BIFF News

36 Hours in Boulder – New York Times Article

The New York Times published an article recently that pretty much sums up why this is a great town.  Yet another set of reasons to submit your film to BIFF! (look here for more info:  http://biff1.com/film-makers/) Here’s a quote and a link to the NYT article: “It has a college-town base of 30,000 students at […]

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Free BIFF Shorts Program for Boulder Arts Week

Free BIFF 2016 Shorts Screening this Thursday, March 31st for Boulder Arts Week! BIFF is very excited to announce that there will be a free noontime screening during Boulder Arts Week of one of our most popular shorts programs from BIFF 2016 – Shorts Program 1. The screening will be at the Boulder Public Library […]

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BIFF Closing Night: 2016

Guests walked into the Boulder Theater to the original, swanky band, Banshee Tree. The four-piece band is an interesting, melodic mix of gypsy jazz, folk, pop and swing. They set the mood for the closing night ceremony as they played behind the display of the historic Vielehr awards. Kathy and Robin Beeck, festival founders, went […]

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Gun Violence in the US: “Under the Gun Talk” Back

Throughout the festival, the Call2Action Talkback Tent has  provided a space for community members to come together and discuss a variety of issues. A group of passionate people concerned about gun laws joined the panelists today at the ‘Under the Gun’ Talk Back. Many of whom shared their personal connection to a moment when they […]

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Bill Binney: “A Good American”

Austrian filmmaker Friedrich Moser’s “A Good American” was a huge hit at BIFF on Saturday evening at the Boulder High School. The film documents what is called the greatest intelligence disaster in US history. Bill Binney, the best codebreaker in the United States, developed a program, Thin Thread, for the National Security Agency, that he […]

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Children get their shot at filmmaking at BIFF

Dragons, aliens, and secret agents galore! Kids from the Boulder community dressed in costume this afternoon and had their hand at filmmaking. Gathering all of the ideas each kid yelled out, the group leader created an elaborate movie idea with all sorts of characters and plot twists. Alas! The costume box came out! Robes, pink […]

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Humanizing the refugee crisis: BIFF Talk Back

Understanding the refugee crisis from a different perspective was one of the most influential moments from today’s Talk Back. While the world is concerned with the policies being set in place regarding the current Syrian refugee crisis, the film ‘Every Face Has a Name’ painted the picture in a different light. Hopeful and happy, the […]

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Feeling the Dern at BIFF 2016

This year’s Career Achievement Honoree went to Bruce Dern. After the wonderful Cinechef at the Rembrandt Yard, attendees walked over to the Boulder Theater to watch an intimate special interview with Ron Botswick and Bruce Dern. Bruce Dern is a film legend, and BIFF was so grateful to host such an inspirational actor join us […]

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