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 cinema professionals:

  • CHRISTOPHE LEPARC, Managing Director of QUINZAINE DES RÉALISATEURS, parallel section of CANNES Film Festival (member of the BIEFF 2012 jury).
  • JONATHAN POUTHIER, cinema programmer of the CENTRE POMPIDOU - National Museum of Modern Art  Paris (member of the BIEFF 2012 jury).
  • FRANÇOIS BONENFANT, Head of Studies LE FRESNOY - Studio National Des Arts Contemporaines (member of the BIEFF 2012 jury).
  • ADA SOLOMON, Director of the International Short Film Festival NEXT, film producer and professor at the National University of Drama and Film Bucharest (UNATC).
  • LAURENTIU DAMIAN, President of the Senate of the National University of Drama and Film Bucharest and Professor Doctor at the same University (member of the BIEFF 2012 jury).
  • ANNA ABRAHAMS, Project Leader Programming at EYE FILM INSTITUTE NETHERLANDS and founder of the experimental section PARADOCS of IDFA Amsterdam (member of the BIEFF 2012 jury).
  • BRIGITTA BURGER UTZER, director of SIXPACKFILM, the main distributor of avant-garde cinema and visual art in Austria (member of the BIEFF 2012 jury).


The panel is conceived as a meeting platform, between the international professionals invited at the festival, the main Romanian educational institutions in this field - the National University of Drama and Film Bucharest and the National University of Arts - and the Romanian cinema and visual art students and professionals. The seminar is an opportunity not to be missed by Romanian filmmakers to be introduced to the international cinema and visual art  market. The seminar is open to all Romanian filmmakers and visual artists, regardless of their creative genre or experience.


2. The Panel on "LE FRESNOY, Studio National des Arts Contemporaines Panel", where Mr. Francois Bonenfant, Head of Studies Le FRESNOY, will present the institution he represents to the Romanian cinema and visual art students and professionals, highlighting the special opportunities that it offers to young talented artists worldwide. With over 15 years of experience, LE FRESNOY is an unique post-graduate institution, a cinema and visual art master, 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 as: Jean-Luc Godard, Tsai Ming-Liang, Bruno Dumont, Chantal Akerman, Michael Snow, João Pedro Rodrigues, Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet and many others. The panel will take place on Thursday, November 22nd, at 12:00, at the French Institute Bucharest.


Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF is organized by The Association for Culture and Image, with the support of The National Centre of Cinematography, The National University of Drama and Film, The National University of Arts, Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains, MNAC National Museum of Contemporary Arts, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Romania Film, The Konrad Adenauer Foundation, The Austrian Cultural Forum, Goethe Institut, UNIFRANCE, The French Institute, The Embassy of the Republic of Korea, 360 Revolution, Jameson, JTI, Samsung, Kodak, Noumax, Abis Studio, Dacia, ALLTUR, Libraria Bastilia, Gens du Bien, Stage Expert, Lente, Hotel Moxa, La Mama, UPS, Today Advertising, Carter Films, Tipografia Everest, Kraftmark, Scala Pub.


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