BSAF 2018: Boston International Film Festival, Apr 11-16

IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE! As we told you a couple weeks back, spring is the busiest season for film festivals in Metro Boston. And we’ve still got a few weeks and a couple more festivals to go!

So…lets get started kiddies! Boston Springs A Fethival 2018 is officially underway, and we’ll have info for all the various festivals and their schedules every day, so be sure to keep your browser turned to for all the latest info!

The Boston International Film Festival kicks off a weekend plus a couple extra days of its annual program tonight. For the first time, the opening night gala will be held at one of Boston’s newest movie palace jewels, the Kerasotes Showplace ICON Theatre in the Seaport district.

The Opening Night gala showcases the new film Chimera. Here’s the official synopsis from the BIFF website:

A brilliant but disturbed scientist freezes his children alive, while he races to cure their deadly genetic disease by decoding the DNA of the immortal Turritopsis jellyfish.

The screening starts at 6:30 PM,  tickets can be purchased here.  The film will be precedes by the short films The Other End Of The Earth and The 6th Amendment.

Boston International Film Festival will continue over the next several days with several sessions each day; most include a feature and a short or two; all upcoming screenings will be held, also for the first time, at the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge. Because the offbeat way films are scheduled, it makes it difficult to do day to day schedule listings for this fest, and you are urged to get complete information on the festival and all of its offerings this year by visiting the official website at!

Be sure to stay informed! And BIFF will be part of our sister podcast Subject:CINEMA’s massive BSAF coverage throughout the month of May, and also in our huge BSAF SuperGuide PDF online magazine, also coming in mid-May!