In 2002, two guys sat around their office saying, "We should start a film festival." The idea was to create a festival that would showcase the best independent films from around the world--a festival that would bring directors, actors, producers, sponsors, and attendees together in an interactive environment. There were other film festivals in Boston, but there wasn't a mainstream independent film festival inclusive of everything that made up the film-festival experience.
The Independent Film Festival of Boston (IFFBoston) shows films that people might not get a chance to see anywhere else, films that are both innovative and crowd-pleasing. It offers the chance to meet the filmmakers at post-screening parties, and to ask them questions both after the films and at festival panels.
The festival is a selection of movies made outside the Hollywood studio system. IFFBoston is a mix of features, documentaries, and shorts with ticket prices lower than what it costs to see most first-run movies.
The success of IFFBoston can be attributed to the hard-working, passionate, and completely volunteer staff that puts in time year-round. It's also thanks to our 100+ extra volunteers, our sponsors, our venues, and our community. And the success of IFFBoston is largely due to an audience that had long wanted and waited for just this kind of festival and continues to support it.
IFFBoston aims to put Boston back on the map for independent film.
To learn more about the 8th Annual Independent Film Festival Boston : April 21 - 28, 2010 visit the IFFB website at http://www.iffboston.org