Darko Peric

Born in a “country that doesn’t exist anymore”, as he himself describes it, Darko Peric remembers his first contact with the stage. It was in the late Yugoslavia that a Cuban singer invited him on stage when he was merely 5 years old. As an indefatigable voyager in search of new experiences, Darko Peric travelled… Continue reading Darko Peric

Steve Johnson

Texan through and through, Steve Johnson grew up with the Universal monsters and the Hammer films. An education that intense in front of the small screen cannot but have consequences, and Steve Johnson was quickly spotted by Rick Baker. His first real work? Joe Dante’s THE HOWLING. His artistic talents for old-fashioned special effects would… Continue reading Steve Johnson

Christian Alvart

To all the bigot parents that censor every little television program, except for Sunday mass: here is your perfect counter example! Raised in the Christian backwaters of the Frankfurt suburbs, Christian Alvart has gladly surpassed all the boundaries that his strict family imposed on him and has become an expert in genre-bending film. Result? At… Continue reading Christian Alvart

Yoann Blanc

After graduating from the INSAS, Yoann Blanc decided to leave his native Haute-Savoie and set up shop in Brussels. It turned out to be a rather good move as he was nominated no less than three times for the Prix de la Critique for his theater work. After that, Blanc quickly turned to cinema, with… Continue reading Yoann Blanc

Hong-jin Na

In 2008, the BIFFF team came across THE CHASER and, to be fair, there was quiet a panic: how could a self-proclaimed fantastic film festival program a thriller, even if it’s a masterpiece? The a okinswer was simple: by creating a thriller competition… There you go, it’s because of the young prodigy Na Hong-jin that… Continue reading Hong-jin Na