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The Buffalo International Film Festival (est. 2006) champions regional, national, and international films that push the limits of independent cinema–presenting quality films from around the world to WNY residents and visitors. BIFF is committed to amplifying diverse voices and exhibiting cutting-edge programming in narrative, documentary and experimental film. A proud supporter of local filmmaking, BIFF also offers workshops, seminars, industry panel discussions, fiscal sponsorship and professional development opportunities.

Squeaky Wheel’s exhibition programs, residencies and events are made possible with generous support by the County of Erie and County Executive Mark Poloncarz, the National Endowment of the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and individual members, businesses, and supporters. Support Squeaky by becoming a member or donating to us here.




Squeaky Wheel is pending certification from Working Artists for the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) for 2017.


Buffalo International Film Festival

Saturday, October 7
11am, 12:15pm, 3pm, 4:30pm
Tickets here $10 unless specified. Buy tickets here.

Squeaky Wheel is once again excited to host the Buffalo International Film Festival! Join us for three remarkable screenings, plus a special panel talk on Women in Film! More information can be found at buffalofilm.org

11:00am BIFF Shorts: Youth Program (free)
Join us for a screening local youth showcase freaturing films created by students of Squeaky Wheel’s youth education programs. The works will be a selection of exceptional short experimental works and documentary based projects done by Buffalo Youth. This event is free and open to the public.

12:15pm : 8 Borders 8 Days (Amanda Bailly, 2017)
A gut-wrenching first person account of Sham, a fierce single mother of two, as she escapes the Syrian civil war.
Showing with:
One Word (Caleb D. Shaffer, 2017)
Sammi, a shy African refugee struggles to adapt to her new life in the UK as he comes out of his shell.
More Than Two Days (Ahmed Abdelnaser, 2017)
Two teenage boys reconcile a past trauma in Ahmed Abdelnaser’s understated Qatarie drama in More Than Two Days.

3pm: Women in Film Panel
Moderated by Tilke Hill
A discussion with filmmakers about their work and what it means to identify as a woman behind the lens in film and media industries today. With Savanna Washington, Ali Weinstein and more. Followed by Q&A.

4:30pm BIFF Shorts: Experimental
A cinematic platform for abstract expressions, poetic essays, and unique perspectives. 53 minutes.

End of Time Milcho Manchevski
Time has stopped and the universe has contrasted into the size of a grain of rice in Micho Manchevski’s visual essay on culture and temporality.

Sigit Phil Hastings
Signal Intelligence – the act of collecting/intercepting information takes an interstellar journey through the microscopic image in Phil Hastings Sigint.

Portrait of Snow Roy Zheng
An encounter with a younger artist allows legendary visual artist and experimental film pioneer Michael Snow the opportunity to reflect on his career.

Niofar Hugo Lemant
Tracing the steps of a French girl in rural Senegal, Hugo Lemant’s explores the ties that bind in a haunting abstract essay on humanity and cultural exchange.

The Fourth Kingdom Adan Aliaga
A poetic exploration of a New York City redemption center for plastics where immigrants and underdogs come together to chase the illusive American Dream.

Manufactured Obsolescence Elijah Pike
A critique of materialism, technology, and commodities designed for obsolescence.

Corp Pablo Polledri
Ambition, exploitation of labour, environmental pollution, human degradation..all in a day’s work in Pablo Polledri’s playfully horrific animated essay.

Angry Black B*tch April Kelly
A glimpse into different interpretations of anger within black women combining spoken word, hypnotic performances and cinematography.