Call for Entries is now CLOSED!

Thanks to all who submitted!

If you missed the deadline, please consider submitting for the 2020 festival being held September 17-20.
Call for Entries will open in November 2019.


Deadlines For Submission

Deadlines For Submission

Early-bird Deadline: February 7, 2020
Regular Deadline: April 10, 2020
Late Deadline: April 24, 2020
Extended Deadline: May 8, 2020

Notification Date: June 21, 2019
Again, the hard deadline is May 8, 2020



The Breckenridge Film Festival
wants to see talented, creative
folks in our beautiful mountain town!

See all of our film
categories, and find
where you fit into the festival.


About The Festival

The Breckenridge Film Festival presents an annual celebration of independent film for the community, visitors and filmmakers the third weekend of September through four days of diverse film experiences in an authentic mountain environment. Film-lovers gather for unprecedented access to independent films, special screenings and premieres exclusive to Breckenridge – and the filmmakers behind them! The festival occurs as the leaves turn brilliant shades during the best time of the year in Summit County. The ever popular Adventure Reel returns along with the category of Animation.

The Breckenridge Film Festival provides an opportunity for filmmakers in many genres to express themselves and interact with audiences in a laid back casual atmosphere and to mingle with and make contacts with industry people. Films are presented alongside educational workshops and events. Writers, directors, producers and performing artists attend to discuss their work with audiences in informal sessions following film screenings, at receptions and film forums. We welcome and appreciate the creative talents of all the filmmakers we’ve met over the years and look forward to meeting more. Breck Film Fest is “the filmmaker’s film festival.”

PLEASE NOTE: We invite distributors and media representatives to join us at the festival.


General Rules

If your film is selected for the Breckenridge Film Festival, you agree that we may additionally screen your film in our future annual fundraising events. Please inform the Breckenridge Film Festival in writing if you do not wish to be included in any fundraiser events. You will be required to sign a notice of consent upon acceptance to the festival.

NO press materials will be accepted until films have been announced.

If your film is accepted, you will receive a notification email from the festival. Your acceptance will be conditional on meeting promotional/press kit, informational and film print submission deadlines.

The Breckenridge Film Festival reserves the right to use any additional clip or clips from accepted entries, up to three minutes in length, for publicity purposes.

Filmmakers of accepted productions will provide a physical and digital copy of their film for permanent retention by the BFF.

Submitting a signed entry form constitutes full acceptance of the Breckenridge Film Festival rules outlined herein and on the entry form. Breckenridge Film Festival reserves the right to decide in its sole discretion all questions not specifically addressed.


Dianna Nilsson
Programming Director
Breckenridge Film Festival
PO Box 718, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Phone: 970-453-6200