The Boston Underground Film Festival is laboring intensely to bring the most cutting-edge film and video to the Boston area.
Now in our 14th year, BUFF returns to Harvard Square with plans to make this year's program the best yet, but we need your support!
In the past, the festival has been able to survive on the generosity of our sponsors. In this down economy, cash sponsorship is scarce, and we need the funds for associated rental costs, printing and advertising, and accommodating our attending feature filmmakers.
The Boston Underground Film Festival has a fourteen year history of bringing under-appreciated cinema to an audience ravenous for a movie-going experience outside the mainstream. Over the years, BUFF has managed to host such guests as Bill Plympton, George Romero, Lloyd Kaufman, Frank Henenlotter, Lucky McKee, Angela Bettis, George Kuchar, and Mink Stole.
BUFF has also managed to give Boston audiences face-time with such visionary contemporary filmmakers as Jason Eisener, Douglas Buck, Simon Rumley, Zach Clark, Karim Hussain, Anna Biller, and Ann Marie Fleming. We want this year's BUFF to continue with our tradition of bringing filmmakers face-to-face with an appreciative audience.
We are reaching out to our audience to help us out by buying a festival pass early through this Kickstarter campaign. Smaller donations are always welcome and will be rewarded with thank you's and festival screening tickets. At the higher levels we are offering invites to exclusive donor events and our filmmaker reception at the festival.
What people are saying about BUFF: “BUFF has certainly grown into one of the coolest underground fests in the world.” – Mike Everleth, Bad Lit
“The festival was a real class act, with a fantastic, intimate ambiance, cool guests and a genuinely awesome staff, who every year are elevating the event in importance and reputation. It was a great pleasure to show my movie there and also to discuss the film with the Boston audience, who were so enthusiastic and communicative.” – Karim Hussain, filmmaker, La Belle Bête
“Cinema lovers who are drawn to the kind of original and experimental works they won’t find at the local multiplex (or even the local art house) can look forward to the arrival of the Boston Underground Film Festival.” – Lisa McKay, Blogcritics
“The Boston Underground Film Festival prides itself on digging up naughty and subversive little flicks that look something like a Herschell Gordon Lewis/John Waters concoction.” – Harry Vaughn, Weekly Dig
Thanks to our friends at The Whore Church for the pitch video!
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