Edition 1983

Nothing is easier than to fail what you have succeeded only once. Because it is necessary to master a “phenomenon” of which we learned the recipe by creating it, because, the second time, the “observers” are very attentive to track down the faults, because… So we did EVERYTHING in our power to make sure that we were doing it the right way. Judge for yourself: benefiting from our previous experiences, we are able to present you, this year, 29 unreleased films, of which a dozen are not distributed in Belgium (until now); added to the 32 films of the retrospective, it is 61 films that we “offer” to the craving ” fans ” of the fantastic and science-fiction film. Wishing to preserve the coherence of our programming, we have articulated all the evenings around the themes treated by the films that we present in “unpublished” or in “competition”. Violence and horror are the main themes, but the wonderful field of fantasy cinema is also present, and is becoming more and more popular. We have, of course, made a special effort to ensure that our event is crowned by the visit of some major personalities: we won’t take the risk of naming them, as they form the most “volatile” part of the festival. You will just have to look at the “themes” illustrated by our program to see if our hopes were not fulfilled… For this second edition, we have again accused what makes our event original: we invite you to a real popular festival of fantasy: 2 theater groups will haunt the corridors of the Auditorium, a dozen video screens will bombard you with their images throughout these 16 days during which, if you feel like it, you can “remake your portrait” at the make-up stand, you can wander around without ever getting bored by detailing the exhibitions that we have spent many months preparing (record sleeves, painting exhibitions, sculptures), etc. Note by the way that our prices are still very democratic. Compared to last year, we have, nevertheless, made some changes. First of all, we have added a “Short Film Competition” section at the end of which a “Best Short Film Award” will be given. We thought it would be interesting to add this section, because it is with the short film that most young directors show their “know-how” and, often, summarize in a masterly way what they will not develop in their next feature films. The short film is a breeding ground for talent and we wanted there to be no barrier between the public and these young directors full of ideas. So, reserve your seats now for the two screenings where they will be shown: this year, access will be free! For the first year, we have limited the competition to films from French-speaking countries. Then, we have added two other prizes to our list of winners: the “Special Fantasy Film Prize” and the “Special Science Fiction Film Prize” which replace the “Audience Prize” and the “Press Prize”, this because of our affiliation to the FIAPF! (International Association of Film Producers). We hope that you will come as numerous as last year, that you will enjoy yourselves as much as last year, and that you will meet us next year at the same time. WARNING: fasten your seatbelts, beware of counterfeits, avoid skin contact, the organizers apologize for last minute changes, keep children away (except on Wednesday afternoon for those under 16)…

  • DATES :
    13/03 until 29/03/1983
  • LOCATION : Passage 44
  • # movies : 59
  • # short : 1
  • # previews : 1
  • # tickets : 29.500

Opening

Closing

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Roy Ward Baker - Hommage to Roy Ward Baker -- Bifff 1983 (1)
  • Dark Crystal - Jean-Pierre Amiel - Bifff 1983
  • Buzelli - Bifff 1983 (1)
  • Tenebrae - Dario Argento & Daria Nicoldi - Bifff 1983 (32)
  • Jury International - Roy Ward Baker - Marion Quoilin - Lou de Prijck - Philippe Legrain - Selim Sasson - Patrick Soin - Roger Somville - Bifff 1983 (4)
  • Buzelli - Renard - Sokal - Enki Bilal - François Schuiten - omics Nights - Bifff 1983 (2)
  • Shows Bifff 1983 (1)
  • Gigi Etienne - Bifff Friends Bifff 1983 (11)
  • Audience Bifff 1983 (9)
  • Shows Bifff 1983 (10)
  • Audience Bifff 1983 (7)
  • Last Battle - Pierre Jolivet - Bifff 1983 2
  • Shows Bifff 1983 (7)
  • Make up - bifff 1983 (1)
  • Shows Bifff 1983 (6)
  • 1st Fantastic Night - Bifff 1983 (2)
  • 1st Fantastic Night - Bifff 1983
  • Shows Bifff 1983 (12)
  • Art Exhibition Bifff 1983 (2)
  • Bifff Friends Bifff 1983

COMPETITION WINNERS

  • GALAXINA
    -Audience Award
  • THE LAST BATTLE
    International Competition-Silver Raven
  • THE SAVAGE HUNT OF KING STAKH
    International Competition-Golden Raven

