Bif&st International Film Festival – Bari
21-28 April. The Film Festival presided by Margarete Von Trotta.
Bif&st – Bari International Film Festival, now in its 9th edition, takes place from Saturday April 21 until April 28, 2018. 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 2017-18 and possibly unreleased, and a competitive section reserved to 12 movies (at least 70-minute long) made in 2017-18 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:
– screening of two restored movies: Last Tango in Paris and Cinema Paradiso
– meetings and screenings dedicated to director Marco Ferrari and producer Franco Cristaldi
Full program >>>
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.