Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival

Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival The BNFF 2017 - Now in it's 12th year in the Buffalo Niagara Region, Western New York's 1st and largest film festivl. 9/20/17-9/30/17
The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival (BNFF), now in its 8th year, is expanding globally to help filmmakers get noticed. The BNFF is a 501 ( c ) 3 not-for-profit. Every dollar raised is a dollar to benefit Independent Filmmakers and related projects. With the backdrop of Niagara Falls, many Buffalo Historical Sites, our newly formed BNFF Walk Of Fame “Trail Of The Stars”, FREE Workshops, Many Special Guests and our Vast Wine Country Tours, the BNFF has become one of the most enjoyable places to not only visit but to promote your films and screenplays in one of the most unique places in the country.
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The BNFF 2017 - Now in it's 12th year in the Buffalo Niagara Region, Western New York's 1st and largest film festival in the area. The BNFF Special guests and free performances throughout the festival venues highlight spectacular events to follow. FREE ALL-ACCESS PASSES will be given to any submitting filmmaker, VIP, or Special Guest regardless of the status of their submissions. Special Amenities, Scouting and Tour Packages of The Buffalo Niagara Region will be available during festival week for all to enjoy. Top acquisition executives will be sought after and available for all attending filmmakers to panel with and discuss distribution opportunities with. Confirmed names and companies will be announced as they become available. The BNFF Film & Screenplay Competitions are open to EVERYONE! FROM THE AMATEUR TO THE PROFESSIONAL In addition to film screenings, industry leaders, distributors and buyers will present seminars and panel discussions and workshops on topics of interest to filmmakers, screenwriters, and entertainment industry professionals. Opening and Closing Night Galas, Filmmaker Receptions, and a Festival Expo featuring products and services from BNFF Sponsors and Industry will also be held during Festival week.

Mission: The BNFF is a filmmaker's festival. A festival hosted by filmmakers and screenwriters for filmmakers and screenwriters...In a region that loves the arts and has produced many famous industry icons both behind the camera, on the screen, and abroad. The BNFF is committed to providing opportunities to fellow filmmakers and all others in bringing cinematographic arts and other related entertainment products to Western New York through high-profile community events, talent, productions and films from around the country and the world.

Niagara Falls International Film Festival
01/05/2020

Niagara Falls International Film Festival

Now Accepting Submissions for NFIFF 2020 Events

The Niagara Falls International Film Festival announces
Call For Entries for 2020 Events
(September 9-12)

Niagara Falls , NY (December 19, 2019) - Call for Entries have been announced for the 2020 Niagara Falls International Film Festival, which will take place on September 9-12, 2020. The 3rd edition of NFIFF will once again work to deliver an entertaining and invigorating film experience for Western New York film fans - as well as continue to be a significant force in the community of Niagara Falls to revitalize it and celebrate the area's rich history.

Niagara Falls International Film Festival's Founder and President Bill Cowell said, "Just as we enjoyed growth this year in terms of the number of attending filmmakers, audiences, and screenings, we expect the same for the third year of the film festival. In fact, some special events and guests are already in the planning stages that will be exciting to present to the film fans in Niagara Falls.

In two years, NFIFF has established a precedent of bringing Academy Award winners and guests representing the Hollywood classics to Niagara Falls to both celebrate their work and connect them with independent filmmakers making entertaining and provocative work today.

This year, NFIFF opened with a celebration of Academy Award-winner Louis Gossett Jr. and influential legend Samuel Fuller. The Gala celebration and Opening Night reception featured a display of the first Niagara Falls Walk of Fame stars set to be installed this year with the names of 4-Time President of the Academy Awards Cheryl Boone Isaacs and 2-Time Academy Award Winner Mark Bridges. Isaacs was in attendance and presented the festival's Legacy Award to Gossett Jr. Christa and Samantha Fuller were presented with NFIFF's inaugural Icon of Industry Award for Samuel Fuller, and both Fuller and Gossett Jr. were presented with their own stars on the Walk of Fame, as well. Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster presented a proclamation to Bill Cowell and the Niagara Falls International Film Festival and Recent finalist from "The Voice", Mikaela Astel, performed.