Highlighted competitions

International Competition

Highlighted sections

Opening

Closing

1st Fantastic Night

Comics Fantastic Night

Hommage To Roy Ward Baker

Kids Day

MOVIES

FEATURES FILMS

2001 : A SPACE ODYSSEY Adventure Science-Fiction
AELITA Adventure Comedy Drama
ALIEN Horror Science-Fiction
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Action Adventure Science-Fiction
BATTLETRUCK Action Adventure Science-Fiction
BLACULA Fantasy Horror Romance
CHRONOPOLIS Animation Drama Fantasy
COMA by Michael Crichton Drama Horror Mystery
CONAN, THE BARBARIAN Action Adventure Fantasy
DEATH SHIP Adventure Horror Mystery
FAUST by Friedrich A. Murnau Drama Fantasy Horror
FLESH GORDON Comedy Science-Fiction
GALAXINA Comedy Science-Fiction
GULLIVER’S TRAVEL Adventure Animation Comedy
HEAVY METAL Adventure Animation Fantasy
HECTOR SERVADAC’S ARK Adventure Comedy Science-Fiction
HELLNIGHT Horror Thriller
IKARIE XB I Science-Fiction
JUPITER MENACE Documentary
MEMOIRS OF A SURVIVOR Science-Fiction
METROPOLIS Drama Science-Fiction
MURDER BY PHONE Horror Mystery Thriller
MUTANT Horror Science-Fiction
PLANET OF THE APES Adventure Science-Fiction
QUATERMASS AND THE PIT Horror Mystery Science-Fiction
ROLLERBALL Action Science-Fiction Sport
SADKO Adventure Fantasy
SCANNERS Horror Science-Fiction Thriller
SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 Comedy Drama Science-Fiction
SLEEPER Comedy Science-Fiction
SOLARIS Drama Mystery Science-Fiction
SOYLENT GREEN Crime Mystery Science-Fiction
SUPERMAN Action Adventure Drama
SUSPIRIA Horror
TENEBRAE Crime Horror Mystery
THE DARK CRYSTAL Adventure Family Fantasy
THE DEADLY INVENTION Adventure Animation Fantasy
THE DEVILS Biography Drama Historical
THE FOOD OF GODS Adventure Horror Science-Fiction
THE LAST BATTLE Science-Fiction
THE PHANTOM OF THE RUE MORGUE Crime Horror Mystery
THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT Comedy Drama Fantasy
THE SAVAGE HUNT OF KING STAKH Drama Horror Mystery
THE TERRITORY Drama Horror
TIME AFTER TIME Adventure Drama Science-Fiction
VENOM Horror Thriller
WESTWORLD Action Science-Fiction Thriller
ZARDOZ Adventure Fantasy Science-Fiction

SHORT FILMS

VR MOVIES

ALL GUESTS

  • Claude Nougaro

    ...


  • Dario Argento

    Genre icon Dario Argento has given us many timeless classics. It all started whe...


  • Enki Bilal

    Enki Bilal was born in Belgrade, Yougoslavia, in 1951. He left his native city a...


  • François Schuiten

    François who ? You really don’t know who François Schuiten is ; THE very ver...


  • Guido Buzzelli

    His personal work, largely translated and published in France, is a splendid and...


  • Jean-Pierre Amiel

    ...


  • Lou De Prijck

    ...


  • Luc Besson

    French director, screenwriter and producer, born in 1959. Credited as one of the...


  • Pierre Jolivet

    ...


  • Roy Ward Baker

    ...


  • asbl "Rue des Rivages"

    ...


  • Benoit Sokal

    A generation later, «Canardo» is the worthy heir to Raymond Macherot’s styli...


  • Boris Bergman

    ...


  • Claude Renard

    Claude Renard was an apprentice of Eddy Paape, for whom he first worked as an as...


  • Daniel Monic

    ...


  • Daria Nicoldi

    ...


  • Farid Laraki

    ...


  • Joseph Henrion

    ...


  • Marion Quoilin

    ...


  • Patrick Soin

    ...


  • Philippe Legrain

    ...


  • Roger Somville

    ...


  • Selim Sasson

    ...


  • Xavier Fernandez

    ...


EVENTS

    Hommage to Roy Ward Baker

    • Roy Ward Baker - Hommage to Roy Ward Baker -- Bifff 1983 (1)
    • Roy Ward Baker - Bifff 1983 (1)
    • Roy Ward Baker - Bifff 1983 (3)
    • Jury International - Roy Ward Baker - Marion Quoilin - Lou de Prijck - Philippe Legrain - Selim Sasson - Patrick Soin - Roger Somville - Bifff 1983 (4)
    • Jury International - Roy Ward Baker - Marion Quoilin - Lou de Prijck - Philippe Legrain - Selim Sasson - Patrick Soin - Roger Somville - Bifff 1983 (1)
    • Roy Ward Baker - Bifff 1983 (2)

    COMICS FANTASTIC NIGHT

    • Buzelli - Renard - Amiel - Enki Bilal - Schuiten - Comics Nights - Bifff 1983 (2)
    • Dark Crystal - Jean-Pierre Amiel - Bifff 1983
    • Claude Renard - Comics Nights - Bifff 1983 (1)
    • Buzelli - Bifff 1983 (4)
    • Buzelli - Bifff 1983 (1)
    • Buzelli - Bifff 1983 (3)
    • Last Battle - Pierre Jolivet - Bifff 1983 2

    BIFFF FRIENDS 1983

    • Bifff Friends Bifff 1983
    • Bifff Friends Bifff 1983 (2)
    • Bifff Friends Bifff 1983 (3)
    • Gigi Etienne - Bifff Friends Bifff 1983 (11)
    • Bifff Friends Bifff 1983 (7)
    • Bifff Friends Bifff 1983 (13)
    • Bifff Friends Bifff 1983 (10)
    • Bifff Friends Bifff 1983 (5)
    • Make up - bifff 1983 (1)
    • Bifff Friends Bifff 1983 (12)
    • Bifff Friends Bifff 1983 (14)
    • Bifff Friends Bifff 1983 (8)
    • Bifff Friends Bifff 1983 (4)
    • Bifff Friends Bifff 1983 (1)

ALL EVENTS