BIFF - Boulder International Film Festival

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CU@BIFF Student Application

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CU@BIFF Film Entry Form

Moderator: Janet Robinson, Filmmaker: Sasha Collington, Filmmaker: Danielle Lurie, Industry Expert: Elizabeth Much, and Filmmaker: Dafna Yachin participate in a CU@BIFF panel discussion.

University of Colorado Alumni: Jason Fitzgerald, Jon Kull, Scott McElroy, and Boulder Native: John Patrick Lowrie participate in a CU@BIFF panel discussion.

Who We Are

In 2012, BIFF opened a new festival venue that is programed, produced, and promoted by CU students (CU@BIFF). On the Saturday during the festival, 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 Saturday, February 15th, 2014


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

Eligibility and Awards

All applicants must be enrolled as a CU Boulder undergraduate student during 2013. Submitted films must have been completed between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. Submitted films should not exceed 15 minutes in length. Genres of all kinds are welcome. A selection of the films submitted will be shown during the Boulder International Film Festival at the CU@BIFF pavilion. If your film is chosen by our jury as the winning film, LUNA will award you $1,000 and your film will be shown at the Boulder Theater during the 2014 LUNAFEST.

Film Format and Submission

Each entry must be submitted on a separate DVD. Please limit to one entry per applicant.

Submit your DVD to Larisa Netterlund’s office, Atlas 321.

With each entry, please include:

  • Completed Entry Form
  • Labeled DATA DVD with name, student ID number, telephone number and film title.
  • $5 dollar application fee
  • Format of digital file on DATA DVD: NTSC; 720×480; mono; h.264 codec


Films will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of LUNAFEST staff members, local filmmakers, and CU professors. Criteria include creativity, content, and production quality. The selection process will be confidential and anonymous.

Selected Films

If selected, your film will be screened at Shine, 2027 13th Street, Boulder CO 80302, at 6:00pm on February 15th, 2014. Friends and family are welcome.

Mission of CU@BIFF and LUNAFEST

To celebrate film and inspire student filmmakers, LUNAFEST has partnered with the Boulder International Film Festival to offer the student film community at CU Boulder, both women and men, an opportunity to win a $1000 award through the CU@BIFF program on February 15th 2014.

This award is to help a passionate student further their film experience and/or career by providing financial support to produce more films or edit current productions.  The recipient of the LUNAFEST Short Films Award will have their short film shared to the audience before the 2014 Boulder LUNAFEST Short Film.

BIFF - Boulder International Film Festival