Berkshire International 2020 Film Festival Cancelled- Creative Alternative Programming Planned

The next Berkshire International Film Festival  will take place June 3 – 6, 2021. Plans to present “Pop-Up Drive-In” movie theaters in the county later this summer are underway

In the coming months, BIFF will continue to present and collaborate on curating new independent film releases with the Triplex Cinema and with our large network of distribution partners. . In addition, BIFF and Berkshire Bank will continue their 10-year partnership to present the “Next Great Filmmaker Award” for short films which will run the month of August. The winner will be announced on Labor Day and will receive a $2500 cash prize to support their filmmaking.

BIFF’s festival partners will continue to host screenings in 2021 including the Triplex Cinema, the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, the Phoenix Theatre’s Beacon Cinema, and the Tanglewood Learning Institute. The festival schedule will include its popular Opening Night, Tribute Night, Closing Night and Tea Talk events with filmmakers. All pass purchases will be honored for the festival in 2021, but those wishing to receive a refund may do so by calling (413) 528-8030 or by emailing More information can be found at: