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!

”A shining beacon of the weird, the wonderful, the nasty, the niche, and the eclectic.“
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."
Winner of MovieMaker Magazine's
30 Bloody Best Genre Fests in the World
"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

  • If you missed our screening at #BUFF21, you’re in luck! 🙌
Check out AGFA’s original theatrical trailer for THE FILMS OF SARAH JACOBSON — an important and revelatory double feature from the Queen of Underground Cinema that combines b-movie aesthetics with riot grrl feminism. Pre-order the Blu-ray/DVD combo at AMERICANGENREFILM.COM! #agfa #sarahjacobson #iwasateenageserialkiller #maryjanesnotavirginanymore #riotgrrl #punk #DIY #1990s
  • Tomorrow night (7/17/19)! 🎉 Catch this month’s #dispatchesfromtheunderground over at the @somerville_theatre! We have a feast of locally produced music videos for your 👀 + 👂. The show starts at 7:30! Beat the heat and enjoy some fine music vids on the big screen! .
Including: @futureteensusa / @vqncvqnc / @jesus_vio / @valleyheartma / @michaelchristmas / @vundabores / @theprefabmessiahs / @pushflowers / @bostoncreamdream and more!
  • 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.⠀
Tix =⠀
Vibes & Influences = Valley Girl (1983), Swingers (1996), Chasing Amy (1997)⠀
"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