Shari Carlson, the festival director, is herself an actress and teacher with her own studio in San Francisco, and this is the core of her festival. She lives and breathes acting and its obvious she cares deeply of the craft and those that participate in it. It really was an honor to be considered and to be a part of the BAFF in 2017. The ceremonies held looked way beyond fun and I wished I could have been able to attend but was working on a project the same weekend. They shared info throughout on social media for those unable to be there. I highly recommend BAFF, a very original fest from a dedicated acting teacher and staff!