Edition 2001

2001, we’ve made it ! The future is now, everything would have changed but it’s not really what it’s supposed to be, this 3rd millennium : no living creature on Mars, with the exception of some wandering Vikings, no space stations waltzing in the cosmic void on music by Strauss, no monolith revealing the meaning of life. Nothing of the predictions became reality. We haven’t stopped dreaming though. Artists keep providing us with their visions of a better (or worse) world. And we have worked like crazy to put their creations in an exhilirating programme which is destined to stir your imagination. Besides, Fantasy is in perfect health. It makes box offices explode all over the world. Renowned authors don’t hide their flirting with the genre anymore. Other artists, like apprentice-sorcerers, enjoy to mix different genres into a magical cocktail. Japan and Korea are present in full force (1/4th of the selection is devoted to these countries !). Even better, this year some new disciplines make their entry at the BIFFF through the big gate : the computer game, for which we organise a competition, and the video clip, which will dress the colourful Ball of Vampires in appropriate gothic imagery. Once more, there’s a lot to marvel at… or think about. During this 19th Festival, we’ll ask some serious questions and this one in particular : “Does cinema arouse aggression ?”. We’re even friendly enough to try to provide you with an answer during a seminar. And let’s not forget about all the other goodies : the Body Painting contest, the Unusual Fashion Show, the exhibitions and animations, the Festival of Fantasy Literature, the Workshop,… and the dozens of guests, from all around the globe, who will attend our festival . Will 16 days be enough for all this ? We’ll soon find out.

  • DATES :
    09/03 until 24/03/2001
  • LOCATION : Film Museum, Nova, Passage 44
  • # movies : 90
  • # short : 31
  • # previews : 24
  • # tickets : 60.511

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Closing

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Paul Verhoeven - guest of honor - bifff 2001 (2)
  • Guillaume Canet - Les morsures de l'aube - bifff 2001 (6)
  • Terry Gilliam - Guest of honor bifff 2001 (4)
  • Catherine Jacobs - Jury International bifff 2001 (1 (10)
  • Gérard Lanvin - Les morsures de l'aube - bifff 2001 (1)
  • Antoine de Caunes - Les morsures de l'aube - bifff 2001 (2)
  • Del^hine Chuillot - Jury International bifff 2001 (1 (8)
  • James B. Harris (Workshop) - bifff 2001 (3)
  • Brian Yuzna bifff 2001 (1)
  • Robert Loggia - Jury International bifff 2001 (1)
  • Lloyd Kaufman (Citizen Toxie) bifff 2001 (5)
  • Brian Yuzna bifff 2001 (3)
  • Terry Gilliam - Guest of honor bifff 2001 (2)
  • Paul Verhoeven - guest of honor - bifff 2001 (4)
  • Guillaume Canet - Gérard Lanvin - Les morsures de l'aube - bifff 2001 (4)
  • James B. Harris (Workshop) - bifff 2001 (2)
  • Antoine de Caunes - Guillaume Canet - Gérard Lanvin - Les morsures de l'aube - bifff 2001 (5)
  • Lloyd Kaufman (Citizen Toxie) bifff 2001 (6)
  • Paul Verhoeven - guest of honor - bifff 2001 (3)
  • Terry Gilliam - Guest of honor bifff 2001 (5)
  • Robert Loggia - Jury International bifff 2001 (1
  • Lloyd Kaufman (Citizen Toxie) bifff 2001 (3)
  • Body bifff 2001 (51)
  • Make Up bifff 2001 (17)
  • Art Exhibition bifff 2001
  • Rafting on human sea bifff 2001 (5)
  • Unusual Fashion Show bifff 2001 (3)
  • Audience bifff 2001 (3)
  • Location bifff 2001 (2)

COMPETITION WINNERS

  • DELIVERING MILO
    International Competition-Silver Raven
  • HOUSE ON TERROR TRACT
    International Competition-Silver Raven
  • HOUSE ON TERROR TRACT
    -Audience Award
  • THE ART OF DYING
    European Méliès Competition-Silver Méliès
  • THE ISLE
    International Competition-Golden Raven

