Edition 1985

Without being presumptuous, we can say that Peymey Diffusion have succeeded, in two years, in imposing the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival as one of the most important cinematographic events in Belgium: the 3rd edition of the festival expects more than 35 000 spectators. Is it a matter of luck or skill? In any case, it is not a miracle. Talking about fantastic and science-fiction nowadays is to talk about a phenomenon, that of an extraordinary enthusiasm from the audience for this kind of production. Let’s list only a few figures: out of the 20 most profitable films in the United States, 10 films belong to this genre (they occupy the first 6 places); in 1981, Fantastic, Horror and Science-Fiction represented 50% of the global turnover of the film industry; in 1984, no less than 60 Fantastic films were presented in Cannes within the scope of the film market. One can claim that Fantastic gives a second chance to the film industry: its increased importance in cinema corresponds to an overall turnaround of cinema. It is a return to dream and to the marvelous, to the will to make a spectacle out of it. To be loved, the 7th Art must be the reflection of “our most tough illusions and our most buried desires” (Jacques Seguela), and the Fantastic, insofar as its only rule is Imagination, is the cinema of dream par excellence. For that matter, its history merges into the cinema’s: Melies, one of the very first directors (“Voyage dans la lune”, 1902) worked in Fantastic; a lot of the first noteworthy works of cinema come from Fantastic and Science-Fiction genres (“Metropolis” by Lang, “Freaks” by Browning,…) and the new flowers of the genre, like “Alien” or “2001: A Space Odyssey” win their spurs from a tradition as old as the whole cinema world. It was thereby logical for that type of cinema to give a new energy to the film industry – which was in difficulty – and to become its spearhead: we no longer count the successes, nor the ambitious projects in the making, nor the “big machines” on our screens… And, at the same time, we no longer count the “flops”, those films that cost crazy amounts of money and that are shunned by the audience… Because there is no magic formula. Fantastic and Sci-Fi are not necessarily synonymous with success, they do not necessarily unlock the cash drawer; the apologists of dream or nightmare that are Spielberg, Lucas, Scott or Carpenter may be dreamers, but they are above all terribly efficient professionals. Thus, it was not enough to imagine a Fantastic and Science-Fiction Festival for it to bring success… So, PEYMEY DIFFUSION, the nonprofit organization organizing the Brussels International Fantastic and Science-Fiction Film Festival is far from being a first-timer. Before organizing the 1st edition of this Festival, PEYMEY had already organized 6 festivals, 2 music groups’ tours, 2 exhibitions, a film club, a series of “Nuits du Cinéma” – in English, “Film Nights” – of which it is the creator in Belgium, etc. In other words, it has already tried its hand! Since then, it has been (co)-organizer and often instigator of events as disparate as the “Italian Comedy Festival”, the “Arab Film Festival”, the “Biennial Italian Film Festival”, etc. totaling, since its creation in 1979, more than 121 000 spectators. Of course, these 121 000 spectators would fit in a soccer stadium (in the USA), but it’s still quite good when you know that Peymey is exclusively animated by a team of volunteers working in a 20 square meters office! Peymey Diffusion includes 5 permanent members of staff (2 girls and 3 boys) and swells its workforce, in a rush, to 60 people who are crazy about cinema and who give to the Festival that very particular atmosphere which characterizes it… Here are a few words to present you the 3rd edition of the Festival whose quality seems rather high to us. But we will let you judge for yourself. Enjoy the Festival.

  • DATES :
    15/03 until 30/03/1985
  • LOCATION : Passage 44
  • # movies : 53
  • # short : 20
  • # previews : 2
  • # tickets : 31.000

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Oliver Reed - Burnt Offerings - Bifff 1985 (5)
  • Michel Galabru - Bifff 1985 - Guest of honor (3)
  • Florence guerin - Bifff 1985 (6)
  • Freddie Francis - Dune, torture Garden - bifff 195 (2)
  • Jean-Pierre Kalfoun - Bifff 1985 (10)
  • Pascale Robert - Bifff 1985 (1)
  • FrançoisSchuiten - LE FANTASTIQUE ET LA SF DANS LA BD - Art Exhibition - bifff 1985
  • Dario Argento - Phenomena - Bifff 1985 (5)
  • Christopher Tucker - The Meaning of Life - Jury Make up - Bifff 1985 (3)
  • Jury International - Val Guest - Dick Maas - Claude Faraldo - Jean-Paul Picha - Bifff 1985 (5)
  • Michel Galabru - Bifff 1985 - Guest of honor (5)
  • Pascale Robert - Bifff 1985 (2)
  • Oliver Reed - Burnt Offerings - Bifff 1985 (3)
  • Michel Galabru - Bifff 1985 -  (8)
  • Jean-Pierre Kalfoun & Florence Guerin- Bifff 1985 (8)
  • Freddie Francis - Dune, torture Garden - bifff 195 (3)
  • Florence guerin - Bifff 1985 (10)
  • Phenomena - dario argento - Bifff 1985 (11)
  • Oliver Reed - Burnt Offerings - Bifff 1985 (4)
  • LE FANTASTIQUE ET LA SF DANS LA BD - Art Exhibition - Bifff 1985 (25)
  • Audience Bifff 1985 (1)
  • Make Up Bifff 1985 (118)
  • Location Bifff 1985 (2)
  • Make Up Bifff 1985 (142)
  • Shows Bifff 1985 (56)
  • Audience Bifff 1985 (12)
  • Shows Bifff 1985 (55)

