Bacchus Awards 2023

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While we love every film in the festival, in the end only a few can take home one of the coveted Bacchus Awards…

Audience Choice Award: Best of Fest Short
BRIEF dir. by Finnegan Haid

Audience Choice Award: Best of Fest Feature
MOON GARDEN dir. by Ryan Stevens Harris

Best New England Film (David Kleiler Memorial Award)
SKIN & BONE dir. by Eli Powers

Director’s Choice: Best Short
URSULA dir. by Hannah Heller

Director’s Choice: Best Feature
REBEL dir. Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

We’d like to express our most sincere thanks and gratitude to: The Brattle Theatre, AVID, BudgetDCP, DigBoson, Nightshift Brewing, Denman Drapkin Group at Compass, and for invaluable support; to all the BUFF and Brattle volunteers and staff; to all the participating filmmakers; and to our incredible audience, who came out over the past five days to celebrate cinema.

It was thrilling to gather, devour, and explore the variety of films and themes that comprised this year’s lineup together. It’s a sincere labor of love to put this event together year after year and we do it with just a handful of cash, almost no corporate sponsorship, and very few hours of sleep; a feat of a 100%-volunteer team driven by passion for films and our film community.

Against all odds, we’ve made it here – exhausted and victorious – to the end of our twenty-third edition and we already can’t wait to see you back at the Brattle this time next year.