Filmmakers - Boulder International Film Festival


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BIFF Dates:

March 13 - 16, 2025

Call For Entries

June 15 - Open
August 16 - Early Deadline
September 12 - Regular Deadline
October 25 - Late Deadline
November 8 - 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., and features work from new, emerging, and A-list filmmakers and 25,000 attendees. Films that screen at BIFF are eligible for the prestigious Grand Jury, Best of the Festival, and People’s Choice awards. The Festival will be celebrating its 21st year March 13-16, 2025.

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. BIFF is one of only a handful of festivals (including Cannes) where Oscar-analyst Scott Feinberg from The Hollywood Reporter records his celebrated Awards Chatter podcast that
features the most interesting and accomplished people in the industry. 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.

Over the past two decades, BIFF has hosted some of the industry’s most talented artists, including award-winning actors Laura Linney and Tony Goldwyn in 2024, F. Murray Abraham, Jesse Eisenberg, Emilio Estevez, Shirley MacLaine, Martin Sheen, William H. Macy, Blythe Danner, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin, Bruce Dern, Maria Bello, Peter Fonda, James Franco, and director Oliver Stone, along with many special guests including Presidential Medal of Freedom-honoree Congressman John Lewis, and legendary musicians David Crosby, Jakob Dylan of 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.

Submit to BIFF today, you’ll love it here.