Bif&st – Bari International Film Festival reaches every year 75.000 spectators, and in just eight editions, with its broad offer of the highest cultural level (our 2017 program presented 320 events over 8 days), it has grown to become one of the leading cinematic events in Italy.
Festival president is Margarethe von Trotta. The late film director Ettore Scola is honorary president of Bif&st. The director is Felice Laudadio, president of Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia and former director of the Venice Film Festival and Cinecittà Holding. The main venue is the prestigious Teatro Petruzzelli (in the photo), included among the most beautiful theatres in the world, and 12 other city theatres are reserved to the festival.