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The Insiders Guide to the Boulder International Film Festival

cine chef
Excitement for CineCHEF Builds!

BIFF 2015 is just one week away! CineCHEF is a new culinary experience that will showcase the talented and nationally-recognized chefs who helped earn Boulder its “Foodiest Town” title from Bon Appetit magazine. One of our featured chefs, Radek Cerny, was featured on The List this week talking about the great event. Click above to check it out.


Chefs Will Choose A Movie Theme for their station, and serve small plates based on this theme/movie. Guests will enjoy a special wine and beer tasting at each station as they mingle with the VIPs and chefs in attendance.


Participating chefs include: Dave Query of Centro Latin Kitchen, Kyle Mendenhall of The Kitchen, Bradford Heap of Salt and Colterra, Kelly Kingsford of Brasserie TenTen and The Med, John Platt of RIFF’s, Radek Cerny of L’Atelier, and Alec Schuler from Arugula. Desserts by chef Jen Bush of Lucky’s Bakehouse. 

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Bobcat Goldthwait In Person!


“One of the most original and intelligent voices in American independent cinema.’ – Timeout London


We are very excited that three-time Sundance director Bobcat Goldthwait will be doing a Q &A after the screening of his film, Call Me Lucky on Friday, March 6, at the Boulder Theater, 7:30pm.


Direct from Sundance, Call Me Lucky is a documentary about the hellfire brand of comedy of Barry Crimmins. Alternately self-effacing and scathing, his ribald comedy took audiences by forces into his never-ending war on ignorance, and he has discovered and supported the development of many of today’s comedians. After a highly successful career, Crimmins retired and went back to his own dark and painful past, one that inspired his intense campaign of activism to help save others from child abuse. Variety says “Call Me Lucky is a terrifically engaging surprise.”


Bobcat Goldthwait is a legendary comedian and critically acclaimed filmmaker. His award-winning movies include Willow Creek, God Bless America, World’s Greatest Dad, Sleeping Dogs Lie, Windy City Heat and the cult classic Shakes the Clown. 


In 2013 Goldthwait was named director of the year by Esquire Magazine for his dark comedy God Bless America.


As a television director, Goldthwait has worked on such shows as Maron, Chappelle’s Show, Important Things With Demetri Martin and directed Jimmy Kimmel Live for three years. He has also directed comedy specials for Patton Oswalt, Anjelah Johnson and Morgan Murphy.

Don’t miss this film! Buy Your Tickets!







Oh and Smek from the 

Dreamworks film 

HOME in Person! Free toy!


We are very excited to announce that Oh and Smek from the upcoming Dreamworks Animation film HOME will be walking the red carpet before the screening of the film on Saturday, March 7 at 2:45pm. Kids attending also will get a free HOME toy, and Oh and Smek will also be available after the screening for photos with attendees. This is a screening you and your family will not soon forget! Check out the HOME trailer!
In RealD 3D, HOME is the first ever feature length film screened at the Boulder International Film Festival. Director Tim Johnson (How to Train Your Dragon) will also be walking the red carpet and doing a short Q & A after the screening. Special thanks to long time BIFF sponsor RealD for all of your support!


Special Advance Screening

DreamWorks Animation SKG Presents HOME.

HOME has been rated PG.



USA, Feature Animation, 2015, 90 min


When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human, and together they discover the true meaning of the word HOME.


Produced by Mireille Soria, Suzanne Buirgy and Christopher Jenkins

Directed by Tim Johnson

Screenplay by Tom J. Astle & Matt Ember

Based upon the novel “The True Meaning of Smekday” by Adam Rex

Cast: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez

Tim Johnson, and Oh and Smek in person


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staff picks

These are the films our programming team doesn’t want you to miss at BIFF 2015!

A Place To Stand:  Trailer    Tickets

Program BT-13

Sunday, March 8, 10:00am, Boulder Theater

The Hand That Feeds:  Trailer    Tickets

Program CH-01

Friday, March 6, 10:00am, First Presbyterian Church

Sunshine Superman:  Tickets

Program CH-02

Friday, March 6, 12:30pm, First Presbyterian Church

Call Me Lucky:  Trailer    Tickets

Program BT-06

Friday, March 6, 7:30pm, Boulder Theater

I Live For Art:  Trailer    Tickets

Program CH-06

Friday, March 6, 9:15pm, First Presbyterian Church

Welcome To Leith:  Trailer    Tickets

Program CH-07

Saturday, March 7, 10:00am, First Presbyterian Church

Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution: 

Trailer     Tickets

Program HS-07

Sunday, March 8, 12:15pm, Boulder High School

opening night

Opening Night – March 5

Director, Denny Tedesco, In Person!


Kick off your best fest yet by hopping between TWO simultaneous parties, spread across TWO fabulous venues – the Hotel Boulderado Ballroom and the Rembrandt Yard Gallery and Event Center!  Partiers can pause for a Red Carpet photo in front of the Boulder Magazine step-and-repeat banner, swing to live music by After Midnight, and, of course enjoy libations and delicious food from Big Red F Restaurants. Back by popular demand – costumed actors/revelers from some of the best films in movie history will be joining the party! Then join our New Orleans-style “second line” as we parade our way over to the Boulder Theater, where you’ll settle in for the evening’s presentation of The Wrecking Crew, the long awaited documentary about the most famous studio band in the history of music.

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BIFF’s Youth Pavilion
3 Days of FREE Events for Kids & Teens


If you are between the ages of 4-18, love the movies and want to learn more about making them, come to BIFF’s YOUTH PAVILION! Located at the Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater.
We have films–both features and shorts, workshops, and opportunities to meet directors, actors and animators beginning Friday, March 6th through Sunday, March 8th.  All of this is FREE and located at the Boulder Public Library (for films) and at Boulder High School and Alfalfa’s Market Community Room (for workshops).
For more information, check out the Youth Pavilion at the BIFF YOUTH PAVILION and Like the Youth Pavilion on Facebook!



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