Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival
3rd edition, November 20th-25th, 2011
Created under the patronage of the NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF DRAMA AND FILM BUCHAREST and the NATIONAL ART UNIVERSITY BUCHAREST, with the support of the ROMANIAN NATIONAL CINEMA CENTER, with strong educational purpose, BUCHAREST INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL (BIEFF) is the first and only showcase of experimental film in Romania, aimed at bringing in front of the audience highly innovative films, both in content and style, filmmakers with strong personal views on contemporary reality, which also daringly explore the boundaries of cinema language.
BIEFF – a cinema of total creative freedom and lack of compromise.
We believe BIEFF is a highly necessary event, particularly for Romania, whose cinema already proved its amazing strength in the last years, through outstanding voices like Cristi Puiu, Corneliu Porumboiu, Cristian Mungiu, Radu Jude, and others, yet mainly in the area of realistic narrative fiction. On this flourishing creative background, 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 specialized audience, particularly for the film and visual art students and professionals.
Therefore we present films that are “lessons" of experimental cinema, emblematic pieces, eye-openers on the unlimited possibilities offered by the cinematic medium, on the ways to transcend any possible borders between fiction/documentary/visual art, on transgression of boundaries on every level, from concept, structure, rhythm to the very shot construction.
We are also dedicated to offer increased visibility to cutting edge visual artists, whose work is mainly accessible in museums and art galleries circuit and rarely on cinema screen, as we believe the border area between cinema and video art is an extremely rich, creatively nourishing one, from where unique artistic voices constantly emerged over the years like Peter Greenaway, David Lynch, Derek Jarman, Andy Warhol, Stan Brakhage and others.Read less