The Boise Film Festival will host its Second Annual Film Festival on September 23-25, 2016.  Similar to the 2015 event, the event will showcase both international and local films.
“We are pleased with the increased interest in Idaho film production, which showcases the tremendous
talent that is present regionally. With a great lineup scheduled for 2016, we are expecting this year’s
festival to be dynamic, exciting, and an incredible display of what the film community in Idaho can do for
local, national and international filmmakers.” -Founder and Executive Director, Lana Westbrook.
The festival will include 23 documentaries, short films and full feature films - including screenings from
local youth filmmakers in collaboration with The Director’s Cut - Boise. Screenings, parties and panels
will take place at venues throughout downtown Boise to represent the best of the local community. The
awards ceremony will take place at Payette Brewery on Saturday, Sept 24 from 6 PM - 10 PM, with
award announcements at 7:30 PM.
All-Access Festival passes are available at the following link and includes access to all films, panels, and
parties during the weekend. You may also purchase tickets for individual screenings or panels at the door.
The Festival will also host two incredible female film talents: Natalie Fletcher, Director of “Oh,
Beautiful” and Leila Djansi, Director of “Like Cotton Twines”. Natalie will hold a live public art event in
downtown Boise focusing on positive body image and Leila will participate in a moderated Q&A about
women in film and her work as a writer, director, and producer.
Founded in 2015, Boise Film Festival is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization committed to fostering
regional, national and international collaboration among aspiring filmmakers through education, outreach
and collaboration. By bringing filmmakers from around the world together in Boise, we are highlighting
Idaho as a filming destination of choice.
Proceeds from the festival will help to establish a production fund for filming in Idaho. This fund will
serve as a resource for filmmakers throughout Idaho and will assist to develop year-round educational
outreach to inspire learning and appreciation of the filmmaking process.