Film Festival Dates

June 7-10, 2018

BZN offers a platform for independent filmmaking and creative expression, and supports emerging and established voices. Submissions for BZN 2018 must be directed, co-directed, written OR centered on a woman. BZN will screen shorts and features, including dramas, comedies, documentaries, animations and silent films.

Would you like your film to be considered for BZN?

November 10, 2017 – November 30, 2017

$50/feature | $35/short

December 1, 2017 – February 28, 2018

$60/feature | $45/short

March 1, 2018 – March 16, 2018

$65/feature | $50/short

We look forward to seeing your film.

Rules & Terms

Films to be considered will be:

  • Narrative Features – drama or comedy based on original or adapted fiction screenplays with a run time of 40 – 120 minutes.
  • Documentary Features – with run time of 40 – 120 minutes to qualify.
  • Animation submissions – with run time of 40 – 120 minutes in length.
  • Narrative, Documentary, Animation or Experimental Shorts – 3 – 35 minutes in length

Filmmaker must have all necessary legal authority and rights required to submit this film to the BZN. If a feature film is accepted, we encourage a female member of the film team (director, producer, talent, etc) t0 attend the festival to represent the film during the audience Q&A and participate in the festival experience. BZN is not a “premiere” festival, meaning that your film does not have to be a premiere to be accepted. Non-English language films must be subtitled in English.


All submissions will be received through Withoutabox and FilmFreeway. Early Bird Window opens November 9, Regular Deadline is December 1, and Late Deadline wraps up the 2018 submissions window on March 1.


Questions regarding submissions to BZN may be directed to: