Edition 2006

From the 10th till the 25th of March, the long awaited High Mass of Fantastic Cinema comes to town, with a rosary of film pearls to be admired by 60.000 devoted followers for more than two weeks: 88 plus films presented in world, European or Belgian premiere, of which 15 will have a Belgian distribution. Our faithful flock should have to split itself in two or three if they should want to participate at every screening at the same time: more than 168 films are simultaneously presented in the Auditorium of the Passage 44, Cinema Nova, the Film Museum, the Actor’s Studio, the Botanique, in Brussels and other Belgian cities. For them, the first command will be: Thou shall enjoy. Thou shall enjoy belonging to a public with a ritual of its own, enjoy sharing a film passion. Enjoy the marvellous procession of theatre groups, the exhibitions changing the face of the Auditorium and Nova, the unique spectacles and manifestations such as the Unusual Fashion Show, Make- Up and Body Painting Contest and the divinely pagan closing party, the immortal Bal of the Vampires. For them, the second command will be: Thou shall endure. Thou shall endure 16 days, day and night, three to five films a day, a day of Japanimation, a Belgian Fantastic Film Day, numerous midnight screenings, and on top of that two film nights from dusk till dawn. For them, the third and most important command will be: Thou shall keep an open mind. And if you do that, you will be taken on board a major international event, probably one of the most important in its genre. You will discover wondrous worlds of fantastic film and admire the ever-changing film landscape, with as this year’s focal points: the restoration of the Frankenstein myth, the continuing rising of the dead, the fast spread of the fantastic virus all over Asia, the disturbing emergence of ghosts and ghouls, the proliferation of spiritual and pagan themes, the entry of new and promising talent, the re-entry of the masters of horror, the horror… To say it in the words of the great film architect, at the same time the title of this year’s retrospective on religious and satanic cult films: “Oh, My God!”

  • DATES :
    10/03 until 25/03/2006
  • LOCATION : Actor's Studio, Botanique, Film Museum, Nova, Passage 44
  • # movies : 113
  • # short : 30
  • # previews : 46
  • # tickets : 60.246

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Closing

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Crispin Glover Bifff 2006 (11)
  • Michael Ironside Bifff 2006 (8)
  • Matthew Robbins Bifff 2006 (2)
  • Bifff Friends 2006 (30)
  • Michael Ironside Bifff 2006 (9)
  • Bifff Friends 2006 (17)
  • Body Bifff 2006 (46)
  • Show Bifff 2006 (36)
  • Vampire Ball Bifff 2006 (29)
  • location Bifff 2006 (7)
  • Art Exhibition Bifff 2006 (7)
  • Audience Bifff 2006 (1)

COMPETITION WINNERS

  • ADAM’S APPLES
    International Competition-Golden Raven
  • STORM
    International Competition-Silver Raven
  • THE ECHO
    7th Orbit Competition-7th Orbit Award
  • DOLL N° 639
    International Short Film Competition-Silver Méliès