Highlighted competitions

Highlighted sections

Opening

Closing

19th Fantastic Night

Korean Focus

Hommage To Niclas Roeg

Hommage To Hershell Gordon Lewis

Special Kiyoski Kurosawa

Kultuurkaffee VUB

MOVIES

FEATURES FILMS

2001, A SPACE TRAVESTY Comedy Science-Fiction
7 DAYS TO LIVE Drama Horror Thriller
ANOTHER HEAVEN Crime Horror Science-Fiction
BAD TIMING Drama Mystery Thriller
BEYOND Adventure Family Science-Fiction
BICHUNMOO Action Drama Fantasy
BLESS THE CHILD Crime Drama Horror
BRUISER Horror Mystery
CHASING SLEEP Drama Horror Mystery
CHERRY FALLS Horror Mystery Thriller
CHOPPER Biography Crime Drama
CHUNKY MONKEY Comedy Drama
CINICO TV Comedy Drama
COMMON WEALTH Comedy Crime Mystery
CONTAMINATED MAN Horror Thriller
DELIVERING MILO Comedy Drama Fantasy
DON’T LOOK NOW Drama Mystery Thriller
ED GEIN Biography Crime Drama
EL CELO Drama Horror Thriller
ESCAFLOWNE Adventure Animation Drama
EYES OF THE SPIDER Crime Thriller
FAUST Drama Fantasy Horror
FLASHBACK – MURDEROUS VACATION Horror Mystery Thriller
GHOST IN LOVE Fantasy Horror Romance
GOJOE Action Historical
HELLRAISER V: INFERNO Comedy Horror Mystery
HIGHLANDER: ENDGAME Action Adventure Fantasy
HIMITSU Drama Fantasy
HOUSE ON TERROR TRACT Comedy Horror Romance
IL MARE Drama Fantasy Romance
IN CHINA THEY EAT DOGS Action Comedy Crime
INNOCENTS Crime Drama Thriller
JULIEN DONKEY BOY Comedy Drama
LE RAT Horror
LEAK Action Drama Thriller
LEGION OF THE DEATH Comedy Horror
LES ALIENES Crime Thriller
LES MORSURES DE L’AUBE Horror Mystery Thriller
MEMENTO MORI Drama Horror Romance
MONDAY Action Comedy Crime
NIGHTMARE Crime Horror Thriller
NOBODY KNOWS ANYBODY Drama Thriller
NOWHERE TO HIDE Action Drama
ON THE NOSE Comedy Fantasy
PERFORMANCE Crime Drama
PICKING UP THE PIECES Comedy Crime Fantasy
RING O: BIRTHDAY Horror Mystery Thriller
SEANCE Crime Drama Fantasy
SECRET TEARS Drama Horror Romance
SHE DEVILS ON WHEELS Action Crime Thriller
SHINER Crime Drama Thriller
SLEEPWALKER Horror Mystery Thriller
SORTED Thriller
SPIDERS Horror Science-Fiction Thriller
SUBCONSCIOUS CRUELTY Fantasy Horror
TALES OF THE UNUSUAL Comedy Fantasy Horror
THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE Documentary Horror
THE ART OF DYING Fantasy Horror Mystery
THE AUDITION Drama Horror Mystery
THE BED Comedy Drama Mystery
THE CITY OF LOST SOULS Crime Drama Thriller
THE CRIMINAL Action Drama Thriller
THE DIVER Thriller
THE GIFT Drama Fantasy Horror
THE GORE GORE GIRLS Comedy Crime Horror
THE HEART OF THE WARRIOR Action Adventure Drama
THE IRREFUTABLE TRUTH ABOUT DEMONS Fantasy Horror Thriller
THE ISLE Drama Thriller
THE LAKE Mystery Thriller
THE LITTLE VAMPIRE Adventure Comedy Family
THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH Drama Science-Fiction
THE PROPOSAL Drama Thriller
THE UNKNOWN Horror Mystery Science-Fiction
THEY NEST Horror Science-Fiction
THREE BUSINESSMEN Comedy Drama
VAMPIRE HUNTER D Action Animation Fantasy
VISITOR Q Comedy Drama Horror
WALKABOUT Adventure Drama

SHORT FILMS

VR MOVIES

ALL GUESTS

  • Anthony Hickox

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  • Antoine de Caunes

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  • Bernard Werber

    Born in Toulouse (France) in 1961.One of France’s best-selling authors. Th...


  • Brian Yuzna

    Yuzna grew up in Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, and Panama before he moved to the US in...


  • François Schuiten

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


  • Gérard Lanvin

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  • Guillaume Canet

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  • Hideo Nakata

    The least that you can say about Japanese director Hideo Nakata, is that he hasn...


  • Jaco Van Dormael

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  • James B. Harris

    As the producer of The Killing (1956), Paths of Glory (1957) and Lolita (1962), ...


  • Jean-Hugues Anglade

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  • Lloyd Kaufman

    In 1971, Kaufman met his future partner Michael Herz at Yale. The Troma Universe...


