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BBIFF is a monthly live screening film festival with a yearly live screening mega event in the Cultural capital of India scheduled for ..... The monthly live screenings take place at the end of each month at Rotary Sadan community hall at Kolkata City of Joy.

Mission: BBIFF is a Progressive Film Movement to create a Space for upcoming film makers and celebration of cross culture through international films. Beside festival BBIFF mission is to providing an international platform for great cinema of worldwide film makers in a big way and to create a professional network of Film maker, Film lover and Film activist and Film Byers and different bodies of film marketing and promotions.

Jury board of BBIFF will select more than 50 films on different categories are officially selected and out of them at least one per category is awarded on every month. Monthly winner films are automatically qualified for the Annual screening and nominated for the prestigious BBIFF AWARD. The annual event will be a glamorous red carpet premiere with press conferences and gala parties at Kolkata in the presence of international movie celebrities. Where the participants will have excellent opportunities to exchange their ideas, ideologies and cultural innuendoes. The winners will have a chance to meet with the audience and participate in Q&A after the screening.

Awards & Prizes

Best Narrative Feature (Above 40 minutes) Best Documentary (Any length) Best Short Film (Less than 40 Minutes) Best Experimental Film (Any length) Best Women’s Film (Any length) Best Animation Film (Any length) Best Student Film (Any length) Best Web and New Media (Any length) Best Postmodern Film (Any length) Best Family/Children's Film (Any length) Best Young Filmmaker (Under 18; Any length) Best Debut Filmmaker (1st or 2nd Film; Any length) Best Mobile film (Any length) Best Trailer / Teaser (5 min or less) Best Music Video (Any length) Best Photography (Photos from film set included) Best Film/Video Poster Best Drone Film (Any length) Best Film on Disability Issue (Any length) Best Film on Religion (Any length) Best Commercial / Advertisement (Any length) Best Film on Nature / Environment / Wildlife (Any length) Best Educational Film (Any length) Best Television / Pilot Program or Series (Any length) Best Treatment / Synopsis Best Director (Fiction & Documentary; Any Length) Best Producer(Fiction & Documentary; Any Length) Best Actor (Fiction /Any length) Best Actress (Fiction /Any length) Best Supporting Actor (Fiction /Any length) Best Supporting Actress (Fiction /Any length) Best Cinematography (Fiction & Documentary; Any Length) Best Editing (Fiction & Documentary; Any Length) Best Sound Designing (Fiction & Documentary; Any Length) Best VFX Artist Best Film on Women (Any Length) Best Travel Film (Any length) Best Horror / Science Fiction / Genre Feature Film (Above 60 minutes) Best LGBT Film (Any length) Best Silent Film (Any length) Best Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) and 360° Video (Any length) Best One Minute Film Best Amateur Film Best Short Script Best Feature Script Best Film Score / BGM Best Free Speech Best Selfie Video Best Wedding Film & Video Best Performing Arts Best Short Video (Maximum 1 minutes) Best Travel Photography Best Nature & Landscape Photography Best Fashion Photography Best Food Photography Best Other Commercial Photography Best Fine Art Photography Best Film on Corona Best Quarantine Film Special Awards: Special Festival Mention Honourable Jury Mention

Rules & Terms

Rules and Regulations:


  • 1. The monthly winners will be honoured with winning certificate and laurel. The annual winners will be honoured with winning certificate and laurel & prestigious GOLDEN LEO AWARD trophy.
  • 2. Film must be subtitled in English if language is other than English.
  • 3. Year of production & accepted movie duration
  • 4. The decision of the Jury will be final and can’t be challenged. • Entry submission as per rules & regulations. • Notification of shortlisted regular entries by the festival office on Nov 2022 & shortlisted late entries notification on Nov 2022. • Delegate registration to attend BBIFF at KOLKATA the city of Joy. All filmmakers must have registered as delegate to attend the festival. Hospitality charges are applicable for filmmakers & attendees, which include lunch, tea/coffee with cookies & master classes. • Festival movies screening & workshops followed by award ceremony in Kolkata on Dec 2022.
  • 7. BBIFF does not take any type financial commitment for the expense incurred on the correspondence by the participant. All Travel, Lodging & Boarding and other miscellaneous expenses will have to be borne by the participant himself for attending the festival. No request for the same will be entertained.
  • 8. Once the film submitted can’t be withdrawn in any circumstances, however festival director reserve the rights to disqualify any film on certain grounds.
  • 9. By submitting movie to BBIFF, filmmaker/producer takes the whole responsibility of copyright issues of music, script and other creative and technical aspects of film.