RIVER RITES wins the Grand Prize at Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival 2013

This year’s edition of the Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF came to an end on Sunday, the 15th of December, at Cinema Studio, where the Awards Ceremony took place. The BIEFF 2013 Jury - consisting of cinema professionals such as Rémi Bonhomme, Program Manager of Semaine de la Critique, Cannes Film Festival; Joost Daamen, IDFA Amsterdam programmer; Mieke Bernink, Head of the Master of Film at the Netherlands Film…

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17 Dec 2013

TERRY GILLIAM opens the Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF 2013!

The BIEFF 2013 OPENING EVENT screens the Romanian premiere of the latest feature signed by the master of experimental film TERRY GILLIAM, THE ZERO THEOREM. The screening will take place in the presence of the director at CinemaPRO, on Wednesday, 11th of December, and it will be preceded by a Masterclass held by him at Cinema Studio. The director’s presence at BIEFF and the screening of THE ZERO THEOREM are possible thanks to the…

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3 Dec 2013

Choreography Meets Cinema at BIEFF 2013, Within the New Special Program DANCE CINEMA FROM THE NETHERLANDS

Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF celebrates this year the encounter between cinema and choreography, presenting for the first time in Romania some of the most fascinating recent collaborations between filmmakers and choreographers from The Netherlands.   With the generous support offered by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Romania and EYE Film Institute Netherlands, BIEFF presents a series of intriguing experiments that combine the dynamic…

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28 Nov 2013

CLOSING EVENT BIEFF 2013: Edward Hopper's Paintings Come to Life in Gustav Deutsch's SHIRLEY – VISIONS OF REALITY

At the Closing Ceremony of its 2013 edition, BIEFF presents the Romanian premiere of the latest film signed by the renowned Austrian visual artist GUSTAV DEUTSCH, SHIRLEY – VISIONS OF REALITY. The special screening will take place in the presence of the filmmaker at Cinema Studio, on Sunday, the 15th of December, and is possible thanks to the kind support of: the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Romanian distributor Clorofilm and…

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25 Nov 2013

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 top 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 2013 International Competition Jury and as representatives of the BIEFF…

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21 Nov 2013

All the Way from Cannes, QUINZAINE DES RÉALISATEURS Returns to BIEFF

Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival Bucharest BIEFF continues in 2013 its inspiring collaboration with QUINZAINE DES RÉALISATEURS. Parallel section of Cannes Film Festival created by the French Directors’ Guild during the tumultuous events of May ‘68, QUINZAINE DES RÉALISATEURS took on the mission of creating a breeding ground where the Cannes Film Festival would regularly find its future prestigious auteurs. Since its inception,…

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18 Nov 2013

The Portuguese Cinematic Miracle at BIEFF 2013

Contemporary Portuguese cinema is undergoing a paradoxical moment. For several years now, Portugal's film industry has been dealing with a serious financial crisis; despite this situation, the Portuguese cinema of the last couple of years reflects a real creative boom, standing out through an impressive number of exceptional films, which have been highly successful both in terms of audience and in the international festival circuit, gaining praise and recognition at some of the major film…

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13 Nov 2013

Volunteers Wanted!

BIEFF caută din nou voluntari dedicați, entuziaști și proactivi! Cea de-a patra ediție aduce o serie de filme în premieră, dar și multe evenimente la care tu vei avea posibilitatea să lucrezi din interior alături de o echipă dinamică!   Ca voluntar, rolul tău este esențial în organizarea festivalului, și, totodată, vei acumula multă experiență în ceea ce privește organizarea de eveniment și vei avea posibilitatea să cunoști oameni interesanți!…

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7 Nov 2013

New Audacious Experiments in the BIEFF 2013 Line-Up

Like every year, the BIEFF 2013 International Competition offers Romanian audiences the rare opportunity to encounter some of the most daring artistic voices which stood out in the international film festival circuit during the past year, most of them never accessible before in Romania. We invite you to visit our website ( to explore in detail our complete curatorial presentations.   From the always interesting Berlinale Shorts selection,…

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6 Nov 2013

From Rotterdam to Bucharest, some of the most intriguing Tiger Awards for Short Film 2013 nominees for the first time in Romania at BIEFF

BIEFF continues its inspiring collaboration with the International Film Festival Rotterdam, bringing again to Bucharest, like every year, some of the most intriguing works signed by visual artists from the official selection of Rotterdam 2013, part of BIEFF’s endeavor to connect the Romanian audience to the most innovative trends in contemporary cinema.     Present as well in BIEFF 2010 and 2012 competitions, NICOLAS PROVOST keeps on surprising us, coming back with his most…

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3 Nov 2013

Unconventional and Thought-Provoking Cinema in the BIEFF 2013 International Competition

As usual, the BIEFF International Competition features some of the most innovative short films from the field of experimental cinema and visual art, works which have been 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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31 Oct 2013

IDFA Amsterdam, the Main European Documentary Film Festival, Returns to BIEFF 2013

Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF continues its excellent long term collaboration with the Dutch film industry, bringing again to Bucharest in 2013 the prestigious IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam - the main European documentary festival, also called “the Cannes of documentary film” - within the special program IDFA PARADOCS.   The Netherlands is one of the key international players in the area of…

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28 Oct 2013

The Legendary OBERHAUSEN Short Film Festival Comes Back to BIEFF

After its major success at BIEFF 2012 and 2011, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen returns to Bucharest. 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 60 years now, Oberhausen is one of the most important events of its kind in the world, a place where short…

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24 Oct 2013

The Most Daring Films Arrive at this Year’s Edition of Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival

Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF connects Romanian audiences to the newest trends in film and visual art once again! Between the 11th and the 15th of December, at Cinema Studio and Cinema Elvira Popescu, moviegoers will be able to enjoy a variety of selections coming from the most important European film festivals, presented in Bucharest by BIEFF through cultural partnerships that are unique in Romania and have become long-term collaborations for our festival.  …

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21 Oct 2013

BIEFF 2013 Romanian Selection

Today we are pleased to announce the Romanian films selected for the BIEFF 2013 programme!   Andy Warhol Tribute (r. Barna Némethi & Vlad Feneșan, 2011, 7', Romania) Ask the River, Ask the Tree... (r. Mitoș Micleușanu, 2013, 5', Moldova) Awaken Thee, Romanian! (r. Alex Gâlmeanu, 2013, 1', Romania) Becoming (r. Vlad Feneșan, 2013, 10', Romania) Hotel California - Noblesse Oblige (r. Carmen Lidia Vidu, 2013, 9', Romania) Image Fisherman (r. Alexandru…

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16 Oct 2013