35th BUFF – International Film Festival

Call for entries

(Features, documentaries and short films)

The BUFF International Film Festival is currently accepting film entries for its 2018 edition. 

Please note that all films must be submitted directly to the festival.

  • Submission Format: Online screener or DVD
  • Competitive: Yes
  • Entry Fees: No



The International Competition is open to films that meet the following criteria:

  • Films with first official screening date January 1st 2017 or later;
  • Features, documentaries, animation and short films;
  • Screening format: DCP.


Founded in 1984, BUFF is an International Children and Young People’s Film Festival in Malmö. Since 1995, BUFF has been recognized as an official Swedish film festival by the Swedish Film Institute. Each year, about 100 films are presented and several awards and some cash rewards are offered. In 2013, Molly Maxwell directed by Sara St-Onge won the Young People’s Film Awards.

The aim of the festival is to screen good films for children and young people (age 3-19) as well as adults. Buff’s goal is to open the possibilities for more influences from Europe and the rest of the world by showing films that might never be screened otherwise.

Telefilm Canada recognizes selection in the BUFF International Film Festival, Malmö, as part of its Success Index.


International Promotion
Téléfilm Canada, Montreal
514 283-6363

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