Bronx Independent Film Festival

The Bronx is the birthplace of hip hop, home of the House That Ruth Built, the last known home of Edgar Allan Poe and a place to make films.

In the early 20th century, Bronx film studios included the Edison Studios and Terrytoons at 2826 Decatur Avenue and Biograph Studios at 807 E. 175th Street. Edison Studios' notable contributions to film included the first screen adaptation of "Frankenstein" released in 1910 and the first serial film, "What Happened to Mary", released in 1912. Martin Poll restored and reopened Biograph as the Gold Medal Studios in 1957 as the largest film studio outside of Hollywood. TVís "The Naked City", "Car 54 Where are You?" and movies like "Odds Against Tomorrow", "A Face in the Crowd", "The Fugitive Kind", "Pretty Boy Floyd" and "Butterfield 8" were filmed at Gold Medal. The Bronx International Film Festival (BXFF) was established to honor this history of film in The Bronx.


PO Box 580-179
Bronx, NY 10458
United States
New YorkUnited States


Telephone: 718-907-0079