Burbank International Film Festival

September 25-29, 2024

The Burbank International Film Festival (BIFF) proudly announces its 16th edition, set to take place from September 25-29, 2024. Celebrating a decade and a half of cinematic excellence, BIFF has become a global destination for filmmakers to showcase their exceptional storytelling. This year, the festival will feature an expanded lineup of educational events, industry Q&A sessions, and more.

“BIFF continues to emerge as the arbiter of diverse and international voices in film and scriptwriting. We are proud to entertain audiences with unique stories in every genre,” said BIFF President and Festival Director Kurt Patino. “BIFF strives to establish itself as the top platform for audiences to discover exciting and innovative talent.”



Recognized Excellence
BIFF was recently honored as one of the “Top 100 Reviewed Festivals” on FilmFreeway, placing it in the top 1% of over 12,000 film and creative contests worldwide. Located in the heart of Burbank, CA, the “Media Capital of the World,” BIFF is surrounded by major studios and networks, including Warner Bros./Discovery, Disney/ABC, NBC Universal, and Nickelodeon.



15th Anniversary Highlights
The 15th Anniversary of BIFF, held last September 21-24, 2023, celebrated the legendary film director and Burbank native, Tim Burton. The Burbank City Council declared September 24th “Tim Burton Day.” Tim Burton received a formal proclamation from the Burbank Mayor and participated in a live interview by Scott Feinberg from The Hollywood Reporter which can be viewed here.

BIFF annually presents the “Tim Burton Visionary Award” to a local Burbank filmmaker.



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About the Burbank International Film Festival
Sponsored by First Entertainment Credit Union, BIFF is a California 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization. BIFF promotes and advocates for inclusive and culturally diverse perspectives in film. The festival celebrates unique stories, elevates international filmmaking, and provides a platform for respectful and informed discussion. BIFF supports filmmakers by showcasing their work, offering educational opportunities, and expanding careers in the entertainment industry.

For press and media inquiries, contact: Kurt Patino
Email: kurt@burbankfilmfest.org