Boulder International Film Festival

Our February Featured Friend is the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF).

Keep an eye on BoulderSource.com for news and updates on this 10th annual festival, which has put Boulder squarely on the map of worthy film festival destinations. From festival organizers:

BIFF was voted “one of the coolest film festivals in the world” by MovieMaker magazine. The festival’s action- packed program includes six Oscar-nominated films and takes place from Feb. 13-16. BIFF brings films, filmmakers and fans from around the world together for a four-day celebration of the fine art of filmmaking.

The festival kicks off on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. with an Opening Night Red Carpet Gala and screening of the comedy Fading Gigolo, directed, written by and starring John Turturro, co-starring Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara, Vanessa Paradis, and Liev Schreiber, at the Boulder Theater. Opening-night tickets are currently on sale at www .biff1 .com and are also available in person or by calling the Boulder Theater at (303) 786-7030.

The Opening Night Red Carpet Gala is $65 per ticket, and includes two fabulous parties at the Boulderado Hotel Ballroom and the Rembrandt Yard Event Center & Art Gallery.

“We are so excited for this year’s outstanding lineup of films,” said Robin Beeck, Festival Executive Director. “From Academy Award nominees to films straight out of Sundance, this is a great opportunity to experience some of the world’s best films, all right here in Boulder!”

The full festival program and all festival tickets are available at www.biff1.com and are also available in person or by calling the Boulder Theater at (303) 786-7030. Individual tickets are $12 per film and discounted tickets are available for seniors 65 and older. Festival passes are on sale now for $375 each and will increase to $450 each after Jan. 31. Festival passes, as well as gift certificates that range from $25–$375, can be purchased online at bouldertheater.com. Red Carpet passes are available to those who contribute $2,500 or more.

The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) is presented by the Colorado Film Society, a nonprofit organization founded by local filmmakers Kathy and Robin Beeck. The Beeck sisters created the festival in 2004 and have since hosted more than 250 filmmakers from around the world. Celebrating the art and spirit of cinema, BIFF features entertaining and inspiring films, filmmaker panels, workshops, parties and red-carpet galas.