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The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival BNFF

International film festival & market - The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival ( is an opportunity to showcase creative writing, film and video arts, and the people who passionately pursue following their dreams of sharing the fruits of their labors with others from around the world.

The BNFF is a place to come together and celebrate this shared passion for film, filmmaking, and writing. With the backdrop of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, the promise of Spring, and the beauty and power of the Falls, The BNFF offers a place like no other. We are a filmmaker’s palace. A place hosted by filmmakers and screenwriters for filmmakers and screenwriters.

In addition to film screenings, industry leaders and others will present seminars and panel discussions on topics of interest to filmmakers, screenwriters, and entertainment industry professionals. Opening and Closing Night Galas, Filmmaker Receptions, and Special Festival Events will be held during Festival week for filmmakers, distributors, and buyers the opportunity to network and conduct business in an industry like manner.


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04/12/2012 - 04/22/2012
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If you have a completed FILM, SCREENPLAY or MUSIC VIDEO and are interested in possible distribution or future opportunities through the BNFF submit now.

The 6th Annual BUFFALO NIAGARA FILM FESTIVAL runs from April 12 - 22, 2012.  The BNFF is a World-Wide International Film Festival & Market, open to the public, filmmakers, and entertainment professionals abroad.

With the backdrop of Niagara Falls, many Buffalo Historical Sites, our newly formed BNFF Walk Of Fame "Trail Of The Stars", FREE Workshops, Prizes, Beautiful Crystal Awards, Many Special Guests and our Vast Wine Country Tours, the BNFF has become one of the most enjoyable places to not only visit but to promote your films and screenplays in one of the most unique places in the country.

This April the BNFF is planning two full themed days of movies and events. First, April 2012 will be the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 bringing nostalgic valued films and reenactments to the Great Niagara Frontier. And Second, a mob and cop showdown like you've never seen before. We are talking to major and minor studios and producers to come to the Niagara Region and create a temporary movie set for all of our guests and participants to be involved in a live action shootout sequence, mob and cop related.

THE BNFF Walk Of Fame...Trail Of The Stars is a commemoration of selected celebrities who have contributed to the value of the BNFF and Western New York with their history and their projects. We are in the process of permanently fixing these sidewalk "stars" to the front of historical or nostalgic sites across the "Trail" in honor of those inducted. Indicator maps and memorabilia pointing out the "Trail of the Stars" attraction pin-pointing various historical locations across the Buffalo Niagara Region will be available for all tourists and visitors from around the world to visit in the months to come. And you will be part of this history in the making as we make our way to induct the next group of celebrities this coming April.

Some of the BNFF's past guests and participants have included Robert Redford, Robert Culp, Richard Dreyfuss, Cindy Williams, Lou Gossett Jr., Tom Holland, Lou Ferrigno, William Fichtner, Tom Sizemore, Evander Holyfield and more.

FREE ALL-ACCESS PASSES will be given to any submitting filmmaker, VIP, or Special Guest regardless of the status of their submissions.

Special Amenities, Scouting and Tour Packages of The Buffalo Niagara Region will be available during festival week for all to enjoy.

The BNFF Film & Screenplay Competitions are open to EVERYONE! FROM THE AMATEUR TO THE PROFESSIONAL (there are no prejudices or politics here) If you have a great product - you will be recognized - IT'S THAT SIMPLE!

In addition to film screenings, industry leaders, distributors, acquisition executives and buyers will present seminars and panel discussions and workshops on topics of interest to filmmakers, screenwriters, and entertainment industry professionals. Opening and Closing Night Galas, Filmmaker Receptions, and a Festival Expo featuring products and services from BNFF Sponsors and Industry will also be held during Festival week.

Good luck and welcome to the BNFF's Main Event coming this April.

Happy Filmmaking!

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