Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Film Festivals

To see a list of MA festivals that run outside of Boston, please click here: Massachusetts Film Festivals.

Boston Asian American Film Festival

Boston, MA—Established 2004

Presented by the Asian American Resource Workshop, the BAAFF screens films that explore different aspects of Asian-American culture.

Boston Film Festival

Boston, MA—Established 1985

The Boston Film Festival is the largest and longest-running film festival in Massachusetts, and offers audiences a chance to hear from directors and actors after film screenings.

Boston French Film Festival

Boston, MA—Established 1996

Presented by the MFA, and co-presented by the Cultural Services Office of the French Consulate in Boston, the Boston French Film Festival screens the best in contemporary French cinema.

Boston International Film Festival

Boston, MA—Established 2003

Founded by filmmaker Patrick Jerome, the Boston International Film Festival is a ten-day event that celebrates the best in independent filmmaking from around the world.

Boston Jewish Film Festival

Boston, MA, and Surrounding —Established 1989

Founded by filmmaker Michal Goldman, the Boston Jewish Film Festival screens American and international films that explore Jewish culture and heritage.

Boston Latino International Film Festival

Cambridge, MA—Established 2002

The Boston Latino International Film Festival aims to celebrate the best work from Latino and Latin American filmmakers, as well as films that realistically portray Latino and Latin American culture.

Boston Palestine Film Festival

Boston, MA, and Surrounding—Established 2007

Presented by the Middle East Charitable and Cultural Society, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the BPFF presents a wide range of Palestine-related films.

Boston Turkish Film Festival

Boston, MA—Established 2002

Founded by Erkut Gömülü, and co-presented by the Turkish American Cultural Society of New England, the Boston Turkish Film Festival celebrates the best work by Turkish filmmakers.

Boston Underground Film Festival

Cambridge, MA—Established 1998

Founded by David Kleiler, BUFF has become a fixture in the Boston film community as an annual collection of the best in alternative cinema.

Independent Film Festival of Boston

Somerville, MA, and Surrounding—Established 2003

IFFBoston celebrates the best in American and international films made outside the Hollywood studio system, and gives audiences an opportunity to meet filmmakers.

Irish Film Festival, Boston

Boston, MA, and Surrounding—Established 1999

Run by Boston Irish Film Festival Productions, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Irish Film Festival, Boston, celebrates Irish films and filmmaking from around the world.

Muslim Film Festival

Boston, MA—Established 2008

Established by the American Islamic Congress (AIC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Muslim Film Festival explores both Muslim culture and important social issues in the Muslim world.

Roxbury International Film Festival

Boston, MA—Established 1999

As the largest film festival of its kind in New England, the Roxbury International Film Festival celebrates and supports filmmakers of color.

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