BIFF 2017: 26. september - 4. oktober

The 2017 BIFF guide

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Getting lost in the programme is easy, but here are som easy steps to getting the most out of the festival.

MY FILMS

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.

POCKET PROGRAMME

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:

PRERELEASE

These films will be in cinemas during the coming months – see them before everyone else!

CINEMA EXTRAORDINAIRE

Competition programme for extraordinary international fiction films from all over the world.

INTERNATIONAL FICTION

Our selection of international fiction films from festivals all over the world.

DOCUMENTAIRE EXTRAORDINAIRE

Competition programme for extraordinary documentaries from all over the world.

INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY

Our selection of international documentaries with wide ranging topics.

NORWEGIAN DOCUMENTARY and VESTLANDSKONKURRANSE

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).

CHECKPOINTS & CHECKPOINTS COMPETITION

The human rights film programme Checkpoints is a collaboration with the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights.

GULLUGLEN

The Golden Owl (Gulluglen) is the University of Bergen's competition programme for science documentaries.

KLIMAFESTIVALEN

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!