Burbank International Film Festival
Burbank, CA / September 4-8, 2019 / burbankfilmfest.org
This festival is not about the prizes, since there aren’t any. Rather, it’s about making connections, reveling at myriad fun events, and basking in the fact that a film was selected from more than 1,000 submissions. While some festivals avoid the “red carpet/glitz thing,” this festival points to its gala events with pride. As the organizers explain, “BIFF prides itself on its amazing networking events, parties, and social activities every day of the festival.” In 2018, Ken Locsmandi’s Beyond White Space, Antoine Le’s Followed, Robert de Young’s Tarzan Revisited, and Jesse Low’s Wild Faith were all picked up for distribution.