Berkshire International Film Festival
Address:P.O. Box 237 Great Barrington, MA 01201
The Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFFMA or “The BIFF”) is a world-class festival and an integral part of the cultural fabric of the Berkshires. BIFF showcases, not only the latest in independent features, documentaries, shorts, and family films, but lively panel discussions and special events, focusing on filmmakers and talented artists from both sides of the camera.
Each year, the Berkshire International Film Festival highlights the best in independent films and is a place where filmmakers can showcase their work in a beautiful and culturally engaged festival. BIFF brings the best in political, cultural, environmental and topical films to our engaged community in the Berkshires and from NYC and Boston. It is a festival for everyone!
BIFF is for filmmakers and film lovers to be entertained, educated and inspired. It seeks to celebrate independent film and to recognize and pay tribute to accomplished artists in all facets of the international, national and regional film community. BIFF aims to provide filmmakers, producers, directors, writers and actors an environment to collaborate, present their work, and interact with each other and film audiences. Specific priorities of the festival are to showcase the most challenging and topically relevant documentaries each year and provide a platform for Berkshire filmmakers.
Since opening its inaugural year in 2006 with Robert Altman’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” The Biff has screened over 300 films total, including “Frozen River,” “Man on Wire” and “A Piece of Work,” while honoring the most talented film-makers and actors such as director Arthur Penn, Kevin Bacon and Patricia Clarkson.
The BIFF offers prizes for narrative and documentary films, carrying a $5000 prize sponsored by GWFF. An audience award for best short film also carries a $5000 prize sponsored by the Berkshire Bank.
The 2012 Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) has announced its call for submissions for feature, documentary and short films. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2012. Selected films will be chosen by March 30, 2012 and announced in April.
P.O. Box 237, Great Barrington MA, 01201