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Bucharest International Film Festival - BIFF - B-EST

Buchar-EST International Film Festival (B-EST IFF) is the first major feature film competition organized in Bucharest held every year since 2005.


B-EST IFF, 4th edition

B-EST IFF, 14th–22nd April 2008

The 4th edition took place at Scala movie theater, with the opening film "Se, Jie" /"Lust, Caution" (Golden Lion, Venice 2007 and nominated at the Golden Globes 2008), directed by Ang Lee.

The special guest of the 4th edition was the well-known Polish director Andrzej Zulawski, who presented his film "La Fidelite" (France, 2000), and afterwards answered the questions of the spectator public in a series of Q&A.
Zulawski also delivered a master-class entitled "The importance of the
script for conceiving a film" at UNATC, attended by students,
journalists and cinema-goers.

Starting with 2008, B-EST IFF has an Honorary president - the famous Rutger Hauer. The
Dutch actor accepted the invitation to come to Bucharest during the
Festival, to take part in the the events and to also deliver a
master-class at UNATC.

The presidency of the Feature Films competition Jury was held in 2008 by Miroljub Vuckovic, the director of the National Film Center in Serbia.

The competion of B-EST included 7 feature films and 9 documentaries, and the juries decided the following awards:

B-EST IFF 2008 Trophy - "Breath / Soom", directed by Kim Ki-Duk, South Coreea, 2007
Best Direction - Christian Petzold, for "Yella", Germany, 2007
Best Screenplay - Nae Caranfil, for "The Rest Is Silence", Romania, 2007
Best Cinematography - Virginie Saint Martin, for "I am from Titov Veles", Macedonia- Slovenia- Belgium-France, 2007
"Opera Prima" award for Debut - "Meduzot/ Jellyfish", directed by Shira Geffen, Etgar Keret, France- Israel, 2007
Best Documentary - "Cold Waves", directed by Alexandru Solomon, Romania, 2007
Best Shortfilm - "Hey ho, comrades", directed by Gregor Bozic, Slovenia, 2007

The Audience Award went to "The Rest is Silence", directed by Nae Caranfil, Romania, 2007

The International Film Festival B-EST 2008 also honored the film director Liviu Ciulei and the actress Ioana Bulca with the Awards for the Entire Career.


















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About Bucharest International Film Festival - BIFF - B-EST

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B-EST IFF 2009 takes place at Cinema Studio, between 23rd and 30th March.
Price for one ticket 8 RON, 4 films pass 24 RON.
All students, regardless of university, have free access, based on their student id.

Buchar-EST International Film Festival (B-EST IFF) is the first major feature film competition organized in Bucharest, starting with 2005.

The aim of the festival has been to become a forum that encourages new cinema trends. We wish to discover new talents, to promote young filmmakers that have achieved recognition both at a national level, as well as in prestigious international competitions. We wish to bring a selection of best quality films to the cinema audience of Bucharest, and we invite you to take part in this event.

B-EST is a festival dedicated to art cinema, but also to those that want to express something new and different through film. Although the focus is represented by independent creations, low and medium-budget productions, B-EST has always managed to include important international awarded films in its selections.



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