Burbank International Film Festival Leaps into 2021 with Daytime Emmy® Award Consideration and Stage 32 Partnership

Martin Kove (Cobra Kai) & Jesse Kove

Martin Kove (Cobra Kai) & Jesse Kove

Jeff Rector - BIFF President & Festival Director

Jeff Rector – BIFF President & Festival Director

Marion Ross (Happy Days)

Marion Ross (Happy Days)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Burbank International Film Festival (BIFF), is proud to announce its Daytime Emmy® Award consideration in multiple categories for its 2020 Virtual Awards Show.

As the world changed due to COVID, so did the festival. BIFF created an exciting digital experience by replacing the festival's annual red carpet Gala Dinner and Awards Show with an event produced in a state-of-the-art green screen studio. Highlights of the program included celebrity presenters and videotaped festival acceptance speeches by filmmakers from around the world.

Awards presenters include writer/director Shane Black (Iron Man 3), Martin Kove (Cobra Kai), Kelly Stables (Superstore), Isaac C. Singleton Jr. (Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Nigel Gibbs (Better Call Saul), and others, with actress and philanthropist Yvette Nicole Brown being honored with the Garry Marshall Spirit Award presented by actress Marion Ross (Happy Days).

“We are grateful for our new partnership with Stage 32 and for our Daytime Emmy® consideration, as we continue our commitment to champion diversity and inclusion, and integrating new media, state of the art technology and television as part of our festival programming.” stated Jeff Rector, BIFF President, and Festival Director.

Part of BIFF’s partnership with Stage 32 will include showcasing festival films on Stage 32 Screenings, where filmmakers can have their work viewed digitally on Stage 32’s network of over 6,000 invited sales agents, distributors, producers, development executives, and other professionals. This is part of BIFF’s continuing commitment to expand filmmakers’ careers and open a gateway to the entertainment industry outside of the festival.

The Burbank International Film Festival has added new categories this year for LGBTQ Feature Films, Television Pilots, and Pilot Scripts, as well as the return of Films-Made-From-Home.

2021 Burbank International Film Festival submissions are currently being accepted through Film Freeway.

The mission of the Burbank International Film Festival is to promote and support inclusive and culturally diverse perspectives and content. BIFF continues to cultivate independent film and create, develop, discover and celebrate extraordinary filmmaking from around the world. The Burbank International Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Source: EIN Presswire