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Stunning Lineup Announced for 7th Berkshire International Film Festival [Berkshire on Stage]

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

From Our News Desk: The 7th Annual season of The Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) will celebrate this year with the latest in independent feature, documentary, short and family films. The festival runs from May 31 – June 3, 2012 in Great Barrington and June 1 – June 3rd in Pittsfield, MA and will be showcasing over 70 films in independent filmmaking.

Kelley Vickery, founder and director of the Berkshire International Film Festival, stated, “we are thrilled to once again bring to our Berkshire community an incredibly diverse program with over 70 independent films from around the country and indeed the world.” With an exciting season programmed, the festival will kick off with an opening night party at the historic Mason Library and screening of the intimate documentary ETHEL, presented by members of the Kennedy Family. The screening of ETHEL is so special to us as the Kennedys are part of our Massachusetts heritage and we look forward to members of the Kennedy family joining us for the evening and a special Q&A.”

Adding to the excitement, the festival will also present one of the exclusive screenings of MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT and Ms. Abramovic, the director and producers will be joining the BIFF. “We are especially pleased that she has chosen the Berkshires to screen her film immediately following the NY premiere screening at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City,” said Vickery. The evening will include an event in her honor prior to the screening.

Click to read the rest of this story at Berkshire on Stage.


Be Here Now: Berkshire International Film Festival, 6/2-5/11

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
Douglas Trumbull

Douglas Trumbull

The Sixth Annual Berkshire International Film Festival is getting underway momentarily with screenings of 70 independent feature films, documentaries and shorts starting tonight through Sunday in Great Barrington and from tomorrow through Sunday in Pittsfield.

Tonight’s opening film at the Mahaiwe in Great Barrington is Page One: Inside the New York Times, a documentary directed by Andrew Rossi that chronicles the turmoil and transformation of the newspaper empire at a critical juncture in media history.

Saturday brings two films with local ties: a special screening of Pittsfield native Kent Jones’ latest film, A Letter To Elia, on the life of Elia Kazan, written and directed with Martin Scorcese and a special preview screening of Never Stand Still, a documentary on Jacob’s Pillow, narrated by Bill T. Jones.


Watch Some Films…Win A Prize

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Berkshire Bank is seeking some help in selecting the winner of the first Next Great Filmmaker Award, designed to encourage and support short filmmkers. View the shorts, vote for the one you like best and you could win an Apple iPad or a $1000 donation to a local charity in your name. Voting ends May 31st, 2010.

All five films will be appearing at The Berkshire International Film Festival in June 3-6.

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