|Pandemonium at the Filmmakers Lounge at BIFF 2012. 47 films, 4 days — how do you pace yourself? Adam Rowan provides the answers. [Photo courtesy Peter Wayne]|
By ADAM ROWAN
Like any tourist activity, whether you’re coming from six blocks away or halfway across the world, it’s worth coming to BIFF prepared. Not only will a well-stocked wallet mean you can take advantage of screenings, fine dining and fast-casual restaurants and the wares at Boulder boutiques and merchants, you’ll also be prepared for the oft-dreaded parking on city streets and at lots and garages.
As a celebration of global independent film, BIFF is dedicated to exposing its audience to moving, engaging pictures from around the world. After perusing the program, you’ll see a number of names and titles you’ll want to check out. Be sure to allot your time accordingly so you don’t opt for screenings that overlap, and allow plenty of time to move from venue to venue: It would be a shame to miss a movie or event, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the area and don’t know the travel time, because it sells out before you get there or you don’t your timetable is incorrect.