Following a festival-long salute to Samuel Fuller NFIFF capped it off with a screening of Fuller's beloved THE BIG RED ONE with Christa and Samantha Fuller, and several of the film's stars (Robert Carradine, Perry Lang, Kelly Ward, and Bobby Di Ciccio) in attendance. Moderated by filmmaker and film historian, Michael Schlesinger, the post-screening Q&A was an entertaining and frequently emotional one - with fond remembrances of Fuller and the film's star, Lee Marvin. The moment was made all the greater thanks to a surprise call from another of the film's stars, Mark Hamill, to Festival Founder, Bill Cowell who played the message to a very excited audience and cast.

NFIFF continued with another tradition established the prior year, by making a special presentation of the film festival's Humanitarian Award to Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia to honor his military service during the Iraq War, as well as a Special Humanitarian Mention for Matt Shapira, due to his "Saving the Planet" murals he has painted around the world. Festival Founder, Bill Cowell had also arranged for Shapira during his stay here to paint a mural at the Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls and many other Hard Rock Café locations throughout the country. Presenters at the filmmaker awards ceremony included NFIFF's Ambassador of Film, Janel Tanna, NFIFF Creative Advisor Stanley Isaacs, and last year's Best Documentary recipient, Annalaura Di Luggo.

Submissions can be made at (https://filmfreeway.com/NiagaraFallsInternationalFilmFestival) and more information is available at http://nfiff.com/ .

NFIFF Filmmaker awards categories include:

BEST NARRATIVE FILM (FEATURE)
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM (FEATURE)
PEOPLE'S CHOICE/AUDIENCE AWARD (FEATURE)
BEST SHORT FILM (NARRATIVE)
BEST SHORT FILM (DOCUMENTARY)
RISING TALENT AWARD
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
FALLS AWARD - FOR BEST WESTERN NEW YORK FILMMAKER
FALLS AWARD - FOR BEST CANADIAN FILMMAKER
MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER
BEST ACTRESS IN A FEATURE CATEGORY
BEST ACTRESS IN A SHORT CATEGORY
BEST ACTOR IN A FEATURE CATEGORY
BEST ACTOR IN A SHORT CATEGORY
HONORABLE MENTION IN A FEATURE
HONORABLE MENTION IN A DOCUMENTARY
HONORABLE MENTION IN A SHORT
HUMANITARIAN AWARD
LEGACY AWARD
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
and more...

Submission Deadlines
Opening: January 15, 2020
Early Bird: February 15, 2020
Regular: March 15, 2020
Late: April 15, 2020
Extended: May 15, 2020
Final:June 15, 2020

09/23/2019
Niagara Falls International Film Festival

Niagara Falls International Film Festival

Mark Hamill Surprise at the Niagara Falls International Film Festival

Mark Hamill Surprise at the Niagara Falls International Film Festival 2019 Closing Events Sept. 21st at The Regal Hollywood 12 with Samuel Fuller Tribute to "The Big Red One" Cast and Crew

From Left to Right: Perry Lang, Kelly Ward, Bobbi Di Ciccio, Robert Carradine, Samantha Fuller, Christa Fuller, Michael Schlesinger, and NFIFF Founder Bill Cowell

https://youtu.be/m8o2TpJ3SlA

Niagara Falls International Film Festival
09/18/2019
Niagara Falls International Film Festival

Niagara Falls International Film Festival

FREE PASS (to inside events)to the first 20 in line today at 6:30pm Red Carpet at The Rapids Theatre

Bill Cowell cordially invites you to come to the Niagara Falls International Film Festival Opening Night Red Carpet Celebration this Wed Sept 18th @ 6:30pm at the Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St, Niagara Falls, NY 14305 with our ribbon cutting ceremony and celebrity presentation.

Special Guests in attendance include:

- Cheryl Boone Isaacs (4-Time Immediate Past President of the Academy Awards)
Louis Gossett Jr. (Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award Winner)
Christa Fuller (Samuel Fuller’s Widow)
Samantha Fuller (Samuel Fuller’s Daughter)
Michael Schlesinger (film historian, filmmaker and former MGM, Paramount and Sony studio executive 25+ years)
Kelly Ward (Grease, The Big Red One)
Perry Lang (Spring Break, Weeds, The Big Red One)
Bobby Di Cicco (1941, The Big Red One)
Robert Carradine (Revenge of the Nerds, Django Unchained, The Big Red One)
Janel Tanna (2019’s Maxim Cover Girl and Buffalo Native)
Mikaela Astel (2019’s Top 10 Performing Artist on The Voice)
Xander Berkeley (Terminator 2, Air Force One, A Few Good Men, Heat)
Brian Thomas Smith (The Big Bang Theory)
Jackson Rathbone (Twilight, Twilight Saga) and more…

Come and have some fun. This pass gives you FULL ACCESS to event, meet and greets, and more. Feel free to share this with anyone who will appreciate it.

