“There are more film festivals in Buffalo now than any time in the area’s history, and that’s a great thing for lovers of cinema. The most purely fun of these movie extravaganzas? It’s undoubtedly the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival, which offers action, animation, comedy, drama, fantasy, horror, thriller and science fiction features and shorts from around the world.” – The Buffalo News

“Whatever your tastes, this festival has something for you.” – The Public

“Buffalo Dreams is a well oiled machine of blatant awesomeness, due completely to the fierce dedication of its showrunners, Gregory Lamberson and Chris Scioli. These two work tirelessly to program one intense and well rounded festival, and perhaps what’s more impressive is the fact that they still remain completely approachable throughout. They do all the greeting, introductions, and personally hand out passes and talk to fans and festival goers.” – Bro Knows Movies

The 2016 edition of Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival was a banner year for the event, with an expansion to 10 days and over 30 out of town filmmakers attending. We received a record 350 submissions – approximately 310 films and 40 Original Screenplays – and screened a record 107 films, 34% of the films submitted to us. Festival organizers Gregory Lamberson (Slime City, Killer Rack) and Chris Scioli intend to build on that momentum to make the 2017 edition, which will again run 10 days, the best international film festival in Western New York. Read More


Film ExpoBuffalo Film Expo (BFX), is an educational event aimed at film and television professionals, semi-professionals, hobbyists, aspiring filmmakers, students and film enthusiast.

Buffalo Film Expo will be held on dates TBA as part of Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival (Nov. 4th – 13th). BFX previously ran as a stand alone event in 2013 and 2014. Read More

Family-Film-FestivalBuffalo Dreams Family Film Festival 

Buffalo Dreams Family Film Festival will run during Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival each year. Our mission is twofold: to bring to the Buffalo area the best family films from around the world, and to introduce Western New York student filmmakers under the age of 17 to the benefits and culture of film festivals. Read More