The new dates of the 11th Bif&st are: August 22 to 30, 2020. The festival will be radically and rationally re-invented, maintaining its consolidated feature of urban festival, in the heart of the city of Bari. The program was already completed in March, when we were forced to postpone it. Now we start again with

Rome, March 21 – This evening, at 9 pm, the Bif&st 2020, with its 300 events and screenings in 8 days until March 28, was to be inaugurated at the Petruzzelli Theatre. All canceled, as is known. Helen Mirren, Taylor Hackford and Raffaella Leone were expected on the stage of that wonderful theatre tonight to

Ettore Scola, who was Bif&st president, personally conferred in Teatro Petruzzelli the Fellini Award 2012 to the great Max von Sydow, who said in his acceptance speech: “In my career I was lucky to work with great authors, and this spoiled me a bit. I would like to share the award with the Italian film

The director of the Bif&st – Bari International Film Festival, Felice Laudadio, has informed the President of the Puglia Region, Michele Emiliano and the Apulia Film Commission Foundation that, at present, conditions for guaranteeing the event, originally scheduled for March 21-28, as well as the desired outcomes that have characterized the festival in its first

Starting from 2020, for the first time, Bif&st will be hosted in three beautiful theatres in Bari, each at a short distance: Teatro Petruzzelli and the newly restored Teatro Niccolò Piccinni and Teatro Margherita, besides the screens of Multicinema Galleria. A fourth theatre, the Kursaal, will be restored soon Teatro Petruzzelli will host the International

The Petruzzelli will also host the always crowded Cinema Lessons, daily at 11 am, right after the screening of one of their films at 9 am, held by eight prestigious cinema personalities, who will also receive – in a gala evening – the Federico Fellini Platinum Award for Cinematic Excellence, a platinum reproduction of Fellini’s

  In the section History, Memory, Bif&st 2020 will present a large retrospective with over 30 films directed by Mario Monicelli, together with a photo exhibition dedicated to the great film director who passed away ten years ago. The event is organized with the fundamental collaboration of the Cineteca Nazionale of Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia,

The Jury of the INTERNATIONAL PANORAMA competition at 10th Bif&st, headed by British film critic Derek Malcolm with Alberto Crespi, Giuliana De Sio, Salvatore Maira and Grazyna Torbicka, has conferred the following awards: Bif&st International Award for Best Film Director to ALI VATANSEVER for the Turkish film SAF. Inspired by renowned models, ranging from Italian