Boulder - Boulder International Film Festival


About Boulder

Located at the foot of the stunning Rocky Mountains, easy-going Boulder Colorado is a traditional magnet for the tech-savvy, music & film-loving outdoors-person who also likes to party. Along with a major University film school, we have hundreds of miles of running, skiing and hiking trails, world-class restaurants, hotels, galleries, shops and bars, all surrounded by a scenic 46,000-acre moat of Boulder Open Space. The population of the Boulder Metro area is 300,000 and Boulder is just 60 minutes from Denver International Airport. Boulder was voted “Happiest Town in America” in a Gallup poll, “Smartest Town in the U.S” by Forbes Magazine, “Place you Dream of Living” by Backpacker Magazine, “The Worst-Dressed City That Looks Best Naked” by GQ Magazine, “The Foodiest Town in America” by Bon Appetit, and “#1: Best Place to Live by Men’s Journal.

BIFF Dates:

February 29-March 3, 2024

Call For Entries

June 16 - Open
August 11 - Early Deadline
September 8 - Regular Deadline
October 16 - Late Deadline
October 30 - Extended Deadline

Boulder Encomium

-Best Small Cities in the U.S.– National Geographic Traveler, January 2018

-Beer City to Watch in 2018 — Food & Wine, January 2018

-Top Destinations on the Rise — TripAdvisor, January 2018

-America’s Most Artistic Towns — Expedia, February 2018

-America’s Best Long-Weekend Getaways —, April 2018

-The Happiest City in the U.S. – National Geographic, October 2017

-#10 “Highest Well Being Communities” — Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, March 2017

-#1 “Top 10 Fittest Cities in the U.S.” — Self, September 2017

-#1 2017 Bloomberg Brain Concentration Index – Bloomberg, October 2017

-Most Breweries Per Capita — Datafiniti, April 2017

-#9 “12 of the most underrated food cities in America” – BuzzFeed, June 2017

-#7 “15 Cities you never thought to visit (but really should)” – The Telegraph, July 2017

-#2 “5 of the Most Gorgeous College Towns in America” – Make It Better, September 2017

-#4 “Top Five Friendliest Cities” – Mister Manners, October 2017

-The Best College Towns to Live In (#2) – SmartAssest, September 2016

-The Healthiest Cities in America (#1) – Niche, August 2016

-The Best Cities for Entrepreneurs (#1) – Livability, July 2016

-The Best Cities for New College Grads (#7) – Zumper, May 2016

-The Most Walkable Cities in Colorado (#2) – Walkscore, May 2016

-The Best Places to Live in Colorado – Livability, May 2016

-The Best Green Cities for Families (#6) – SmartAssest, April 2016

-The Best Places for STEM College Graduates (#3) – NerdWallet, April 2016

-Most Educated Metro Areas in the Nation (#2) – ValuePengin, March 2016

-The Best Communities for Physical Well-Being (#1) – Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, February 2016

-The 10 Most Active Cities in U.S. (#1) – trulia, February 2016

-The 10 Fastest Growing Startup Business Cities in U.S. (#5) – Mattermark, January 2016

Learn more about all of our gracious sponsors at the full sponsors list.