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There are many ways to come to and to leave the festival!  – How to get there

Please note that the BIFFF cannot be held responsible for your trajectories, so be careful!

The festival will take place from the 9th to the 21st of april 2024 in Palais 10 of the Heysel.

Place de Belgique 1, 1000 Bruxelles

Individuals under the age of 16 are not permitted at the festival unless explicitly stated otherwise (like the Family Day or the Recyclerie Fantastique) or with parents’ authorizations.

The access to the festival site is free. You can enjoy the atmosphere of the festival and take part in the theater animations, the body-painting and face-painting contests, the Art BIFFF and its exhibition, the famous vampire ball and the Born after Matrix day that’s free for teenagers between 16 and 25, the Comics Land and the autographs of its artists, the Questions & Answers (meetings between guests and the public), or take a look at the festival bar, etc. Free screenings require a ticket available 1h before beginning of the screenings at the tickets stand only.

However, access to film screenings can only be done by purchaising a ticket at the village or on our website.

Yes, the Heysel stage and it’s palaces are equipped for people with reduced mobility. Get discounts when you buy tickets at the cashier’s booth with proof of disability.

There are several car parks around Brussels Expo:
→ Brupark car park (Parking T)
→ Brussels Expo parking B
→ Brussels Expo parking C: accessible from exit 7A of the Ring
→ Trade Mart parking Price: on average €10
→ Charging stations: Parking Buro Market, Greenfly BE, Atomium and Allego

Tickets & Prices

The entrance to the festival (BIFFF Village) and most of the animations and events are free (and even some screenings). However, access to film screenings can only be done by purchaising a ticket at the village or on our website. 

Free animations: BIFFF Expos, Make-up Contest, Art Contest, Freaky Faktory, Q&A: Questions & Answers

On the 12/04 the entrance will be free for the 16-25 years old within the limit of available places! (Please come to the “Accreditations” stand 1 hour before the desired event).

Free screenings require a ticket available 1h before beginning of the screenings at the tickets stand only.

Prices depend on the day and time of the film:

  • Films on 9/04 and 21/04: 15 euros
  • Films at 11:30/14:00/16:30 at Ciné 1: 11 euros
  • Films at 11:30/13:30/16:00/23:59 at Ciné 2: 10 euros
  • Films at 7pm/9.30pm at Ciné 1: 12 euros
  • Films at 6.30/9:00pm at Ciné 2: 11 euros
  • Short films at Ciné 2: 11 euros

On sale from 09/04/2024 to 21/04 at the ticket office in the village 30 minutes before the first film until 30 minutes after the last film

Tickets are not numbered and cannot be returned or exchanged.

Pre-sales are available from 25 March 2024 on the website or in the festival from 09/04/2022 at the Heysel – Palais 10 (Village – Cash desk)

Pre-sales are available until 1 hour before the screening concerned.

Pre-sales should be collected at the festival.

  1. Go to the BIFFF website (www.bifff.net)
  2. Click on Films -> Program
  3. Select one or more films to add to your shopping cart
  4. Pay your shopping cart
  5. Present your order at the festival cash desk to get your tickets

Yes, there is a discount for : Unemployed, Students, PMR, +65

Only on site, NOT available online!

Please show proof of age when buying a ticket at the cash desk.

Free tickets within limit of available seats for 16-25 years old with proof of age on the day of the Born After

You can buy the subscription on the BIFFF website from 25/03/2023 for 250 euros.

There are different PASSes depending on the time of the day and the cinema. In all cases, they can only be purchased at the festival and not online. Also, they do not apply to the Opening and Closing Gala, the Master Classes and The Night.

The Ciné 1 PASSES:

  • DAY PASS from 2pm to 4:30pm: 16 euros
  • EVENING PASS from 7pm to 9:30pm: 18 euros
  • HIGH FIVE PASS which allows one person to see 5 different films: 45 euros HIGH FIVE STUDENT PASS which allows a student to see 5 different films: 30 euros
  • KAYAK PASS which contains 10 tickets for any film and any number of people in Cine 1 or Cine 2 for 85 euros

Cine 2 PASSES:

  • DAY PASS from 1.30 pm to 4 pm: 14 euros
  • EVENING PASS from 6.30 pm to 9 pm: 16 euros
  • LATE NIGHT PASS from 9pm to 11:59pm: 15 euros
  • KAYAK PASS which contains 10 tickets for any film and any number of people in Cine 1 or Cine 2 for 85 euros

About the films

The features and the shorts are in the original language with French, Dutch and English subtitles. For each film, we indicate in the following order: The country of origin, the audio language, and the available subtitles: England – English – SUB: EN / FR / NL

 

The films are sorted by competition when you search on our website www.bifff.net, you will just have to select those on our ticketing service. They are also indicated in the schedule, the program, the catalog by color. There are 6 competitions: Black Raven, White Raven, Emerging Raven, International, European,and the Critics Prize.

The films are sorted by categories when you search on our website www.bifff.net, you will just have to select those on our ticketing service. They are also indicated in the schedule, the program, the catalog by color.

On the website, you will find the Guests pages

In the program thes screenings featuring guests are indicated with a pictogram of a person.

In the catalog, you will find the list of guests in the first pages and a page with the summary of the Interviews in “Q&A“.

For each guest, there is a presentation of the film in the theater before the beginning of the film, a Q&A session with the public and a moment of signatures afterwards. The Q&A and signatures of Theater 1 will take place in the Q&A area in the festival village. Free access, within limits set by the guests.

CINE 2 right at the exit of the theater

Absolutely not! A great way to find the movies according to your taste is to go to our brand-new WikiBIFFF site. Choose the classics you like and let us guide you.

