BUFF Filmmakers – 2017 FAQ’s
To save you time emailing us your questions, we will regularly update this FAQ page along with the Filmmakers Screening Pack so you have all the information you need!
DATES FOR DIARY
Screen Test dates are being finalised and will be emailed to you shortly.
Feature films – DCP files or Blue ray
Short films – Blue Ray
FESTIVAL COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS
Filmmakers are entitled 1 comp to attend the screening of your short film and 3 comps for feature films. You must email Addie@buffenterprises.co.uk with names so the tickets can be allocated on the night of your screening. Friends and family, cast and crew must buy their tickets from our ticket page. There are NO ticket collections from BT.
If you have already emailed us with the BUFF-branded version of your film and film trailer with BUFF laurel, then please ignore. If you haven’t, can you please make sure that the file is ready by 11.00pm, Friday 15th July. If we do not receive the film and trailer by this time, we will not screen the trailer on Thursday 21st Media Day at Channel 4. Email: email@example.com
- EPK’s are needed by August 20th
- Blue Ray and DVD’s are acceptable for short films under 30mins. Films over 30 mins require EPK.
LAURELLED FILM TRAILER
To promote your film via our website box office ticket page, we need either
- Youtube link
- Vimeo link
NO OTHER format is required for the trailer. Thank you
Send your film synopsis including actors and actress full names and any important or newsworthy details to: Jo at firstname.lastname@example.org
FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS CLARITY
The BUFF Awards, sponsored by BBC Films will award filmmakers from 2015.
Films submitted this year, 2017 will be eligible for the long list in 2018.
Script writers who submit and are shortlisted in 2017 will be awarded this year 2017.
Awards tickets are available via our ticket page.
If nominees wish to be seated with friends and family, purchase multiple tickets at the same time, we will try to accommodate you but will naturally give first preference to those who order 5 or more tickets, or a full row of 10.
OFFICIAL LINKS, HASHTAGS & AVATARS
Please use this links when promoting your film online. We would advise you to be promoting your film at least once a day via the main social media networks of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The official hashtags are BTBUFF2017. We would also advise you to change your avatar to profile the official poster of your film with the BUFF laurel during this publicity period.