Immediately following the ribbon cutting the celebration continues inside the historic Rapids Theatre with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres Honoring legendary director/writer Samuel Fuller, this year’s inaugural winner of our annual “Icon of the Industry Award” plus a Presentation Honoring Academy Award Winner Louis Gossett Jr. with our next “Walk of Fame Star” and newest recipient of the NFIFF 2019 “Legacy Award”

See you there! - www.nfiff.com - Please Pass Along!

Niagara Falls International Film Festival
09/17/2019

Niagara Falls International Film Festival

Bill Cowell cordially invites you to come to the Niagara Falls International Film Festival Opening Night Red Carpet Celebration this Wed Sept 18th @ 6:30pm at the Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St, Niagara Falls, NY 14305 with our ribbon cutting ceremony and celebrity presentation.

Special Guests in attendance include:

- Cheryl Boone Isaacs (4-Time Immediate Past President of the Academy Awards)
Louis Gossett Jr. (Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award Winner)
Christa Fuller (Samuel Fuller’s Widow)
Samantha Fuller (Samuel Fuller’s Daughter)
Michael Schlesinger (film historian, filmmaker and former MGM, Paramount and Sony studio executive 25+ years)
Kelly Ward (Grease, The Big Red One)
Perry Lang (Spring Break, Weeds, The Big Red One)
Bobby Di Cicco (1941, The Big Red One)
Robert Carradine (Revenge of the Nerds, Django Unchained, The Big Red One)
Janel Tanna (2019’s Maxim Cover Girl and Buffalo Native)
Mikaela Astel (2019’s Top 10 Performing Artist on The Voice)
Xander Berkeley (Terminator 2, Air Force One, A Few Good Men, Heat)
Brian Thomas Smith (The Big Bang Theory)
Jackson Rathbone (Twilight, Twilight Saga) and more…

Come and have some fun.

Immediately following the ribbon cutting the celebration continues inside the historic Rapids Theatre with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres Honoring legendary director/writer Samuel Fuller, this year’s inaugural winner of our annual “Icon of the Industry Award” plus a Presentation Honoring Academy Award Winner Louis Gossett Jr. with our next “Walk of Fame Star” and newest recipient of the NFIFF 2019 “Legacy Award”

Hope to see you there! - www.nfiff.com - Please Pass Along!

Niagara Falls International Film Festival
09/17/2019
Niagara Falls International Film Festival

Niagara Falls International Film Festival

Perry Lang (Spring Break, Weeds, Jennifer 8, The Big Red One) to attend the Niagara Falls International Film Festival Sept 18-21 with Sam Fuller’s “The Big Red One” Special Reunion Engagement starring himself, Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Kelly Ward (who will also attending), Robert Carradine (who will also attending), Bobby Di Cicco (who will also attending) and more. Film premieres Sept 21st, 4:45pm @ The Regal Hollywood 12, Niagara Falls, NY. Come and watch a movie with Perry and the gang in style. One showing only. Limited seating available. Buy your tickets now @ http://nfiff.com/film/the-big-red-one/

Niagara Falls International Film Festival
09/17/2019
Niagara Falls International Film Festival

Niagara Falls International Film Festival

Kelly Ward (Grease, The Big Red One) to attend the Niagara Falls International Film Festival Sept 18-21 with Sam Fuller’s “The Big Red One” Special Reunion Engagement starring himself, Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Perry Lang (who will also attending), Robert Carradine (who will also attending), Bobby Di Cicco (who will also attending) and more. Film premieres Sept 21st, 4:45pm @ The Regal Hollywood 12, Niagara Falls, NY. Come and watch a movie with Kelly and the rest of the cast in style. One showing only. Limited seating available. Buy your tickets now @ http://nfiff.com/film/the-big-red-one/

Niagara Falls International Film Festival
09/11/2019
Niagara Falls International Film Festival

Niagara Falls International Film Festival

Janel Tanna (2019’s Maxim Cover Girl and Actress) to attend the Niagara Falls International Film Festival Sept 18-21 with two of her new films “Turnover” and “Intervention” starring Paul Guilfoyle, Julia Silverman and more. Film premieres Sept 19th, 9:30pm and Sept 19th, 5pm @ The Regal Hollywood 12, Niagara Falls, NY. Come and watch a movie with Janel and the rest of the cast for a great time. One showing only. Limited seating available. Buy your tickets now @ http://nfiff.com/film/turnover/ and http://nfiff.com/film/intervention/

