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Welcome to the 36th Annual Boston Film Festival

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COVID-19 Update


The 36th Boston Film Festival will present a program of feature, documentary, short and animated films in September 2020. There will be virtual screenings with question and answer sessions featuring directors, producers and actors. More details will be announced in the comings weeks. We endeavor to host some live premieres IF it does not pose a threat to spreading the Covid-19 virus. An assessment regarding the health risk to our audiences, filmmakers and talent will be made based upon advice from medical experts and direction from government officials. In the illustrious tradition of the Boston Film Festival, the films offered will be remarkable, entertaining and educational. Be safe.

Currently Accepting Submissions


The 36th Boston Film Festival announces the Opening Date for submissions to begin on March 14 for consideration as part of the 2020 event in September. Please make your submissions at Film Freeway

BFF Film Freeway

35th Boston Film Festival Program


35th Annual BFF Poster

We are pleased to share the 35th Boston Film Festival program for feature, documentary and short films.

There will be Q&A's following most of the film premieres with director and actors as well as insightful panel discussions on current issues such as school shootings and mental health, environmental concerns, drug addiction as well as an alternative approach to support a dog's health and longevity. You can be the among the first to see the advance screenings of pre-release studio films that are generating award buzz.

The web site will be updated with details as they are added. There will be press interviews and photos on the red carpet along with celebrations daily. Join us for great cinema at the 35th celebration of the Boston Film Festival.

BFF 2019 Schedule & Trailers

Event Parking & Directions

SHOWPLACE ICON SEAPORT, 60 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA 02210

Parking: Convenient parking is located at the One Seaport Garage on 75 Sleeper Street. Validation rate up to 4 hours: Monday-Friday before 5PM - $10, Monday-Friday after 5PM - $15, and any time Saturday and Sunday - $15

Public Transport: Use the MBTA Silver Line (SL1, SL2, SL3), exit at the Courthouse Station stop located on Seaport Boulevard.

Film 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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