October 5 - 9 2017

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Poetics of the Moving Image Panel

11:30 AM Saturday Oct 7 2017

Burchfield Penney Art Center

Poetics of the Moving Image Panel
Explores the power of the moving image through a poetic lens focusing on devices like structure, rhythm, metaphor, mise-en-scène and more.

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NY <3  Film Roundtable

12:00 PM Saturday Oct 7 2017

Revolution Gallery

NY <3 Film Roundtable
Roundtable guests discuss the growth of NY filmmaking communities, and the myriad opportunities for shooting your next film in WNY.

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8 Days, 8 Borders (w/ More Than Two Days, One Word, & Jonah)

12:15 PM Saturday Oct 7 2017

Squeaky Wheel

8 Days, 8 Borders (w/ More Than Two Days, One Word, & Jonah)
A gut-wrenching first person account of Sham, a fierce single mother of two, as she escapes the Syrian civil war.

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Woman on Fire

12:45 PM Saturday Oct 7 2017

North Park Theatre

Woman on Fire
BIFF alum Julie Sokolow returns to the festival with the award-winning, crowd pleasing story of Brooke Guian.

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Buzz One Four (w/ The Collection)

1:00 PM Saturday Oct 7 2017

Burchfield Penney Art Center

Buzz One Four (w/ The Collection)
The ill fated flight of a Cold War B-52 bomber loaded with two thermonuclear bombs that crashed 90 miles from Washington DC.

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BIFF SHORTS: INTERSTATES

1:00 PM Saturday Oct 7 2017

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

BIFF SHORTS: INTERSTATES
Provocative storytelling where the journey is more important than the destination.

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Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge

2:45 PM Saturday Oct 7 2017

North Park Theatre

Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge
Marie Curie as she struggles for recognition in the male-dominated science community of early 20th century France.

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Women in Film Panel

3:00 PM Saturday Oct 7 2017

Squeaky Wheel

Women in Film Panel
A discussion with filmmakers about their work and what it means to identify as a woman behind the lens in film and media industries today.

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BIFF SHORTS: DOMESTIC AFFAIRS

3:15 PM Saturday Oct 7 2017

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

BIFF SHORTS: DOMESTIC AFFAIRS

BIFF SHORTS: DOMESTIC AFFAIRS, 90min

Family dramas, light comedies, chance encounters and life long love affairs: private matters take cente...

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Voices Beyond the Wall: Twelve Love Poems from the Murder Capital of the World

3:15 PM Saturday Oct 7 2017

Burchfield Penney Art Center

Voices Beyond the Wall: Twelve Love Poems from the Murder Capital of the World
Founded 25 years ago in San Pedro Sula, infamous for its poverty and violence, Our Little Roses is the only girls’ orphanage in Honduras.

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BIFF SHORTS: EXPERIMENTAL

4:30 PM Saturday Oct 7 2017

Squeaky Wheel

BIFF SHORTS: EXPERIMENTAL
A cinematic platform for abstract expressions, poetic essays, and unique perspectives.

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The Algebra of Need

5:00 PM Saturday Oct 7 2017

North Park Theatre

The Algebra of Need
Courting lovers wandering Buffalo's city-scapes in a hypnotic state.

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Sponsored By

North Park Theatre
Hallwalls
Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center
Burchfield Penney Art Center
Lumiflux Media
Sparkable
Lalena
db media company
Fifteen Agency
Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria
Delaware North
Adam's Mark Hotel
The New Hotness
Breadhive
Elmhurst
Canisius College
Revolution Gallery
Free Agent
New York State Governor’s Office for Motion Picture and Television Development
WNED | WBFO
Expo Market
Elmwood Media
Hilbert College
The Landmark on Pearl