BIFF - Boulder International Film Festival


Who We Are
In 2012, BIFF opened a new festival venue that is programmed, produced, and promoted by CU students (CU@BIFF). The CU pavilion puts on a day of filmmaker workshops, women and film panel discussions, student film competitions, and live performances. Each event is free for CU students.

What We Do
CU@BIFF extends the opportunity of programming, producing, and promoting to the students on campus. Through creativity and collaboration, CU students create a well-run space dedicated to film, professional networking, and theoretical discussion. CU@BIFF builds a bridge between the International Festival in Boulder’s back yard, and our city’s bright film students.

This year, the CU@BIFF venue will be running on Friday, March 6th, 2015

CU@BIFF holds their annual event at Shine (Restaurant and Gathering Place), in the special events room. 2027 13th St. Boulder, CO. 80302




Student Film Submission Guidelines


All applicants must be enrolled as a CU Boulder undergraduate student during 2014. Submitted films must have been completed between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. Submitted films should not exceed 15 minutes in length. Genres of all kinds are welcome.

CASH PRIZES will be awarded and a selection of the films submitted will be shown during the Boulder International Film Festival at the CU@BIFF pavilion on Friday, March 6, 2015.

Please limit to one entry per applicant and include:

  • Completed Entry Form
  • Provide Video File Link (Youtube or Vimeo link) print clearly!
  • Cash or check for $5 dollar application fee made out to Boulder International Film Festival

ENTRY FORMS must be dropped off or mailed to the office of:
drop: Larissa Netterlund, Film Studies, Atlas 321
snail mail: Larisa Netterlund, UCB 316, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Co 80303

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Friday, February 6, 2015
If your film is selected you will need to submit a digital file on DATA DVD formatted: NTSC; 720×480: mono; h.264 codec

Films will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of local filmmakers. Criteria includes
creativity, content, and production quality. The selection process will be confidential and

If selected your film will be screened at the CU@BIFF pavilion at the Shine Restaurant, 2027 13th Street, Boulder CO 80302, on FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015 at 6:30pm. Friends and family are welcome.

To celebrate film and inspire student filmmakers, the Boulder International Film Festival offers the student film community at CU Boulder an opportunity to win an award through the CU@BIFF program on March 6, 2015. The awards are to help passionate students further their film experience and/or career by providing financial support to produce more films or edit current productions.