2016 IBMA Film Festival

by | 23 May, 2016

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The IBMA has announced its 3rd Annual Bluegrass Film Festival to be held during World of Bluegrass Week from 27th September to 1st October this year in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The aims to festival enrich the overall World of Bluegrass Experience by introducing the attending bluegrass industry to new bluegrass related films. It serves as a platform for filmmakers to showcase their work, and it also seeks to promote the development of bluegrass-related films.

Submit your film today to become a part of this new and exciting World of Bluegrass event.

The festival is composed of two Featured Films and a series of Festival Films. Featured Films will be screened during the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Business Conference (Tues.-Thurs.) and the Wide Open Bluegrass festival (Fri.-Sat.). Featured film screenings will include an introduction and post-screening Q&A session with the filmmaker or a representative during the Business Conference (but not during the festival). Festival Films will also be screened during Wide Open Bluegrass. All films (featured and festival) will be shown twice during the weekend.

Films will be reviewed by World of Bluegrass Film Committee designated by the chair of the IBMA Board of Directors, with finalists being announced in mid July. In assessing the films, the committee will consider both documentary and fictional bluegrass related films. Short and feature films are welcome to submit. All selection decisions are final.