A Love for Local

Growing up in Idaho with a love of film and a severe lack of access to it inspires all that we do. 

Boise Film Festival strives to bridge the gaps and support any kind of film initiatives throughout Idaho with a focus on youth groups and local talent as well as working with senior citizens to embolden and broaden their film experiences. Our current programs, Movies that Move and our Picture Perfect Poster design contest and annual Auction are examples of the ways in which we strive to involve all communities in our year-round events. 

Do you want to get involved? Or maybe you have an idea of how to better our programs or how else to reach out within the community and inspire great films? Email us!

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Additional, smaller initiatives focusing on specific local-to-Idaho groups are included below.

Senior Connections

In addition, our Senior Connections program works to bring our senior community members to all of our events - for FREE. You've worked hard your entire life to sit back and relax - we'd like to provide you with the opportunity to do so in front of the big screen.

Are you a senior interested in film? Did you find yourself finally celebrating Leonard DiCaprio's Oscar this past year with a few of your other film-obsessed friends? Or maybe you're retired and want to get further involved with the local film community?

During our annual Film Festival, we offer retired and still active seniors (ages 60+) the opportunity to enjoy a FREE afternoon screening of select Festival films! This is a chance to socialize, meet other seniors, and get valuable information on programs and opportunities to fill your golden years with film. 

Here are the opportunities for #BFF2017:

Friday, Sept 22

3:00 PM - 4:45 PM Blend In + Meadow Bridge Screening

10:00 PM - 11:30 PM Movies that Move Screening/Party at Whiskey Bar (downtown)

Saturday, Sept 23

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM The Director's Cut Student Shorts Screening and Q&A at JUMP Boise - Pioneer Room (6th Floor)

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM "JUMPing Into JUMP" Discussion Session at JUMP Boise - Inspire Studio (5th Floor)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Youth in Film Panel at JUMP Boise - The Loft (5th Floor)

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM "Disrupting Distribution" Discussion Session at JUMP Boise - Inspire Studio (5th Floor)

9:30 PM - 11:00 PM Awards Party at Amsterdam Lounge (downtown) - party bus to take all attendees from JUMP to Amsterdam

Sunday, Sept 24

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM "Spinning Your Web (Series)" Discussion Session at JUMP Boise - Inspire Studio (5th Floor)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Local Works in Progress Showcase at JUMP Boise - Pioneer Room (6th Floor)

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM Filmraiser Screening #1 of "Stolen Innocence" - The HandleBar Boise (downtown)

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Screening of "Mama" and "Chasing Evel" at JUMP Boise - Pioneer Room (6th Floor)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Filmraiser Screening #2 of "Out Here in Kansas" - Boise Brewing (downtown)

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM End-of-Fest Party at Boise Brewing with local band Red Light Challenge

Email us today at info@boisefilmfestival.org for more information about this year's Senior Connections Program for #BFF2017.