The 2017 BIFF guide
Getting lost in the programme is easy, but here are som easy steps to getting the most out of the festival.
You can add films to MY FILMS to get a personal overview of your favorites! Click the ADD + button on the film images to add films to the MY FILMS-list. Then you can easily sort your favorites by checking the box "Show only my favorites".
FLIP THROUGH THE PROGRAMME
Underneath the text about each film, you can click to the next film or the previous film, like flipping through the catalogue. For example, from WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY, you can go back to THE SQUARE or next to THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER. If you have chosen a filter (day, category or theme) you will flip through the films in the chosen filter.
Do you prefer planning on paper? Download the film schedule here (pdf).
MORE FILM WITH THE BIFF CARD
The BIFF discount card makes it cheaper and easy to buy more tickets to share with friends and family. Read more.
FESTIVAL GUESTS – Q&A
Screenings marked Q&A in the pocket programme will have a festival guest present - either a filmmaker or a character in the film. Q&A is short for "questions and answers", and means that you'll get a chance to ask questions in a 10 minute session directly after the film.
NAVIGATING THE PROGRAMME: DAYS, CATEGORIES & KEYWORDS
You can filter the programme using the drop down menus "All days", "All categories" and "All keywords" - or a combination of these. Here is a short explanation for these:
These films will be in cinemas during the coming months – see them before everyone else!
Competition programme for extraordinary international fiction films from all over the world.
Our selection of international fiction films from festivals all over the world.
Competition programme for extraordinary documentaries from all over the world.
Our selection of international documentaries with wide ranging topics.
A selection of the most important, thought provoking and engaging Norwegian documentaries from the last year. In addition to Norwegian documentaries in competition, we present our first competition programme dedicated to films from Western Norway (Vestlandskonkurranse).
The human rights film programme Checkpoints is a collaboration with the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights.
The Golden Owl (Gulluglen) is the University of Bergen's competition programme for science documentaries.
The Climate Festival (Klimafestivalen) is a festival within the festival, and consists of films focusing on current issues regarding the climate and the environment.
At biff.no/program you can sort by keywords. Examples of these are the following:
Kortfilm - short film competitions
American Indie - American independent feature films
Flukt - documentaries and feature films on migration and immigration
LHBTQ - LGBTQ themed films
Latinamerikansk- films from and about Latin America
Musikk - music documentaries
Teknologi - documentaries on technology
Ekstremsport - extreme sports: mountains and surfing!