Ninth annual Buffalo film festival underway

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — International and national flicks, along with grass roots films are all being celebrated throughout this week as part of the Buffalo film festival.

The fest kicked off Monday in The Castle in the City of Tonawanda. The ninth annual festival is said to be a good way for local movie makers to make connections and expand their networks.

“We’ve grown substantially, it’s been great, it’s been a great ride so far. We’ve got a lot of panels, film makers coming from all over the world,” Bill Cowell, founder of the Buffalo-International Film Festival, said. “Looking forward to meeting them, connecting, getting other film makers connected, it a really good networking process.”

The festival will run through Saturday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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