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The 2020 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.

CORONA MEASURES

Together we will make BIFF safe. We will ensure good distance between the seats, more time between screenings and hand disinfectant stations. Please follow the advice and guidelines to prevent transmission: Follow good cough etiquette and good hand hygiene, keep an increased distance from others, and stay home if you are feeling sick.

TICKET INFORMATION

New this year is that there will be numbered seating at most screenings. In order to sit next to someone, you must buy tickets together.

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. 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 as pdf here.

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 (FØRPREMIERE)

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.

NTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY

Our selection of international documentaries with wide ranging topics.

NORWEGIAN DOCUMENTARY

This year's programme is a combination of premieres in competition and films which have already made an impact at national and international festivals.

CHECKPOINTS

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)

The Climate Festival (Klimafestivalen) is a festival within the festival, and consists of films focusing on current issues regarding the climate and the environment.