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BIFF 2014 Awards Winners

Congratulations to all of the filmmakers who participated in the 
12th  Annual Boston International Film Festival. We gathered 
filmmakers from around the world, who offered both global and 
local messages, and we celebrated them for their outstanding 
achievements. The winning films were announced at the closing 
ceremony of the festival at the AMC/Loews Theatre in Boston 
Common on Sunday, April 20, 2014.

FEATURE FILM AWARDS

Indie Spirit Best Picture Award
 Stewart Huey for “MARY LOSS OF SOUL”

Indie Spirit Best Story Line Award
Henrik Bech Poulsen for “HELEN ALONE”

Indie Spirit Best Director Award
Jennifer B. White for “MARY LOSS OF SOUL”

Indie Spirit Best Actress Award
Carissa Jocett Toro for “EMPIRE GYPSY”

Indie Spirit Best Actor Award
Charles Gorgano  for “MISSING CHILD”

Indie Spirit Best Cinematography Award
Michal Englert for “ONE WAY TICKET TO THE MOON”

Indie Spirit Special Recognition Award
 Emerson Muzeli for “FOREVER NEVERMORE”
Zack Bernstein And James Bass for “APPROACHING NORMAL”
Luke Sabis for “ MISSING CHILD”
John Fuhrman for “A BIT OF BAD LUCK”

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SHORT FILM AWARDS

Indie Soul Best Picture Award
Will Halby and Peter Lazarus for “BULLET PROOF”

Indie Soul Best Story Line Award
Sanja Zdjelar for “REGRET”

Indie Soul Best Cinematography Award
Josh Fritts for “CHASING THE PAST”

Indie Soul Best Actor Award
Chris kies “VENISON EATERS”

Indie Soul Best Director Award
Gauri Adelkar for “THE THEFT”

Indie Soul Special Recognition Award
Christopher Petit and Dirk Craft for “SKINHEADS IN LOVE?”
Jose Bobadilla for “ADIOS”
Alex Cantatore for “LOOKING” 

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DOCUMENTARY AWARDS

Indie Spec Best Documentary Award
Bill McAdams Jr. for “JOSE CANSECO THE TRUTH HURTS”

Indie Spec Best Cinematography Award
Jacek Laskus, ASC, PSC for  “HUMAN FACE OF BIG DATA”

Indie Spec Best Content Award
Raouf J Jacob for “A CULTURE OF SILENCE”

Indie Spec Special Recognition Award
Zeke Eagan and Gayle Embrey for “BEYOND THE WALLS”
Mwizalero Nyirenda for “UMUNTHU”
Brean Cunningam and Douglas Seirup for “DOGS ON THE INSIDE”
Michaela O’Brien for  “FAR FROM C 3”
Gary Bergeron for “BASTA”

ANIMATION AWARD

Best Animated film Award
Alexander Thompson and Austin Taylor for “DEATH AND THE ROBOT”

EXPERIMENTAL FILM AWARDS
Best Experimental Picture Award
John Robson for “EPOCH”

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2014 BOSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
OPENING NIGHT
Friday, April 11 is the Opening Night for the 12th Annual
Boston International Film Festival.

The Red Carpet Event begins at 5:00pm in front of the AMCLoews Theatre, 
175 Tremont Street, in downtown Boston.  The festival staff will be on hand to 
greet the participants as they walk down the red carpet.  Photographers will be be available to take pictures, and representatives of the press will be holding interviews.

The Boston International Film Festival is back and stronger than ever after the tragedy of last year’s bombing, which occurred on the third day of last year’s festival and nearly bankrupted us.  Luckily, we persevered, and we are able to present the festival this year.  We are proud to support the Boston community, by holding an event that celebrates our city and the strength we have demonstrated.  This festival is a chance to come together and appreciate both art and life.
 
There will be two feature films on opening night.  The first is “One Way Ticket to the Moon,” a Polish film about they journey of a young man drafted to the army.  The other is “Against the Jab,” a film written, directed and produced by Patrick Jerome, the Boston International Film Festival Founder and Executive Director.  It tells the story of a radio DJ, who makes prank calls on the air.
 
Other highlights of the festival include, “A Culture of Silence,” a documentary about the war, poverty, diamond mining and mutilation of young girls in Sierra Leone.  Another notable film is “Far From C3,” a documentary about a Karen woman forced from her village by soldiers, who fled to Thailand and eventually came to live in Worcester.