Highlighted competitions

Highlighted sections

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Closing

24th Fantastic Night

Masters Of Horror

Fantastikids

An American Trinity

3rd Japanimation Day

Religious And Satanic Cult Films

Nunsploitation

Harry Kümel & The Fantastic

MOVIES

FEATURES FILMS

2001 MANIACS Comedy Horror
A BITTERSWEET LIFE Action Crime Drama
ADAM’S APPLES Comedy Crime Drama
ALICE, SWEET ALICE Crime Drama Horror
ALLEGRO Drama Romance Science-Fiction
AN AMERICAN HAUNTING Drama Historical Horror
ANIMAL Science-Fiction Thriller
ANTARCTIC JOURNAL Horror Mystery Thriller
ANTIBODIES Crime Drama Horror
ARISE! THE SUBGENIUS MOVIE Comedy Documentary
BEGOTTEN Fantasy Horror
BLOOD DEEP Horror Mystery Thriller
BLOODRAYNE Action Fantasy Horror
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Adventure Comedy Family
DEATH TRANCE Action Adventure Fantasy
ELI, ELI, LEMA SABACHTANI? Drama Musical Science-Fiction
END OF MAN Comedy Drama Mystery
EVIL ALIENS Comedy Horror Science-Fiction
FIVE CHILDREN AND IT Adventure Family Fantasy
Fragile Horror Mystery Thriller
FROSTBITE Comedy Horror
GHOST TALKER’S DAYDREAM Animation Comedy Drama
GILGAMESH by Masahito Murata Animation Drama Science-Fiction
GOD TOLD ME TO Crime Horror Science-Fiction
GODZILLA: FINAL WARS Action Adventure Fantasy
HALF LIGHT Drama Horror Mystery
HAZE Horror Mystery
HEADSPACE Horror Mystery Science-Fiction
HEAVEN’S SOLDIERS Action Comedy Science-Fiction
HELL Adventure Fantasy Horror
HELLBENT Horror Thriller
ISOLATION Horror Science-Fiction Thriller
JENIFER Horror
KARAS Action Animation Science-Fiction
LATE BLOOMER Drama Thriller
LOFT Horror
MEATBALL MACHINE Action Horror Science-Fiction
MIDNIGHT MOVIES Documentary
MIND GAME Adventure Animation Comedy
MINOTAUR Action Adventure Fantasy
MORTUARY Horror Mystery Thriller
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH Horror Thriller
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN Action Adventure Fantasy
RAMPO NOIR Fantasy Horror
REDEYE Horror
REEKER Horror Mystery Thriller
RUNNING SCARED Action Crime Drama
SAINTS-MARTYRS-DES-DAMNES Drama Horror Mystery
SARS WARS Action Comedy Fantasy
SHADOW: DEAD RIOT Action Horror
SHINOBI Action Drama Fantasy
SHUTTER Horror Mystery Thriller
SILENTIUM Crime Thriller
SKY HIGH Adventure Comedy Family
SOMNIAC Horror Science-Fiction Thriller
SPIRITS Horror Thriller
STORM Drama Fantasy Mystery
SUBJECT TWO Drama Thriller
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA Adventure Family Fantasy
THE DARK Drama Fantasy Horror
THE DESCENT Adventure Horror Thriller
THE DEVILS – THE DIRECTOR’S CUT Biography Drama Historical
THE ECHO Horror Thriller
THE FORBIDDEN CHAPTER Crime Drama Mystery
THE GARDEN Drama Horror Thriller
THE GOONIES Adventure Comedy Family
THE GREAT YOKAI WAR Adventure Family Fantasy
THE HILLS HAVE EYES Horror Thriller
THE INCREDIBLES Action Adventure Animation
THE MAID Drama Horror Mystery
THE PORCELAIN DOLL Drama Family Fantasy
THE RIVER KING Drama Mystery Thriller
THE ROOM Drama Thriller
THE ROOST Horror Thriller
THE UNINVITED GUEST Drama Horror Mystery
V FOR VENDETTA Action Drama Science-Fiction
VOICE Horror
WET ROPE CONFESSION Drama Thriller
xxxHOLIC Animation Comedy Drama
YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES Adventure Fantasy Mystery
ZEE-OUI Drama Horror Thriller
ZOMBIE HONEYMOON Drama Horror Romance

SHORT FILMS

VR MOVIES

ALL GUESTS

  • Crispin Glover

    1964, New York, USA. Intriguing actor whose off beat roles and avant-garde hobbi...


  • Jaume Balaguero

    Together with Alex de la Iglesia, Jaume Balaguero is probably the most famous am...


  • Matthew Robbins

    1943, NY City, USA. Graduate from John Hopkins University and University of Sout...


  • Michael Ironside

    1950, Toronto, Canada. Seasoned character actor with a devoted cult following wh...


  • Michael J. Bassett

    “After some remarkable films shot on video, Bassett gets the opportunity t...


  • Mick Garris

    As a big fan of the BIFFF, Mick Garris joins our International Jury with great p...


  • Tak Sakaguchi

    Spotted by filmmaker Ryuhei Kitamura ( who saw him at work as a street fighter )...


  • Alain Galand "Tom Pouce"

    This die-hard fan has been a BIFFF-regular since the 2nd edition. He’s crazy e...


  • Albert Pyun

    In 1986, Hawaiian born Albert Pyun receives the Golden Raven at the BIFFF for hi...


  • Anders Banke

    A graduate from Moscow’s VGIK in 1996, Banke has been busy directing music pro...


  • Andrew Van Den Houten

    1977, New York, USA. A film graduate of Boston’s Emerson College, he marked hi...


  • Bénédicte Bourgois

    Since 2006 she’s been the head of RTBF Short Film Acquisitions. After the RTBF...


  • Billy O'Brien

    Dutch model who, just like her sister Karen, is noticed by the prestigious fashi...


  • Caroline Veyt

    ...


  • Christian Bontinckx

    ...


  • Christian Thomas

    1961, Brussels. Studies Musicology at the ULB and Masters of Film Arts at the Un...


  • Cis Bierinckx

    Active in film, video, stage and moving arts. Produced films by Harun Farocki, O...


  • Courtney Solomon

    1971, Ontario, Canada. Grew up on film sets in Toronto with his mother, a produc...


  • Cynthia Curnan

    ...


  • Dave Gebroe

    Attended Boston University Film School. One of his shorts, 38 Geary, won the Bro...


  • Dave Payne

    Born in Chicago, studied at the Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa, b...


  • Denise Vindevogel

    Bachelor in Roman philology. Studies at INSAS (Institut National Supérieur des ...


  • Dong-bin Kim

    1957, Seoul, South Korea. One of the pioneers of Korean horror, with his remake ...


  • Dylan Bank

    Raised in a ruthless suburb of Philadephia, Bank toiled away his adolescent year...


