Q. Why should I submit to this festival?

Because you want to be the Next Big Thing. Seriously, getting in on ground floor of an event is always easier than after it is established.

Since we will be maintaining a library of screeners submitted, entering the first year will mean your film will be in the library at the beginning. Inclusion in the festival library is part of the submission fee, no additional cost.

Our goal is to get as many eyes looking at NBTIFF as possible so that the visibility of your film is raised to the next level.

Q. What is a distribution deal?

This is a signed deal with an actual distributor to put your film into theatrical release.  An actual representative for you and your film working to get your film seen.

Q, If I am selling my film on Amazon Video, etc, am I still eligible?

Yes.  You are acting as your own representative so your film is eligible.

Q. What are the awards and prizes?

This year, our first, there will be one award. Best Picture is awarded based on a weighted score of the audience’s participation.

Prizes for Best Picture include:

  • $500 cash 
  • The Next Level Webinar & Next Level Class with STAGE 32
  • 4 Hours post studio sound services with STUDIO UNKNOWN.
    Valued at approximately $1,000, this is a one-day session that can be used for ADR, VO Record/Edit, Sound editing and clean up, Sound design, and/or Sound mixing. more info