Before the summer hits and huge blockbusters like Avengers: Infinity War or Deadpool 2 take over every theater in the city, you might want to delve deeper into the Boston film community with Independent Film Festival Boston. IFFBoston is one event you do not want to miss.
16 years of celebrating cinema
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For 16 years now, the IFFB has brought festival favorites from across the globe to the city of Boston. The festival highlights favorites as well as showcases emerging talent. Filmmakers submit over 1,200 films to the festival each year. Only the best 90 to 100 films make it to the festival.
Filmmakers and film fans from all over the world pour into theaters all over Boston to indulge in the 8-day-long festival. Past years have seen the likes of writer/director Rian Johnson, actor/director Steve Buscemi, actor Michael Cera, actor Sir Ben Kingsley, and so many more.
This year’s festival
The largest film festival in New England returns this year from April 25th to May 2nd and promises to feature a whole slew of great films.
This year’s lineup includes comedian-turned-director Bo Burnham’s coming of age tale, Eighth Grade, Robert Pattinson’s Damsel, and closes out with Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, a feature documentary about everyone’s favorite neighbor, Mr. Rogers.
Check out the IFFB website for more information on the films being shown, ticketing, and scheduling!
Are you interested in Boston’s film scene? Check out this piece on Nick Lazarro, a projectionist at Coolidge Corner Theater dedicated to keeping the film-going experience alive.