BIFFF TIMELINE

Edition 2021

An online version of the festival fundamentally goes against its DNA. The BIFFF wants to be a warm and generous meeting place for all lovers…

Edition 2020

1720, the Marseille Bubonic plague. 1820, the Cholera. 1920, the Spanish Flu. 2020, the Coronavirus, and the cancellation of the 38th edition of the BIFFF….…

Edition 2019

It is a sociological fact that fantasy and horror cinema always enjoy a renewed interest from audiences and critics in times of social and economic…

Edition 2018

The BIFFF stands for 36 years of passion, self-denial, sweat, and sometimes blood. Hundreds of hours that make you feel like your eyes will give…

Edition 2017

In 1983 everybody thought we were completely nuts to start with a genre film festival. But we couldn’t care less. What we wanted was to…

Edition 2016

Donald Trump’s terrorist invasions or George Bush Jr’s weapons of mass destruction in Iraq are illustrations of how storytelling has become a redoubtable weapon to…

Edition 2015

Beguiling, multi-faceted, popular, sharp, professional, ambitious, loud, messy, committed, traditional, innovative… International… the Bifff represents no less than 130 films to sharpen your appetite: movies…

Edition 2014

After having watched more than 1,000 films from 60 different countries, we decided to turn our 2014 selection into an exhaustive map of everything that…

Edition 2013

Get ready for the big leap ahead ! At the end of April 2012, with Jim Morrisson singing The End through our earphones, we threw…

Edition 2012

In somewhat less refined language, we would really love to say: what the f***, thirty years! Who could have thought that, in 1983 during the…

Edition 2011

ver since its appearance, the fantastic genre has never ceased to look for inspiration in myths and popular beliefs. From Jacques Tourneur’s Cat People over…

Edition 2010

Is there an army behind the BIFFF ? No ! Eleven manically obsessed film freaks who wear down one dvd drive after another, one movie theatre…

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…

Edition 2008

The 26th edition of the BIFFF will again take place at the Tour & Taxis site in two screening theatres, from 27 March till 8…

Edition 2007

What on Earth has gotten into us ? Have decades of watching fantastic films let our imagination run wild ? Have we become completely disoriented…

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…

Edition 2005

Boogeyman, The Ring Two, White Noise, Creep, Riding the Bullet, Cold and Dark, R-Point… You want big spectacles ? Casshern, Appleseed, Arahan, Night Watch… You want…

Edition 2004

Ladies and Gentlemen… The Festival dish is served! The recipe? Roam the festivals and markets, gather some four to five hundred tasty looking morsels of…

Edition 2003

Let's be honest: the festivities of our twentieth anniversary left us with an upset stomach and quite a headache. To cut short: one could easily…

Edition 2002

This year, the BIFFF blows out 20 candles. There’s a certain pressure on us to brag, as we are perceived as cultural trench-fighting veterans. People…

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…

Edition 2000

They could tell you whatever they want. They could tell you that the Festival, relying on the intelligence and the adventurous spirit of its audience,…

Edition 1999

A persistent rumour is going around ! Brussels seems to have become the capital of Fantasy! And as every respectable rumour, it’s based on real…

Edition1998

You know it. No sacrifice is too high for our team to lessen your insatiable thirst for rare cinematic jewels, surprises and new talent. Once…

Edition 1997

We can't help it. It's out of our hands. Round numbers make for key dates and key dates force us to contemplate the way we…

Edition 1996

Our Beloved Europe... ..where no border seems to be fixed... ...with its ever growing masses of unemployed... ...with it's armies that can not enforce the…

Edition 1995

Paradoxically, the true graphic nature of William Vance is that of a «Black and White painter» of Nature. He loves to draw scenes usually avoided…

Edition 1994

Fascinated by History, Fantasy and the Celtic culture, François Bourgeon builds his stories and his images with the patience and the meticulousness of the most…

Edition 1993

A generation later, «Canardo» is the worthy heir to Raymond Macherot’s stylish sleuth, «Chaminou». Except for the fact that Canardo’s world is infinitely blacker, gloomier…

Edition 1992

Considered by all as the «pope of the clear line», much of Hergé’s stories flirt outrageously with the Fantastic and with Sciencefiction, fields that, at…

Edition 1991

At ease as much in fantastic short stories as in huge, dense and visionary novels, François Boucq handles derision as the ultimate weapon at the…

Edition 1990

Painter and, mainly, illustrator, he produces many book covers for the publishing houses Néo, Néo Plus, Gallimard/Folio, Presses de la Cité, Lattès, etc. Nicollet is…

Edition 1989

Comic strip drawer and baroque illustrator, erotic, sensual, Régis Loisel succeeds not only producing in Heroïc Fantasy where tenderness is present, which is quite an…

Edition 1988

Grzegorz Rosinski works on his comic strips as a painter doubled by a film director would, ideally d o . Before starting to draw he…

Edition 1987

If there is often a cold, hot or sciencefiction war backfiring under the humour of «Spirou and Fantasio», there is indeed a May ‘68 brewing…

Edition 1986

It is with the publication of Silence in 1979, in the magazine (A Suivre), that Didier Comès shows to have found his way by rediscovering…

Edition 1985

Even if Jacques Tardi’s and E. P. Jacobs’ graphic styles are poles apart, Tardi’s frantic need to understand the smallest detail of a story in…

Edition 1984

Illustrator, comic strip drawer and scriptwriter, graphic designer for the cinema, multimedia designer, set designer for the opera, designer of «exhibitionshows », decorator of subway…

Edition 1983

His personal work, largely translated and published in France, is a splendid and moving demonstration of how relevant «the aesthetics of ugliness» are. His stories…