March 28th – April 2nd, 2017 / Cinema Muzeul Țăranului & Cinema Elvire Popesco / the 7th edition
Monday, April 10, 2017
Defying Borders – BIEFF's Main Award Goes to 489 Years, a Journey Through the Korean Demilitarized Zone
The 7th Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF came to a successful end on Sunday, the 2nd of April. Once again this year the audience attended in great numbers our screenings and special events, proving once more an ever-increasing interest in state-of-the-art experimentation at the border between cinema and visual art.
Friday, March 31, 2017
With the kind support of the Goethe-Institut and distributor The Match Factory, Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF 2017 closes with a gala screening of Manifesto, by German visual artist Julian Rosefeldt. A unique event for both the visual arts and the cinema world, Manifesto has been initially conceived as a multi-screen film installation, shown internationally in prestigious museums and galleries.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Within its long-term educational partnership with Cannes’ Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, BIEFF 2017 brings to Romania the latest feature by legendary cult filmmaker, Alejandro Jodorowsky, venerated for his provocative surrealist masterpieces of the 1970s (Santa Sangre, El Topo, The Holy Mountain).
Saturday, March 18, 2017
True to its consistent focus on experimentation, both at a psycho-emotional level and in terms of cinematic language, BIEFF 2017 International Competition invites the audiences to self-analysis and debate on profound layers of human nature, with its two theme programmes Searching for Transcendence: Spirituality in the Digital Age and Cutting the Cord: Family Love and Its Discontents.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Taking further the inspiring collaboration with the innovative International Film Festival Rotterdam, BIEFF offers the Romanian cinephile audience the rare opportunity to see a few of the most interesting 2016 Tiger Awards for Short Films Nominees. Focusing on cinema's role in the (re)presentation of recent history, with its intricate social and political entanglements, the theme program Painting With History relativizes notions such as reality and fiction, falsehood and truth, analysing the ways subjectivity and objectivity intertwine in constructing our personal and collective memory and identity.
Monday, March 13, 2017
When the Personal Turns Political and the Present Mirrors the Past: from Berlinale Forum Expanded to BIEFF
Within the ongoing inspiring partnership with Arsenal - Institute for Film and Video Art Berlin and with the kind support of Goethe-Institut, Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival offers the Romanian audience the rare opportunity to see some of the most thought-provoking titles from Berlin International Film Festival's avant-garde section Berlinale Forum Expanded.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Inviting the audience to reflection and empathy, Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF raises a debate on our preconceived ideas about the human body - its presentation, re-presentation and self-presentation - bringing attention to the complex social and political implications of identity. Our popular theme programmes focused on the human body and the meeting area between performance and cinema return to BIEFF’s 7th edition, between March 28th and April 2nd.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF reaches this year its 7th edition, which will take place between March 28th and April 2nd, 2017. Created under the token of the ancient Mayan greeting IN LAK’ECH ALA K’IN – which translates into English as YOU ARE ANOTHER ME – this year's edition invites the audience to an exercise in empathy, challenging our ability to put ourselves in the shoes of our fellow man.