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Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival
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The 2017 BFG Film Festival banner
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Awards show
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Years Active
2012 - Present
The Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival (originally called the Brickfilmer's Guild Animation Festival) is an annual event held by The Four Monkeys and the Brickfilmer's Guild to recognise brickfilms released within a year that excel in various categories. It has run every year since 2012. Unlike the similar Bricks in Motion Awards, films must be submitted for consideration.

The festival features main categories such as Best Brickfilm, Best Cinematography and Best Animation, and also includes less formal Honorable Mention categories. These are often more specific categories, such as Best Star Wars Brickfilm or Best Video Game Themed Brickfilm, and change each year. They are mainly included for fun, and have not featured prizes.

2012 Brickfilmer's Guild Animation Festival Edit

The first Brickfilmer's Guild Animation Festival was announced in 2012 by The Four Monkeys, who were also the judges.[1] Entrants were allowed to submit up to three films each, and over 250 entries were received. Prizes for the eight main categories were provided by BrickWarriors, BrickStix, David Pickett, Spencer Olson and The Four Monkeys.[2]

Prize-winning Categories: Edit

Best Brickfilm
Best Screenplay Best Cinematography
Best Animation Best Sound Effects
Best Voice Acting Best Entry That Included the BFG Logo
BFG Member's Choice

Honorable Mention Categories: Edit

Honorable Mention Categories
Brickfilmer's Guild Brickfilmer of the Year 2012 Best Sports Themed Brickfilm
Best Trailer Brickfilm Best Video Game Themed Brickfilm
Best Superhero Brickfilm Best Holiday Brickfilm
Best Music Video Brickfilm Best Public Service Announcement Brickfilm
Best Star Wars Themed Brickfilm Best Harry Potter Brickfilm
Best Halloween Brickfilm Best Foreign Language Brickfilm

2013 Brickfilmer's Guild Animation Festival Edit

The 2013 Brickfilmer's Guild Animation Festival was again judged solely by The Four Monkeys. Starting from this edition, entrants could only submit one film rather than three,[3] and 75 films were submitted.[4] Two new categories, Best Lighting and Best Music Score, were added. The only category to receive a prize was Best Brickfilm of Festival.[5]

Main Categories: Edit

Best Brickfilm
Best Screenplay Best Cinematography
Best Animation Best Sound Effects
Best Music Score Best Lighting
Best Voice Acting Best Brickfilm with BFG Logo
  • The Case Files of James Blond – "samukami1"
    • Hollow Earth – Funmi Adetola
    • Joking Around With Francois – Vincent Rongone
    • LEGO Call of Duty – Davis Bray
    • Mario vs. Batman 3 – "JMProductions"
    • STEAMPUNK (Guild version)Shelby Pritchard
    • Superman Saves the Day – Jacob Laursen
BFG Member's Choice

Honorable Mention Categories: Edit

Honorable Mention Categories
Brickfilmer's Guild 2013 Brickfilmer of the Year Best Super Hero Brickfilm
  • SUPERMAN! – Avery Drake
    • Justice League: Batman vs. Superman – Jeremy Owens
    • Mario vs. Batman 3 – "JMProductions"
    • Superman Saves the Day – Jacob Laursen
Best Foreign Language Brickfilm Best Holiday Brickfilm
Best Star Wars Brickfilm Best Music Video Brickfilm
  • The Lay-Wah Saga: Episode 6 – Daniel M. Johnsen
    • Star Wars The LEGO Wars Episode II: In the Shadow of the Sith – Damian Games
    • Star Wars: The Forgotten Sith Part 1 – "LSgames101"
    • Stupid Troopers Episode 2 – "KaLzinoXC1"
Best THAC, BRAWL, or Contrast Entry Best Video Game Themed Brickfilm

2014 Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival Edit

Bfgfilmfestival2014

In 2014, the name of the event changed from Brickfilmer's Guild Animation Festival to Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival. This was the first year to include a panel of judges, with each one representing a different brickfilming website: Dave Smith (Brickfilmer's Guild), David Pickett (The Set Bump), Shelby Pritchard (Bricks in Motion), Steffen Troeger (BrickBoard) and Bruno Lefèvre (Brick à Brack). There were no physical prizes,[7] and the Best Lighting category was removed, so that lighting could be judged as a component of the cinematography. 42 films were submitted.[8]

