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Dates:Thursday, September 21, 2023 - Monday, September 25, 2023
Hours:Varied throughout multiple days.
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:see below

As the origin of many illustrious storytellers, Boston provides an idyllic setting to experience a festival of motion pictures.

The Boston Film Festival takes place during the spectacular fall season when the city is bustling with the return of University students and the Red Sox are battling for the pennant.

The Boston Film Festival is one of America’s longest-running and industry recognized events for films.

The 39th program takes place September 21st-25th and will showcase cutting edge indie films, studio releases, top documentaries, shorts, animated films, and a newly created sports category.

- LIVE program showcasing films across iconic Boston Venues including features Breakwater, Common Ground, Healing Dakota, American Outlaws, and the new episodic series Found.

- Special honors presented for Film Excellence to Dermot Mulroney following the film premiere of Breakwater at the Shalin Liu Performance Hall (Sept. 21).

- A Lifetime Achievement Award for Treat Williams will be accepted by his wife Pam Van Sant and his son Gil Williams following the film premiere of American Outlaws at Paramount Theatre, Bright Family Screening Room (Sept. 23).

Awards are given to laud stories that spotlight social issues as well as encourage environmental responsibility.

Thought provoking film premieres, panels with directors and actors, parties, celebrations, red carpet press events all create an exciting cinema experience.

Keep an eye on the Boston Film Festival website and social media platforms for more details.

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450 Summer St, Boston, MA, 02210 map

The Festival will take place in a variety of venues including the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, Boston Public Library Rabb Hall, Alamo Drafthouse, Shalin Liu Performance Center, and more.


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