2017 Submissions open in November!

That's a Wrap!

The 10th Annual Buffalo International Film Festival (BIFF) is proud to announce this year’s award winning films. BIFF was held on Columbus Day weekend (Oct. 7-10) – held exclusively in Buffalo, NY and utilizing The North Park Theater (1428 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, 14216), Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, 14202), and Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center (617 Main Street, Buffalo, 14203) as its mainstay host sites. More than 100 films, panels and special events were showcased from 20 countries – 2 World Premieres, 5 U.S. Premieres, and 30 Western New York Premieres!


Gold Bisons:


Gold Bison, WNY Student Film
Beyond the Sea


Gold Bison, WNY Short
The New Canada


Gold Bison, Short Film
Meeting between two Parked Cars


Gold Bison, Feature Documentary
Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present


Gold Bison, Feature Narrative


Gold Bison, Supersnipe Award
Circuit Sizzle


Gold Bison, WNY Feature
Trew Calling

Special Jury Prizes


Special Jury Prize, WNY Student Film
That’s my Baby


Special Jury Prize, WNY Short
They Kill Things


Special Jury Prize, Short Film
The End of Blessings


Special Jury Prize, Feature Documentary (tie)

Off the Rails


Special Jury Prize, Feature Narrative

Out of Innocence


Special Jury Prize, WNY Feature
2307: Winter’s Dream

The Buffalo International Film Festival

WNY's Premiere Celebration of the Moving Image

In its tenth year, BIFF champions local, national, and international films that test the limits of independent cinema. BIFF presents WNY residents and visitors with juried films of diverse perspectives from around the world. A proud supporter of local filmmaking, BIFF offers workshops, seminar, industry panel discussions and fiscal sponsorship opportunities on a year-round basis.

As Buffalo continues to be a place for artists to grow and thrive, those behind the curtains of BIFF clearly intend to remain a vibrant part of the process, year in and year out.
Dan Mecca, The Film Stage