The Countdown to BIFF Has Officially Begun!

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Lots of announcements to make, too!

Don’t miss out on the Film Announcement Party this Thursday, April 24 at Haven in Lenox! This party is invite-only for Sponsors, $300 Special Event Inclusive Passholders, and $500 All-Inclusive Passholders. Get your passes today and join us for the Film Announcement Party.

Help Us Select The Next Great Filmmaker!

Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank, in collaboration with the Berkshire International Film Festival, will once again present The Next Great Filmmaker Award.

This fifth annual award is designed to provide increased exposure and support for short filmmakers and continue to invite the community to voice their opinion through an online voting process. Cast Your Vote! The film with the most online votes will be awarded a $2,500 cash award. The announcement of films and online voting begins Friday, April 25 and ends on May 28, 2014.  The winners will be announced opening night at the Beacon on Friday, May 30, 2014.  We will keep you posted when the competition begins  – happy voting!

BIFF is still accepting volunteers to work in Great Barrington and Pittsfield

If you are interested, please contact Lauren Ferin at  The next volunteer meeting will be held Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m. at the Lenox Town Hall. More information on volunteering for the BIFF can be found here.

Keep an Eye Out for Announcements!

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Important announcements for the Ninth Annual Berkshire International Film Festival are coming soon!

The film line-up will be announced and posted on our website April 25th. Our annual Announcement party (for Sponsors, All-Inclusive, Special Event Inclusive, and Opening Night Film pass holders ONLY) will be at Haven on April 24th.

Don’t miss out on any of the BIFF Events, get your passes today! Remember you must have an All-Inclusive, Special Event Inclusive or Opening Night Film pass in order to attend our invite-only Film Announcement Party, April 24th at Haven.

The Ninth Annual Berkshire International Film Festival is May 29-June 1, 2014.

Get Your Passes Now!

SAVE THE DATE: BIFF 10th Anniversary Gala

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SAVE THE DATE!! Come celebrate 10 years of the BIFF!

Join us to kick-off the BIFF’s 10th anniversary season celebrating film, filmmakers and bringing the world to the Berkshires. BIFF will honor Governor Deval Patrick and First Lady Diane, both ardent supporters of our mission, the arts and the Berkshire Community.

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Last Night’s Screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel was a great success!

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The REEL FRIENDS of the BIFF hosted an amazing night at the Beacon with the screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel and Q&A with the concept illustrator Carl Sprague. Thanks to all who came!

“See It First Screeing” – The Grand Budapest Hotel

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The BIFF REEL Friends, the Beacon Cinema and Berkshire Bank will present a “See it First Screening” of the highly acclaimed and much anticipated new film from Wes Anderson, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL – Thursday March 27 at 8:15PM at the Beacon Cinema. Set designer and concept illustrator for the film, Carl Sprague, will talk about the set and be on hand for a Q&A immediately following.

When: Thursday, March 27
Screening – 8:15pm
Wine & Cheese Reception – 7:30pm
Where: The Beacon Cinema
57 North St, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Cost: $7.50
Q&A with Carl Sprague, the Set Designer and Concept Illustrator, immediately following the film.

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BIFF Hosts Free Community Dinner, Screening and Discussion

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THE BIFF is proud to partner with Monument Mountain Regional High School (MMRHS) to present a very special community screening of the award-winning documentary A PLACE AT THE TABLE, narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges and directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush. The BIFF and MMRHS will present a FREE community dinner followed by the screening on Thursday, March 13 at Monument High School.

When: Thursday, March 13
Dinner- 5:30pm
Film- 6:30pm
Where: Monument High School
600 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, MA
Cost: FREE
Panel Discussion Includes Senator Ben Downing, Representative Smitty Pignatelli and Andrew Morehouse of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

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The Berkshire International Film Festival NEEDS YOU!

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What’s the quickest way to get a taste of Hollywood glamour and the fast-paced world of the film industry in the Berkshires?  Get involved with one of the fastest growing, hip organizations…the Berkshire International Film Festival.

The BIFF is seeking fun, friendly and enthusiastic people for its 9th annual season taking place May 29 – June 1, 2014. We are having our second meeting on Saturday, March 22nd.

Where: Lenox Community Center
65 Walker Street
Lenox, MA
When: Saturday March 22nd
Time: 10-11am