"We exhibit a selection of narrative features, documentary features, experimental films, short films, and animated films. Along with emerging talent, we have hosted a number of special guests including actor/director Steve Buscemi, director Albert Maysles, director John Waters, writer/director/actor Miranda July, director Harmony Korine, director Guy Maddin, director Bobcat Goldthwait, actor Kevin Kline, director Alan Ball, director/actor Melvin Van Peebles, actor/director Chris Eigeman, writer/director Rian Johnson, comedian Denis Leary, actor Michael Cera, actor Chris Cooper, actor Sir Ben Kingsley, actor Hal Holbrook, actor Famke Janssen, actor Danny Huston, actor Michael Cera, actor Jesse Eisenberg, actor Robert Vaughn, actress/director Julie Delpy, actor Jim Sturgess, actress Illeana Douglas, comedian Bob Odenkirk, comedian Fred Armisen, comedian Rob Corrdry, actor Bill Pullman, actor Dylan Baker, actor Will Arnett, actress Eliza Dushku, actor James Urbaniak, actress/director Amber Benson, actor Fran Kranz, actor/writer/director Lake Bell, director Michael Almereyda, Professor Noam Chomsky among many others.
Along with quality programming, IFFBoston prides itself on treating filmmakers well. Selected feature-length filmmakers are offered transportation to and from sponsored airline cities as well as hotel accommodations. Filmmakers are provided with festival all-access passes. The festival provides a filmmaker's lounge stocked with abundant food, drink, desserts, internet access, games, press interview areas, and other treats generously sponsored by local vendors."