2018 Prizes

Jurors Choice Award
  • The Jurors Choice award winner will receive a 500€ cash prize from kulturspace along with the BSFF trophy.
  • ABI will award a scholarship of US$1000 to BSFF winners who apply to the program. ArtBound Initiative (ABI) connects students and recent graduates with key players in the creative industry. ABI offers customized internships year-round from 2 months up to a year.
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Justin Merino
Best Documentary Film
  • KFB offers a 1-year mentorship award, the filmmaker will be offered a series of private online or physical (Berlin) sessions, for the development of their next documentary film.
  • ABI will award a scholarship of US$1000 to BSFF winners who apply to the program. ArtBound Initiative (ABI) connects students and recent graduates with key players in the creative industry. ABI offers customized internships year-round from 2 months up to a year.
  • FutureLearn awards winners access to upgrade, getting unlimited access to courses from top universities and specialist organisations on their platform. Also, the winner will receive a digital and printed Certificate of Achievement, and transcript, when you’re eligible.
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Justin Merino
Best Scenography & Set Design Film
  • LAFFF is providing the winner with a Zhiyun Smooth Handheld Universal Stabiliser, with this valuable gadget you can whip out your smartphone and film with confidence.
  • ABI will award a scholarship of US$1000 to BSFF winners who apply to the program. ArtBound Initiative (ABI) connects students and recent graduates with key players in the creative industry. ABI offers customized internships year-round from 2 months up to a year.
  • FutureLearn awards winners access to upgrade, getting unlimited access to courses from top universities and specialist organisations on their platform. Also, the winner will receive a digital and printed Certificate of Achievement, and transcript, when you’re eligible.
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Justin Merino
Best Music Video
  • AVID wants to inspire the next gen of filmmakers and is awarding the winner with an annual subscription of Media Composer. Media Composer is the media and entertainment industry’s most used video editing software, accelerating high-res, HDR, and HD workflows. 
  • ABI will award a scholarship of US$1000 to BSFF winners who apply to the program. ArtBound Initiative (ABI) connects students and recent graduates with key players in the creative industry. ABI offers customized internships year-round from 2 months up to a year.
  • FutureLearn awards winners access to upgrade, getting unlimited access to courses from top universities and specialist organisations on their platform. Also, the winner will receive a digital and printed Certificate of Achievement, and transcript, when you’re eligible.
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Justin Merino
Best Drama Film
  • Studio Binder offers a 1-year membership to the world's leading video, photo, TV & film production management software.
  • ABI will award a scholarship of US$1000 to BSFF winners who apply to the program. ArtBound Initiative (ABI) connects students and recent graduates with key players in the creative industry. ABI offers customized internships year-round from 2 months up to a year.
  • FutureLearn awards winners access to upgrade, getting unlimited access to courses from top universities and specialist organisations on their platform. Also, the winner will receive a digital and printed Certificate of Achievement, and transcript, when you’re eligible.
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Justin Merino
Best Animation Film
  • Maxon provides a 6-month Cinema 4D studio license award as well the winner gets a Cineversity Coupon.
  • ABI will award a scholarship of US$1000 to BSFF winners who apply to the program. ArtBound Initiative (ABI) connects students and recent graduates with key players in the creative industry. ABI offers customized internships year-round from 2 months up to a year.
  • FutureLearn awards winners access to upgrade, getting unlimited access to courses from top universities and specialist organisations on their platform. Also, the winner will receive a digital and printed Certificate of Achievement, and transcript, when you’re eligible.
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Justin Merino