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Babelgum Online Film Festival









Join the competition now to enter your film to the 3rd Babelgum Online Film Festival (BOFF3).Free to enter global competition with cash awards in multiple categories.

As part of the BOFF3, Stolichnaya Vodka will present the inaugural Stoli Emerging Filmmaker Award.

This year's festival will feature simultaneous mobile and online viewing and voting by the global public. 

Meet the Jury: 
Prestigious jury of industry experts drawn from around the world. 

They include acclaimed filmmakers and experts:
Writer/Director Richard Linklater (Before Sunrise, School of Rock, Me and Orson Welles),
Writer/Director Sally Potter (Orlando, Yes, RAGE),
Director/Producer Annie Sundberg (The Trials of Darryl Hunt, The Devil Came on Horseback, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work),
Producer Eric Watson (Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain),
Director/Curator Jason Wishnow (Oedipus, Director of Film & Video, TED)
Producer Carlos Battilana (The Blindness of the Woods, Amauta Project)
Director, Jean-Pierre Bekolo Obama (Quartier Mozart, Aristotle's Plot, Les Saignantes)

Meet the jury here
For more info on The 3rd Babelgum Online Film Festival Jury click HERE.


3 weeks left to enter the babelgum online competition

Babelgum, the free to view global television network announces today that film makers and students have just three weeks left to enter their professionally produced content into the Babelgum Online Film Festival. The festival is a major online event celebrating and rewarding the very best in international independent short filmmaking, providing a lucrative opportunity for entrants to showcase their work to a potential global audience of 300m+.

The Babelgum Online Film Festival has seen over a thousand responses to date as participants look to make an impact and exploit the opportunity for international exposure. On top of that contestants have the potential to win €20,000 plus a $5 minimum guaranteed for each 1,000 unique views. The festival also ensures content makers' work is seen by significant industry peers with a judging panel led by renowned writer, director and producer Spike Lee.

A reminder of the categories available to enter are:

  • The Babelgum Looking for Genius Award -- Awarded to new or emerging talent who display clear and outstanding achievement through direction.
  • The Babelgum Short Film Award -- Awarded to the best short film (under 20 minutes) that presents a clear, concise and original vision using the short film genre.
  • The Babelgum Documentary Award - Awarded to the documentary that best presents its subject in a truthful and fair manner while being original and thought provoking.
  • The Babelgum Animation Award - Awarded to the film that best displays story and the craft of animation.
  • The Babelgum Social/Environment Award - Awarded to the best film that effectively addresses an issue impacting the world today.
  • The Babelgum Spot/Advertising Award - Awarded to the most creative advertising spot highlighting a certain product.
  • The Babelgum Music Video Award, to be awarded for innovation and creativity in the genre.

Potential entrants to the film festival can directly upload submissions at Babelgum has now upgraded its software to ensure compatibility for Mac as well as PC users, making it easy and accessible for all filmmakers to upload their content.

Submissions will be exposed to public rating on Babelgum before being judged by the festival jury, led by Spike Lee. The other jurors consist of film experts from across the globe including the directors of established film festivals, film schools and film industry associations.

During the next week Babelgum is running an online campaign on film related websites to remind filmmakers of the deadline and rules of engagement.

More information and final terms and conditions are available on


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About Babelgum Online Film Festival

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Join the competition now to enter your film for the Babelgum Online Film Festival competition awards.

Awards will be presented to the BOFF3 winners according to the following guidelines:

  • The Stoli Emerging Filmmaker Award will be presented to a new or emerging filmmaker who displays clear and outstanding achievement through direction, animation, writing, and/or camerawork in any of the four categories.
  • The Audience Awards will be given to an outstanding film receiving the highest number of votes determined solely by the voting totals from the global web, mobile, and IPTV Babelgum audience.
  • The Best Viral Short Award will be given to an outstanding film with "viral" potential and a running time of under 3 minutes. The winner will receive a $2,000 cash award.
  • The Jury Awards will be given to an outstanding film in each of the four categories, determined by members of the Jury. Four first-place winners will received a $3,000 cash award and four second-place winners will receive $1,000 cash award.
  • The Grand Jury Award will be given to an outstanding film chosen by members of the Jury. The winner will receive a $6,000 cash award.

Submissions will be accepted from March 11 to March 28, 2010. Further information about the submission specifications and regulations, including deadlines, are available at

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