COMPETITION WINNERS

  • C.H.U.D.
    International Competition-Silver Raven
  • DREAMSCAPE
    International Competition-Golden Raven
  • LOOKER
    International Competition-Silver Raven
  • E PERISCOLOSO SPORGERSI
    Belgian Short Film Competition-Audience Award

Highlighted competitions

Highlighted sections

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3rd Fantastic Night

Retro Jaws

British Directors & Actors

MOVIES

FEATURES FILMS

1984 Drama Science-Fiction
2010 : THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT Adventure Mystery Science-Fiction
ALTERED STATES Horror Science-Fiction Thriller
BURNT OFFERINGS Horror Mystery Thriller
C.H.U.D. Horror Science-Fiction
CARRIE Horror
CAT PEOPLE by Paul Schrader Fantasy Horror Thriller
CRIMES OF PASSION Drama Romance Thriller
DARK STAR Comedy Science-Fiction
DEADLY BLESSING Horror Thriller
DEATH WARMED UP Horror Science-Fiction
DREAMSCAPE Action Adventure Horror
DUNE Action Adventure Science-Fiction
ELECTRIC DREAMS Comedy Drama Musical
FLASH GORDON Action Adventure Science-Fiction
FORBIDDEN ZONE Comedy Fantasy Musical
HARASSED Horror Thriller
HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW Horror Mystery Thriller
INCUBUS Horror Thriller
JAWS Adventure Thriller
JAWS II Adventure Horror Thriller
JAWS III Adventure Horror Thriller
KRULL Action Adventure Fantasy
LOOKER Drama Science-Fiction Thriller
LUNNAYA RADUGA Drama Mystery Science-Fiction
METALSTORM Action Adventure Romance
NEXT OF KIN Horror Mystery
NIGHT EYES Horror Science-Fiction Thriller
O LUCKY MAN Comedy Drama Fantasy
OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN Horror Thriller
PHENOMENA Crime Horror Mystery
POLTERGEIST Horror Thriller
SCHLOCK Comedy Horror Science-Fiction
SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES Fantasy Mystery Thriller
THE BROOD Horror Science-Fiction
THE HANDS OF ORLAC Crime Horror Mystery
THE HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS Comedy Horror Mystery
THE HUNGER Drama Fantasy Horror
THE ICE PIRATES Action Adventure Comedy
THE MEANING OF LIFE Comedy Musical
THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT Adventure Drama Romance
THE SURVIVOR Fantasy Horror Mystery
TIMERIDER: THE ADVENTURE OF LYLE SWANN Action Adventure Science-Fiction
TITAN FIND Horror Science-Fiction
TORTURE GARDEN Fantasy Horror
XTRO Horror Science-Fiction

SHORT FILMS

VR MOVIES

ALL GUESTS

  • Christopher Tucker

    With the rise of “Hammer” and the new fantastic films, the focus of the publ...


  • Dario Argento

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


  • Dick Maas

    Dutch director Dick Maas has been a BIFFF-regular from the start. In 1985 he was...


  • Florence Guérin

    ...


  • François Schuiten

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


  • Freddie Francis

    British director, born in London in 1917, started his career in 1934 as assistan...


  • Jean-Pierre Kalfon

    ...


  • Michel Galabru

    ...


  • Oliver Reed

    Cousin of director Carol Reed, Oliver Reed was born in 1938 in Wimbledon. Before...


  • BDélire

    ...


  • Claude Faraldo

    French filmmakers who originate from the workforce are scarce, but Claude Farald...


  • Jacques Lelut

    Created by Jacques LELUT and J.C. ISARD A co-production of Friction/Enertrans. J...


  • Jean-Claude Isard

    “Created by Jacques LELUT and J.C. ISARD A co-production of Friction/Enert...


  • Jean-Paul Picha

    A Belgian educated in drawing, collaborated on publications in Holland, the Unit...


  • Jean-Pierre Connart

    ...


  • Marc Horentin

    Sculptor or goldsmith? Born in Elsene in 1944. Studied Fine Arts in Brussels. Wo...


  • Pascale Robert

    ...


  • Val Guest

    Born in 1911 this London Director stood out in the Fantastic and Science Fiction...


  • Yves Amoureux

    ...


EVENTS

    SHOWS 1985

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    3rd Fantastic Night

    • Phenomena - dario argento - Bifff 1985 (2)
    • Phenomena - dario argento - Bifff 1985 (11)
    • Phenomena - dario argento - Bifff 1985 (9)
    • Dario Argento - Phenomena - Bifff 1985 (5)
    • Phenomena - dario argento - Bifff 1985 (10)
    • Phenomena - dario argento - Bifff 1985 (4)
    • Phenomena - dario argento - Bifff 1985 (6)

    BIFFF FRIENDS 1985

    • Bifff Friends Bifff 1985 (22)
    • Bifff Friends Bifff 1985 (36)
    • Bifff Friends Bifff 1985 (32)
    • Bifff Friends Bifff 1985 (31)
    • Bifff Friends Bifff 1985 (34)
    • Bifff Friends Bifff 1985 (26)
    • Jacques de Pierpont - Bifff Friends Bifff 1985 (20)
    • Bifff Friends Bifff 1985 (28)
    • Lou De Prijck - Bifff Friends Bifff 1985 (33)
    • Bifff Friends Bifff 1985 (35)
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    • Gigi Etienne - Bifff Friends Bifff 1985 (25)
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    • Bifff Friends Bifff 1985 (22)
    • Gigi Etienne - Bifff Friends Bifff 1985 (19)
    • Bifff Friends Bifff 1985 (1)

ALL EVENTS