Events in Beaufort, Hilton Head Island, and Bluffton.
16th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival
February 22, 2022 @ 8:00 am - February 27, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
The Beaufort Film Society is pleased to present the 16th annual Beaufort International Film Festival (BIFF) from February 22-27, 2022. Our 2020 festival welcomed approximately 17,400 attendees to Beaufort for 6 fun-filled days of movie watching and star gazing, all with the beautiful backdrop of the marshes of the Carolina Sea Islands. Come experience what has been called by many as the “best little film festival in the southeast.” In February 2018, BIFF was selected by the Southeast Tourism Society (STS) as a Top 20 Event which brings publicity and recognition to the best events in the Southeast. The STS represents 12 southern states and is dedicated to promoting and developing tourism in its member states. As of May 2021, BIFF was ranked by filmmakers as one of the TOP 100 Best Reviewed Film Festivals by FilmFreeway.
The Opening Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, February 22nd @ 6:00 pm at Tabby Place located at 913 Port Republic Street, Downtown Beaufort. Dress code: Business casual. NO TICKET SALES AT THE DOOR FOR THE OPENING CEREMONY.
All film screenings will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 23, Thursday, Feb. 24 Friday, Feb. 25, and Saturday, Feb. 26 at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, Center for the Arts located at 801 Carteret Street, downtown Beaufort.
Awards will be presented in the categories of Feature Film, Documentary – Short and Feature Length, Animation, Short Films, Student Films, Original Score, and Screenplays. We will also have the Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor categories, and the ever-popular audience voted awards -Audience Choice and Best Comedy. A new film category was created in 2021 called Duty & Honor this year to celebrate our men and women in uniform. This category will stand alone from the other categories that reflect positively on the service and sacrifices of our United States Military, Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue personnel, and other First Responders and their families.
The Pre-Awards Champagne Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, Feb. 27th at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts located at 801 Carteret Street, Downtown Beaufort. Time: TBD NO TICKET SALES AT THE DOOR FOR THE AWARDS CEREMONY.