The 3rd annual Independent Film Festival of Boston, being held April 21-24, is now accepting submissions. Final deadline is February 28.
The IFFB screens narrative features, documentary features, short films, experimental films, and animation. Over 50 films will be shown in 4 historic theatres in the Boston area. Prizes valued at up to $15,000 will be awarded and 9 prizes total will be handed out. In 2004 the IFFB had 15,000 people in attendance and 37 sold-out shows.
Chris Gore’s Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide calls the IFFB “the premier festival in Boston” and the Boston Society of Film Critics chose the festival as the best film festival in Boston. Accepted filmmakers will be provided with luxury hotel accomodations and many filmmakers will be provided with transportation to the festival. There are nightly parties with open bar, daily panel discussions, and ample press opportunities.
Guests at last year’s IFFB included director John Waters, Professor Noam Chomsky, actor Bill Pullman, actor Dylan Baker, Producer Ted Hope, SNL comedian Fred Armisen, representatives from the Sundance Channel and IFC, and a variety of directors. In 2003 guests included actress Illeana Douglas, comedian Bob Odenkirk, actor Robert
Vaughn, director Michael Almereyda, and director Todd Graff.
For more info, visit the Independent Film Society of Boston website.