This Mountain Life Captures BIFF’s Audience Friday Night

This Mountain Life Captures BIFF’s Audience Friday Night By Alyssa McKennon Friday night the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) screened the Boulder premiere of the documentary This Mountain Life, directed by Grant Baldwin and produced by Jenny Rustemeyer. The concept instantly captured the interest of festival-goers, resulting in a sold out show and a packed house at the […]

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55 Films Announced for the Boulder International Film Festival: February 28 – March 3, 2019

55 Films Announced for the Boulder International Film Festival: February 28 – March 3, 2019 Program Highlights Include Six Films From Sundance 2019, Six Music Documentaries and Special Celebrity Appearances by Music Legend David Crosby, Golden Globe-Nominated Actor Emilio Estevez and Grammy Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Jakob Dylan BOULDER, COLO – (February 7, 2019)  The 15th Annual […]

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Boulder International Film Festival Announces 2019 CineCHEF Culinary Competition Theme: “BadAss Women Chefs: Boulder vs. Denver”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Boulder International Film Festival Announces 2019 CineCHEF Culinary Competition Theme: “BadAss Women Chefs: Boulder vs. Denver” All Female Star Lineup Preps for Festival’s Top Prize at Popular Foodie Event BOULDER, Colo.  (February 1, 2019) – The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) is excited to announce the return of its widely popular CineCHEF […]

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Closing Night Awards & Colorado Film Premiere: Echo In The Canyon featuring Special Appearance by Grammy Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Jakob Dylan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Festival Event to Feature Live Local Music, Awards Ceremony and Q&A with Jakob Dylan BOULDER, Colo. (January 29, 2019) – The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) is pleased to announce Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and former lead singer of The Wallflowers, Jakob Dylan, will make a special appearance for the film Echo in […]

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Red Carpet Event Features Special Celebrity Appearance by Golden Globe-Nominated Actor and Director Emilio Estevez and the Colorado Premiere of The Public

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Red Carpet Event Features Special Celebrity Appearance by Golden Globe-Nominated Actor and Director Emilio Estevez and the Colorado Premiere of The Public Festival to Present Prestigious Vanguard Award to Emilio Estevez with Q&A after the Screening BOULDER, Colo. (January 22, 2019) – The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) is pleased to announce […]

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Opening Night Red Carpet Gala Kicks Off with Colorado Premiere of David Crosby: Remember My Name

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Opening Night Red Carpet Gala Kicks Off with Colorado Premiere of David Crosby: Remember My Name Produced by Award-Winning Director Cameron Crowe Legendary Music Icon David Crosby to Make Special Appearance in Boulder BOULDER, Colo. (January 16, 2019) – The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) is pleased to announce legendary musician David […]

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Here’s Why You NEED To Head To VR @ Galvanize

by Andi Platt In the mood for a little dance party? Visit Galvanize in downtown Boulder to dance in a virtual reality extravaganza! In this VR experience you will be surrounded by colorful, animated characters that are dancing to the beat of the music; when the colors change so do the characters goofy dance moves […]

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A tale of two cities Denver vs. Boulder CineCHEF event 2018

By: Tiffany Bergeron This year CineCHEF was nothing compared to previous years. Not only did the event sell out, but this year’s theme was one for the books. Denver vs. Boulder may seem like a delicate situation, but it was all love at this year’s event bringing friends, strangers and communities together for great food […]

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The Virtual Reality Experience at BIFF, From Galvanize

by Serena Rathi Want to escape to Iceland, the Serengeti or Peru? You easily can at the BIFF Virtual Reality Pavilion located at Galvanize Boulder, 1023 Walnut Street. As technology has greatly evolved and advanced in the past decade the way we tell stories has too. Virtual reality is an entirely new way to share […]

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The Origins of BIFF’s Characters

Many onlookers in downtown Boulder area on opening night of The International Boulder Film Festival might have spotted a character or two and thought it just another day in Boulder (that really is the norm for Boulder). But BIFF’s opening night characters aren’t the norm as much as they are special entertainment for opening night […]

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72 Films Announced for the Boulder International Film Festival: February 22-25

72 Films Announced for the Boulder International Film Festival: February 22-25 Program Highlights Include Seven Films from Sundance 2018, Seven Oscar Nominated Films, and an appearance by Oscar-Nominated Veteran Hollywood Actor Elliott Gould   BOULDER, Colo – (February 1, 2018) The 14th Annual Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) is pleased to announce its full program […]

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Opening Night Gala Kicks Off with the Colorado Premiere of Film: BORG VS. MCENROE

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Opening Night Gala Kicks Off with the Colorado Premiere of Film: BORG VS. MCENROE 14th Annual Boulder International Film Festival, February 22 – 25, 2018 Acclaimed Film Wins People’s Choice Award at Rome Film Festival Starring Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason   BOULDER, Colo. – The Boulder International Film Festival […]

