Edition 2009

When we hear the latest movie news, we become a little bit nostalgic about the Festival. And the latest news ; that’s Danny Boyle and his eight Oscars. It’s been a long time that we know, follow and appreciate Danny Boyle. Not a lot of people know about that. Two years ago, we opened the first BIFFF at Tour & Taxis with Sunshine. It was an Opening Night to remember, but not a lot of people know about that. Six years ago we opened the BIFFF with 28 Days Later. Danny Boyle was there, but not a lot of people know about that. And in 1995 we presented his very first long feature, a dark, little gem called Shallow Grave. And Danny Boyle stood there, smiling on our stage. We’re certain that hardly anybody knows about that. Danny Boyle finally got the recognition he deserved. We’re not saying that we’ve discovered him. But we already saw his talent from the start. The audience of the BIFFF knew Danny Boyle long before The Beach or Slumdog Millionaire. We wonder if anybody knows about Peter Jackson’s presence at the festival, long before he became one of the biggest directors of our time ? We’ve followed him from the beginning, since Bad Taste in 1987 ! Even David Cronenberg visited us, long before he became the monument that he is today. We don’t think that the media were there when he presented Videodrome at the BIFFF. So many of them have visited the Festival before they became famous : Luc Besson, Asia Argento, Gaspar Noe, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alexandre Aja, Kim Ki-duk, Alex Proyas, Jaume Balaguero, Shinya Tsukamoto, … Discoveries of the Festival that ( almost ) went unnoticed… You’ll understand why we feel a bit nostalgic, but we’re also very pleased. We’ve been true pioneers of cinema and that’s really the most important role of a film festival. HONG-JIN NA, ANTTI-JUSSI ANNILA, TOMAS ALFREDSON, ANDREAS PROCHASKA, CHANG, JACQUES-OLIVIER MOLON, PIERRE-OLIVIER THEVENIN, STEVEN SHEIL, MIGUEL MARTI, JUKKA-PEKKA VALKEAPÄÄ, LUIGI CECINELLI, … Which of these names, little known or not at all, will make it big time ? Up to you to find out at the BIFFF 2009 !

  • DATES :
    09/04 until 21/04/2009
  • LOCATION : Tour & Taxis
  • # movies : 65
  • # short : 25
  • # previews : 13
  • # tickets : 57.123

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Star Trek XI - John Cho & Karl Urban - Bifff 2009 (103)
  • Stoic - Edward Furlong - Bifff 2009 (11)
  • François Schuiten - Mr. Nobody (fragmants) - Bifff 2009 (36)
  • Dominique Pinon - Humains Bifff 2009 (20)
  • Star Trek XI - John Cho - Bifff 2009 (97)
  • Star Trek XI - Karl Urban - Bifff 2009 (150)
  • Patrick Tatopoulos - Katsuhito Ishii - Lucky McKee - Pieter Van Hees - Jury International Bifff 2009 (265)
  • Stoic - Uwe Boll & Edward Furlong - Bifff 2009 (86)
  • 8th Wonderland - Nicolas Alberny - Bifff 2009 (41)
  • Star Trek XI - John Cho - Bifff 2009 (82)
  • Jaco Van Dormael & François Schuiten - Mr. Nobody (fragmants) - Bifff 2009 (23)
  • Star Trek XI - John Cho & Karl Urban - Bifff 2009 (158)
  • Jacques-Olivier Molon -- Dominique Pinon - Humains Bifff 2009 (80)
  • Star Trek XI - John Cho & Karl Urban - Bifff 2009 (145)
  • Stoic - Edward Furlong - Bifff 2009 (69)
  • Star Trek XI - John Cho  - Bifff 2009 (113)
  • Star Trek XI - Karl Urban - Bifff 2009 (115)
  • Audience Bifff 2009 (8)
  • Shows Bifff 2009 - Mama Roma (2)
  • Art Exhibition Bifff 2009 (22)
  • Shows Bifff 2009 - Les Boules au Nez (2)
  • Jean-Luc Maitrank - Bifff 2009 (3)
  • Vampire Ball Bifff 2009 (316)

COMPETITION WINNERS

  • LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
    International Competition-Golden Raven
  • SAUNA
    European Méliès Competition-Silver Méliès
  • SEXY KILLER
    -Audience Award
  • THE CHASER
    International Thriller Competition-Thriller