The Opening Night Gala Party immediately follows the first screening, beginning at around 9:00pm.  Opening and Closing night Screening  and Gala Party passes are available for $45.00.  The price for an Individual Session Screening  is $12, and an All Screening Pass, which allows entry into all of the 42 screening sessions,costs $75.  
A limited number of press passes are available.  
Please contact our office by phone
617-482-3900 or email at info@bifilmfestival.com
to inquire about press pass availability.

The Boston International Film Festival is a celebration of the art of 
filmmaking.  It encourages and supports independent filmmakers from around the world, bringing to Boston a dazzling array of both short and feature length films from a select group of directors. The festival strives to promote understanding of diverse cultures by displaying the passions and unique visions of these filmmakers, and promises to both
entertain and educate the viewers.

This year we will be screening over 100 short and feature films from 33 
countries. Highlights of the festival include Opening and Closing night Gala 
Parties, Red Carpet events, special parties for individual films, and panel 
discussions.  The winners of this year’s awards are announced at the theatre 
following the last screening

We look forward to seeing you at the festival.
Naomi Kondo
Festival Coordinator

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March 18, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Naomi Kondo

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
FOR THE BOSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The 12th  Annual Boston International Film Festival opens Friday, April 11,
2014 and runs through Monday April 21, 2014. The vibrant city of Boston will
again be host to one of the most exciting cultural events of the year. Filmmakers, actors, producers, and other industry professionals from around the world will mingle with hundreds of movie-goers at the AMC/LOEWS Theatre, 175 Tremont Street.

The Boston International Film Festival is a celebration of the art of filmmaking. It encourages and supports independent filmmakers from around the world, presenting a dazzling variety of both short and feature length films. The festival strives to promote understanding of diverse cultures by displaying the passions and unique visions of these filmmakers, and it promises to both entertain and educate the viewers. This year’s program includes both films and filmmakers from international origins. There are over eighty films from 30 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Grenada,  Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Sierra Leone, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States Of America and more.

The selection process is rigorous and exclusive. Only a small percentage of the submitted films are chosen to screen in the festival. The films are placed in sessions, each of which includes one or more short films, followed by a feature.  After each film there is an optional Question and Answer period, in which the audience is invited to ask the filmmakers questions.

One of the highlights of this year’s festival is “Bilet na księżyc” (One Way Tickets to the moon), which tells a story base on 1969 of Adam who is drifted into the Polish army and sent to serve in the submarine section of the Navy.  Another highlight is a local Boston Film “Against The Jab” DJ Mike’s prank phone calls on his radio show shatter lives, which raise the question does he go too far?  Also of note is the documentary “Cherry Cottage”. This feature-length documentary tells the story of America through the owners and inhabitants of a small cottage in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.  Another featured-length documentary film is “A Culture Of Silence” about the human condition in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

Before the first screening of the festival, there is a Red Carpet affair. The film
festival staff are on hand to greet the stars as they walk down the red carpet and enter the theatre.  The Opening Night Gala follows the screening at 9 pm. Tickets are on sale now for all of the events. A complete schedule of the films to be screened, as well as information about all festival events and how to purchase tickets can be found online at www.bifilmfestival.com.

All festival screenings will take place at the AMC/LOEWS theater, Boston
Common, 175 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111

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February 27, 2014

Contact: Naomi Kondo

For Immediate Release:

12TH ANNUAL BOSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

It gives us great pleasure to announce the upcoming opening of the 12th Annual Boston International Film Festival, running from April 11 through April 21, 2014.

The Boston International Film Festival is a celebration of the art of filmmaking.  It encourages and supports independent filmmakers from around the world, bringing to Boston a dazzling array of both short and feature length films from a select group of directors. The festival strives to promote understanding of diverse cultures by displaying the passions and unique visions of these filmmakers, and itpromises to both entertain and educate the viewers.

This year we will be screening over 100 short and feature films from 35countries at the AMC/Loews Theater, 175 Tremont St. in Boston Common.  There will be opening and closing night Gala Parties following the screenings.  There will also be a red carpet affair, additional parties and panel discussions held throughout the event.  The winners of this year’s awards are announced at the theatre following the last screening

Tickets will soon be available for purchase, either on our website, at the AMC/Loews Theater or at the BIFF office.  For more information on ticket sales, schedules, etc please visit our website www.bifilmfestival.com or contact us directly at: info@bifilmfestival.com  or by phone at 617 482 – 3900

We look forward to seeing you at the festival.

Naomi Kondo

Festival Coordinator