Boston Film Festival


Robin Dawson, Executive Director

Matt Giordano, Programmer

Nancy Eckersley, Programmer

Hannah Manclark, Coordinator

Ashley Sandberg, Publicity Director

Jonathon Buckley, Programmer/Moderator

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Submission Policy:

Festival Season: Fall (usually September)

Deadline: June (check website for exact dates)

Entry: $60 for features. $45 for documentary; $30 for shorts. $10 discount for students.


Features, Shorts, Documentaries

Festival Season:



The nonprofit 501c3 Boston Film Festival is one of America's longest-running events for film. Celebrating almost four decades on the circuit, the annual BFF program includes cutting edge indie films, studio releases, top documentaries, and shorts that entertain, educate and enlighten their audiences. A television platform showcases a series as part of the cinema presentation. Awards are given to laud stories that spotlight social issues as well as encourage environmental responsibility.

Mission and objective: The Boston Film Festival is ardent about filmmaking and dedicated to supporting filmmakers by providing a forum to showcase their artistic vision. The festival is committed to mentoring students who are provided an educational opportunity via hands-on involvement. A variety of charitable organizations and causes receive financial support from the Boston Film Festival as part of its fundraising program.