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19-Apr-2014 2:59am PDT  

 

29th Annual Boston Film Festival

29 Annual October 25, 2013 to October 29, 2013

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Rockport MA 01966
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Phone: 617-523-8388
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Feature Films
The 29th Boston Film Festival screens features in the following genres: drama, suspense, comedy, biographical, romantic, action, animated and spiritually themed.
Short Films
Documentary Films
Animated Films

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The BFF endeavors to present a program of films that entertain, enlighten and educate the audience. We are dedicated to supporting evolving filmmakers by providing a forum to showcase their artistic vision. A variety of awards are presented annually, i.e. Best Film, Performance, Documentary, and Lifetime Achievement. New categories have been added to laud productions that influence green industry living in addition to the unique “Mass Impact Award” given to a filmmaker whose movie illuminates a social issue that positively affects humanity. The festival offers audiences first-hand access to the filmmakers and movie making process during the Q&A sessions with the Director and talent following every screening.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Boston Film Festival is one of America's longest running and most recognized celebration of films. The BFF offers filmmakers an opportunity to network at various receptions hosted by the region's signature restaurants and chefs. A diverse program of feature films, documentaries and shorts will be presented at the 29th festival. Cutting-edge directors alongside of studio filmmakers are highlighted. Question and answer sessions with the director and actors follow every film screening. There are several awards given annually that honor Best Film, Best Documentary, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Animated Film and the BFF Eco Film tribute (that lauds productions which influence green living).

The BFF has a rich history of premiering some of Hollywood’s most celebrated films, as well as hosting renowned filmmakers and actors including: Mike O'Maley, SNL's Bobby Moynihan, Brittany Snow, Leah Thompson, John Shea, 2011 Academy Award winner Melissa Leo, Aaron Eckhart, Sam Rockwell, Ed Burns, Uma Thurman, Greg Kinnear, George Clooney, Dane Cook, Val Kilmer, Annette Benning, Tony Goldwyn, Marc Abrahams, Rene Zellweger, Kevin Spacey, Sir Ridley Scott, Jerry Weintraub, among others. Massachusetts is the birthplace of America’s best storytellers, and provides an ideal setting to showcase a festival of motion pictures during the spectacular fall foliage season.


ORGANIZERS
Alison Demeule ; Robin Dawson (Executive Director) ; Sean Ruderman (Assistant Administrator)

GENERAL RULES
1. Acceptance of a film does not guarantee airline or hotel accommodations for talent or production crew.

2. We endeavor to travel the director and an actor to Boston for Feature Films programmed as part of the schedule which is a requirement if the film is part of the BFF program.

3. The festival is responsible for the one-way shipment of the print, within the USA when leaving Boston.

4. All films accepted are press screened. You will be asked to send up to eight additional DVDs for press viewing.

5. All films are subject to reviews.

6. The number of screenings, days and venues is at the sole discretion of the Festival.

7. Due to high administrative and shipping costs, submission DVDs, videos and materials will not be returned.

8. We will not transfer PAL for viewing -- only forward NTSC format.

9. It is cost prohibitive for the festival to insure individual prints. Make sure you have your own insurance.

10. All submitted films must make their New England premiere at Boston Film Festival. Films are allowed to have screened in other regions within the United States and internationally, (but not in New England before the 2011 Boston Film Festival). In addition films cannot have been previously released in theaters or broadcast on television before the 2011 Boston Film Festival.

It is extremely important that you include your WAB tracking number, film title, running time, and all pertinent contact info with your DVD or VHS screener submission.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. Acceptance of a film does not guarantee airline or hotel accommodations for talent or production crew. 2. We endeavor to travel the director and an actor to Boston for Feature Films programmed as part of the schedule which is a requirement if the film is part of the BFF program. 3. The festival is responsible for the one-way shipment of the print, within the USA when leaving Boston. 4. All films accepted are press screened. You will be asked to send up to eight additional DVDs for press viewing. 5. All films are subject to reviews. 6. The number of screenings, days and venues is at the sole discretion of the Festival. 7. Due to high administrative and shipping costs, submission DVDs, videos and materials will not be returned. 8. We will not transfer PAL for viewing -- only forward NTSC format. 9. It is cost prohibitive for the festival to insure individual prints. Make sure you have your own insurance. 10. All submitted films must make their New England premiere at Boston Film Festival. Films are allowed to have screened in other regions within the United States and internationally, (but not in New England before the 2011 Boston Film Festival). In addition films cannot have been previously released in theaters or broadcast on television before the 2011 Boston Film Festival. 11. Boston Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. 12. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. 13. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Boston Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.