BIFF 2016 Dailies

Follow all of the action at BIFF 2016!

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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Children get their shot at filmmaking at BIFF

Dragons, aliens, and secret agents galore! Kids from the Boulder community dressed in costume this afternoon and had their hand at filmmaking. Gathering all of the ideas each kid yelled out, the group leader created an elaborate movie idea with all sorts of characters and plot twists. Alas! The costume box came out! Robes, pink […]

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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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Where are the Women? BIFF Global Town Hall 2016 Addresses the Coding Gender Gap

Change is in the air as a crowd gathered for the panel on CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap. People from across fields listened to the current gender discrimination in the STEM community, and what these six individual activists were doing to influence it. Addressing the hard issues has been a running trend of BIFF this […]

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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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