Convention & Visitors Bureau
2440 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302 | 303.442.2911
Named one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals” in the world by MovieMaker Magazine, the Boulder International Film Festival brings films and filmmakers from around the world to Boulder for a four-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.
Films, films and more films. Long-format, shorts, documentaries, dramas, comedies — just great films! Another highlight of the festival is that it honors a top actor each year, and the honoree usually turns up in Boulder! Past honorees have included Shirley MacLaine, Alec Baldwin, James Franco, Martin Sheen, Oliver Stone, William H. Macy, Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Chevy Chase, Maria Bello. They join other independent filmmakers and special guests, including directors Lawrence Kasdan (The Big Chill), Anthony Bregman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and writer John August (Big Fish), among many others.
Guest come back each year for the film programs, parties and events, Opening Night Red Carpet Gala, the private BIFF Filmmakers Reception, the B.A.D. (BIFF After Dark) Party, the Filmmakers Lounge, and the Closing Night Event. A festival pass gets into just about all of it, while individual tickets are also available.
The full program in all its glory is available on the BIFF website, and tickets are available there, too!