Bumper Video Contest

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2017 Bumper Video Contest

Submit a bumper video under 45-seconds in length exploring the theme, Find your light. Live action, experimental, animation, and motion designs are welcome!

Winners will receive a weekend pass to the film festival, gaining you entry to films, coffee talks, script readings, and more!

Bumper definition: a brief announcement, usually under 45 seconds in length, placed as a pause between films.



  • Can be an individual or team (up to four) project.
  • Under 45 seconds in length.
  • Must incorporate RBFF logo and hashtag (#GoRBFF) in video.
    Click to download RBFF logo and hashtag image files
  • Must be 1920x1080 QuickTime format (.mov or .mp4).
  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 10 at 5 p.m. EST.

Winners will be contacted by Friday, March 17 by 5 p.m. EST.

Bumper Contest Online Entry Form

The deadline for submissions is passed.
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