Welcome to the Burbank International Film Festival 2012. As an award-winning filmmaker, I understand the hard work and commitment it takes to produce an independent film. We celebrate you, and want to help your film get the industry attention it deserves. We are proud to announce our one-of-a-kind, 2-Day Film Distribution Seminar to provide the tools and contacts to help filmmakers get distribution. We are also excited to announce the addition of several new awards categories including Diversity, New Media (webisodes), and Art (Comic Books and Graphic Novels). Our Comedy Shorts Contest launched in March at The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club (see events) and will continue every month through August. Please check out all the Festival Events and visit the website for continued updates and announcements. We look forward to seeing you at this years Festival.