Attracting more than 25,000 film enthusiasts annually, the four-day Boulder International Film Festival is a platform for filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds to feature their new films to a wide-ranging audience of cinephiles from all over the world.
Since 2004, BIFF’s developed a strong reputation as one of the most influential young film festivals in the U.S. Award-winning director/cinematographer Michael Brown (High Ground) and 2012 participant, said, “I made connections at BIFF that really defined my career. It was at BIFF where I met Don Hahn who ended up as a producing partner on a film that later won ‘People’s Choice’ at BIFF.”
The festival serves as a platform of recognition and a place of connection for both new filmmakers and those already established. Big names in the industry such as Alex Baldwin, James Franco, Chevy Chase, and Oliver Stone have traveled to the festival to celebrate their achievements and attend screenings and workshops.
Producer/director Jeffrey Radice, (No, No) a 2014 participant, talked about his appreciation for BIFF. “The hospitality for filmmakers at BIFF is first-rate, as is the programming. BIFF will always be near the top of my list of festivals to submit work and attend.” It’s no surprise filmmakers choose to attend BIFF multiple times, as they see the ability to present themselves and their work in a such a picturesque city.
Obviously, that the festival’s held in Boulder, CO is a huge perk. With a population of nearly 300,000 people, Boulder boasts a wide variety of culture and interests. Creative, ambitious filmmakers love the wealth of geographically-disparate shooting locations Colorado offers, as well as Boulder’s breathtaking location at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Boulder is regularly listed as one of the most well-educated towns in the country and is a town of progressive thinking and artistic passion.