9th Biffes – 2017

February 2, 2017 – February 9, 2017

World in Bengaluru

We are pleased to announce the 9th edition of BIFFES, the Bengaluru International Film Festival to be held during February 2, 2017 to February 9, 2017. Film screenings are scheduled in two cities Bengaluru and Mysuru.

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, performing arts, and cinema. The Kannada Film Industry has made significant 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 8thedition which was held during January 27 and February 05, 2016was a resounding success with screening of nearly 230 films across 15 screens from more than 45 countries, in Bengaluru and Mysuru and witnessed by more than 8000 delegates who enjoyed and appreciated the quality of cinema presented.

The ninth edition, to be held during February 2 – February 09, 2017, will have different sections as mentioned below. Selection of films will be made by expert committees.

  1. Cinema of the World
  2. Asian Cinema
  3. Indian Cinema
  4. Kannada Cinema
  5. Kannada Cinema of Popular Entertainment
  6. Retrospectives
  7. Country Focus
  8. Documentaries
  9. Homage
  10. FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) award winners
  11. NETPAC (Network for Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema)  award winners
  12. Bio-Pics
  13. 125 Years Remembrance : Dr. B.R Ambedkar
  14. Centenary Tribute
  15. French Cult Comedies
  16. Unsung Invisible India
  17. 50 Years in Kannada Cinema : Dr. Srinath

Like in the previous editions Competitive sections for Asian, Indian and Kannada Cinema will be held with handsome Cash prizes. A special section for Kannada Cinema of popular Entertainment is also being added this year with special awards.

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.

For more information contact us at: 9180-40996855 and biffesblr@gmail.com