The Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFFMA or “The BIFF”) is a world-class festival that is an integral part of the cultural fabric of the Berkshires. BIFF showcases not only the latest in independent feature, documentary, short, and family films but also lively panel discussions and special events focusing on filmmakers and talented artists from both sides of the camera.

The Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) is for filmmakers and film lovers alike to be entertained, educated and inspired. BIFF seeks to celebrate independent film and to recognize and pay tribute to accomplished artists on both sides of the camera in the international, national and regional film community. BIFF aims to provide filmmakers, producers, directors, writers and actors an environment to collaborate, present their work, and interact with each other and with film audiences. Specific priorities of the Festival are to showcase the most challenging and topically relevant documentaries each year, and provide a platform for Berkshire filmmakers.

To be recognized and respected as a world-class, creative, engaged, and fun community-based film festival that offers an experience to its guests that is well beyond that which they might experience by going to their local theater.
To enrich the community, its partners and those who have created and nurtured its existence.

Three key elements make up this vision:
People: To be a festival where people are inspired to be the best they can be and learn about film and the film industry.
Portfolio: To bring to the community a portfolio of films and industry related experiences that anticipate and satisfy people’s desires and needs.
Partners: To nurture a winning network of partners and building mutual loyalty.

Kelley Vickery, Founder and Director

Al Togut, Chairman

Ronald Frohne, Vice-Chairman

Fern Portnoy, Treasurer

Karen Allen

Shani Ankori

David Fenkel

Peter Herbst

Pat Fili-Krushel

Daniel Mathieu

Mara Medoff

Kate Morris

Mary Mott

Elissa Myers

Annie Selke

Kevin Sprague

Richard Stanley

Tania Walker

Gary Hill, Board Emeritus

Ken Regan, Board Emeritus

Joan Ackermann

Michael Ballon

William Caligari

Joe Corcoran

Alejandro de Onis

Marcia Feuer

Michael Haley

Carol Haythorne

Bobby Houston

Lillian Lennox, Festival Programmer

Marco Londoner

Zhana Londoner

George Mansour

Julia Mintz

William Nappo

Seth Nash

Maria Nation

Barbara Newman

Lisa Newmann

Jack Rubin

Jacqueline Togut

John Valente

Cynthia Wade

Suky Werman

Tom Werman

Cynthia Wick

Shelly Williams

Lauren Ferin, Executive Assistant

Carolyn Lancaster, Filmmaker Summit Producer

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