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Three Reasons to Check Out the Burbank International Film Festival

One of the most prestigious film festivals in Burbank will be returning to the area on September 4, 2019.

Burbank International Film Festival

Now in its 11th year, the Burbank International Film Festival (BIFF) is set to return to the Media Capital of the World in September. This five-day film festival will be screening more than 180 short films and features that represent 60 countries across the globe. The festival is juried and offers over 20 awards in a variety of categories from “Best Feature Film” and “Short Film By Women” to personal honors such as “Best Actor” and “Feature Film Scoring/Composing”. Yet why should you want to check out one of the most celebrated film festivals in Burbank?

Promotes Independent Filmmaking.  Before they became household names, Steven Spielberg and Christopher Nolan were independent filmmakers. The BIFF mission is to promote those filmmakers that have yet to get their big break and are just emerging on the scene. By distributing these unknown works to a larger public, the stars of tomorrow have a chance to shine and take a step toward Tarentino status.

New Category: LGBTQ Inclusive Short Film.  Promoting equality in the entertainment field, this new category is meant to inspire the next generation of filmmakers to fully embrace and promote the celebration of LGBTQ stories and themes on screen.

Closing Night Dinner & Gala Awards Show.  On Sunday, September 9th, the film festival comes to a close with the ‘Closing Night’ festivities. Starting with a Cocktail Reception (5:30) that leads into the Three-Course Dinner and Awards Show (6:30PM), this is the night where the BIFF truly shines, acknowledging the films that made the biggest impact and will earn top honors in their respective categories. The Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel is honored to be the host for all of these ‘Closing Night’ festivities and looks forward to helping spotlight the tomorrow’s stars of the film industry today.

If you’re planning a visit to the Los Angeles area for BIFF, receive true superstar treatment by booking a stay with us at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Our 4-star Burbank hotel offers spacious guest rooms and modern amenities in a peerless location, as not only are we the hosts for the Closing Night festivities, but we’re in proximity to all of the screenings and special events for the entire festival.


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