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.