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1. The 10th Bovec Outdoor Film Festival – BOFF 2016 is named after the town of Bovec where it will be taking place for the 10th year in a row from 27th to 30th December. Organized for the 8th time as an independent event, the festival of film, sport, ecology and nature will be featuring different events, from films to various lectures, seminars, exhibitions, competitions and workshops. The Drča Sports Association kindly invites you to submit your film for the BOFF 2016.

2. The films will be divided into five categories. For more information click here.

Sport and action – long (competition)

Sport and action – short (competition)

Nature and ecology (competition)

Era (non competition)

Commercial and advertising movies (non competition)

3. The following prizes may be awarded:

  • The prize of the Community of Bovec, awarded by the Jury in the category Sport and action – long movies (up to 450 euros)
  • The prize of the Community of Bovec, awarded by the Jury in the category Sport and action – short films, shorter than 15 min (up to 450 euros)
  • The prize awarded by the Jury in the category Nature and ecology (up to 450 euros)
  • Public choice  award (up to 450 euros)
  • The prize awarded by the Drča Sports Association for the best Slovenian movie.
  • The Jury may also award the prize for an outstanding work.

Prizes by specific category will be awarded only if at least three movies are selected per each category.

4. The festival is open to all film-makers: professionals, freelancers or amateurs. Authors may choose to submit more than one movie(max. 3), each with its own entry form.

5. There is no entry fees to the BOFF 2016 (except for the shipping costs ).

DEADLINE: 20th October 2016

6. All entries for all the categories must be submitted electronically. For the online application form please follow the steps to access our FTP server:


We can also download  your movie from your:

Dropbox, WeTransfer, SendSpace, FTP or other downloading servers.

Technical instructions for submitting entries are regularly revised and updated. All specifications regarding entries submitted in the form of video data are upgraded to HD quality with aspect ratio of 16:9. If HD quality is not available for submitting, SD quality will be accepted. Bearing that in mind, the organiser does not accept any responsibility for poor quality of submitted materials.


Resolution: Full HD (1920 X 1080 px) (preferable) 16:9 Widescreen

HD (1280 x 720 px) 16:9 widescreen

PAL (16:9 or 4:3) – 720 X 576 minimum (acceptable)

Video codec: MOV (H264, min 15 – max 40 mbps)

Container: MP4, AVI

File size: up to 2 GB

Note: please upload a video with the best possible resolution and within the file size limit. Should you wish to upload the file size of your video larger than 360 mb, please contact the festival’s office at info (at) boff.si.

Image entries must be uploaded as JPEG files only. Please send as good quality as you can!

Also, you have the classical option to send us two copies burned on DVD media (2 x DVD), completed with printed entry form, trailer and pictures. All pictures will be used for festival media coverage and own needs.

7. The production year of the films for the competitive part must be from the years 2014, 2015 or 2016. The production of films in the category Era can be even older.

8. Film has to be dubbed or subtitled in English. All other entries must include a translation in the form of a text file .DOC format, .RTF format or .TXT format will be accepted. Please make sure to use Unicode script.

9. The Organizer of the Festival and the Jury will determine the order of the projection of thefilms and the criteria for screening the films at the Festival. According to the Jury’s judgement, a film can be moved to another category.

10. The members of the Jury are experts  from the field of communications, photography, film and sport.

11. Parts of each submitted film (not more than 3 minutes) can be used in video clips for the television, but only for the promotional purposes of the Bovec Outdoor Film Festival. The information about the authors and some photographs from the films will also be used for the purposes of making brochures, media coverage, and presentation on the Festival’s web page.

12. All authors are therefore asked to grant permission for the non-commercial use of the films for cultural events organised in collaboration with sports associations, schools and cultural institutions (see entry form). For any other use, the Festival will contact the author or the holder of rights in due time. The winning films from each category will be screened at different locations in Slovenia throughout the year 2017. (Winners Tour BOFF 2016)

13. The person or author submitting the enty form must also be the rights holder of or must have the permission for the music used in the film.

14. The Bovec Outdoor Film Festival will cover the expenses of accommodation (in Bovec or its surroundings) for one representative for each film for the day when his/her film is screened. The expenses are covered for one person (director, scenarist, cameraman, main actor, etc.), the others may get a special discount upon premilimary reservation at the festival’s office. The organizer will not cover the travelling expenses for the participants at BOFF 2016.

15. In case of sending us material via normal post, please follow these instructions: the movie must be in good technical condition, accompanied with the printed entry form, trailer and some photos. Entry forms and films are to be sent to the following address:

ŠD Drča (za BOFF)

Brdo 67

5230 Bovec

Slovenia _ EU

Please write on the package – »Unmarketable products for cultural purposes only«, for customs clearance. Unless arrangements are made in advance, the BOFF shall not return submitted materials and also we do NOT cover any costs for shipping like Ups, Dhl, FedEx, etc.  The Festival Board accepts no responsibility for damages the films may suffer during transport. In case of dispatch via courier, the organizing Committee would like to be informed about this in advance on the phone number +386 51 235 616 or via e-mail: info(at)boff.si.

16. For more information about the Bovec Outdoor Film Festival, please contact us via info(at)boff.si or look in contacts for more.

17. Deadline for submitting the entry forms and films is: 20th October 2016.

Welcome to the 10th BOFF!

September 2016

BOFF 2016 - Registration