BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival

BIFEST - Bari International Film Festival, Italy (March 21 - March 28, 2015)

FIPRESCI's 90 Anniversary, Celebrated in Bari

The Gallery of Masters

Gallery of Masters

At BIF&ST, the Bari International Film Festival (Italy, March 21-28, 2015), FIPRESCI celebrated its 90th anniversary with a series of masterclasses and award ceremonies, and with a retrospective of 41 Italian films which had, from 1946 until now, won, at a diversity of festivals, the Prize of the International Film Critics (FIPRESCI Prize).

Guests of BIF&ST and FIPRESCI were Sir Alan Parker, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Costa-Gavras, Ettore Scola, Andrzej Wajda, Edgar Reitz, Margarethe von Trotta and Nanni Moretti.

At a press conference, dedicated to FIPRESCI, two persons were honored with a special medal, for their precious contribution to our work: Felice Laudadio, the articstic director of BIF&ST; and Berk Özler, the head of the Istanbul-based web design company Mingus, who had offered us a complete relaunch of our site.

Thanks to Felice Laudadio

Medal Felice

Thanks to Berk Özler

Medal Berk



by Editor

Directors who gave masterclasses in Bari. read more

MasterClass Costa-Gavras

by Isabelle Danel

On Costa-Gavras' MasterClass. read more

MasterClass Scola

by Leo Bankersen

Scola sees high hopes for Italy's younger generation. read more

MasterClass Annaud

by Pamela Biénzobas

We knew the filmmaker, the wide-eyed traveler, the lover of nature, literature and new techniques. In Bari, we had the chance to discover Jean-Jacques Annaud the performer, the histrionic, engaging entertainer who can charm an audience with his anecdotes about famous film stars on set, his experience working with animals, his personal souvenirs and his reflections on technical innovation in cinema. read more