The president and the director of the Bif&st-Bari International Film&Tv Festival, Volker Schlöndorff and Felice Laudadio, have announced the conferral (for now virtual) of the “Federico Fellini Platinum Award for Cinematic Excellence” to the great director Jafar Panahi, imprisoned since July 2022 by the fierce Iranian theocratic regime, demanding his immediate release. The expert Committee

Submissions are now open for the 14th edition of Bif&st-Bari International Film&TV Festival, which will take place from March 24 to April 1, 2023, in Petruzzelli, Piccinni and Kursaal theatres, and in Multicinema Galleria. The event is promoted by Puglia Region. Please read the regulations (LINK) and fill in the online entry form (LINK) available in


The German director Volker Schlöndorff, Oscar winner for the film The Tin Drum – based on the novel of the same title by the Nobel laureate Günter Grass – will be the president of Bif&st 2023 with Ettore Scola and Margarethe von Trotta as honorary presidents. The 14th edition of Bif&st-Bari International Film&Tv Festival will

International Panorama competition The Jury: Giuseppe Piccioni (president), Irene Gianeselli, Kristina Kudelova, Cristiana Paternò, Pierfrancesco Diliberto-Pif, has awarded Bif&st 2022 International Award Best Film Director Clio Barnard ALI & AVA The insight of the director touches on the story of an encounter: Ali and Ava belong to an imperfect and fragmented, contemporary world and offer [...]

Bif&st-Bari International Film Festival (March 25-April 2) – under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic, promoted by the Puglia Region and the Apulia Film Commission and directed by Felice Laudadio – will confer the Federico Fellini Award to the filmmakers of Ukraine. The award, agreed with Francesca Fabbri Fellini, heir to the

The thirteenth edition of Bif&st-Bari International Film&Tv Festival – placed under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic, with the recognition and patronage of the Cinema and Audiovisual Directorate General of the Ministry of Culture, is promoted and financed by the Puglia Region and the Apulia Film Commission Foundation with the collaboration of

The Selection Committee of the 13thedition of Bif&st 2022, to be held in Bari from March 26 to April 2, has started selecting the eligible films for the various sections of the festival: International Panorama and International Premieres will be screened in Teatro Petruzzelli. Submitted Italian films must have their world premiere at Bif&st, while international films must have