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BUFF 2023 Highlights
See what you missed at this year's fest!
BUFF 2023 Highlights
See what you missed at this year's fest!
”A shining beacon of the weird, the wonderful, the nasty, the niche, and the eclectic.“

BUFF x IFFBoston After Dark 2023

IFFBoston 2023 returns to the Brattle, Somerville, and Coolidge Theatres, kicking off an exceptional program of independent cinema beginning this Wednesday (4/26) and running through May 3rd!

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Winner of MovieMaker Magazine's
World's 50 Best Genre Festivals 2021
"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."
Winner of Dread Central's
Best Horror Festivals in the World 2021
"BUFF has earned its long-held status as a fan and filmmaker favorite with its primo programming and cozy amenities. To put into perspective on how cool the festival's homebase is, David Lynch is on the board of directors."
Winner of Boston Magazine's
Best of Boston® 2018 – Best Film Festival
"Staying ahead of the curve is no small feat—but this plucky homegrown cine-fiesta has been doing it for 20 years and shows no sign of losing its knack for trendspotting."