BIFFF 2017 Awards

Long Feature Award The Critic jury, composed by David Hainaut, Marc Bussens and Olivier Clinckart, has… +

34th Make Up Contest – Winners

1st Prize FX : Deneve 1st Prize Semi Pro : Emanuelli 1st Prize Amateur : Anamaria… +

30th International Body Painting Contest – Winners

1st Prize : The Dragon Queen Universe by Ratanak Tan (BeniART) and a Special mention for… +

2nd International Art Contest – Winner

Palix with his “Transmutation Phantasmagorique”

Comics Land

As every year the BIFFF in collaboration with the The Skull organizes an activity centered on… +

Lawrie Brewster

The driving force behind Hex Media, Lawrie Brewster is a jack of all trades, a technical… +

Sarah Daly

Sarah Daly is a prolific Irish musician and screenwriter whose work has been performed by Gary Oldman,… +

Ross Noble

Geordie Stand-Up Ross has been performing since he was smuggled in to his local comedy club… +

Arpad Sopsits

Arpad Sopsits graduated in adult education and library studies at the Debrecen Teachers’ Training Institute. He… +

The Experimental Tropic Blues Band

No fake poses or ambitious calculations for The Experimental Tropic Blues Band, but wild and savage… +

Tom Pouce

This die-hard fan has been a BIFFF-regular since the 2nd edition. He’s crazy enough to spend… +

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Magyar Movie Madness

After the Golden Bear in Berlin for On Body and Soul, we just had to do… +

Christensen Aaron

Aaron Christensen (aka “Dr. AC”) is a Chicago-based actor/writer who has viewed and reviewed over 3000… +

13th Belgian Film Day : Short Films

Awards / Jury The Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (the BIFFF) remains a staunch supporter and… +

Pluquet Arno

Scénariste et réalisateur né le 26 mars 1986 à Tournai, c’est d’abord sous le pseudo d’Édouard… +

De Roover Steve

After graduating from high school, Steve De Roover proved himself as a film critic for DVDInfo… +

European Short Films – Competition

Sputnik a film by Vicente Bonet Cast: Nikita Yashchuk, Sofia Feord Screenplay: Abdon Alcaniz Editing: Vicente… +

Kim Kody

Kody Kim learned to make others laugh at the school playground, where he sharpened his puns… +

Valette Eric

Eric Valette is a discrete but essential player in French contemporary cinema. He’s a fan of… +

Helfrecht Alex

Alex and Jörg are a longstanding directing, writing and producing team based in London. Their past… +

Lee Soo-Youn

Having directed 2 critically acclaimed short films (LA and The Goggles), director Lee Soo-youn made a… +

Targarona Mar

Mar Targarona founded the production company Rodar y Rodar with her husband Joaquin Padro. They were… +

Goldberg Sylvain

Sylvain Goldberg is a multi-talented artist: author, pianist, composer, interpreter, comedian and director. He is also… +

Guégan Anne-Laure

Her passport might say she’s French, but after graduating in film studies at Insas in 1995,… +

Du Welz Fabrice

In October 1972, while the survivors of flight 571 Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya were indulging in cannibalism… +

Gomez Macarena

It’s a bit hard to concentrate on writing the bio of one of our favorite actresses… +

Ambrosioni Nathan

Nathan Ambrosioni was born in Grasse, in the south of France, in 1999. And in 2013… +

Palcy Euzhan

Martinique-born Euzhan Palcy, an unconditional fan of Fritz Lang and Orson Welles, studied French literature at… +

Boulevard du Polar

Season 1 – Act 1 The “Festival Boulevard du Polar 2017” will be fantastic! As an… +

Lindberg Christina

Avant-garde feminist Christina Lindberg provoked at an early age by posing nude when she was barely… +

Thilliez Franck

Writing is a passion. You might try to make it your hobby, as young engineer Franck… +

Philippon Bénédicte

After leaving the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in 2007, Bénédicte explores various theatrical and cinematographic genres… +

Vandewattyne Jérôme

Born in 1989, Jérôme spent his childhood and adolescence devouring as many movies as possible. During… +

Shenton Kate

Born and raised in Staffordshire, she moved on to study politics at the University of York…. +

Kastrissios Steven

Born in Australia in 1982, Steven Kastrissios began making films in his early teens. Over the… +

