The 36th edition of BUFF, the international film festival for children and young people in Malmö, Sweden, will take place March 23-29, 2019.  Please read all the instructions carefully before submitting a film.

Deadline for submitting a film for BUFF 2019 is November 15th 2018.

BUFF’s aim is to bring world class cinema to a young audience. Please note that we do not accept submissions of films that have been screened officially before the year 2018.

  • We accept features, documentaries, animations and short films from all over the world.
  • The main target groups for BUFF are children and young people (age 3-19).
  • We only accept films with first official screening date after January 1st 2018.

Some films will be selected for one of our competitions, but most of the films will be screened outside competition. For films in competition we are mainly looking for films that will have the Swedish, European or World Premiere at BUFF.

Our main competitions are:

  • Best film for children / 8 films competing for The City of Malmö’s Children’s Film Award 100.000 SEK.
  • Best film for young people / 8 films competing for the The Church of Sweden Award 100.000 SEK
  • Best short film for children and young people (maximum duration 15 minutes) / 8 films competing for the Region Skåne Short Film Award 100.000 SEK
  • The Young People’s Film Award, organized by the department for Culture for Children and Youth in the City of Malmö 25.000 SEK
  • ECFA Award for Best European film for children and young people

A new competition this year is ”A Better Tomorrow” (En bättre morgondag) for young Swedish filmmakers. Read more at the film submission page.

Follow this link for the film submission