Prize-winning Categories: Edit

Best Brickfilm of Festival
Best Screenplay Best Cinematography
Best Animation Best Sound Effects
Best Music Score Best Voice Acting
Best Brickfilm with BFG Logo BFG Member's Choice
  • The Bus Stop – Marco Guajardo
    • Hollow Earth 2 – Funmi Adetola

Honorable Mention Categories: Edit

Honorable Mention Categories
The Brickfilmer's Guild 2014 Brickfilmer of the Year Best Super Hero Brickfilm
Best Non-English Brickfilm Best Holiday Brickfilm
Best Star Wars Brickfilm Best Video Game Themed Brickfilm
  • Star Wars Luke vs Vader Final DuelKévin Ziolkowski
    • The GuardAlex Buysse
    • The Lay-Wah Saga: Episode 8 – Daniel M. Johnsen
    • Life Of A Clone Trooper Episode 1 (First half) – "Divine"
    • The Old Republic Outer RimKamil Adam Janko
    • Shoot Like a Stormtrooper – Connor Waterbanks
  • Minecraft: The BreadEd Fila
    • Mario Kart 8: Rainbow Road – James Carrenard

2015 Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival Edit

The 2015 Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival was judged by Dave Smith, David Pickett, Shelby Pritchard, Mirko Horstmann and Bruno Lefèvre.[10] It received 59 accepted entries.[11]

Main Categories: Edit

Best Brickfilm of Festival
Best Story and Screen Play Best Cinematography
Best Animation Best Sound Effects
Best Music Score Best Voice Acting
Best Brickfilm with BFG Logo BFG Member's Choice

Honorable Mention Categories: Edit

Honorable Mention Categories
The Brickfilmer's Guild 2015 Brickfilmer of the Year Best Super Hero Brickfilm
Best Star Wars Brickfilm Best Foreign Language Brickfilm
  • Star Wars: The UnderworldChristopher Gearheart
    • Psycho Trooper – "Plasticanimation bricks"
    • Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer – "BrickBuild Animation"
    • Star Wars: Troopers - "Breaking Ranks" – "Eye Daziling Pictures"
Best Holiday Brickfilm Best Music Video

2016 Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival Edit

The 2016 Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival was judged by Dave Smith, David Pickett, Mirko Horstmann, Marc-André Caron and Zach Macias.[12] 49 films were submitted.[13]

Main Categories: Edit

Best Brickfilm of Festival
Best Story and Screen Play Best Cinematography
Best Animation Best Sound Effects
Best Music Score Best Voice Acting
Best Brickfilm with BFG Logo BFG Member's Choice
  • Trinity – Funmi Adetola

Honorable Mention Categories: Edit

Honorable Mention Categories
2016 Brickfilmer's Guild Brickfilmer of the Year
Best Super Hero Brickfilm Best Foreign Language Film
  • Moon Knight Costin Modoianu
    • Batman V.S. Deathstroke – "Batmanjpd"
    • Captain America Civil War – "Ice Fox Lego"
    • Da Cowled Patriot – "Shawarma Studios"
    • Kylo Ren Vs Deadpool – "Toyland"
    • LEGO Suicide Squad – "Torchlight Cinema"
    • Lost Land – "Lego Batman"
    • Trinity – Funmi Adetola
Best Music Video Best Holiday Brickfilm

2017 Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival Edit

The 2017 Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival was judged by Dave Smith, Seán Willis, Mirko Horstmann, and Marc-André Caron.[14] 54 films were submitted.[15] This year added a new annual award, the Brickfilmer's Guild Community Award, for a different brickfilmer each year whose achievements and leadership promote the art of brickfilming.[16]

Main Category nominations: Edit

Best Brickfilm of Festival
Best Story and Screen Play Best Cinematography
Best Animation Best Sound Effects
Best Music Score Best Voice Acting
Best Brickfilm with BFG Logo BFG Member's Choice

Honorable Mention Categories: Edit

Honorable Mention Categories
2017 Brickfilmer's Guild Brickfilmer of the Year 2017 Brickfilmer's Guild Community Award
Best Star Wars Brickfilm Best Super Hero Brickfilm
Best Holiday Brickfilm Best Ninjago Brickfilm

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