Tuesday, February 26, 2013

BIFF profile: Have film fest, will travel

Registration Coordinators Arlene LaMar and Ashley Peterson at the B.A.D. Party. [Photo by Bonnie Chaim]
BIFF DigiComm Commando

Some people travel around the country to participate in triathlons. Some travel to participate in dog shows. But lucky for BIFF, Arlene LaMar, BIFF’s intrepid Registration Coordinator, has a better idea.

Arlene travels around the country to volunteer in film festivals. She got the film-festival volunteer bug after volunteering for BIFF for several years. She’s volunteered at Sundance, Telluride, Traverse City. But
when she moved to Columbus, Ohio last year, she knew she would be back to help out with BIFF 2013.

When asked how BIFF compares to other festivals, Arlene said that BIFF’s films are much more accessible to filmgoers. “I think that Boulder’s spirit has really shaped BIFF. The movies reflect what Boulder is all about,” she says.

Arlene is already planning her trip for next’s year 10th anniversary BIFF. “I’m very excited. I’ll be back,” she says. Thanks for all your help Arlene, and see you next year!