See the full program and join in on discussions and other activities.

Cinephiles, get ready! The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) is back for another year. It brings feature films, shorts, animation, and documentaries that you won't find at other theaters, giving you the opportunity to discover some cinematic treasures. 

The BIFF takes place between February 28 and March 3

Early bird passes ($375) are on sale now, which offer $75 off the full pass price. The passes include an opening night red carpet gala, attendance at a private filmmakers reception, a 21-and-over Noir Party, access to the Filmmaker's Lounge, a closing night event, and tickets to all of the films (except eTown Hall screenings).

When you're done chowing down on popcorn and taking in a flick, you can discuss it with fellow film buffs, presenters, and even the filmmakers themselves at Talkback Cafe events for certain movies (*listed below). These discussions will be held at The Tent on Pearl Street, where local vendors will provide free food and drinks. 

More than 25,000 people each year attend the festival, which was named one of MovieMaker Magazine's "25 Coolest Festivals." BIFF has even attracted celebrity guests over the years, like Alec Baldwin and James Franco.

You can check out the full program here, but here are some of the highlights:

An opening night party takes place on Friday at the Museum Atrium, after which you can catch a showing of The Hummingbird Project, or watch a series of short films. There are more than 25 films showing Saturday at various venues. *Titles include Tigerland, Saint Judy, and The Public, which will all have Talkback Cafe discussions associated with them.

There will also be a singer-songwriter showcase and spirits tasting event on Saturday. Sunday features include The Weight of Water and A Tuba to Cuba. The festival will end with a showing of Echo in the Canyon, starring Jakob Dylan and directed by Andrew Slater, which highlights the Laurel Canyon music scene. Jakob Dylan will also make a special appearance.

Several youth workshops will offer free filmmaking tips to younger folks, from 'Tween Filmmaking 101' to 'Become a Zombie.' 

Do you plan to attend BIFF this year? Which films are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments.

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