The Buffalo community has come out in force to support the Buffalo International Film Festival’s (BIFF) efforts to secure the North Park Theatre for 2015. This is a huge weight that has been lifted from the shoulders of organizers, who were counting on the $4000 in order to make a down-payment on the location. One of the primary goals of BIFF organizers was to find the premiere urban screening location, that would help to elevate the prominence of the festival.
“Finalizing our deal with The North Park marks a turning point for BIFF,” said Executive Director Raymond Guarnieri. “We will be able to provide a whole new experience for festival goers – one that encapsulates our effort to re-brand BIFF as a weekend of opportunity to see great, entertaining films while also enjoying everything the surrounding Hertel community has to offer. We raised over $2,000 in the final 24 hours of the campaign. This really tells us how excited the community is for this event. We won’t let them down.”
Now, with the heart of the event set to be held at the North Park, the effort can move forward to attract stellar international films to Buffalo, which will be screened from October 16 to 18, 2015.
Tickets are currently available to purchase through BIFF’s website. The list of accepted films, along with the Festival schedule, will be announced in early September.
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