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August 17, 2007 at 8:15 PM #41347iffbostonParticipant
The Independent Film Festival of Boston celebrates its sixth year April 23-29 at the Boston area’s most historic art-house cinemas, the Somerville Theatre, the Brattle Theatre, and the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Over 23,000 attended the 2007 festival making it New England’s highest attended film festival. 125 screenings will be held along with nightly parties and weekend panel discussions. Accepted feature filmmakers will be provided with transportation from sponsored airline cities and all accepted filmmakers will be provided with luxury hotel accommodations, all-access passes, and will enjoy our filmmaker lounge stocked with gourmet food, beverages, games, internet access, press interview areas, and massage therapists.
The festival is seeking narrative features, documentary features, short films, animation, experimental films, horror & sci-fi, and New England-themed films. Early deadline is Sept.30, Regular deadline is Dec.31, and Late Deadline is Jan.31. Accepted films may not screen in the state of Massachussets prior to the festival upon acceptance.
A minimum of 9 awards will be handed out with prizes attached valued up to $20,000.
Recognized as the premier film festival in Boston by the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Phoenix, and the book The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide.
IFFBoston guests have included:
Steve Buscemi, Will Arnett, John Waters, Chris Cooper, Lili Taylor, Melvin Van Peebles, Albert Maysles, Eliza Dushku, James Urbaniak, Ted Hope, Illeana Douglas, Robert Vaughn, Bob Odenkirk, Rob Corddry, Danny Huston, Michael Cera, Fred Armisen, Jesse Eisenberg, Dylan Baker, Bill Pullman, and Noam Chomsky.
We have also hosted hundreds of the best young filmmakers on the festival circuit including Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson), Arin Crumley & Susan Buice (Four Eyed Monsters), Mark Duplass (The Puffy Chair) Joe Swanberg (Hannah Takes The Stairs), Mike Akel (Chalk), and Andrew Bujalski (Mutual Appreciation).
Here’s what a few of last year’s filmmakers had to say:
IFFBoston has redefined the term "filmmaker friendly" for every producer, director, editor, cinematographer, composer and actor that has been lucky enough to experience the Festival. The audiences are passionate and intelligent, which is every filmmaker’s dream.
Joe Swanberg, director of HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS and LOL
Your festival is EXACTLY what a film festival should be. It blows my mind that it’s only 5 years old. It was a blast and I am so honored to have been a part it.
Nate Meyer, director of PRETTY IN THE FACE
It’s by far and away one of the best festivals [director] Cullen [Hoback] and I have ever been to, and we’ve been making the rounds lately!
Aaron Douglas, producer of MONSTER CAMP
So don’t miss out. Submit your film today. Submit directly through Withoutabox by clicking on http://www.withoutabox.com/login/4048 . If you would like to see photos from this past April’s festival then click on http://www.iffboston.org/pastfest/photos.php?year=2007 and scroll through them.
Look forward to seeing many of you in April!
August 27, 2007 at 9:20 PM #175616
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