Berkshire International Film Festival 2018Berkshire International Film Festival 2018 is bringing 28 documentaries, 30 narrative features, and 22 short films from 27 countries to the Berkshires for four days of celebratory cinema. May 31st through June 3rd, 2018 in Great Barrington and Pittsfield, MA.

If you love good, engaging movies, you’ll love Berkshire International Film Festival 2018. Every year, the Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) brings the best independent films and filmmakers to the Berkshires to showcase their work.

Along with all the great films and eager fans, BIFF also attracts celebrities. Actors Karen Allen, Jayne Atkinson, Scott Cohen, Michel Gil, and Peter Reigert will be on hand as narrative and documentary film jurors.

This year’s BIFF honoree is Academy Award and Golden Globe winning actor, Rachel Weisz. Weisz will screen her newest film, “Disobedience,” at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on June 1st. Not only will she be on hand for the screening but also for a pre-screening conversation with film critic David Edelstein. With any luck, her husband, Daniel Craig, will accompany her to the festival …

Berkshire International Film Festival 2018 kicks off in Great Barrington at the Mahaiwe with the art-heist docudrama “American Animals.” The Triplex Cinema in Great Barrington and the Beacon Cinema in Pittsfield will also be hosting BIFF films and special events.

One exciting new event this year is the live, staged reading of Stephen Glantz’ “Mumbet” screenplay. “Mumbet” is an upcoming film, directed by Alethea Root. The reading will be performed by various members of the film’s cast and crew, supplemented by local actors.

Another new addition is the Labor Day weekend event “Bollywood in the Berkshires” at Simon’s Rock, Bard College. BIFF will host a free showing of three Bollywood films: “Aligarh,” “Bajirao Mastani,” and “Piku.”

Other highlights include the “Bad Reputation” documentary about rocker Joan Jett, and the “Won’t You be My Neighbor” documentary about Fred Rogers. Berkshire International Film Festival 2018 will also see films from Syria, Qatar, Brazil, Jordan, Turkey, Iceland, Iran, and India.

Berkshire International Film Festival 2018

May 31st through June 3rd, 2018
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Triplex Cinema, and the Beacon Cinema.
Berkshire International Film Festival tickets always sell out quickly, so claim yours well in advance. Special tickets offer a range of exciting perks including admission to all of the films, VIP events, and more! Visit the Berkshire International Film Festival online at for directions, tickets, and more details.

Berkshire International Film Festival Lodging
BIFF is a huge draw for the Berkshires, so accommodations will be at a premium. If you’re planning on attending Berkshire International Film Festival 2018, now is the time to acquire your tickets and lodging! Brook Farm Inn’s convenient location in the heart of the Berkshires puts you within 20 minutes of the festival. Book your stay at Brook Farm Inn today!