Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival

Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival

Come to see what the future of cinema looks like! BIEFF2014alt="Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival 2014 poster"

The 5th edition of Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF will take place between December 10th and December 14th, 2014, at CinemaPRO and Elvira Popescu Cinema.

Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF is the first and only Romanian showcase of experimental film, a non-commercial and educational event for total creative freedom and lack of compromise.

BIEFF is also the first event in Romania dedicated to promoting the border area between cinema and visual art, offering increased visibility to cutting edge visual artists, whose work is mainly accessible in museums and in the art gallery circuit and rarely on cinema screen.

This year, true to its consistent focus on experimentation, Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF launches a new challenge to its cinephile audience: the International Competition will be screened within theme programs, which bring together some of the most fearless short films of the past few years, in their search for new forms of cinematic expression:

  • ALTERNATIVE HISTORY: Lying to Tell the Truth                   
  • FAMILY TIES: Love Bonds or Prison Bars
  • RECYCLED CINEMA: Films Made of Films
  • IN SEARCH OF A SOUL: Spiritual Journeys
  • URBAN GHOSTS: Between Foreboding and Nostalgia

This thematic approach aims at expanding and deepening the cinematic experience, by placing individual works in more complex contexts, which push boundaries, trigger debates and challenge our preconceived ideas on multilayered notions such as truth, family, spiritual search and cinema itself.

Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival 2014 continues its inspiring long-term collaboration with the legendary International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.

With the kind support offered by German Films and Goethe-Institut Bukarest, BIEFF offers Romanian film lovers the chance to see some of the most intriguing works signed by female filmmakers, awarded at the 2014 edition of the Oberhausen festival.

"THE FEMALE GAZE: Cinematic Confessions By Women Filmmakers" - Special Program International Short Film Festival OBERHAUSEN

Moving from the metaphysical to the tangible, the works included in the Oberhausen theme program “THE FEMALE GAZE: Cinematic Confessions by Women Filmmakers” bring down the barriers between the film and the viewer. In these experiments of cinematic alterity, the spectator is afforded a higher level of intimacy that invites both an analytical and an emotional observation of the existential anxieties of womanhood.

Taking further its fruitful long-term collaboration with the Dutch film industry, the Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF initiates this year a new inspiring partnership, with the innovative International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

Offering a high quality line-up of carefully selected fiction and documentary feature films, short films and media art, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, now at its 44th edition, is one of the largest audience and industry-driven film festivals in the world, with a consistent focus on discovery, innovation and diversity.

The International Film Festival Rotterdam, represented by Mr. TheusZwakhals – member of the IFFR Short Film programming team – offers Romanian cinema lovers the rare opportunity to view some of the most intriguing 2014 Tiger Awards for Short Film nominees, within a thought-provoking theme program: TRANSCENDING REALITY.

An invitation to reflect on the ways we perceive the world around us, the works from this selection explores the ability of cinematic language to interpret and transform reality, thus revealing it from unexpected subjective perspectives.

BIEFF comes as a natural complementary reaction, its main goal being to broaden perception, to open a whole new artistic territory, both for the general and the specialized audience, particularly for film and visual art students and professionals.

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