  • Nicolas Roeg

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  • Paul Verhoeven

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  • Robert Loggia

    For more than 45 years, Robert Loggia has been active on the small and big scree...


  • Terry Gilliam

    Terry Gilliam, originally from Minneapolis, first works as a magazine illustrato...


  • Alain Berliner

    In 1997 Belgian director Alain Berliner turned head’s world-wide with Ma Vie e...


  • Alex Cox

    In 1984 English director and screenwriter Alex Cox created a cult hit with Repo ...


  • Alexandra Finlay

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  • Alexandrine Duez

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  • Andreas Antoniadis

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  • Anthony Callebaut

    In 1992, Anthony Callebaut started his career in the entertainment industry as a...


  • Catherine Jacob

    In 1988, Catherine Jacob left an unforgettable impression on film fans with her ...


  • Chris Craps

    Despite studying animal sciences at the Catholic University of Louvain, Chris Cr...


  • Christophe Ali

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  • Clint Hutchison

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  • Daniel Monic

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  • David Caffrey

    After directing some remarkable shorts like Bantams, British director David Caff...


  • Delphine Chuillot

    Although Delphine Chuillot’s acting career has only just begun, she’s alread...


  • Dirk Roofthooft

    Audiences in the lowlands know Dirk Roofthooft especially from his impressive pe...


  • Enrico Ghezzi

    Rai Broadcaster...


  • Frank Beauvais

    ARTE...


  • Geert Royenberghs

    After completing computer science studies at the Free University of Brussels, Ge...


  • General Secretary

    Does cinema arouse aggression ? The influence of cinema on values and behaviour....


  • Hans Ake Gabrielsson

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  • Herschell Gordon Lewis

    1963 saw the birth of “gore”. Herschell Gordon Lewis directs Blood Feast, us...


  • Hyun-seung Lee

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  • Jacqueline Harpman

    Jacqueline Harpman is not only a figurehead of Belgian psychoanalysis. For more ...


  • Jacques Steurs

    Jacques Steurs grows up in the company of Bob Morane, the Yellow Shadow, the Iro...


  • Jean-Henri Compere

    For 15 years now, Jean-Henri Compère has played an active part in Belgian cinem...


  • Jean-Pierre Finotto

    Jean-Pierre Finotto starts his career as a dancer for the Ballet of the XX centu...


  • João Garção Borges

    Rtp & Onda Curta Award Broadcaster...


  • John Irvin

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  • Karel Segers

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  • Karim Hussain

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  • Ki-hyung Park

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  • Kim-ki Duk

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  • Kyu-dong Min

    International...


  • Lance Dreesen

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  • Marc Ysaye

    In the seventies there was Yes, Genesis… and Machiavel, Belgium’s own answer...


  • Michel Schopfer

    Tsr (Télévision Suisse Romande),...


  • Minister of Culture of the french Community

    Does cinema arouse aggression ? The influence of cinema on values and behaviour....


  • Minister of Youth Care

    Does cinema arouse aggression ? The influence of cinema on values and behaviour....


  • Nathalie Windhorst

    VPRO...


  • Nicolas Bonilauri

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  • Olaf Ittenbach

    As a child, German director Olaf Ittenbach (1969°) was already fascinated by fa...


  • Roland N'guyen

    France 3 Broadcaster...


  • Sebastien Niemann

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  • Véronique Franssen

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  • Yvan Gauthier

    ...


EVENTS

    14th International Body Painting Contest

    • Body bifff 2001 (51)
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    • Body bifff 2001 (5)
    • Body bifff 2001 (4)
    • Body bifff 2001 (3)
    • Body bifff 2001 (2)
    • Body bifff 2001 (1)

    18th Make Up Contest

    • Make Up bifff 2001 (19)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (18)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (17)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (16)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (15)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (14)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (13)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (12)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (11)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (10)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (9)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (4)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (3)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (2)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (1)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (7)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (8)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (20)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (21)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (22)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (23)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (24)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (25)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (5)
    • Make Up bifff 2001 (6)

    BIFFF FRIENDS 2001

    • Bifff Friends bifff 2001
    • brian Yuzna bifff 2001 (2)
    • Prince LAurent bifff 2001
    • Terry Gilliam - Guest of honor bifff 2001 (2)
    • Audience bifff 2001 (4)
    • Lloyd Kaufman (Citizen Toxie) bifff 2001 (3)
    • Vamipre Ball bifff 2001 (1)
    • Lloyd Kaufman (Citizen Toxie) bifff 2001 (4)
    • Lloyd Kaufman (Citizen Toxie) bifff 2001 (1)

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