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Bull City International Film Festival

The Bull City International Film Festival is open internationally to all filmmakers and screenwriters who understand that film is much more than expensive equipment and sets with impractical budgets.

We are seeking films and scripts with character driven plots. Insightful stories relying on human expression more than special effects.

BCFF’s mission is to develop, promote and sustain a film festival that supports new media and independent film making in North Carolina and around the world while engaging audiences with new cultural and entertainment opportunities. Our goal is to produce unique programming that showcases excellence in writing and filmmaking.

The 5th Annual Bull City International Film Festival is scheduled for March 5-6, 2022. We are planning an in-person event as well as virtual options. Follow us on Facebook for updates throughout the year, and until then, we are looking forward to bringing wonderful films (and filmmakers) to Durham.

Submissions are now open via FilmFreeway. We accept submissions of feature films, short films and tv pilots. We also accept screenplays and stage plays.

Award winning screenwriters will be invited to be guests on the podcast, The Writers Room With Sam & Jim.


Associated Members

Jesse Parker


We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors:

Massachusetts Cultural Council
Lowel Cultural Council
Cabot Family Charitable Trust
Liberty Mutual Foundation
City of Boston Arts and Culture