Just as one festival in MetroBoston is ending, another is beginning…it’s like that almost every week from March 1 through May 1 every year.
The 2016 Boston International Film Festival kicks off their five day festival tonight with the Red Carpet Premiere of Across The Line, which will screen with the short Out Of The Village (starring 2016 Spirit Award winner Abraham Attah), beginning tonight at 6:00 PM at AMC Lowes Boston Common, and be followed by the Opening night Gala afterward. Tickets for opening night are $45 and can be purchased at this link.
Unlike most of the area festivals, BIFF offers several “programs” a day, most of which offer up one or two shorts (many with filmmakers in attendance) along with a feature selection. Full information on this year’s fest and it’s films can be found at the official website, which is http://bostoniff.org, and the daily schedule is available here.
In addition to AMC Boston Common, screenings will also take place at the Bright Family Screening Room at Arts/Emerson Paramount on Washington Street, and the BPE Studio on Hamilton Place. Several screenings per day are planned, and among this year’s highlights are the Boston premiere of “Food Fight: Inside The Battle For Market Basket“, screening twice (Friday evening and Saturday afternoon), and which is a story that every New Englander lived through in 2014, and a variety of interesting films and shorts.
Be sure to check out the films at BIFF this year, and don’t forget to check out Subject:CINEMA’s fantastic two-part “Boston Springs A Fethival” shows which will cover ALL the festivals and film series that happen during the spring of 2016 – those specials will be coming up the weekend of May 21st at http://subjectcinema.com and http://ecinemaone.com!