Vachiéry Martin

Born a few months after the Chernobyl accident, young Martin Vachiéry first discovered the BIFFF in… +

Cleven Harry

After having studied Drama at the Conservatory in Liège, Harry Cleven leaves for Paris where he… +

Bussens Marc

This year Marc Bussens became chairman of the UFK (Film Critic’s Union). He started his rich… +

Ji-young Hong

Director Hong Ji-young made a glittering debut with the critically acclaimed The Naked Kitchen, a film… +

Liebman Riton

Riton Liebman, a native of Brussels, first got noticed when he was cast in Bertrand Blier’s… +

de Pierpont Jacques

Radioman Jacques de Pierpont (1950°), known as “Ponpon”, started in 1974 with the French-speaking public broadcaster… +

Carolyn Axelle

Lifelong horror (and BIFFF) fan and Brussels-born director Axelle Carolyn started out as a film journalist… +

Ledun Marin

If the Ardèche region is known for its Pont d’Arc and its crocodile farm, it also… +

Tong Stanley

Stanley Tong can first be seen on movie sets as a stuntman, but it’s clear from… +

Clinckart Olivier

Olivier Clinckart studies journalism at the ULB and joins the now defunct Grand Angle magazine as… +

Maas Dick

Dutch director Dick Maas has been a BIFFF-regular from the start. In 1985 he was a… +

Raynal Patrick

Patrick Raynal gets hooked on literature by plundering his mother’s bookcase. Combined with his passion for… +

Bazz Nicolas

Straight out of film school, Nicolas Bazz became active in video art, to much acclaim and… +

Rausin Jean-Jacques

Jean-Jacques Rausin wasn’t really keen on his philosophy and literature studies at the University of Liege… +

Tittel Jorg

Alex and Jörg are a longstanding directing, writing and producing team based in London. Their past… +

Tublen Antonio

Swedish director, writer and composer Antonio Tublen made one short after another (including The Amazing Death… +

Chan-wook Park

Let’s first thank Hitchcock for having made Vertigo, because without this film the young Chan-wook Park… +

Leclère Kadija

Kadija Leclère graduates in 1997 from the Brussels Royal Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. She acts for… +

Musso Guillaume

With the sunny climate of Antibes, you should be crazy not to spend your days outdoors,… +

International Short Films

Hors compétition The Cleansing Hour a film by Damien LeVeck Cast: Sam Jaeger, Heather Morris, Neil… +

Hitz Valentin

Valentin Hitz was born in Stuttgart, Germany, but grew up in Zurich, Switzerland and studied film… +

Nishimura Yoshihiro

There’s no need to introduce the Japanese master of special effects, Yoshihiro Nishimura. This creative mind… +

Grande Rodrigo

Rodrigo Grande was born in the city of Rosario, Argentina, in the year 1974. He studied… +

Poulain Lucile

Hailing from France, Lucile Poulain lives in Brussels since 2011. She was first active in publishing… +

Tarquin Didier

Didier Tarquin might share his name with an Etruscan king, he luckily doesn’t share his fate,… +

Amenabar Alejandro

With Alejandro Amenabar we welcome a real heavyweight to the BIFFF. He might have his hands… +

Silvestrini Ivan

Ivan Silvestrini completed his directing studies at Rome’s Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia with his 10th short,… +

Taylor Rob

Co-writer, director, co-editor, and visual effects supervisor, Rob Taylor has been turning mundane film-making into movie… +

Mendez Mike

At the age of 10, L.A-born Mike Mendez already shot super-8 movies in his parents’ garden…. +

Bourgoin Stéphane

This serial killer specialist is well known internationally for his research and expertise about criminal profiling…. +

Parker Ben

After a 10-year career in film advertising and design, Ben Parker directed the short film Shifter… +

Sci Fi Short Films

Out of Competition Icarus a film by Tom Teller Cast: Jason Tobias, Julia Farino, Thurston Hill… +

Gunzig Thomas

Thomas Gunzig is a true native of Brussels, which means he can bullshit with the best…. +

Grieco Gabriel

Still Life, the debut feature of Argentinean director Gabriel Grieco (1980°) premiered at the Sitges Film… +

Nicolson Christian

Artist/film maker Christian Nicolson originally studied design but after a 10-year career in advertising he decided… +

Seron Xavier

In 2005 his short film Rien d’insoluble was selected for the Venice Film Festival. He then… +

