8th Biffes – 2016

January 28, 2016 – February 5, 2016

We are pleased to announce the 8th edition of BIFFES, the Bengaluru International Film Festival to be held during January 28, 2016 to February 5, 2016.

The festival is being organized by the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy for Government of Karnataka supported by Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce.

Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka State in India, is an important centre of International film culture in keeping with Karnataka’s glorious heritage and the State’s achievements in the fields of literature, fine arts, and cinema. The Kannada Film Industry has made signal contribution to the quality and range of cinematic expression and grown to produce over a 100 films every year. Films from Karnataka have won national and international recognition and critical acclaim at various Film Festivals.

We would like to recall here that our 7th edition which was held during December 04-11, 2014 was a resounding success with screening of nearly 174 films across 11 screens from more than 45 countries, and witnessed by more than 5000 delegates who enjoyed and appreciated the quality of cinema presented.

The eighth edition, to be held this year, during January 28 – February 04, 2016, will have different sections as mentioned below. Selection of films will be made by expert committees.

  1. Kannada Cinema Competition
  2. Chitrabharati – Indian Cinema Competition
  3. Asian Cinema Competition
  4. Cinema of the World
  5. Country Focus
  6. NETPAC Award Winners
  7. FIPRESCI Award Winners
  8. Grand Classic
  9. Biopics
  10. Recommended Screenings
  11. World Premiere
  12. Festival Picks
  13. Karnataka Dialects
  14. Retrospectives
  15. Vintages (Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winners)
  16. Homages
  17. Documentaries
  18. Short Films
  19. Academic Discourses

Vikalp Bengaluru is curating the documentary section with Indian Currents, International, Climate Change and Drougth, Student films and the Retrospective.

Like in the previous editions Competitive sections for Asian, Indian and Kannada Cinema will also be held with handsome Cash prizes.

The festival will also host various forums for academic interactions like seminars, Workshops, Master classes etc., for the benefit of film professionals, discerning audiences and students on different aspects of cinema.

We invite filmmakers, film critics and the film fraternity to participate in the festival. We sincerely hope the film lovers will utilize this opportunity to enroll as delegates and enjoy the contemporary world cinema and the classics.