Music is a big part of BIFF and we are seeking a variety of performers. The dates for our 2021 Festival are June 24-27. With Covid-19 of course remaining an issue, the final festival plans are still in the works and subject to change more than usual, but we are looking at a number of outdoor venues where music can be performed safely, and our attendees can enjoy this important part of the festival. Use of any inside venues is still to be determined, but we will be hosting festival events at a variety of outdoor facilities. We’re seeking musicians from 1-5 pieces for a variety of different stages, as well as our 9th annual Singer-Songwriter Showcase. Musicians will be paid for all band and singer-songwriter showcase slots. Selected artists for BIFF 2021 will be featured in the 80,000 copies of our official printed program (distributed all over Boulder County, Denver and in the Boulder Daily Camera newspaper) and have an original (non-cover) song on the BIFF music compilation that is distributed for free as a download card to all attending BIFF filmmakers, producers, directors and passholders. Musicians are also featured online! Check out last years line up at http://biff1.com/music-2020/.
We’re seeking musicians from 1-5 pieces for a variety of different stages:
Our Singer/Songwriter Showcase features original music solo or duo acts performing for filmgoers, guests, filmmakers, staff and the public. The stage for the performances will likely be outdoors, location TBD. Each act will be asked to perform a single set of 25 minutes. Acts may also have the opportunity to perform before certain marquee screenings.
We’ll have a few full band slots for various events and stages as well throughout the Festival. All genres will be considered, but all music and lyrics must be an appropriate fit for an all-ages audience. Original music is preferred here as well, but we also have a need for instrumental bands such as jazz and R&B.
Selected artists for BIFF 2021 will be featured in the 80,000 copies of our official printed program (distributed all over Boulder County, Denver and in the Boulder Daily Camera newspaper) and have an original (non-cover) song on the BIFF compilation music compilation that is distributed for free as a download card to all attending BIFF filmmakers, producers, directors and passholders. Musicians are also featured online! See BIFF’s 2020 music lineup: http://biff1.com/music-2020/.
Deadline for music submissions for all of BIFF 2021 is midnight, Friday, April 2. Please submit your best online music link to firstname.lastname@example.org. The BIFF Music Selection Committee will review each entry and make all final decisions.
All applicants will be notified of acceptance by April 30.
About BIFF: The Boulder International Film Festival was named one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals” in the world by MovieMaker Magazine and brings films and filmmakers from around the world to Boulder each year for a 4-day celebration of the art of cinema. BIFF has developed a reputation as one of the most influential young film festivals in the U.S., with an extraordinary number of new-but-unknown feature films, documentaries and shorts that have gone on from early screenings at BIFF to significant box-office success and multiple Oscar nominations.
BIFF attracts over 20,000 film enthusiasts, media, and industry each year. We have been proud to host and celebrate some of film’s most talented artists, including award-winning actors like Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen, William H. Macy, Shirley MacLaine, Blythe Danner, Maria Bello, James Franco, Peter Fonda and Chevy Chase. Many other independent film artists and special guests have been honored including Oliver Stone, Lawrence Kasdan (The Big Chill), Anthony Bregman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Michael and Mark Polish (Northfork), Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Congressman John Lewis (Freedom Riders) and screenwriter John August (Big Fish).
See BIFF’s 2020 line-up here: https://biff1.com/music-2020/