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IFFBoston Update: October 2018
IN SEARCH OF GREATNESS
IFFBoston Screening Series:
IN SEARCH OF GREATNESS
Next Monday, October 15 – 7:00pm at the Kendall

Director Gabe Polsky will join us directly after the screening for a Q&A.

Top athletes, including Michael Jordan, Pelé, Jerry Rice and Wayne Gretzky, explore the importance of nature versus nurture in determining athletic ability.


HEY SPORTS FANS: IFFBoston members get reserved seats for all Screening Series films. Tired of waiting in line? Become a member today.
FALL FOCUS
First Wave of Films Announced:
IFFBOSTON FALL FOCUS 2018
October 19–21 at the Brattle

Eight days in April just aren’t enough. So we’re back again to host a mini-festival with our friends at the Brattle. We’re switching to a weekend format this year to give you more opportunities to see great films.

Schedule and ticket info will be announced soon.

BORDER
Tina is a border guard who has the ability to smell human emotions and catch smugglers. When she comes across a mysterious man with a smell that confounds her detection, she is forced to confront hugely disturbing insights about herself and humankind.
COLD WAR
Set against the backdrop of the 1950s Cold War in Eastern Europe, two people of differing backgrounds and temperaments begin an almost impossible romance. From director Pawel Pawlikowski (IDA), winner of Best Director at Cannes 2018.
NON-FICTION
French auteur Olivier Assayas probes the promises and pitfalls of art in the age of digital communication, in this comedy about a Parisian publisher (Guillaume Canet) and his successful-actor wife (Juliette Binoche) adapting to the new-media landscape.
SHOPLIFTERS
Winner of the Palm D’Or at Cannes 2018, The latest from Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda (AFTER THE STORM, STILL WALKING) follows a makeshift family of petty criminals who take in a young girl who's been abandoned by her family.
WILDLIFE
In Paul Dano’s evocative and emotional directorial debut, a teenage boy in 1960s Montana experiences the breakdown of his parents’ marriage and his mother’s (Carey Mulligan) struggle to keep their lives afloat after his father (Jake Gyllenhaal) leaves.
GLOBEDOCS FILM FESTIVAL
IFFBoston co-presents:
GLOBEDOCS FILM FESTIVAL
October 9–14 at the Coolidge, the Brattle, Faneuil Hall, and the JFK Library

The GlobeDocs Film Festival is a six-day documentary film festival designed to engage, promote, and celebrate film and production talent.
INTO THE OKAVANGO
THis Thursday, October 11 – 7:30pm at the Coolidge
A passionate conservation biologist brings together a river bushman fearful of losing his past and a young scientist uncertain of her future on an epic, four-month expedition across three countries, through unexplored and dangerous landscapes, in order to save the Okavango Delta, one of our planet's last pristine wildernesses.
Learn more at filmfest.bostonglobe.com
STOLEN DAUGHTERS: KIDNAPPED BY BOKO HARAM
This Saturday, October 13 – 1:00pm at the Brattle
In 2014, 276 Nigerian school girls were kidnaped from a school in Chibok, Northern Nigeria and hidden in the vast Sambisa forest for three years, by Boko Haram, a violent Islamic insurgent movement. A year ago, 82 were released. This is the story of the girls’ time in captivity and their lives over the past year.
Learn more at filmfest.bostonglobe.com
Boston Book Festival
Fall Festival:
BOSTON BOOK FESTIVAL
This Saturday, October 13 in Copley Square

We’re pleased to partner with the Boston Book Festival, New England’s largest literary event, for their tenth annual festival. This free event features dozens of book-related lectures, discussions, and workshops, plus live music, exhibitors, and activities for kids and families. See the full schedule and make plans to join them in Copley Square on October 13.

MASS MEDIA EXPO
New England’s Largest Media Conversation:
MASS MEDIA EXPO
Saturday, November 3 — at WGBH

The Massachusetts Production Coalition (MPC) presents the sixth annual Mass Media Expo at WGBH Boston on November 3. The Expo brings the Massachusetts film and media industry together for a daylong conference and exhibition attended by over 500 film and media industry members that include producers, filmmakers, craft professionals, creative agencies and production houses; and allied business and creative sectors including education and innovation communities.

BRIGHT LIGHTS
Alumni Returning to Boston:
BRIGHT LIGHTS SERIES
Tuesdays & Thursdays through December 6 — at the Emerson College Paramount Center

The Bright Lights screening and talk series is sponsored by the Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College. The mission of the series is to provide engaging visual media–related events to the Emerson College community as well as the wider Boston community. Screenings take place every Tuesday and Thursday when the College is in session and are free and open to the public.

They have a lot of great films the semester, including some IFFBoston alumni:

THE LIMITS OF MY WORLD (Thursday, October 11)
FIRST REFORMED (Thursday, October 18)
DAWNLAND (Thursday, November 1)
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR (Tuesday, November 27)
EIGHTH GRADE (Thursday, December 6)

FALL FILMS
You have no excuse to stay home:
FALL FILM SERIES & FESTIVALS
Summer is over, and that means one thing: more movies than you can shake a stick at. So get out there and find something great.

THE DOCYARD
Mondays through December 10 — at the Brattle
thedocyard.com

BRIGHT LIGHTS FILM SERIES
Tuesdays & Thursdays through December 6 — at the Emerson College Paramount Center
web.emerson.edu/brightlights

GLOBEDOCS FILM FESTIVAL
October 10–14 — at the Brattle, Coolidge, and more
filmfest.bostonglobe.com

BOSTON ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
October 18–28 — at the Brattle and the Bright
baaff.org

IFFBOSTON FALL FOCUS
October 19–21 — at the Brattle
iffboston.org/fall-focus-2018

BOSTON PALESTINE FILM FESTIVAL
October 19–28 — at the MFA
bostonpalestinefilmfest.org

BOSTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
November 7–19 — all over Greater Boston
bjff.org
CALL FOR ENTRIES
IFFBoston 2019: April 24 – May 1
CALL FOR ENTRIES

If you’re a filmmaker, we want you to join us next April. We are considering both feature-length and short subject in Narrative, Documentary, Animation, and Experimental.
  • Regular Deadline: November 5, 2018

  • Late Deadline: December 3, 2018

  • Extended Deadline: December 24, 2018


Prices go up as the deadlines pass, so submit as soon as your film is ready.



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