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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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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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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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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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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A Conversation with David Taylor & Asche Helling

We sat down with some incredible BIFF volunteers to get their insight on what it means to be a part of the amazing team that makes the film festival run. Today we’ve sat down with David Taylor and Asche Helling who helped with security and costume design during the festival. What’s your professional background? Asche: […]

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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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