Award Ceremony

North Park Theatre

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BIFF's Annual Awards Ceremony for Official Selections in Competition.

BIFF's Juried Award Categories Include:

Experimental Competition (Features + Shorts)

Animation Competition (Features + Shorts)

Narrative Feature Competition - Global

Narrative Feature Competition - Domestic

Documentary Feature Competition - Global

Documentary Feature Competition - Domestic

WNY Feature Competition (Narratives + Documentaries)

WNY Short Competition (Narratives + Documentaries)

Documentary Short - Global

Documentary Short - Domestic

Narrative Short - Global

Narrative Short - Domestic

WNY Student Film Competition

Additional Awards Include:

BIFF Audience Award – A balloted award voted on by BIFF audiences! Feature films only.

BIFF Boundary Breaker Award – Issued by the BIFF staff and awarded to a groundbreaking work.

The Tilke Hill W.i.P. Award – A grant supported by the WNY community and its larger public. A panel of film professionals and community members review applications and make selections.