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The Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival – 10 Year Anniversary

The Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival (BNFF) is celebrating its tenth year in a big way – by showing lots of incredible films! The 2016 BNFF‘s main events, including the opening ceremony, are taking place at the Tonawanda castle from April 13 to April 17. 

Following are the dates, times and special events that are taking place during the length of the festival:

April 15: 7pm – World Premiere of Stanley Isaacs new documentary film “It’s Always About the Story: Conversations With Alan Ladd Jr.” (producer of Braveheart, The Man in the Iron Mask, Gone Baby Gone, etc) Stanley Isaacs (writer/producer/director, Raptor Island, Gross Anatomy, Albert S. Ruddy and Alan Ladd Docs, is a friend of the BNFF and husband of Cheryl Boone Isaacs who is currently the President of AMPAS, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences) Stan will be here in person.

April 15: – 9:30pm – 20 Year Reunion Premiere of Larry Bishop’s “Mad Dog Time” (starring Diane Lane, Burt Reynolds, Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Gabriel Byrne, Billy Idol, Rob Reiner, etc) Writer/Producer/Director Larry Bishop will be here in person with never before seen “Behind The Scenes” footage, giveaways, memorabilia items for auction and giveaways, autographs, Mad Dog Time T-shirts, etc and much more – an event you don’t want to miss.

April 16: Comic-Con Theme Day & Horror Films in the Basement, which will include a full day of comic-con market space, special celebrity guests, panel discussions, autograph & picture opportunities, world premiers, horror and other films, and a masquerade party fun-filled with entertainment, spirits and themed costumes.

April 17: Awards Ceremony and Fallen Soldiers Event – where Special Celebrity Guests and Presenters (including Stephen Lang, Larry Bishop, Frank Dux, Stanley Isaacs, Jon Van Ness and more) will be honoring families of fallen soldiers from the Iraqi War with Hero Paintings done by Kaziah Hancock of their loved ones and announcing the BNFF 2016 Award Winners.

Special Guests Attending: Among some of the special guests and presenters for this years event will be Timothy Payne (a local double amputee Army Airborne soldier and recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award from President Obama),  Actor Stephen Lang (Avatar, Conan, Tombstone), Frank Dux(Bloodsport, Lionheart, The Quest, also whose real life story these movies were based on), Larry Bishop (writer, director, actor and son of Joey Bishop from The Rat Pack and friend of Quentin Tarantino’s and the BNFF. Some of Larry’s films include Underworld, Kill Bill 2, Mad Dog Time, & Hell Ride), Stanley Isaacs(writer/producer/director, Raptor Island, Gross Anatomy, Albert S. Ruddy and Alan Ladd Docs, is also a friend of the BNFF and husband of Cheryl Boone Isaacs who is currently the President of AMPAS, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences), and Jon Van Ness (The Natural, Brubaker, The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Hitcher), Larry Brand (Halloween: Resurrection, Christina).

The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival

See list of all films, including screening times

View red carpet events

View conferences, panels and seminars

View jury and organizers

Tonawanda Castle | 69 Delaware Street | Tonawanda NY 14150

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