Years running: 12 (since 2010)


Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival.


Created under the patronage of the National University of Theatre and Film “I.L. Caragiale” and the National University of Arts Bucharest, with the support of the Romanian National Cinema Centre, BUCHAREST INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL BIEFF has as its main focus the courage to experiment in cinematic language.

BIEFF is the first showcase of avant-garde cinema and visual art in Romania, a non-commercial event with educational purpose, aimed at bringing in front of the audience highly innovative films and filmmakers with strong personal views on contemporary reality, which also daringly explore the boundaries of cinematic language. A cinema of total creative freedom and lack of compromise.

Starting with 2012, PETER GREENAWAY became the HONORARY PRESIDENT of the Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF, generously joining us in our educational initiative. 


  • Main Award (offered by the Romanian Cultural Institute) – 3000€
  • Best Direction Award (offered by Abis Studio) – 1000€ 
  • Best Visual Concept Award (offered by Cinelab Romania) – 1500€ 
  • Best Romanian Film Award (offered by Cinelab Romania) – 1500€ 
  • Special Jury Mention


Unfortunately, we are not able to accept any more international submissions for our next edition. Feel free to send us your works next year once we launch a new call for entries. The call details below are strictly for Romanian entries.

Film must be produced in the last three years.

Upload the film FTP BIEFFE or sent a download link (ex .: at in .mp4 / .mov.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Copel Moscu, Festival Director
  • Adina Pintilie, Curator of the International Programme 
  • Dan Angelescu - Festival coordibator & PR




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  • Deadline
    October 01, 2017
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