I was traveling this year during the short film festival so I have not made it.
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After many years I am spending April in Brussels and BIFFF 2013 (Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival) is approaching. Festival will take place at BOZAR which is much better than the isolated Tour & Taxis in Brussels. I would like to go few films that I have selected.
The Offscreen Film Festival is the annual rendez-vous for enthusiasts of bizarre and cult cinema. From March 6 to 24 the spotlight of the 6th edition is on independent filmmakers, cult classics and eccentric genres from all over the world.
John Waters, Martha Colburn and José Ramon Larraz in person, camp & trash cinema, a tribute to the Japanse Nikkatsu film studio, plus a comic strip exhibition, a live soundtrack and Odorama screening: this year’s program is an attack on all senses.
Yesterday I have concluded the Anima Film Festival 2013 with Hosada’s amazing Wolf Children. Next festival is the Offscreen and perhaps BIFFF. Look at the posters, with its cultural scene I really love Brussels.
Anima 2013 is going to take place in Flagey Brussels between 8-17 of February. Like last year I got a mini-pass for 5 screenings. I will decide to extend my visits to best of shorts sessions. For the occasion, a giant bunny is installed infront of the Sainte-Croix church. Makes a colorful scene with the white Brussels. You can visit the site for more information:
In bunny we trust.
Hurra, got my pass for the Brussels Short Film Festival thanks to the Agenda Mag. Tonight is the opening.
I dropped BIFFF (Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival) from my list as I usually travel in April. I also have to admit I do not like the atmosphere of the venue Tour & Taxis in Brussels. The poster for this years edition by Hugo Prat is nice.
His life could be compared to that of a cat, because he has certainly lived nine lives ! Ugo Prat (his real name), was born in 1927 in Rimini (Italy), when Mussolini’s fascism was in full rise. At the outbreak of WWII, the little genius flees to Abyssinia (which is not the homeland of Cameron’s Abyss, but the former name of Ethiopia) where his father serves as a soldier. Many adventures will color his young life : arrested by the SS who thought he was a spy, his escape and him joining the resistance… Pratt already has lots of stories to tell.
Corto Maltese, his iconic character, appears in 1967 in Italian magazines, but is quickly exported to France (Pif Gadget) and then Belgium, in the pages of the renowned Tintin magazine. Pratt’s work garners several awards at the Angoulême festival and a Lifetime Achiement Award in 1988 and leads to two on-screen adaptations (Jesuit Joe in 1990 and Corto Maltese in 2002). The grandmaster dies in 1995, leaving behind an impressive body of work. With the poster of its 30th anniversary, the BIFFF wants to honor this legendary comic-strip artist.
It’s party time – the Offscreen Film Festival celebrates its fifth anniversary ! From March 7 to 25, 2012, the spotlight of this annual rendez-vous for enthusiasts of bizarre and cult cinema, is on independent filmmakers, cult classics and eccentric genres from all over the world. All shows take place on different locations in Brussels, and especially for this festive fifth edition, there’s two film-related music concerts as well. So – yeah !
Here is my film list: http://www.imdb.com/list/oUYmj-zYKi8/
Today is the last day of Anima 2012 and I will go soon for the Cartoon d’Or 2011, the best short films from last year. Here a nice video about the festival.