & categories without prior consent or information to contestants.
IX. The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.
X. We, as the festival organizers understand that:
a) International films are any-length films NOT PRODUCED in Brazil
b) Brazilian films are any-length films PRODUCED in Brazil
c) Feature films are films with 70 minutes of length and above
d) Medium-Length films are films with more than 15:30 minutes and less than 70 minutes length (mm:ss)
e) Short films are films with more than 3 minutes and less than 15:29 minutes length (mm:ss)
XI. "BIMIFF" will not publish the full-length film without the permission of the submitter. If the filmmaker decides not to show film online, we will screen the short privately to the Festival Jury. All private films are equally qualified for all the awards.
XII. We do not require premiere status.
XIII. Film must be submitted in the correct category or else it will be directly disqualified.
By submitting your film to our festival you agree that your piece of work (full film, trailer) can be uploaded/embed on our website. The filmmaker/institution that is submitting the film must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they are providing. By submitting, the filmmaker allows BIMIFF to create a page for their film without infringing the copyright of any kind of form. Filmmakers can make a request via email to remove the film link at any time.
The applicant agrees to have read and accepted the rules & regulations for participation in the “BIMIFF – Brazilian International Monthly Independent Film Festival”.
The applicant confirms that he/she has the requisite authority or has obtained the requisite authority from the producer/right holder to enter this film in the “BIMIFF” and make available the print for screening. Under NO circumstance, the authorities of “BIMIFF” will not entertain or be answerable to anyone else apart from the applicant.