(Boulder, CO--October 9, 2018) Filmmakers, the Final Deadline is October 12 for a chance at the $10,000 Grand Jury Prize, during the Boulder International Film Festival (Feb 28-March 3) in Boulder, Colorado. The festival has developed international recognition as a showcase for the best new films by today’s most important filmmakers, stars and critics. Countless opportunities for widespread exposure, superb hospitality, and plenty of interaction with major league industry reps and A-list filmmakers, make BIFF one of the most celebrated festivals on the circuit.
Filmmakers: Final Deadline is October 12 -- $10,000 Grand Jury Prize!
There are two new monetary awards for BIFF 2019: The $10,000 "Grand Jury Prize: Best Feature Length Film" (Narrative or Documentary) and the $3,000 "Grand Jury Prize: Best Short Film" (Documentary, Narrative, or Animated Short). This significant and generous gift was given to BIFF by Patti Bruck and Bill Spencer through The William H. Donner Foundation.
Submit your film today, you'll love it here. biff1.com/filmmakers/
BIFF Receives SCFD and Colorado Creates Grants!
The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) is metro Denver’s unique commitment to its arts, cultural and scientific organization. A penny sales tax on every $10 purchase within the seven‐county region (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties) supports nearly 300 institutions that provide unique cultural and scientific experiences for millions of people each year. http://scfd.org/p/about-scfd.html
Colorado Creative Industries believes in the power of creativity to inspire human connections, create social change and support economic vibrancy throughout Colorado. We believe in the practice of creation, the artists and entrepreneurs who contribute to our rich culture and the benefits of our creative economy. coloradocreativeindustries.org/
THANK YOU Colorado Creative Industries and SCFD for everything you do to support the arts!
BIFF Looking for Volunteer Staff!
This is your opportunity to become a major part of BIFF. We currently have volunteer opportunities in the several areas:
Program Distribution Manager
The BIFF program book is the most comprehensive guide to the Festival available. It's also the principal signal to the community that the Festival is Coming Soon! The volunteer in this position will help manage a large group volunteers that distribute our program books along the Front Range.
Merchandise Department Manager
This person is responsible for planning and organization of BIFF merchandise sales and stations during the Festival. Our merch manager helps determine quantities and sizes for t-shirt and hats, works with our graphic designer on specifications, and with the help of volunteers, sets up and organizes the merch sales points at BIFF.
Please see our website here for more information and other volunteer opportunities: biff1.com/community/volunteer-form/
Chautauqua Announces Documentary Series Lineup!
Films include BIFF favorites The Human Element and California Typewriter
Gather your friends and family and enjoy an intimate movie night and discover new ideas and cultures at the Chautauqua Community House, followed by a post-screening discussion. This year’s series kicks off with the life story of legendary climber Fred Beckey and continues through April with a look at the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America, as seen through the mind’s eye of Wendell Berry. The cozy atmosphere of the 125-seat historic Chautauqua Community House (b.1918) provides the perfect setting to enjoy a film.
Oct 19 – Dirtbag
Watch the life story of Fred Beckey, one of the greatest climbers of all time.
Nov 9 – Happening
Embark on a journey into the dawn of the clean energy era.
Dec 8 – Frame by Frame
Follow four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate the realities of building their country’s first free press.
Jan 25 – California Typewriter
Take a look at the typewriter loyalists and consider your relationship with technology.
Feb 22 – How We Grow
Dig into the stories of these ambitious young Colorado farmers building community around locally grown food.
Mar 8 – The Human Element
Follow acclaimed photographer James Balog as he documents those affected by climate change disasters.
Apr 26 – Look & See
View the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America, as seen through the mind’s eye of Wendell Berry.
For information and tickets go to chautauqua.com/events/film/
The Flatirons Food Film Festival is October 11-14
The Flatirons Food Film Festival wants you to feast on reel food. Its sixth year brings four days of films, tasty bites, and engaging discussions on topics like Anthony Bourdain, craft beer, Cuban food, local food non-profits, children and family food traditions, young farmers, eating animals, and more. For tickets: flatironsfoodfilmfest.org/
Apply for the Humanitas Prize Deadline October 15 - $10,000 Prize
The HUMANITAS Prize is thrilled to invite you to apply for their newly-expanded HUMANITAS INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM AWARD. The winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize at the 44th annual HUMANITAS PRIZE Awards in Los Angeles, CA in February, 2019.
For the past decade, HUMANITAS partnered exclusively with the Sundance Film Festival. They are now opening up submissions to all independent film festivals. Past winners include: MATT RUSKIN - Crown Heights * RYAN COOGLER - Fruitvale Station * DAMIEN CHAZELLE - Whiplash CHERIEN DABIS - Amreeka * PARIS QUALLES - A Raisin in the Sun * SALVATORE STABILE - Where God Left His Shoes. Submissions will be accepted through October 15, 2018. For more information about the HUMANITAS Prize, please visit: humanitasprize.org/thehumanitas-prize/
One Short Night: The Best Short Films from the 2018 BIFF in Broomfield!
Friday, October 26, 2018, 7 p.m.
A special one night screening of the best short films from the 2018 Boulder International Film Festival. Screening will include films from Switzerland, the UK, France, Kenya / Germany, Australia and the US. For more information and to purchase online go to broomfield.org/creativeseason
. Rated PG-13. At the Broomfield Auditorium.