IFFBoston 2015 Wrap-Up & Winners

IFFBoston 2015 Wrap-Up & Winners

The 13th annual Independent Film Festival of Boston came to a close this past Wednesday evening with the incredible “Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl” (review forthcoming). With over 100 films, it was, as always, an amazing festival and it is always a privilege to cover it! Catch up on our coverage here.

IFFBoston Festival Winners

JURY AWARD WINNERS

NARRATIVE FEATURE

Grand Jury Prize: THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE

Special Jury Prize: WILDLIKE

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Grand Jury Prize: WELCOME TO LEITH

Special Jury Prize: ROLLING PAPERS

Karen Schmeer Award for Excellence in Documentary Editing: WELCOME TO LEITH

SHORT FILM

Narrative

Grand Jury Prize: ACTOR SEEKS ROLE

Special Jury Prize: ANOTHER MOONSCAPE

Documentary

Grand Jury Prize: THE SURRENDER

Special Jury Prize: CROOKED CANDY

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS

Narrative Feature: WILDLIKE

Documentary Feature: CALL ME LUCKY

Narrative Short Film: WORLD OF TOMORROW

Documentary Short Film: TASHI AND THE MONK

See you next year!

IFFBoston ’15 Video: I’ll See You in My Dreams Q&A

IFFBoston ’15 Video: I’ll See You in My Dreams Q&A

A short excerpt of the Q&A that followed the IFFBoston 2015 screening of I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS. Director and co-writer Brett Haley joined by co-writer Marc Basch answer questions about their great romantic dramedy. Read our full review.

IFFBoston ’15 Review: I’ll See You In My Dreams

IFFBoston ’15 Review: I’ll See You In My Dreams

Carol Petersen (Blythe Danner) is coming to terms with her twilight years. A widow of almost 20 years, Carol lives alone with her dog, and lives a relatively simple life. She meets her friends for bridge at the retirement community, she drinks wine, reads, and watches TV, and for all intents and purposes, she’s happy. But, things start to change when she has to put her dog down.

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IFFBoston ’15 Review: Posthumous

IFFBoston ’15 Review: Posthumous

It’s something we’ve heard before, artists unappreciated while alive, and only finding success posthumously. What would happen if people thought an artist was dead, but, they actually were very much alive? That’s the premise of Lulu Wang’s “Posthumous.”

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IFFBoston ’15 Video: Morphine: Journey of Dreams Q&A

IFFBoston ’15 Video: Morphine: Journey of Dreams Q&A

Following the screening of MORPHINE: JOURNEY OF DREAMS, director Mark Shuman is joined by members of the band for a Q&A!

IFFBoston ’15 Review: I Am What I Play

IFFBoston ’15 Review: I Am What I Play

“I Am What I Play,” from first time director Roger King take a handful of really well known DJs from prolific American Ardio Markets and tells their story. With personalities likes Charles Laquidara (Boston), Pat O’Day (Seattle), Meg Griffen (NYC), and Toronto legend David Marsden (aka David Mickie) – we move through their personal stories with a colorful backdrop of the music of the era.

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IFFBoston ’15 Video: Bounce Q&A

IFFBoston ’15 Video: Bounce Q&A

Here’s an excerpt from the Q&A with the filmmakers behind BOUNCE: HOW THE BALL TAUGHT THE WORLD TO PLAY, Director Jerome Thelia, Writer John Fox, & Cinematographer David McLain.

IFFBoston ’15 Video: Call Me Lucky Q&A

IFFBoston ’15 Video: Call Me Lucky Q&A

Following the screening of CALL ME LUCKY, the latest film from Director Bobcat Goldthwait, subject Barry Crimmins talks a bit about some of the challenges in revisiting his difficult past.

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IFFBoston ’15 Video: The Primary Instinct

IFFBoston ’15 Video: The Primary Instinct

Following the screening of THE PRIMARY INSTINCT Director David Chen & Subject Stephen Tobolowsky talk about their “concert film,” how they met, why the made the film, and how they evolved his already great storytelling for the film.

IFFBoston ’15 Review: Lost Conquest

IFFBoston ’15 Review: Lost Conquest

Did you know that well before Columbus landed in North America, Vikings had laid claim to what later became the state of Minnesota? They have the ancient artifacts to back it up too…With “Lost Conquest,” Director Mike Scholtz set to tell an oral history of the discovery of the mysterious Kensington Runestone, and how many residents of the state of Minnesota believe it was left there by exploring Vikings.

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