Robert Carradine (Revenge of the Nerds, Lizzie McGuire, Django Unchained) to attend the Niagara Falls International Film...
09/10/2019
Niagara Falls International Film Festival

Robert Carradine (Revenge of the Nerds, Lizzie McGuire, Django Unchained) to attend the Niagara Falls International Film Festival Sept 18-21 with Sam Fuller’s “The Big Red One” Special Reunion Engagement starring himself, Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Perry Lang (who will also attending), Kelly Ward (who will also attending), Bobby Di Cicco (who will also attending) and more. Film premieres Sept 21st, 4:45pm @ The Regal Hollywood 12, Niagara Falls, NY. Come and watch a movie with Robert and the rest of the cast in style. One showing only. Limited seating available. Buy your tickets now @ http://nfiff.com/film/the-big-red-one/

Robert Carradine (Revenge of the Nerds, Lizzie McGuire, Django Unchained) to attend the Niagara Falls International Film Festival Sept 18-21 with Sam Fuller’s “The Big Red One” Special Reunion Engagement starring himself, Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Perry Lang (who will also attending), Kelly Ward (who will also attending), Bobby Di Cicco (who will also attending) and more. Film premieres Sept 21st, 4:45pm @ The Regal Hollywood 12, Niagara Falls, NY. Come and watch a movie with Robert and the rest of the cast in style. One showing only. Limited seating available. Buy your tickets now @ http://nfiff.com/film/the-big-red-one/

Niagara Falls International Film Festival
09/08/2019
Niagara Falls International Film Festival

Niagara Falls International Film Festival

Xander Berkeley (Terminator 2, Air Force One, A Few Good Men, Heat) will be attending the Niagara Falls International Film Festival Sept 18-21 with his new film “The Wall of Mexico” starring Jackson Rathbone, Esai Morales, Mariel Hemingway, and more. Film premieres Sept 19th, 7pm @ The Regal Hollywood 12, Niagara Falls, NY. Come and watch a movie with Xander Berkeley. One showing only. Limited seating available. Buy your tickets now @ http://nfiff.com/film/the-wall-of-mexico/

Niagara Falls International Film Festival
09/02/2019

Niagara Falls International Film Festival

Get Prepared for an Iconic Event at The Rapids Theatre & Regal Hollywood 12 - Sept. 18-21 !!!!

Pass it on and Follow Along for amazing updates to come!

07/30/2019
Niagara Falls International Film Festival

Niagara Falls International Film Festival

Niagara Falls International Film Festival Charity Gala with Ian Brenan, Ryan and Kenley Tuskan - you go Kenley!! Smile for that Drone!

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2429 Military Rd
Amherst, NY
14304

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Some of the BNFF's past guests and participants have included Robert Redford, Robert Culp, Richard Dreyfuss, Cindy Williams, Lou Gossett Jr., Tom Holland, Lou Ferrigno, William Fichtner, Tom Sizemore, Larry Bishop, Michael Madsen, Evander Holyfield, Amy Jo Johnson and more. FREE ALL-ACCESS PASSES will be given to any submitting filmmaker, VIP, or Special Guest regardless of the status of their submissions. Special Amenities, Scouting and Tour Packages of The Buffalo Niagara Region will be available during festival week for all to enjoy.

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Wednesday 8pm
FREE Seminar. Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, 2429 Military Road (behind the Big Lots Bldg) Niagara Falls 14304. Stay afterwards to meet actor Al Sapienza (Sopranos, Suits, House of Cards) and catch a movie or two!!
Check us out! Wednesday 8pm
You know him from the “House of Cards” and ‘Shades of Blue” or maybe you remember his role in the TV series “Suits” or “Sopranos” –the versatile, constantly working actor AL SAPIENZA is coming to Buffalo! as part of the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival When: Wednesday, September 27th 2017 @ 7 PM Where: Four Seasons Cinemas, 2429 Military Road (behind the Big Lots bldg.) Niagara Falls NY 14304 Meet Al before we screen his newest feature film. Gutshot. Bring your friends and come meet a great guy and see a great movie!
World Premiere Screening tonight 10pm!