Cokeliss Harley

In 1966, Harley Cokeliss left Chicago to study at the London Film School. In the 1970s… +

Keil Norbert

Norbert Keil’s credits include the hugely successful and multi-award winning Bathhtub to Happiness, which was invited… +

De Sica Andrea

Andrea De Sica (Rome, 1981°) graduated from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in 2008 and obtained… +

Meiswinkel Dirk

Dirk is the creative mind behind “Krimi-Küche” (“crimes’ kitchen”). Since 2012 his murder mystery games are… +

Hainaut David

Born in 1980, a graduate in communication studies and an independent journalist since 2006, this adoptive… +

Madarász Isti

Born in 1976 in Miskolc, Hungary. Isti Madarász has been making films since his high school… +

13th Belgian Film Day: Tax Shelter

The Tax Shelter: a successful reform and an extension to the performing arts! The reform The… +

Masterclass : Is there a serial killer in the room?

The serial killer has become a popular character in contemporary fiction (Hannibal or Dexter, just to… +

Masterclass: The Human Rights League

Under The Shadow + debate Dreams and Revolts Resistance and Social Revolution in Fantasy and SF… +

Masterclass : Fabrice du Welz

The ASA (the association of French-speaking audiovisual screenwriters) is pleased to propose an encounter around the… +

Courts Mais Trash

Courts mais Trash, the Brussels festival of independent cinema, proposes a new selection of exceptional shorts…. +


To marvellously end the Easter holidays, be our guest for a double bill that the whole… +

Masterclass : Soundtrack

It is well known that cinema is not all about the image, but also and especially… +

ZomBIFFF Day: ZomBIFFF’lympics

Saturday 15 April, 11am-4pm, Mont des Arts Price: 3€ for each player (due the day of… +

ZomBIFFF Day: 10th ZomBIFFF Parade

Saturday 15 April, Mont des Arts Gathering: 4pm Start: 4:30pm For those who prefer an easy… +

6th ZomBIFFF Night

Saterday 15 April, 9pm-2am, Halles Saint-Géry : coffee and concert + 1 DJ set in the… +

2nd International Art Contest

From Wednesday 5 to Wednesday 12 April, 5pm-10pm Award Ceremony: Thursday 13 April, 7pm 1st Prize:… +


Animare Little Red Riding Hood Who doesn’t know this tale! Little Red Riding Hood is searching… +

3rd Gaming Madness Days

Program with a focus on Virtual Reality: Blending A Game Jam : from Friday 31st March… +

Sport Doen

We are fond of visual violence, but every once in a while our ears also crave… +

32nd Vampire Ball

Hôtel de la Poste, Tour & Taxis Opening Make Up – 9:30pm Opening Ball – 11pm… +

Pimp my chair

What started as a crazy bet, became a full-time occupation for Thierry De Raymaeker. He makes… +

11th Cosplay Contest

This year, you’ll be able to admire passionate people from the four corners of Belgium to… +

34th Make-Up Contest

From Wednesday 5 till Thursday 13 April, 5:30pm-10:30pm Free entry Attribution of prizes on Saturday 15… +


Patrick Van Craenenbroeck Patrick spent his youth in the region of Liedekerke and Affligem, on the… +

Poster 2017

Didier Tarquin Didier Tarquin might share his name with an Etruscan king, he luckily doesn’t share… +

30th International Body Painting Contest

Sunday 9 April, 11am-4pm Attribution of prizes 5pm Free entry Organised in collaboration with Fardel Cosmetics…. +

Lebel Natalie

Studied literature and cinema at the University of Paris VIII. Since 2006, head of Sales and… +

Devillers Michel

Born in Tournai on June 20th 1950, a painter and a sculptor, he is one of… +

Trifin Guy

Born in 1954 and graduated in History. In 1988, he enters as PR manager the Wallonia-Brussels… +

Reunis Gilles

After working for 5 years as marketing manager at the Cinéart movie distribution company, Gilles Reunis… +

Stassens François

François Stassens is the head of the SABAM’s audiovisual department. His mission is to be the… +

Bontinckx Christian

Born in 1954, Christian Bontinckx studied psychology, pedagogy and cinematography at the ULB in Brussels. He… +

Bourgois Bénédicte

Since 2006 she’s been the head of the RTBF’s Short Films Acquisitions and TV shows, especially… +

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