Filmmakers - Boulder International Film Festival


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BIFF Dates:

March 2 - March 5, 2023

Call For Entries

June 17 - Open
Aug 10 - Early Deadline
Sept 9 - Regular Deadline
Oct 14 - Late Deadline
Nov 4 - Extended Deadline

About BIFF

The critically acclaimed Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) has gained a reputation as one of the most influential and innovative film festivals in the U.S., with a large number of new-but-unknown feature films, documentaries, and shorts that have gone from early screenings at BIFF to significant box-office success and multiple Oscar nominations.

BIFF features work from A-list and emerging filmmakers, 25,000 attendees, and numerous celebrity guests. The BIFF Program Advisory Board often includes voting members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences® who assist with programming and attend the Festival annually. At BIFF 2022, Oscar-analyst Scott Feinberg from The Hollywood Reporter recorded his celebrated Awards Chatter podcast with Javier Bardem at the Boulder Theater. Other major industry reps who have attended the Festival include big-leaguers like DreamWorks, 20th Century Fox, A & E IndieFilms, IFC, Lionsgate, and worldwide film sales company Submarine Entertainment.

We have been proud to honor some of the world’s most admired talents including Oscar-nominated actor Javier Bardem and award-winning actor Alec Baldwin at BIFF 2022, Jesse Eisenberg, Emilio Estevez, James Franco, Shirley MacLaine, Martin Sheen, William H. Macy, Blythe Danner, Alan Arkin, Bruce Dern, Maria Bello, Peter Fonda, and director Oliver Stone, along with many special guests including Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Congressman John Lewis, legendary musician David Crosby, and Robbie Robertson of “The Band”.

About Boulder

“If happiness is a state of mind, Boulder is its capital”, Jim Axelrod, CBS News Sunday Morning

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 Boulder County is 300,000 and Boulder is just 45 minutes from the 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.

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