  • E. Elias Merhige

    1964, New York, USA. Following the visionary classic Begotten, his debut feature...


  • Enrico Ghezzi

    Rai Broadcaster...


  • Erick Kastel

    ...


  • Frank Peynenburg

    NPS...


  • Georges Jetter

    Joined the RTBF in 1966 and has been buying and programming long features for th...


  • Giles Daoust

    This self-taught writer, producer and director founded his own production compan...


  • Graeme Whifler

    1951, Hillsboro, USA. Started with music videos for The Residents and Red Hot Ch...


  • Guillem Morales

    Graduated in 1999 from the Escuela de Estudios de Cine y Audiovuales de Cataluna...


  • Guy Trifin

    ...


  • Henri Moonen

    METAL SCULPTURES Lifeless matter Unusable, forgotten In the back of an attic… ...


  • Jake West

    British editor/writer/director who has worked extensively in film and TV industr...


  • Jean-Pierre Finotto

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


  • Jeff Kirshbaum

    ...


  • Jeridan Frye

    ...


  • João Garção Borges

    Rtp & Onda Curta Award Broadcaster...


  • Johan Swinnen

    Teaches time-based-arts and philosophy at the VUB and the Antwerp High School. L...


  • John Williams

    1962, Hertfordshire, UK. Began making films at the age of 14 on a second hand 16...


  • Jonathan English

    Son of popular cartoonist David English. Graduated in 1991 from Bournemouth Film...


  • Jose Mojica Marins

    1929, Sap Paulo, Brazil. Most censored Brazilian film maker and creator of the s...


  • Kathy Miller Kniss

    “Native of Long Beach, California and American Film Institute’s graduate...


  • Kelci B. Lowry

    ...


  • Mado Le Fur

    ...


  • Magnus Paulsson

    ...


  • Marc

    This internationally renowned artist can present a n impressive résumé. But th...


  • Marc Gillon

    1945, Brussels. Studies Greek and Latin sciences at the Saint François College ...


  • Maria Prochazkova

    A graduate from grammar school in 1993 and a student of animation film at the Pr...


  • Marie Logie

    1977. Has worked on the documentation service of the Royal Belgium Film Archive ...


  • Michel Devillers

    Born in Tournai on June 20th 1950, a painter and a sculptor, he is one of these ...


  • Neil Marshall

    Neil Marshall has done it again. After winning our Golden Raven in 2002 with Dog...


  • Nick Willing

    Nick Willing’s long feature debut, Photo­graphing Faries (starring Ben Kingsl...


  • Niels Ruell

    1975, Bruges. Grows up in Brussels, makes reports and reviews films for the ente...


  • Nina Koczorowski

    Supermodel Nina K. has graced the covers of Maxim and Men’s Edge. Jeridan has ...


  • Norbert Weisser

    ...


  • Odile De Scheenaeker

    ...


  • Pascal Duquenne

    Pascal Duquenne is born in 1971 in Liège. During his theatre period at the Crea...


  • Pascal Matthey

    Born and raised in Geneva. Has been living for about 7 years in Brussels, draws ...


  • Philip Chidel

    San Francisco based filmmaker who has worked in feature films, reality tv, stage...


  • Philippe Delvosalle

    Was from 1995 to 2001 programmer at the Film Museum and runs since 2002 the depa...


  • Philippe Nahon

    °1938, Paris, France. Impressive character actor, who has worked t°1938, Paris...


  • Philippe Résimont

    ...


  • Pil-Sung Yim

    After directing distinctive shorts Souvenir (1997), Baby (1998), Brushing (1999)...


  • Richard Jobson

    After being the front man for the Scottish Punk band The Skids, Jobson went on t...


  • Rob Schmidt

    Born in 1965 at the northern edge of Appalachia a few miles from Slippery rock, ...


  • Robin Aubert

    Began his movie career as an actor. In 1999, Aubert started directing with the s...


  • Roland N'guyen

    France 3 Broadcaster...


  • Sandrine Waller

    Télévision Suisse Romande...


  • Saskia Mulder

    Dutch model who, just like her sister Karen, is noticed by the prestigious fashi...


  • Sean Hogan

    After completing his film degree, Sean spent the following few years making seve...


  • Srdjan Mitrovic

    B92 Broadcaster...


  • Stuart Laing

    ...


  • Tim Sullivan

    1964, South Planfield. Started his career as a teenager in the horror flick The ...


  • Tina Payne

    Born in Chicago, studied at the Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa, b...


  • Todd Kniss

    “Native of Long Beach, California and American Film Institute’s graduate...


  • Vincent Lannoo

    Vincent Lannoo ( 1970 ) studied at the IAD ( Institut des Arts et Diffusion ) be...


  • Yudai Yamaguchi

    Yudai Yamaguchi was born in 1971 and attended the Japan Academy of Moving Images...


  • Yuhihiko Yamaguchi

    ...


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