BUCHAREST: The French film 489 Years directed by Hayoun Kwon received the Main Award for Experimental Film at the 7th Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF, which took place from 28 March to 2 April 2017.
Established as one of the boldest film festivals in Romania, BIEFF screened 28 films in five competition programmes this year: The Politics of the Body: The Performative Self, Searching for Transcendence: Spirituality in the Digital Age, You Are another Me: On Exile and Shifting Borderscapes, The Alchemy of the Frame: Deconstructing the Image, and Cutting the Cord: Family Love and Its Discontents.
The 7th edition of BIEFF was organised by Manekino Cultural Association in partnership with PRINTOR COM and Film Monitor Association. The event was co-financed by Administrația Fondului Cultural Național (AFCN), the Romanian Film Centre and the Ministry of Cultural and National Identity.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
Main Award for Experimental Film: 489 Years (France) Directed by Hayoun Kwon
Best Filmmaker Award:
Diogo Costa Amarante for Small Town (Portugal)
Best Visual Concept Award:
Summer (France, Belgium) Directed by Ronny Trocker
Best Romanian Filmmaker Award:
Luiza Pârvu &Toma Peiu for Sisyphus 2.0 (Romania, USA)
A Brief History of Princess X (Portugal, France, UK) Directed by Gabriel Abrantes
BIEFF 2017 Audience Award ex-aequo:
Peep Show (Italy)Directed by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro
I Made You, I Kill You (Romania) Directed by Alexandru Petru Bădeliță