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CALL FOR ENTRIES BIEFF 2013 - Romanian Works. DEADLINE: July 10th, 2013

CALL FOR ENTRIES BIEFF 2013 - Film și Artă Vizuală Românească DEADLINE: 10 IULIE 2013   FESTIVALUL INTERNAŢIONAL DE FILM EXPERIMENTAL BUCUREŞTI BIEFF caută cele mai îndrăznețe şi inovative experimente vizuale românești în vederea includerii în programul BIEFF 2013.   Creat sub patronajul Universității Naționale de Artă Teatrală și Cinematografică București şi al Universității Naționale de Arte, cu sprijinul Centrului Național…


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5 Jun 2013


The German short film METEOR, winner of the Grand Prize of the Jury at BIEFF 2012!

Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival continues to grow year after year, proof being our record audience numbers of over 10.000 attendees during the third edition of BIEFF, which filled up Cinema Scala and Cinema Elvira Popescu during the six days of the festival, between November 20th and 25th.   The new edition of Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival (BIEFF) ended on Sunday, November 25th, at Cinema Scala, where the Awards Ceremony took place. The BIEFF 2012…


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28 Nov 2012


BIEFF 2012 Panels!

We invite you to our two Panels, organized the following days by the Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF:   1. the Panel on "The production and distribution of experimental film and visual art in Europe", organized by BIEFF in collaboration with the National University of Drama and Film Bucharest, on Friday, November 23rd, between 2:00-4:00pm, at the Bastilia Bookshop (Piata Romana, no. 5)   The panel offers you the opportunity to meet a series of top…


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21 Nov 2012


Peter Greenaway’s GOLTZIUS AND THE PELICAN COMPANY, in Romanian premiere, at the BIEFF 2012 Closing Ceremony!

Only a few days after its international premiere at the Rome Film Festival, GOLTZIUS AND THE PELICAN COMPANY, the most recent film from British director PETER GREENAWAY, comes for the first time in Romania at BIEFF 2012, where it will be screened during the Closing Ceremony, on Sunday, November 25th, at Cinema Scala, in the presence of its author.   Ever since its first edition, BIEFF launched a highly successful collaboration with PETER GREENAWAY, one of the most important contemporary…


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16 Nov 2012


The winner of the Golden Lion at Venice 2012, PIETA by Kim Ki-duk, in the opening of the Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF!

The BIEFF Opening Ceremony features the Romanian premiere of this year’s winner of the Golden Lion at Venice, PIETA, signed by the controversial Korean film director Kim Ki-duk, and will take place at Cinema Scala, on the 20th of November.  The feature film will be preceded by The Wholly Family, Terry Gilliam’s latest short film, winner of the European Film Academy Award for best short film.   The two special screenings, made possible by the support of Jameson, the…


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14 Nov 2012


BIEFF promotes Romanian experimental film and visual art internationally!

BIEFF carries on its mission to promote Romanian experimental film and visual art, by presenting the most recent Romanian works both to the local audience and to some important professionals of the international film industry. Furthermore, BIEFF facilitates the direct meeting between the Romanian artists and these professionals, who are invited to Bucharest both as members of the BIEFF 2012 International Competition Jury, and as representatives of the BIEFF Special Programs:   CHRISTOPHE…


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8 Nov 2012


BIEFF and Jameson invite moviegoers to take part once again in the global competition Jameson Empire Done In 60 Seconds!

    Every year BIEFF encourages and promotes the nonconformist artistic spirit: either we are talking about renowned artists that have made history in contemporary film – like Peter Greenaway – honorary president of BIEFF, or emerging ones, that have the audacity to experiment by various artistic means.   In this context, BIEFF supports Jameson’s initiative to offer a playground for film lovers as well as professionals to manifest themselves. The global film…


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7 Nov 2012


Unconventional movies from Berlinale and Rotterdam in Romanian premiere in the BIEFF 2012 competition!

After winning over the audiences at Berlin and Rotterdam, some of this year’s most interesting short films arrive for the first time in Romania, in the International Competition of the Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, part of BIEFF’s endeavour to connect the Romanian audience to the most original trends in contemporary cinema.   Winner of the DAAD Award at Berlinale Shorts 2012 and highly acclaimed in many other festivals such as Sarajevo, Melbourne,…


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5 Nov 2012


IDFA Amsterdam, the main European Documentary Festival, for the first time in Romania, at BIEFF 2012!

Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF continues its excellent collaboration with the Dutch film industry, by presenting to the Romanian audience the prestigious IDFA International Documentary Festival Amsterdam - the main European documentary festival, also called “the Cannes of documentary film”. As well, BIEFF continues the inspiring collaboration started 3 years ago with the EYE Film Institute Netherlands.   The Netherlands is one of the key international…


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1 Nov 2012


Clermont-Ferrand winners for the first time in Romania in the BIEFF 2012 International Competition!

The series of surprises offered by the BIEFF 2012 International Competition continues. BIEFF showcases, for the first time in front of a Romanian audience, films awarded at one of the most important festivals dedicated to short films, the Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival. The screening of these very special films, which have an entirely original and touching approach on the human rights issue, is made possible thanks to the generous support offered by the Konrad Adenauer…


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30 Oct 2012


The winner of the Golden Leopard for Short Film from Locarno in the BIEFF 2012 competition!

As usual, the BIEFF International Competition features some of the most innovative short films from the field of experimental cinema and visual art, 38 multiply awarded works, presented at prestigious festivals and museums such as Locarno, Venice, Berlinale, Cannes, Rotterdam, Centre Pompidou, MOMA etc.   "Very special films that open new, unsettling perspectives on the human condition and show a remarkable audacity to experiment, both in terms of concept and cinematic…


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26 Oct 2012


The renowned CENTRE POMPIDOU brings Surrealist masterpieces by Dalí, Buñuel and Man Ray to BIEFF!

The prestigious CENTRE POMPIDOU – NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MODERN ART in Paris – grants the Romanian audience access to its impressive FILM COLLECTION, through the special program presented at the Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF 2012. Some of the major masterpieces of the Surrealist avant-garde cinema, films which continue to influence experimental visual practices to this day, come to BIEFF in an unique presentation.   CENTRE POMPIDOU is one of the most…


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18 Oct 2012


The legendary OBERHAUSEN Short Film Festival comes back to BIEFF!

After the 2011 success, the International Short Film Festival OBERHAUSEN returns to the Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF. The film lovers will once again have the chance to see, for the first time in Romania, some of the most impressive award winning titles from OBERHAUSEN.   One of the oldest film festivals in the world, running for 59 years now, OBERHAUSEN is one of the most important events of its kind in the world, a place where short film meets visual art,…


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15 Oct 2012


All the way from Cannes, QUINZAINE DES REALISATEURS returns to BIEFF!

Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival Bucharest BIEFF continues in 2012 its collaboration with QUINZAINE DES REALISATEURS, section of the Cannes Film Festival focused on the radically innovative tendencies of contemporary cinema. QUINZAINE DES REALISATEURS comes back at BIEFF with some of the most interesting short films from this year’s edition – 90 minutes of captivating cinematic experiments, all Romania premieres.   Parallel section of Cannes Film Festival,…


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9 Oct 2012


The prestigious LE FRESNOY - Studio National des Arts Contemporaines comes to BIEFF 2012!

Pursuing its educational goal, The Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF launches this year the partnership with one of the most important visual art training centers in Europe: LE FRESNOY - Studio National des Arts Contemporaines in France.   Having a 15 years long history, LE FRESNOY is a unique institution, being at the same time a study platform and a production studio, that develops new talents form all over the world, under the guidance of renowned artists such…


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4 Oct 2012


Highly awarded Austrian experimental cinema at BIEFF 2012!

The Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF 2012 showcases for the Romanian audience some of the most successful festival-awarded Austrian shorts of the past few years, a selection of exceptional titles that have won prizes on an international scale, courtesy of the SIXPACKFILM portfolio, the most important distributor of experimental cinema and visual art in Austria.   SIXPACKFILM is a non-profit organization internationally active in the promotion and distribution of…


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26 Sep 2012


Peter Greenaway, Honorary President of the Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival – BIEFF 2012

Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival (BIEFF) is back this year, between the 20th and the 25th of November, at Cinema Scala and Cinema Elvira Popescu, with new cultural partnerships for the first time in Romania and the direct support of one of the authors that made history in contemporary cinema.   Special guest of BIEFF's previous editions, the British director Peter Greenaway has been supporting the educational mission of our festival and, starting this year, he…


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18 Sep 2012