Bucharest International Film Festival (BIFF), anniversary edition
In 2019, the Bucharest International Film Festival (BIFF) celebrates 15 years of existence. BIFF's longest-running competitive feature film festival from Bucharest, BIFF continues the tradition of showing cinema audiences, for the first time in Romania, some of the most anticipated recent films in the world, with the participation of leading guests.
The competition will propose eight very new films, present in big festivals and made by highly appreciated filmmakers - some dedicated, others at the beginning. They will be judged by an international jury of five personalities from the film world. In the Panorama section, some of the most titrated films of the past year of some cult directors will be included.
This year, BIFF was included in the "La Roumanie en France / La France en Roumanie" program, so a special section will be dedicated to an important French filmmaker who will be present in Bucharest. In addition, a devoted Romanian filmmaker will be honored with a " carte blanche". And the young audience will be able to enjoy a selection of children's films.
Special guests from previous editions include Vanessa Redgrave, Danis Tanovic, Jerzy Skolimowski, Andrei Konchalowski, Amos Gitai, Manoel de Oliveira, and Rutger Hauer.
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La Roumanie en France / La France en Roumanie
Bucharest International Film Festival has the honor of being included in the bilateral cultural program "La Roumanie en France / La France en Roumanie" at its anniversary edition. The BIFF is therefore pleased to dedicate a special section to French cinema, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Center for Cinematography and the French Institute of Paris. We will present a retrospective dedicated to an appreciated filmmaker who will be present in Bucharest for meetings with the audience. Also, the section will also feature two animated films for children in particular.
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