The Story

Just like Sarajevo or Karlovy-Vary, Sofia IFF or Warsaw IFF, have made a name for themselves as one of the most important East-European film festivals, Bucharest has become (thanks to BIFF) the host of an event that is widely acknowledged in Europe and that has had, over a period of 11 years, a very wide audience present at the festival.

This year, Bucharest International Film Festival (BIFF), in its 13th edition, is scheduled to open on April 24th and end on April 30th at the New Cinema of the Romanian Director within the Romanian Peasant Museum and at the Elvira Popescu Cinema within the French Institute.

Bucharest International Film Festival is one of the most prestigious national film festivals, as proven by the the massive audience welcomed at its foregoing editions, with a number of 19 000 sold tickets (let alone the fact that the students had free entrances), and the positive reviews from the press, along with its unique identity and the complexity of its film categories.

During the last decade, Bucharest International Film Festival has had a series of prestigious guests such as Andrei Konchalovsky, Danis Tanovic, Nikita Mihalkov, Rutger Hauer, Jerzy Skolimovsky, Jan Harlan, Radu Mihaileanu.

This Edition of Bucharest International Film Festival will take place under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Radu of Romania, with the support of The National Centre for Cinematography (CNC), The Romanian Cultural Institute and The National Patrimony.