Boston Film Festivals
To see a list of MA festivals that run outside of Boston, please click here: Massachusetts Film Festivals.
Boston, MA—Established 2004
Presented by the Asian American Resource Workshop, the BAAFF screens films that explore different aspects of Asian-American culture.
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, 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, 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, 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.
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, 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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