The Bakersfield Independent Film Festival, taking place Nov. 1 to 3 at The Empty Space, is looking for submissions from local filmmakers.

Aiming to offer local artists a chance to screen their work for a bigger audience, the festival is open to all kinds of material, including animated works, documentaries, shorts, features.

This year's festival, sponsored by Seat of Your Pants Productions, moves to The Empty Space after three years at the Spotlight Theatre.

In the past, BIFF has shown works from budding Kern County filmmakers from Hectic Films (who have been on the festival circuit with their feature "The Lackey") and Dane Boedigheimer, a former Californian multimedia intern who created the "Annoying Orange" animated series.

Submit works to: Seat of Your Pants Productions, P.O. Box 10568, Bakersfield, CA 93389. For more information, call 846 2090 or email .