Independent Film Festival of Boston
Summary: The Independent Film Festival of Boston or IFFBoston shows innovative and crowd-pleasing independent films that most people won’t be seeing anywhere else.
Despite the fact that big international film festivals like the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival do cater to works from independent producers, the presence of big budget movies would make independent film entries a hopeless cause. Especially from the Big Six whose movie releases would also be convoyed with heavy media advertisement.
So, to make independent films a chance to shine without the help of big budgeted ad campaign, independent film festivals surfaced to meet this demand. Since all entries are independent, they all participate in a “fair” competition without heavy advertisement.
The Independent Film Festival of Boston (abbreviated as IFFBoston) shows these independent films. Film types that most people won’t be seeing anywhere else or have a chance however slim. These films are both innovative and crowd-pleasing even though with a meager budget. And like the any other film festivals, it offers the chance to meet the independent filmmakers at the screening parties and to ask them questions about their films.
The history of the Independent Film Festival of Boston revolves around two guys. It was mid 2002 when these two sat conversing in their office about film festivals. Ultimately they have decided to start a film festival. But they firmly decided on one thing, the film festival they were to create would showcase the best independent films from around the world. It was an ambitious plan, a festival that would bring directors, actors, producers, sponsors, and attendees together in an interactive environment.
At that time, a good number of film festivals were already established all over the United States, particularly the Toronto International Film Festival and the Chicago International Film Festival. And there is Cannes. But still, no one ever made a film festival directly dedicated to independent films.
The Independent Film Festival of Boston had surfaced on a good time. The now readily available of cinema equipment boosted the production of independent films very considerably. Almost everyone now who has a digital camcorder has also short films made.