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35th Annual Boston Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions

Green Book Best Picture 2019 Oscars<sup>®</sup>
Green Book Best Picture 2019 Oscars®
Best Original Screenplay 2019, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Green Book
Best Original Screenplay 2019, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Green Book
Photo of Mahershala Ali, Viggo Mortensen
Photo of Mahershala Ali, Viggo Mortensen - Green Book

Green Book PosterCongratulations to Universal Pictures for winning the Oscar® for Best Picture, Green Book and to local filmmaker Peter Farrelly (Writer/Director Green Book) Best Original Screenplay Academy Award shared with Brian Currie and Nick Vallelonga. And Cheers to Mahershala Ali for taking home the Best Supporting Actor award. The 2018 Boston Film Festival premiered Green Book on Opening Night at the Icon Boston theatre.

Now Accepting Submissions


We are excited to now open for this years submissions of the 35th Annual Boston Film Festival. Follow the link below to submit your film to the festival!

Submit your Film at Without a Box

The 2018 Boston Film Festival Winners


Last Years Winners

The Boston Film Festival closed out the 34th program on Sunday, September, 23rd with the U.S. premiere of “Grace,” directed by Devin Adair, starring Tate Donovan, Katie Cassidy, Debby Ryan, Matthew Lillard. A Question and answer session followed with Donovan and Adair. Closing night celebration was in Boston’s back bay district at Strip by Strega. Opening night party was hosted by Empire in the Seaport. The Godfrey Hotel presented the Friday night fete at the Lobby Bar catered by Raku. On Saturday, a perception took place at NineZero hotel for the cast of NBC’s new series “New Amsterdam”and a post screening gala was at Sip. Films were screened at the new ShowPlace Icon Seaport, The Paramount Center, and Simons IMAX.

  • Best Film - Green Book, Director Peter Farrelly, Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures Writers Nick Vallelonga/Brian Currie/Peter Farrelly
  • Best Actor - Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
  • Best Actress - Tessa Ferrer, The Passing Parade
  • Best Director - Cameron Nugent, A Boy Called Sailboat
  • Best Cinematography - The Etruscan Smile, Javier Aguirresarobe
  • Best Screenplay - A Boy Called Sailboat, Cameron Nugent
  • Best Story - Ride, Writers Alex Ranarivelo, Hadeel Reda, Jack Reher, Jean Marie Sobeck
  • Best Editing - Turning Point, Edited by Elisa Bonora, Parker Laramie
  • Best Ensemble Cast - The Etruscan Smile, Brian Cox, JJ Field, Thora Birch, Rosanna Arquette, Tim Matheson, Peter Coyote, Treat Williams
  • Audience Favorite - Grace, Devin Adair Writer/Director
  • Best Documentary - Turning Point, James Keach Director
  • Mass Impact Award - James Keach, Turning Point
  • Best Short - The Culture, Ernest De Greer Director

Boston Film Festival brings in stars

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Credit to Jake Busey / Associated Press

Posted by Olivia Vanni / Inside Track On September - 9 - 2018

Get ready to roll out the red carpet and put on your finest cinephile cap, because the 34th annual Boston Film Festival will return to the Hub Sept. 20-23.

And to ensure you’re properly prepared, we have a rundown of what to expect on the big screen this year.

On a global level, the festival will host the world premiere of "The Passing Parade" and the first U.S. screening of "Grace," which was filmed around Boston. Other works that will be featured throughout the cinematic schedule are "The Etruscan Smile," "Satan & Adam" and a special viewing of the new NBC medical drama "New Amsterdam."

The lineup will also boast a selection of East Coast debuts, including those for: James ­Keach’s latest documentary, "Turning Point"; "Ride," a movie based on the story of a BMX biker that stars actor/rapper Ludacris and Sasha Alexander of "Rizzoli & Isles" fame; and "A Boy Called Sailboat," whose cast features Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons and Jake Busey.

We’re told that all of the longer-format films will be followed by Q&A sessions with the creative forces behind each pic.

Among the actors expected to be in town to participate: Thora Birch and JJ Feild from "The Etruscan Smile;" Katie Cassidy, Debby Ryan and Tate Donovan from "Grace"; Busey and Miranda Skerman from "A Boy Called Sailboat;" Alexander from "Ride;" as well as Freema Agyeman, Jocko Sims, Anupam Kher and Tyler Labine from "New Amsterdam," and Hal Ozsan and Graham Sibley from "The Passing Parade."

The complete schedule is still forthcoming but once it’s finalized, it, along with ticketing information, will be found on the Boston Film Festival’s website.

Link to Official Article: Boston Herald

Internship Opportunities


The film festival is interviewing candidates for its internship program. Please send your resume to info@bostonfilmfestival.org.

2017 Films Festival Photo Gallery

"A few years ago I was thrilled to be invited to show my film 'Death in Love' at the Boston Film Festival. The overall selection was excellent, and the audience was open and appreciative. The festival provided us with a great stay in a beautiful city, and I would be happy to return when I have another film that makes the cut."

— Boaz Yakin; "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," co-writer screenplay; "Death in Love," director & screenplay; "Remember the Titans," director.

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