Heysel Brussels Expo | Palais 10 | 11/04/23 – 23/04/23


Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival

The BIFFF, the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, will this year celebrate its 41th anniversary. It will take place from April 11 until April 23 at Brussels Expo, at the Heysel. During the festival, three cinemas will show over a hundred feature films and shorts, and allow you to encounter a truly unique audience.

Thanks to the master classes held by prestigious guests, lively debates, exceptional exhibitions, and breathtaking animations, this is not merely a festival you are going to attend. It is an experience like no other… Be prepared!

“This is a legendary festival and crucial for genre cinema”

Guillermo del Toro

41st edition of the BIFFF

The BIFFF offers more than just horror movies. It is first and foremost a genre film festival that is open-minded, and offers a great deal of variety. Its programme serves up thrillers, science fiction films, fantasy films, black comedies, action films, as well as many other genres.

As one of the most famous genre film festivals in the world, the BIFFF does not limit itself to screening feature films and shorts. In the course of its 13 days, almost twenty peripheral activities will be on offer. The programme includes the famous vampire ball, the must-see make-up competition, an art exhibition, as well as many other surprising events.

4.000 Films

With about 100 feature films per year and 40 years of service, the BIFFF has now screened more than 4000 films.

40 editions

Created in 1983 with the aim of organising a festival between friends, here we are 40 years later, with a great worldwide reputation! And a few more wrinkles…

50.000 visitors

Each year, more than 50,000 visitors come to enjoy our many sessions.

+ 20 events

A night out for the more adventurous, a ball for the more amorous or children’s sessions for the more fearful… We have something for everyone

International guests

Passionate films and an unhinged audience – check! But who is going to sing on stage? That is why every year we welcome internationally renowned guests to an arena that has hosted Peter Jackson, Terry Gilliam, William Friedkin, Park Chan-wook, Guillermo del Toro and many, many more.

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