The Berkeley Springs Film Festival
The Berkeley Springs Film Festival (BSFF) is held the first weekend in October every year in Berkeley Springs West Virginia. Come and relax in the beautiful spa town, enjoy the blue ridge mountains, and all the area has to offer, while enjoying great independent films at the Historic Star Theater.
Buy your tickets early and get a 30% discount off the regular price of $55. Only $38 now, for a few weeks only!
10-5-2021 - To compete for the $100 cash prize from Video Spring by posting photo of license plate, see Rick Watson's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rick.watson.357284
10-5-2021 - Tickets are now on sale for the October 2022 film festival!
10-5-2021 Added a new page for the 2021 festival, which includes photos and awards.
9-28-2021 - We still have seats available at our Filmmakers Luncheon for $10 each, if you would like to hear an expert talk about marketing and distributing independent films. For more information see the Program Guide Page.
9-27-2021 - CDC recommends masks when you can't socially distance, so we will have masks available and recommend you wear it through the small lobby until you reach your seat.
9-25-2021 - Last day to purchase tickets has been extended to Thursday September 30.
9-22-2021 - Our COVID policy has changed and we are now social distancing the entire theater. See our COVID page for details.
9-16-2021 - The official Program Guide is now available for download, and includes a complete schedule of events and description of all the films to be screened at the festival. Just click on the top menu Program Guide.
9-12-2021 - Last day to order tickets will be Sept 25. Selling fast! Don't wait!
9-6-2021 - Final film selection done. Filmmakers notified. Schedule of Events page has been updated with final times and list of films. Film descriptions to be added soon. Over 10 hours of great films!
9-5-2021 New page was added to the website for COVID info. Please click COVID in the main menu above.
9-1-2021 - Last day to submit films. 33 great films submitted. Judges are making selection now. Final selection and program guide to be done by Sept 10.
8-21-2021 - Over 25 great films submitted and still accepting films until Sept 1!
6-17-2021 - Tickets on sale now!
6-4-2021 - Web site launched.
About the Festival
Come to the lovely historic town of Berkeley Springs West Virginia during the beautiful fall colors of the Appalachian Mountains and enjoy a weekend of independent films. While you're here, enjoy one of the many spas, Bed and Breakfasts, hiking trails and restaurants frequently enjoyed by tourists and locals alike.
A Meet-and-Greet is planned for Friday evening where you can meet some of the filmmakers and pick up your festival pass to avoid the rush Saturday morning.
Film screenings take place from 9:30 AM until 7 PM on Saturday in the historic Star Theater with a seating capacity of 275, reduced to 100 to provide space for social distancing the entire theater. Enjoy popcorn with optional real butter during the screenings, and one of the local restaurants for lunch.
An Awards Ceremony will take place immediately after the screenings on Saturday evening, where you can meet the filmmakers and celebrate with them as they receive awards and prizes on stage at the Historic Star Theater, all while enjoying beer, wine and snacks.
The festival wraps up on Sunday with screenings from 9:30 AM until 1:10 PM, including student films.
Tickets are less than half the price of most weekend film festivals, seating is limited and we expect to sell out fast, so get your tickets now by clicking the Buy Tickets Now link above.
Thank you for supporting the independent filmmakers and we'll see you at the theater!
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