Call for Entries
BUFF returns in March 2020 and we're looking for fantastic films to include in our program.

Got a feature, short, or music video for us to look at?

Our Regular Deadline is September 30th!

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"Confrontational past films like Gaspar Noé’s 'I Stand Alone' and Jeremy Saulnier’s 'Blue Ruin' epitomize the offerings at BUFF, which has welcomed such maverick titans as George A. Romero, Larry Fessenden, Don Coscarelli and Frank Henenlotter."
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BUFF @ the ICA

In celebration of the ICA’s free museum day & the closing of the “Huma Bhabha: They Live” show, BUFF has curated a program of dark sci-fi short films you won’t want to miss.

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Farewell to David Kleiler

BUFF is heartbroken over the loss of our founder and friend David Kleiler; join us in remembering the beloved elder statesman of New England independent film.

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IFFBoston After Dark 2019

BUFF is proud to once again lend screening support to IFFBoston’s After Dark program & our participating alumni; check out these selections & more, April 24-May 1!

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Days Until BUFF

March 25-29, 2020

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  • Throwback to this year’s no talking, no texting PSA from the brilliant minds behind @tripleyeahtv (if you’re not already following them, rectify that immediately)!
  • Tonight @thecoolidge! Head over to Boston’s one and only open mic night for movies, @bostonopenscreen! Last one before summer hiatus, so don't miss it! 😱
  • Hey, Boston cinefiends! On Wednesday, June 19th, at 7:30pm at the Somerville Theatre Microcinema, join us for WE USED TO KNOW EACH OTHER, BUFF alum Robert Putka's second feature film. We 😍 this indie gem and so will you.⠀
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Tix = http://bit.ly/BUFFDispatchesJune2019⠀
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Vibes & Influences = Valley Girl (1983), Swingers (1996), Chasing Amy (1997)⠀
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"Utterly real... Brutally honest... Uncomfortably immediate... Proves without question that Putka is a filmmaker with a singular voice well worth listening to -- even if we don’t necessarily like what we hear" ~ Daily Grindhouse
  • FREE MUSEUM DAY: In tandem with the closing day of the Huma Bhabha: They Live show at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, BUFF has curated a program of dark sci-fi short films from its archives, inspired by the artist’s work, which will be screening on a loop in the ICA’s theater on Monday May 27th, all day from 11am-4pm!
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“Last Days of the Man of Tomorrow” Fadi Baki | Lebanon, Germany
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“Rust in Peace” Will Welles | USA
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“Stella Nova” Ted Wiggin | 2015 | USA
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“Divided by Blue” Eric Ko | 2017 | USA
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“The Golden Chain” Adebukola Bodunrin & Ezra Claytan Daniels | 2015 | USA
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“Goodbye” Tyler Russo | 2017 | USA
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“Parents” by Lee Noble | Ethan Feldbau | 2012 | USA
  • Catch Grant McPhee's dreamy, hallucinatory & haunting FAR FROM THE APPLE TREE tomorrow night at our monthly screening series, Dispatches from the Underground! ⠀
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Vibes: Jonathan Miller's "Alice in Wonderland" (1966), "Madeline's Madeline" (2018)⠀
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Genre: Fantasy, psychological thriller, mindbending drama, folk horror⠀
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Technical Goodness: Shot on 35mm, S16, 16, 8mm, Super8, Home Processing, Betamax, PXL2000, Red Dragon, Red One, Sony A1S2, BlackMagic and more!⠀
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"'Far From the Apple Tree' is old school folk horror at its finest" - Modern Horrors⠀
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"McPhee’s third trippy feature confirms him as one of the most interesting film-makers in Britain today" - British Horror Revival