The Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary

– The BIFFF returns on exceptionally summer dates and a new venue with an expanded edition to celebrate its anniversary

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On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival returns from August 29 to September 10 with a packed edition, to say the least, that will multiply meetings and events. The festival will also be held for the first time at the Brussels Expo, a large venue that should be able to accommodate its large audience. With no less than six contests, thematic sections (such as a new documentary section), prestigious masterclasses (with, among others, barry sonnenfeld Y John McTiernan) and festive events, the festival intends to return with force after two editions prevented or amputated by the pandemic.

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In the European Competition, we found 8 feature films from around the world, including the local and challenging but impressive Belgian film Megalomaniac [+lee también:
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by Karim Ouelhaj, already awarded in Fantasia. At his side, French cinema the five devils [+lee también:
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by read mysius, unveiled at this year’s Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes; the austrian movie Rubicon by Magdalena Lauritzscience fiction film presented in premiere; Little pig [+lee también:
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by Charlotte Pereda (Spain/France), a sort of rereading of the carrie selected myth at Sundance; the dutch movie Molech by Nico van den Brink; Rear [+lee también:
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entrevista: Stefan Ruzowitzky
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from the Oscar-winning Austrian director Stefan Ruzwitzky (co-produced with Luxembourg), presented at Locarno in the Piazza Grande; police secret [+lee también:
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entrevista: Hannes Þór Halldòrsson
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by Hannes Thor Halldorsson, an Icelandic comedy also discovered at Locarno in Competition; and finally, Piety [+lee también:
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by Edward Casanova, a co-production between Argentina and Spain. These films will compete for the coveted Méliès award.

The BIFFF also hosts an International Competition, in which eight films will also compete: to Hue by Michelle Garza Cervera (Mexico/Peru), small cinema by Tyler Cornack (USA), viruses 32 by Gustavo Hernandez (Argentina/Uruguay), american butcher by diego hallivis (USA), The witch, part two: the other by Park Hoon-jung (South Korea), study 666 by BJ McDonnell (USA). Two European co-productions will participate in this International Competition: summer scars [+lee también:
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entrevista: Simon Rieth
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of the French filmmaker Simon Riethpresented last May during the Cannes Critics’ Week, and eve [+lee también:
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by the lithuanian filmmaker Kristina Bouzyte and French filmmaker Bruno Sampera dystopia selected in Competition at Karlovy Vary, co-produced between Lithuania, France and Belgium.

Note that the festival is running a new Contest this year, the Emerging Raven Contest, aimed at first and second entries. It will allow you to discover ten films by new filmmakers who are encouraged to make genre films, including the first feature film by the Belgian director Veronique Jadin, Employee of the Month [+lee también:
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a feminist and gleefully macabre comedy discovered in Tribeca and Fantasia, but also the Swiss film crazy heidi by johannes hartman Y Sandro Klopstein, you lie you die of the Spanish filmmaker Hector Claramunt, The visitor from the future by Francois Descraques (France) and the Franco-Senegalese co-production Shallum [+lee también:
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by Jean-Luc Herbulot.

The other contests organized by the festival are the Cuervo Negro (dedicated to thrillers) and the Cuervo Blanco (former 7th parallel contest). The Critics’ Prize will be awarded to one of the 10 films selected in the different competitions.

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