Beaufort Film Festival recently ranked #10 Best in world

beaufort film festivalFilmFreeway, a marketing service that connects filmmakers, screenwriters, and film festivals from all over the world, recently recognized the Beaufort International Film Festival (BIFF) as one of the Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals in a recent survey.

According to the survey, BIFF was ranked #10 in the world and #1 in South Carolina. “We’re honored that our festival has been recognized as a ‘Top 100 Best Reviewed Festival’ especially since these reviews are coming from the filmmakers and screenwriters who have attended or had a film to screen in Beaufort. As we’ve said many times, it takes a village of volunteers, sponsors and of course an adoring audience to make a film festival a success. We share this honor with them. ” stated Rebecca Tucker, Co-Director of the Beaufort International Film Festival.

Over 5,000 of the world’s best film festivals and contests, including 43 Academy Award accredited festivals, use FilmFreeway to reach over 400,000 filmmakers and artists worldwide.

The 12th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival is in full swing right now with the Opening Ceremony lighting up downtown Beaufort on Wednesday, February 21st and film screenings and workshops scheduled for Thursday, Friday & Saturday, February 22nd through the 24th at the USCB Center for the Arts, followed by the Awards Ceremony on the 25th.

It’s nice to see that after eleven [twelve] years of putting on the festival and bringing in an all star cast to Beaufort that has included Andie MacDowell, Vanna White, Gary Weeks, Powers Boothe and Tom Berenger, BIFF is getting some of the quality recognition it deserves.

The 9th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival in 2015 saw SC native Andie MacDowell honored with the Spirit and Pride of South Carolina Award for her career in films. The award was presented to her by Pat Conroy.

For more information about the Beaufort International Film Festival, visit . Five days of international and local short films, feature films, animation, filmmakers surprises, educational forums, guest speakers, parties, and the quiet charm of historic Beaufort will all be on display February 21st through the 25th. .

It is also an opportunity to showcase the beautiful “film-friendly” region of Beaufort and the Carolina Sea Islands. For the past quarter of a century Beaufort has served as the backdrop for more than 20 major motion pictures, to include Forrest Gump, The Big Chill, The Prince of Tides,and many more.

“Through this festival we reintroduce our sweeping marsh vistas, antebellum homes, and quiet charm of the old south to a new generation of filmmakers,” said Film Society president Ron Tucker.

The festival is produced by the Beaufort Film Society. The Beaufort Film Society is a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3, member-supported organization, dedicated to providing the highest levels of entertainment and education to the public from all areas of the film industry.

To see the full list, visit here.