Bif&st International Film Festival – Bari
April 27th to May 4th. The Film Festival for all movies lovers.
Bif&st – Bari International Film Festival, now in its 9th edition, takes place from April 27th to May 4th, 2019. Since 2010, it attracts both professionals and cinema lovers.
Organized by the Apulia Film Commission, the festival has a non-competitive section, dedicated to feature films made in the last year and possibly unreleased, and a competitive section reserved to 12 movies (at least 70-minute long) made in 2018-19 and unreleased in Italy.
The jury, which has the task to assign the “Federico Fellini” Awards, is composed of 30 viewers + an important industry personality. The awards go to the Best Movie, Best Actress in a Leading Role, and Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Besides the contest – the heart of the festival – the program also includes previews, short movies, retrospectives, documentaries, exhibitions, seminars and many other events dedicated to cinema.
Among this year’s events a retrospective dedicated to Ennio Morricone movies.
President of the event is German director Margarete Von Trotta, who exclusively previewed 3 movies produced by her at Bif&st: Die abhandene Welt (2015); Hannah Arendt (2013) and Die Schwester (2011).
The Festival is designed and directed by Felice Laudadio.
Ettore Scola was Honorary President for several years.