BIFF News

2017’s Closing Night & Chasing Coral

Just like opening night had taken off with streaks of orange and yellow painted vibrantly across the sky, the closing night began with the same painted scene that many Boulder natives know well. Awards kicked off at the packed full Boulder Theater just as the last bright flashes settled beneath the horizon. Local Boulder County […]

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A Talk With The Creators of Strange Weather

Strange Weather isn’t a chick flick. It isn’t Thelma and Louise. Strange Weather is a road trip about and between two women – no, to very real people – who are processing grief. It’s also a masterpiece that has notes of color and images of the south that are an homage William Eggleston designed by […]

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Subsistence in the Faroe Islands

  For the past several years documentary filmmakers have spotlighted the conservation issues of commercial fishing. They have faced the biggest political adversaries in order to bring the brutal killings of dolphins and whales out of the shadows.  Many might have seen The Islands and the Whales and thought the film was doing much of the same, but at yesterday’s film talkback, a panelist […]

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Holy (Un) Holy River – TalkBack

The talkback event for Holy (Un) Holy River brought with it a packed house and a ton of humility. The film stood as a stark reminder of the difference between developed countries, and areas that were struggling. More than that, though, it spoke of humanity and the driving, glowing for of people. “The water body was dead, […]

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Saturday’s Happy Hour at Lazy Dog

The beautiful sound of Amy Kress’s voice swept through the afternoon crowd at the Lazy Dog on Saturday afternoon, as she touched guests with her beautiful contemporary music and piano skills of a prodigy. The house was packed once again; this time brought to BIFF from valued sponsor The Farm. Paired with four other small […]

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CineCHEF 2017

  Ratatouille, Pulp Fiction, and La La Land were just some of the films represented in edible form at Friday’s evening festival event CineCHEF. The best chefs in Boulder competed for attendees top vote for the best dish of them all as guests mingled between sips of Boulder Beer and Francis Ford Coppola wine. Miniature […]

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Virtual Reality Pavilion – The Future of Storytelling

Not many can deny that the ever changing face of technology can be daunting. We depend on it to keep our lives going, and the pressure to keep up with it isn’t always stress-free. However, there are some exciting developments in the technology game. Filmmakers are creating a platform for virtual reality that will change the way we […]

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Happy Hour at Lazy Dog

Food, drinks, and music made for the perfect mid-afternoon happy hour event at the Lazy Dog, but none of it would have been possible without the vital support of the sponsors. Audi Boulder and Spyder joined forces to bring festival goers together at the casual venue, while Kenny Lee Young strummed away on the guitar […]

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Born to Lead and Never Forgotten

An inspiring young athlete dies at an early age from debilitating cancer. Those who knew him were determined to share his story.  Born to Lead isn’t just another sports film, but bears witness to a sports legend’s courage and grace. It is the story of Sal Aunese. Sal Aunese made sports history in his own right. That was before he passed […]

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2017 BIFF Opens

As the sky began to darken providing contrast for the illuminating pink and orange streaks across the horizon, the Boulder International Film Festival welcomed a flood of guests, filmmakers, movie characters, and much more into the Hotel Boulderado and Rembrandt Yard pre-film festivities. An anticipatory buzz quickly filled both locations, everyone mingling over glasses of […]

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