Highlighted competitions

Highlighted sections

MOVIES

FEATURES FILMS

20TH CENTURY BOYS Adventure Fantasy Mystery
4BIA Drama Horror Mystery
8TH WONDERLAND Drama Thriller
BEFORE THE FALL Crime Drama Science-Fiction
COLD PREY 2 Horror Thriller
CORALINE Animation Drama Family
CYBORG SHE Action Comedy Romance
DEAD IN 3 DAYS 2 Horror Thriller
DEAD SNOW Comedy Fantasy Horror
DEADGIRL Horror
DEATH BELL Horror Thriller
DREAM Drama Fantasy Mystery
DYING BREED Horror Thriller
FLAWLESS Crime Drama Thriller
FRANKLYN Drama Fantasy Science-Fiction
FROM INSIDE Animation Horror
GRACE Drama Horror Thriller
HELLSING ULTIMATE Action Animation Fantasy
HUMAINS Action Adventure Horror
I’LL NEVER DIE ALONE Horror Thriller
KANDISHA Crime Fantasy Horror
KIBA Adventure Animation Fantasy
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Crime Drama Fantasy
MISSING Drama Fantasy Horror
MUM & DAD Horror Thriller
MUTANT CHRONICLES Action Adventure Mystery
MY BLOODY VALENTINE Horror Mystery Thriller
NO-DO Horror Mystery
ONE EYED MONSTER Comedy Horror Science-Fiction
OUTLANDER Action Adventure Science-Fiction
PASSENGERS Romance Thriller
PLANET OF THE BEAST KING Animation Drama Mystery
QUEENS OF LANGKASUKA Action Adventure Fantasy
QUICK GUN MURUGUN Action Comedy Drama
RAGE Drama
RED Drama Thriller
SAUNA Horror
SEXY KILLER Comedy Horror Science-Fiction
SHRILL CRIES OF SUMMER Drama Horror Mystery
SLEEP DEALER Drama Romance Science-Fiction
SPLINTER Horror Science-Fiction Thriller
STAR TREK XI Action Adventure Science-Fiction
STATE OF PLAY Crime Drama Mystery
STOIC Crime Drama
STRAIT JACKET Action Animation Fantasy
THE CHASER Thriller
THE CHILDREN Horror Mystery Thriller
THE ECHO “2008” Drama Horror Mystery
THE GENE GENERATION Action Science-Fiction
VISIONS Horror Mystery Thriller
WALLED IN Horror Thriller
WASTING AWAY Comedy Horror

SHORT FILMS

VR MOVIES

ALL GUESTS

  • Alberto Sciamma

    Already appreciated as a video clip maker for the British labels Mute records an...


  • Dirk Brossé

    Dirk Brossé is one of the most eclectic European composers and an international...


  • Dominique Pinon

    Born in 1955 in Saumur (France). Acted in over 40 movies and about 20 plays, mos...


  • Edward Furlong

    Born in Glendale, California, Edward Furlong had no acting ambitions until he wa...


  • François Schuiten

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


  • Jaco Van Dormael

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  • John Cho

    John Yohan Cho was born in Seoul on June 16th, 1972. He settled in the USA with ...


  • Karl Urban

    Karl-Heinz Urban was born June 7, 1972 in New Zealand. He’s best known for pla...


  • Patrick Tatopoulos

    Tatopoulos was born in Paris, where he lived until the age of 17. He began his s...


  • Alain Galand "Tom Pouce"

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


  • Andreas Prochaska

    Born in 1964 in Vienna. Director, screenwriter, and also editor for some films b...


  • Angel Sala

    Law graduate, writer and movie critic. Angel Sala is the director of the SITGES ...


  • Antti-Jussi Annila

    After a good childhood – adventuring as the son of Tarzan and getting seco...


  • Aurora Varda

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  • Belgian National Orchestra

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  • Bénédicte Bourgois

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


  • Benoît Polvêche

    Benoit was born in 1972 in France. He became creatively aware when his family mo...


  • Chang

    Chang ( original name: Yoon Ho-seung ) was born in 1975 in Jeolla Province, Kore...


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  • Claire Cook

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  • Damien Taymans

    Born October 20, 1982 in Charleroi. Studied to become a French teacher. At the e...


  • David de Graef

    DAVID DE GRAEF’S VISIONARY CREATIONS This painter, who prefers disturbance to ...


  • David P.

    David P. is a busybody who, in order to tirelessly create his paintings, sometim...


  • Didier Stiers

    This familiar face at the festival has been covering the BIFFF for many years no...


