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 includes voting members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences® who assist with programming and attend the Festival annually. Major industry who have attended the Festival include big-leaguers like The Hollywood Reporter, MovieMaker Magazine, DreamWorks, 20th Century Fox, A & E IndieFilms, IFC, The Orchard, Lionsgate, and worldwide film sales company Submarine Entertainment.
We have been proud to honor some of the world’s most admired talents including Jesse Eisenberg (in 2020), Emilio Estevez, James Franco, Shirley MacLaine, Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen, William H. Macy, Blythe Danner, Alan Arkin, Bruce Dern, Maria Bello, Peter Fonda, and director Oliver Stone, along with many independent filmmakers, stars and special guests including Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Congressman John Lewis, legendary musician David Crosby, and Robbie Robertson of “The Band”.