27-29 October 2023

Morecambe, United Kingdom

Film Festival

for inspiring stories

First Edition

The Bay International Film Festival (TBIFF) is a new event which we plan to run annually in Morecambe, North West England. The 2023 festival edition is a competition to select and award the best visually captivating and thought-provoking short films from around the world. We are especially interested in filmmakers that have an ambition of making a social impact, bringing awareness of old and new problems in the society and making an attempt to inspire audiences for thoughts and changes.
The festival is inspired by the unique location of Morecambe Bay and the communities surrounding it. Intimate in scale and ambitious in its artistic scope, TBIFF'23 aims to promote international independent short films in the Lancashire and Cumbria areas as well as create a cultural dialogue between the audiences of North West England and the world. We want to inspire local audiences and international filmmakers with great films, thoughtful conversations, and joyful encounters. 
In addition to general submissions, each year we will have a special topic category as well as a special award. The Topic of the 2023 edition is “The Impacts of War” in the way you understand it.
Festival tickets will go on sale in summer 2023.

Here is an interview from the festival producer to "Morecambe Bay Podcast"