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Buffalo Int'l Film Festival will run drive-in and virtual screenings 0ctober 8-12


socially distanced, cinematically connected

2 Evenings of Drive-in Screenings
5 Days of Virtual Screenings
Filmmaker Q+As + Panels + BIFF Offscreen + More!


BIFF at Dark Alley Drive-In


Special Presentations by the Carload on October 9 + 10!

Dark Alley Drive-In Line-Up:

Runaway, directed by Meg Knowles

Friday October 9, 7:30 p.m. Dark Alley Drive-inBuffalo-based filmmaker Meg Knowles retraces the steps of her sister, who in the summer of '73 ran away from an upscale New England summer camp, hitchhiking cross-country to California. Weaving a tale of teen angst gone off the rails, a mother’s patient desperation and a sister’s disbelief, Knowles’ warm, personal documentary begs the question: does retracing your steps heal old wounds or make new ones?

Givers of Death (G.O.D.), directed by Addison Henderson

Friday October 9, 10:00 p.m.  Dark Alley Drive-in

A hitman (Addison Henderson) searches for redemption, while on the run from a cop, seeking revenge (Jonathan Sterritt), in this apocalyptic, sci-fi tale.

BIFF Shorts: WNY Stories

Saturday October 10, 7:30 p.m. Dark Alley Drive-in

A program of new documentary and narrative short films celebrating unique voices, perspectives and stories from Western New York. Featuring the films:

Bound by Spring, directed by Susan Kehl

attention at tension, directed by Azalia Muchransyah 

Enid & Mami, directed by Julia Reagan

Maxine, directed by Brandon Schila 

Father, directed by Erika Mary Frase 

From A Distance, directed by Akram Shibly


Go/Don’t Go, directed by Alex Kanpp

Screening with Bodies, directed by Jacob Anderson

Saturday October 10, 9:45 p.m. Dark Alley Drive-In

Heartbroken and paranoid, wallflower Adam (writer/director Alex Knapp) traverses a lonely, barren post-apocalyptic landscape in this New York State-lensed thriller.


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Reimagined as a virtual experience, for 2020 BIFF will also feature five (5) evenings of signature programming online!

Powered by Eventive, BIFF's virtual program is available on streaming TVs, mobile devices and web browsers. 

Access the BIFF 2020 channel on the Eventive TV app for Roku, Apple TV and Android TV or screencast from your computer or mobile device.

Many of our virtual screenings will include filmmaker Q+As, and select live-streamed recordings during the festival!


Passes & Packages



More ways to experience BIFF! On sale now through October 12th!

BIFF Signature Programming - $20/Car Load (single feature)

Access to all virtual and drive-in screenings for only $40!

Enjoy the best of the fest with three virtual screenings for $17!

Individual screening tickets are $8

Please note:
-All films are accessible within New York State.
-Most films are available within the United States and Ontario, Canada.
-See individual films for restrictions.
-Virtual screenings are subject to capacity restrictions and may sell out. Pre-orders are encouraged. Individual tickets, Bison pass and Triptych patrons can all reserve tickets right now!
-Virtual screenings become available to watch on Thursday October 8th, 12:01am EST - Wednesday October 14th, 11:59pm EST. Once you start watching a film you have 48 hours until the film expires. 
- Flat fees – no extra cost at checkout and no hidden fees! (cheaper than renting a movie on Amazon)


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