Monday, February 1, 2010

The Boulder International Film Festival! Check it Out!

Named one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals” MovieMaker Magazine, the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) takes place annually in Boulder, Colo., in mid-February, bringing filmmakers and international fans together for a four-day celebration of the fine art of filmmaking. BIFF, scheduled for Feb. 11-14, 2010, has become a must-attend film festival with screenings, parties, a red carpet gala and special events, and this year will feature 47 films and 31 filmmakers from all over the world.

The Festival will kick off Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. with an Opening Night Red-Carpet Gala and screening of New Film International’s “The Lightkeepers,” starring Richard Dreyfuss, Blythe Danner, Bruce Dern, Tom Wisdom and Mamie Gummer. Following the screening, award-winning Danner, writer and director Daniel Adams, and producer Straw Weisman will participate in a live question and answer session hosted by BIFF executive producer of special events Ron Bostwick.

The Opening Night Red-Carpet Gala also will include Denver-based Lannie Garrett’s spectacular musical performance of “Songs from the Movies” with her Errand Boys of Rhythm Quintet, as well as appetizers prepared by Savory Cuisines and luxury chocolates from Seth Ellis Chocolatier.

BIFF’s Closing Night Awards Ceremony, taking place Sunday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m., will feature a tribute to Alec Baldwin, Oscar-nominated and Emmy award-winning television, stage and film actor. The evening’s tribute to Baldwin will include a film retrospective of his work followed by a question and answer session hosted by Bostwick. The event will also include delicious desserts from the Cheesecake Factory, and variety of coffees from Ozo. Tony Bennett’s pianist, Ralph Sharon, will provide the entertainment for the evening.

All festival tickets are currently on sale at, or by calling 303-786-7030. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors 65 and older. All-access festival VIP passes, including tickets and access to the Opening Night Gala and the Closing Night Awards Ceremony and Tribute, can be purchased for $345. Tickets for the Opening Night Gala are $50 and Closing Night Awards Ceremony tickets are $40.

For more information about the festival please go to