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Boulder International Film Festival Announces Closing Night Work in Progress Screening and Awards Celebration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Boulder International Film Festival Announces Closing Night Exclusive Screening and Awards Celebration Festival Features Locally Produced Documentary by Award Winning, Boulder-Based Photographer, James Balog   BOULDER, Colo. (January 29, 2018) – The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) is proud to announce an exclusive showing on the Closing Night of the weekend, […]

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Boulder International Film Festival Announces 2018 CineCHEF Culinary Competition Line Up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Boulder International Film Festival Announces 2018 CineCHEF Culinary Competition Line Up Front Range Chefs Prep for This Year’s Theme: “The Mile High City” (Denver) vs “America’s Foodiest Town” (Boulder)   BOULDER, Colo. (January 18, 2018) – The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) is pleased to announce its 2018 CineCHEF culinary competition […]

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Boulder International Film Festival Celebrates Thirteen Years of Great Films and Huge Attendances

Boulder International Film Festival Celebrates Thirteen Years of Great Films and Huge Attendances BOULDER, Colorado. (March 2-5, 2017) — The city of Boulder buzzed with film enthusiasts and filmmakers from March 2-5 during the 13th Annual Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF), with attendance again numbering over 20,000 attendees. The four-day festival featured 51 films and […]

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58 Films Announced for the Highly Anticipated Boulder International Film Festival, March 2-5

58 Films Announced for the Highly Anticipated Boulder International Film Festival, March 2-5 Program includes 3 award-winning films from Sundance 2017 and 4 Oscar nominees BOULDER, Colo. – The 13th Annual Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) announced its program, which includes 58 films from around the world and three Sundance Film Festival award-winning films. This […]

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Opening and Closing Night Films Announced for the Highly-Anticipated 13th Annual Boulder International Film Festival, March 2-5 Films

Opening and Closing Night Films Announced for the Highly-Anticipated 13th Annual Boulder International Film Festival, March 2-5 Films include the winner of the US Documentary Audience Award at Sundance 2017 and a new film from award-winning director Lone Scherfig. BOULDER, Colo. – The 13th Annual Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) has announced Their Finest and […]

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2017’s Closing Night & Chasing Coral

Just like opening night had taken off with streaks of orange and yellow painted vibrantly across the sky, the closing night began with the same painted scene that many Boulder natives know well. Awards kicked off at the packed full Boulder Theater just as the last bright flashes settled beneath the horizon. Local Boulder County […]

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A Talk With The Creators of Strange Weather

Strange Weather isn’t a chick flick. It isn’t Thelma and Louise. Strange Weather is a road trip about and between two women – no, to very real people – who are processing grief. It’s also a masterpiece that has notes of color and images of the south that are an homage William Eggleston designed by […]

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Subsistence in the Faroe Islands

  For the past several years documentary filmmakers have spotlighted the conservation issues of commercial fishing. They have faced the biggest political adversaries in order to bring the brutal killings of dolphins and whales out of the shadows.  Many might have seen The Islands and the Whales and thought the film was doing much of the same, but at yesterday’s film talkback, a panelist […]

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Holy (Un) Holy River – TalkBack

The talkback event for Holy (Un) Holy River brought with it a packed house and a ton of humility. The film stood as a stark reminder of the difference between developed countries, and areas that were struggling. More than that, though, it spoke of humanity and the driving, glowing for of people. “The water body was dead, […]

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Saturday’s Happy Hour at Lazy Dog

The beautiful sound of Amy Kress’s voice swept through the afternoon crowd at the Lazy Dog on Saturday afternoon, as she touched guests with her beautiful contemporary music and piano skills of a prodigy. The house was packed once again; this time brought to BIFF from valued sponsor The Farm. Paired with four other small […]

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CineCHEF 2017

  Ratatouille, Pulp Fiction, and La La Land were just some of the films represented in edible form at Friday’s evening festival event CineCHEF. The best chefs in Boulder competed for attendees top vote for the best dish of them all as guests mingled between sips of Boulder Beer and Francis Ford Coppola wine. Miniature […]

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Virtual Reality Pavilion – The Future of Storytelling

Not many can deny that the ever changing face of technology can be daunting. We depend on it to keep our lives going, and the pressure to keep up with it isn’t always stress-free. However, there are some exciting developments in the technology game. Filmmakers are creating a platform for virtual reality that will change the way we […]

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Happy Hour at Lazy Dog

Food, drinks, and music made for the perfect mid-afternoon happy hour event at the Lazy Dog, but none of it would have been possible without the vital support of the sponsors. Audi Boulder and Spyder joined forces to bring festival goers together at the casual venue, while Kenny Lee Young strummed away on the guitar […]

