Thanks to the Filmmakers Selected for 2020!

By December 22, 2020Newsletters

Dear BIFF Film Lover,

Last March just days before the pandemic hit and everything changed, BIFF had finalized our 2020 programming of nearly 70 independent narrative, documentary and short films. We were so excited to share this wonderful selection of films that we had been curating from near and far for the last 6 months. Even though we were not able to share all the films we programmed, we were thrilled to present nearly half of the films during our Berkshire Drive-In  and through our Next Great Filmmaker Award . Since independent filmmakers work hard and spend years of their lives and money to bring their beautiful stories to the big screen, we thought it would be appropriate and respectful to share with you the full line-up of films programmed for our 2020 season. The BIFF programming committee is back at work and viewing films to curate for our 2021 season, and from those films in our 2020 selection that have not been released, we will add them to our 2021 season. Please find the complete list here and look for them on the various streaming platforms and again, congratulations and thanks to the incredible filmmakers who shared their wonderful work with us this past year!

Documentary Features
*AI WEIWEI: YOURS TRULY
ASSASSINS
*BEETHOVEN IN BEIJING
*BEYOND THE VISIBLE: HILMA AF KLINT
*DESERT ONE
DISCLOSURE
FOUR WINTERS
*HOY BOYS
*ICONICITY
LARRY FLYNT FOR PRESIDENT
LINO TAGLIAPIETRA
LOOPERS: THE CADDIE’S LONG WALK
MEDICATING NORMAL
*ORCHESTRATING CHANGE
*PLAYING WITH FIRE
*RUNNER
*SPACESHIP EARTH
THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM
THE CURRENT SEA
*THE DONUT DOLLIES
THE ELEVENTH STEP
THE FIGHT
*THE PRISON WITHIN
URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD
*WOMEN IN BLUE

Narrative Features
A BUMP ALONG THE WAY
*ALICE
ALL ABOUT YVES
*CRESCENDO
EMA
GULLY BOY
HEROIC LOOSERS
INEZ & DOUG & KIRA
LILLIAN
LITIGANTE
*LUCKY GRANDMA
MASTERS OF LIE
RICORDI
SPIDER
SURDINE
THE EXCEPTION
*THE KEEPER
THE PERFECT CANDIDATE
THE TRIP TO GREECE
THOSE WHO REMAINED
WIPE OUT
WHEN HITLER STOLE PINK RABBIT
WHITE LIE

Short Films
ANNA
*BABY KATE
*DOUBTS
DRIVING LESSONS
*EXTRA INNINGS
*GOOD CONVERSATION
HELD FOR A MOMENT
*IRON GRANDMOTHER
*NICE GUY
TALKING PICTURES
THE NEIGHBOR’S WINDOW
*THICK AS THIEVES
*KIDS FLIX
*PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED SHORT FILMS

*Shown virtually with the Triplex, at the Berkshire Drive-In or on-line as the Next Great Filmmaker Award.

I also want to thank you all for your generous spirit and donations this year. BIFF is strong because of YOU and BIFF will survive because of YOU! Please consider making a year-end, charitable gift of any amount here (https://biffma.org/support-us/become-a-reel-friend/) . We promise to come back even stronger bringing the best of independent film from around the world to the Berkshires and supporting the stories of independent filmmakers. Fingers crossed, we WILL all gather together in 2021, and I thank you in advance for helping BIFF survive and thrive!

Founder and Artistic Director

P.S. BIFF was a part of a video with other cultural institutions to the Berkshire community and the world, promising to bring the Arts Back to the Berkshires. Watch it here!

BIFF was named one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World 2020. Read about it here.
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