  • Dirk Vandereyken

    He wrote his first fantasy novel at 11, got it published a scant three years lat...


  • Dominique Standaert

    Born in Bombay in 1957, Dominique Standaert grew up in Chicago and Kigali before...


  • Enrico Ghezzi

    Rai Broadcaster...


  • Francesc Garcia Donet

    Televisio Autonomica Valenciana...


  • Gaëtan Dedeken

    Gaetan Dedeken was fascinated by film before he could even walk. He graduates in...


  • Guy Trifin

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  • Hicham Alaouie

    Hichame Alaouié was born in Brussels in 1974 from a Lebanese father and a Belgi...


  • Jacques-Olivier Molon

    Molon develops a fascination for special effects at a young age when he discover...


  • Jean Boreux

    Havana cigars enthusiast, crazy about movie images and obsessed with beautiful s...


  • Jean-Pierre Finotto

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


  • Jérôme Cohen-Olivar

    Jérôme was born in Paris, but grew up in Marocco. He quits his economy studies...


  • Jo Pirard

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  • Johan Nieuwborg

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  • Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää

    Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää was born in Porvoo, Finland, in 1977 He studied directin...


  • Julien Courbey

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  • Jung-pyo Hong

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  • Katsuhito Ishii

    Born in Niigata in 1966 and a graduate from Musashino Art University. Made his d...


  • Kenan Görgün

    Kenan Gorgun published his first book, L’enfer est à nous, with Quadrature Pu...


  • Lars Diurlin

    Festival Director of Lund International Fantastic Film Festival in Sweden since ...


  • Laurent De Maertelaer

    Laurent De Maertelaer studied German languages at the University of Ghent, and A...


  • Lucky McKee

    Born ( 1975 ) and raised in a small town called Jenny Lind, California. After gr...


  • Luigi Cecinelli

    Luigi Cecinelli has been active in theater, television, video clips and film sin...


  • Marifey

    Marifey (1962°) lives and works in Gingelom, located in the south of the Belgia...


  • Martien Uyttendaele

    Chief Executive Officer of Paradiso Entertainment Benelux, she started her caree...


  • Michel Devillers

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


  • Miguel Martí

    Born in 1971 in Madrid. Studied Audiovisual Arts and Sciences at the European Un...


  • Mirashi

    An ungoing art project by Raf Veulemans and Miraschi In 2012 artists Raf Veulema...


  • Mistral

    ...


  • Myriam Hacène

    Canal+ Broadcaster...


  • Nadine Monfils

    Born in 1953 in Brussels, Nadine Monfils is primarily known as a writer, however...


  • Nicolas Alberny

    If we had to explain Nicolas Alberny in one word we would choose multitasker: au...


  • Odile De Scheenaeker

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  • Peggy Wauters

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  • Philippe Beck

    Philippe Beck grew up in Eupen, at the crossroads of several languages and cultu...


  • Pierre-Olivier Thévenin

    Molon develops a fascination for special effects at a young age when he discover...


  • Pieter Pauwel Gallery

    ...


  • Pieter Van Hees

    After making highly original short films with strong festival careers ( Black XX...


  • Raf Veulemans

    An ungoing art project by Raf Veulemans and Miraschi In 2012 artists Raf Veulema...


  • Roland N'guyen

    France 3 Broadcaster...


  • Simon Hunter

    Young British director Simon Hunter comes to the festival with Lighthouse, his f...


  • Srdjan Mitrovic

    B92 Broadcaster...


  • Stephen Cafiero

    Together with Stephen Cafiero (1960°), Vincent Lobelle (1962°) created the adv...


  • Steven Tuffin

    Steven Tuffin was born in Antwerp in 1975. From the first day on this planet, hi...


  • Tumoas Riskala

    Since 2000, Tuomas Riskala has been the director of the Méliès d’Argent comp...


  • Uwe Boll

    Uwe Boll was born in Germany on June 22nd, 1965 and studied film in Vienna and M...


  • Val Trifan

    ...


  • Vanessa Morgan

    Vanessa Morgan is known in the United States as “the female version of Stephen...


  • Véronique Pacco

    A graduated in history and art history at the UCL. She is currently working at t...


  • Vincent Lobelle

    Together with Stephen Cafiero (1960°), Vincent Lobelle (1962°) created the adv...


  • Vincent Tavier

    Has a degree in history and sociology. Tavier is especially known as co-author, ...


  • Yann Guyonic

    Yann Guyonic is the Operational Director of TéléSAT, the first Belgian operato...


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