Events

Young people aged 16-25 will be able to go to the accreditation desk one hour before the desired session to get a free ticket.

This will be done with proof of identity and subject to availability, on Wednesday 12 April only. (16-25 inclusive) Within the limit of seats available.

More info : Event Born After

The Vampire Ball takes place on 20 April from 10pm to 6am. It is a totally free event and party.

  • A make-up stand is available.
  • A competition of the best costume will take place during the night.

Places are limited.

More info: Vampire Ball

The Night takes place on 13 April from 11.30 pm to 8 am.

The entrance price is 30 euros and includes 4 films and 4 shorts as well as a breakfast formula.

Films : The NIGHT

The make-up contest takes places on april 14 from 12 pm to 9:30 pm
There are two categories: make-up with prosthesis and make-up without prosthesis.

To participate, you have to register on the BIFFF website and then the team will choose the most talented candidates for the final of the contest taking place during the festival.

The jury will choose three winners in each category. They will all win a prize which will be awarded at the end of the day in the BIFFF Village.

More info : Make-Up

The BIFFF EXPO is an art exhibition that runs throughout the festival, all two weeks, all day long. You can find the expositions in different places around the festival like the main hall and even our NO NAME BAR.

It is completely free, however everything you see is available for purchase. This year we will also host The Recyclerie Fantastique, where different sustainable and second-hand crafstpeople will showcase and sell their creations.
More info : EXPO
La Reclyclerie Fantastique

The Freaky Faktory is a bizarre bazaar market of creators and craftsmen/woman, you can visit them to find out more about their crafts and purcahse them if they suit your needs.

More info : Freaky Faktory
Want to be one our stands for next year : Contact us

PIX HELL is a board game competition organised by BIFFF and the European Centre for Alternative Culture.That runs throughout the festival from 9/04 to 12/04.

The 21/04 the winner will be showacsed at our NO NAME BAR.

More info : Pix’Hell

Being Stephen King is a writing competition organized with ASBL Impulsion, during which candidates will be invited to write a short fiction story, with the prize of a KAYAK pass valid for the 42th edition!

The activity will take place from April 10 to 18, the first week at the ROTONDE and the second at the NO NAME BAR. Please note that the contest will be held in French only.

More info: Being Stephen King.

It is an art contest held from 11 to 14 April from 5 pm to 10 pm. You can draw anything as long as it is linked to the fantastic /fantasy.

The candidates will have only 5 hours to do their work.

The works can be exhibited during the rest of the festival.

The award ceremony will take place on Wednesday 17/04 April at 7 pm.

The prizes are as follows:

  • The 1st prize: Exhibition of 5 works during the next festival + materials offered by the Géant des Beaux-Arts.
  • The 2nd prize: Exhibition of the work at the Museum of Fantastic Arts in Brussels + materials offered by the Géant des Beaux-Arts.
  • The 3rd prize: Materials offered by the Géant des Beaux-Arts”.

The Guild: The Order of the Raven

Do you like the BIFFF? Help us to organize our next events by participating financially by joining our guild. This way you will also be able to enjoy many advantages.

The different statuses:

    • Warrior/ Gremlin: 20 euros
    • Guardian/ Dragon: 50 euros
    • Lady/ Lord/ Wizard: 200 euros

More info 

Send us the amount corresponding to your rank by transfer to the following account: ING BIFFF ASBL – IBAN BE84 3630 1263 1359 /BIC: BBRUBEBB

Please also provide the following information: name, e-mail and rank If you have a sponsor, please also mention his/her name.

More info

Warrior/ Gremlin:

  • Your name on the BIFFF website.
  • A badge with the effigy of your character of choice.
  • A ticket for Cinema 1 for the festival (except The Night, the opening and the closing).

Guardian/ Dragon:

  • Your name on the BIFFF website.
  • A badge with the effigy of your character of choice.
  • 2 cinema tickets for Ciné 1 for the festival (except The Night, the opening and the closing).
  • Possibility to participate in the draw to win a screen print of the BIFFF 2024.

Lady/ Lord/ Wizard:

  • Your name on the BIFFF website.
  • A badge with the effigy of your character of choice.
  • 2*2 cinema tickets for Ciné 1 for the festival (except The Night, the opening and the closing).
  • Possibility to participate in the draw to win a BIFFF 2024 screen print.
  • Access to the VIP bar for you and one person of your choice
  • A Gold Card that gives you VIP access to 5 films in Cine 1 (except The Night, the opening and the closing).

More info

Other

Yes, we can! This is the year when you will be able to take out your vintage BIFFF tokens, either to show off or to consume!

Yes, there is the Little Shop booth with BIFFF merchandising, which also hosts Claire from Clariscreen who sells screen prints (including the BIFFF one!) and Jobags who makes accessories himself, notably from recycled BIFFF tarps. There will also be the DVD stand, The Skull or the new Impact Souvenir film merchandise stand.

Please inquire at the festival’s cash desk or send an email to info@bifff.net

No, with the exception of animals that are required to help people and that can be justified by a medical prescription and by notifying the organization via our social networks or info@bifff.net

The recording of films is strictly prohibited and this policy will be strictly enforced. The organizers reserve the right to refuse any electronic device they deem inappropriate.

The BIF Market is the festival’s professional market, where directors, producers, buyers, sellers, distributors and other representatives of the film industry meet (in person and online this year). More info at: www.bifmarket.net

Hell yes ! Check out our Ephmère stand or our permanent ones ! BIFFF will not be held responsable for your drunk tattoos !

Please contact us on info@bifff.net or on social media! Also feel free to ask at our WELCOME desk or anyone with a badge!