Monday, November 27th, 2017

Kristen Stanovich
Make.Shift Art Space

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Bellingham Music Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions

Two local non profits in Bellingham, WA, Pickford Film Center and Make.Shift Art Space, are now accepting submissions for the third annual Bellingham Music Film Festival – a three-day music and film showcase featuring both international and regional talent among filmmakers and musicians. BMFF takes place April 5 – 7, 2018 at both venues and provides a platform for both professional and student artists to submit and show their work for cash prizes.

All submissions must be focused on or inspired by music and each applicant must agree to festival terms available for review. If chosen, the individual or team’s music video or short will be screened during the festival and may win a cash prize voted on by festival judges. Winners for Best Short, Best Music Video, and Best Regional Music Video/Short will each receive a $100 cash prize and the People’s Choice winner will receive a trophy announced via social media. Participants must submit their music video or short via FilmFreeway here:

Early bird deadline for submissions is Dec. 1, 2017, regular deadline Jan. 1, 2018 and late deadline is Feb. 1, 2018. For more information on submission guidelines and festival locations and schedules, please visit

About BMFF:

Hosted by Pickford Film Center and Make.Shift Art Space, the third annual Bellingham Music Film Festival is a showcase of music through the medium of film. The films include music videos and shorts all focused around music-inspired subject matter. The Bellingham Music Film Festival is an inclusive space inviting both student and professional filmmakers from both the Pacific Northwest and international landscape.

Located between Vancouver and Seattle, Bellingham, Washington has always been a hub for music and film. BMFF would like to celebrate the union of the two by screening exclusively music-related films and connecting this community on a global scale.

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