Categories & Awards

BSFF is committed towards creating opportunities and raising resources to pave an inclusive future for budding filmmakers worldwide. We look forward to being a part of your creative journey and giving your stories the international exposure they deserve.   


BSFF welcomes submissions for the following categories:

  • Animation
  • Documentary
  • Drama
  • Jurors Choice
  • Music Video
  • Scenography & Set Design

BSFF winners also stand a chance of winning a range of prizes such as cash, internships, filming equipment and other incentives. This is in addition to the international exposure via our live and digital screenings, social media publicity, BSFF newsletters and usage of the official BSFF laurel. 

The BSFF Trophy
A lot of careful thought and planning went into the design of this unique mixed media trophy. We wanted it to be symbolic and look cool on any deserving shelf, which was no mean feat. The result of that process: a striking award made of cement and bronze. 

The cement symbolizes staying grounded as you progress in your career while serving as a reminder of where you started. The bronze on the other hand will patina over time, a fitting metamorphosis in tandem with your journey as an emerging filmmaker.