Mission

About the Festival

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International Movies at the Finest Level of Expressions

The Boston International Film Festival was created to celebrate the art of filmmaking and to honor the filmmakers who make it all possible. This is a festival dedicated to rewarding artists for their individual talents and for their creative expression through the medium of film. The festival strives to bring together in Boston local, national and international filmmakers by promoting the world’s most artistic and creative independent and experimental films.

OUR GOAL

The festival’s goal is to encourage and support the work of worldwide independent filmmakers and to promote their products as an art concept and as a valuable contribution to world understanding. The occasion of a 5-day festival affords a rare opportunity to promote dialogue between filmmakers and the audience in an intimate setting. The Festival Committee also hopes to provide an international cultural platform for screening feature-length, documentary, short and student works as a lasting institution.

Highlights & Features

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100+

screenings and live events during the 5-day festival held at 3 major venues in downtown Boston

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200+

filmmakers, actors, writers and industry insiders from 20+ countries attending programs throughout the year

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20,000+

movie goers, volunteers, journalists and corporates guests

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9.5 million+

annual media impressions