In 2002, two guys sat around their office saying, "We should start a film festival." The idea was to create a festival that would showcase the best independent films from around the world—a festival that would bring directors, actors, producers, sponsors, and attendees together in an interactive environment. There were other film festivals in Boston, but there wasn't a mainstream independent film festival inclusive of everything that made up the film-festival experience.
The Independent Film Festival of Boston (IFFBoston) shows films that people might not get a chance to see anywhere else, films that are both innovative and crowd-pleasing. It offers the chance to meet the filmmakers at post-screening parties, and to ask them questions both after the films and at festival panels.
Im so going to one of these, i could only dream of it.