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Born to Lead and Never Forgotten

An inspiring young athlete dies at an early age from debilitating cancer. Those who knew him were determined to share his story.  Born to Lead isn’t just another sports film, but bears witness to a sports legend’s courage and grace. It is the story of Sal Aunese. Sal Aunese made sports history in his own right. That was before he passed […]

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2017 BIFF Opens

As the sky began to darken providing contrast for the illuminating pink and orange streaks across the horizon, the Boulder International Film Festival welcomed a flood of guests, filmmakers, movie characters, and much more into the Hotel Boulderado and Rembrandt Yard pre-film festivities. An anticipatory buzz quickly filled both locations, everyone mingling over glasses of […]

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Meet The Characters From 2017 BIFF

Off in the distance, I hear an enigmatic voice coming from a woman wearing glittering shorts and pig tails. It’s Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad. She’s carrying a bat and interlocking arms with her lover, The Joker, in the back halls of Boulder Theater. Harley is considering smashing a piñata with her bat, never breaking […]

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How To BIFF: BIFF Noir

For the perfect nightcap after seeing Bang! The Bert Berns Story or Strange Weather, both at the Boulder Theater, be sure to head over to Hotel Boulderado for a prohibition party like no other. Rewind back to the 20’s at this year’s BIFF Noir Party, mingling the night away in authentic prohibition style. Descend the […]

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Youth Pavilion Rocks the Free World

           BIFF understands just how important kids and teens are to the future. It’s a better world when our youth can discover new passions and outlets for creativity, especially when parents can share in the experience. That’s what Youth Pavillion provides, opportunities for anyone interested in the film business to gain real […]

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How to BIFF: Opening Night

If there’s one thing that we know for sure, it’s that the ambiance created by the combination of food, live music, and libations makes for the perfect recipe for this year’s Opening Night Red Carpet Gala. Kick off your festival experience right at Hotel Boulderado and Rembrandt Yard, living like a celebrity on the red […]

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How To BIFF: CineCHEF

Popcorn isn’t the only snack that provides the perfect counterpart to a movie… this year marks The Boulder International Film Festival’s third annual gourmet culinary competition called CineCHEF. The best chefs in Boulder compete for your approval in a culinary experience like no other, but only one chef will come out on top and return […]

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How To BIFF: Cool Cats

Every year the Boulder International Film Festival brings a unique blend of music to produce the perfect complement to the main course attraction enticing film buffs in the first place- the movies. This year’s festival features pleasures to the ear from start to finish, with a noteworthy emphasis on jazz correlating perfectly to a featured film […]

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BIFF Closing Night: 2016

Guests walked into the Boulder Theater to the original, swanky band, Banshee Tree. The four-piece band is an interesting, melodic mix of gypsy jazz, folk, pop and swing. They set the mood for the closing night ceremony as they played behind the display of the historic Vielehr awards. Kathy and Robin Beeck, festival founders, went […]

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Gun Violence in the US: “Under the Gun Talk” Back

Throughout the festival, the Call2Action Talkback Tent has  provided a space for community members to come together and discuss a variety of issues. A group of passionate people concerned about gun laws joined the panelists today at the ‘Under the Gun’ Talk Back. Many of whom shared their personal connection to a moment when they […]

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Bill Binney: “A Good American”

Austrian filmmaker Friedrich Moser’s “A Good American” was a huge hit at BIFF on Saturday evening at the Boulder High School. The film documents what is called the greatest intelligence disaster in US history. Bill Binney, the best codebreaker in the United States, developed a program, Thin Thread, for the National Security Agency, that he […]

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Humanizing the refugee crisis: BIFF Talk Back

Understanding the refugee crisis from a different perspective was one of the most influential moments from today’s Talk Back. While the world is concerned with the policies being set in place regarding the current Syrian refugee crisis, the film ‘Every Face Has a Name’ painted the picture in a different light. Hopeful and happy, the […]

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Feeling the Dern at BIFF 2016

This year’s Career Achievement Honoree went to Bruce Dern. After the wonderful Cinechef at the Rembrandt Yard, attendees walked over to the Boulder Theater to watch an intimate special interview with Ron Botswick and Bruce Dern. Bruce Dern is a film legend, and BIFF was so grateful to host such an inspirational actor join us […]

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Friday Night Parties: Food and Drinks

Friday night’s events, the Audi Happy Hour and Cinechef, brought attendees together to mingle over the upcoming films over some delicious food and drinks. The Lazy Dog hosted the Audi Happy Hour, fully catered with delicious wings, chips and dips. Attendees sipped on Boulder Beer and Coppola Wines while listening to the acoustic guitar players. […]

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BIFF’s Beginnings: Opening Night 2016

