Bellow is the list of categories to which BIFA currently accepts submissions. We plan to keep introducing new categories based on the interest of the filmmaking community. If you feel like the category you would like to submit to is not listed below, please let us know. We will consider adding the category in the next season.

FILM AWARDS - Main categories

Best Short Film (under 45 minutes)
Best Feature Film (over 45 minutes)
Best Super Short Film (under 4 minutes)
Best Documentary
Best Experimental Film
Best Animation
Best Drama
Best Thriller
Best Horror
Best Student Film
Best Romance
Best Comedy
Best Science Fiction

Film awards - additional categories

Best Director (Super Short Film)
Best Director (Short Film)
Best Director (Feature Film)
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Costume Design
Best VFX


Best European Film
 Best North American Film
Best South American Film
Best Asian Film
Best Australian Film
Best African Film


Best Super Short Script (under 4 pages)
Best Short Script (under 40 pages)
Best Feature Script (over 40 pages)

Music Video Awards

Best Music Video
Best Original Song

photography awards

Best Photograph