Things are in full swing over at BIFF! We are gearing up for our best BIFF ever! Opening night was filled with energy from characters, music, delicious snacks, attendees, filmmakers, and of course the astounding film, “Miss Sharon Jones.” Between the opening festivities at the Rembrandt Yard at the beautiful Hotel Boulderado, attendees, filmmakers and […]

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2016 BIFF Preview

Today is the big day! Over at BIFF headquarters, we are getting extremely excited for the 12th Boulder International Film Festival. This year, we have so many incredible films, events and experiences for you to join in on. This year, there is sure to be something perfect for everybody. To kick off the festival, the […]

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51 Films Announced for the Highly Anticipated 12th Annual Boulder International Film Festival, March, 3-6

Program includes 9 films directly from the Sundance Film Festival and 3 films nominated for an Academy Award BOULDER, Colo. – The 12th Annual Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) announced its full program, which includes 51 films from around the world and nine films direct from the Sundance Film Festival.  The festival will also screen […]

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Boulder International Film Festival Welcomes Bruce Dern

Honoring Actor with Career Achievement Award Boulder, CO – The 12th Annual Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF), which attracts more than 25,000 film enthusiasts, media and industry every year, has announced the attendance of award-winning, two-time Academy Award® nominated actor, Bruce Dern. “A Conversation and Tribute to Bruce Dern” will feature a presentation of the […]

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Boulder International Film Festival Expands to Broomfield and Longmont

New Locations Bring Award-Winning Films to Neighboring Communities During BIFF Boulder, CO. – The 12th Annual Boulder International Film Festival is bringing some of its world class films to Broomfield and Longmont March 4-6, 2016. Film programs will screen at the Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium, as well as the Broomfield Auditorium, which is co-located with the […]

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This year-Best BIFF ever!

This year’s Boulder International Film Festival was the best in its eleven-year history. The weekend was filled with incredible films, attendees, activities, parties and discussions. BIFF provided a multifaceted forum that will continue to spark conversation for months to come. Boulder is a perfect location for this festival. Colorado film is truly on the independent and […]

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BIFF’s Incredible Closing Night

It’s a wrap!  And it was amazing! Boulder International Film Festival 2015 wrapped up with an incredible closing night Sunday. The lines outside of the theater were long; audience members wanted to be sure they wouldn’t miss the awards presentation for phenomenal films, and their chance to see the last film of BIFF 2015, “Racing Extinction”. The high-tech projecting race car featured in […]

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Second Series of Short Films

On Sunday at 3 p.m., the second series of short films screened at Boulder High School. Five great short films ranging from nine to 21 minutes brought a huge crowd to jam-pack the auditorium. Coda, an animated short film from Ireland which was nominated for the 2015 Academy Award, started off the session. Similar to the feel […]

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Boulder Discovers “A Place to Stand.”

A Place to Stand tells the story of Jimmy Santiago Baca, a former prisoner at Arizona State Prison. Although Jimmy Santiago Baca arrived at prison functionally illiterate, he taught himself to read and write from a stolen book. Today, Jimmy Baca is an award-winning poet, novelist and screenwriter. “A Place to Stand” documents Baca’s transformation, using various mediums […]

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Zombie Make-up Infects BIFF

A zombie outbreak occurred earlier today, originating from the Alfalfa’s Market Community Room. Compliments of the Youth Pavilion, kids used professional make-up to decorate themselves as part of the Youth Pavilion 2015’s exciting workshop series. This has been an extremely successful year for the Youth Pavilion, centrally-located at the Boulder Library. All workshops and films around this venue […]

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BIFF2015 Continues to Inspire

Once again the Boulder Theater has reached maximum capacity. This time, viewers came to see Academy Award-winning filmmaker Daniel Junge’s Being Evel. As guests trickled in to fill every seat, Fort Collin’s Justin Roth entertained the theater with a live guitar performance. Next, BIFF co-founder and director Kathy Beeck introduced the movie, one of Rolling Stone‘s 25 […]

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Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia Screens with Full House

Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia screened at the jam-packed Boulder High School at 5 p.m. It was received with a standing ovation from a very enthusiastic and emotional audience. Jeff Lowe hails from Louisville, Colorado, and has an avid following here in Boulder. He is a legendary rock climber who was the first to summit many mountains, including Metanoia, the North […]

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Alan Arkin receives BIFF Career Achievement Award

On Saturday evening at 7:30, attendees filled the Boulder Theater anxiously awaiting “An Evening with Alan Arkin.”  Oscar-winning Arkin is the festival’s biggest celebrity this year. Earlier in the day, BIFF co-founder and director Kathy Beeck, had tea with Arkin and his wife, Susan, and described them as “purely delightful.” Before arriving at BIFF, Arkin had been […]

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