Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival

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Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival
LocationBrussels, Belgium
Most recent2022
Current: 40th Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival

The Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF), previously named Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Film (French: Festival international du film fantastique de Bruxelles, Dutch: Internationaal Festival van de Fantastische Film van Brussel) was created in 1983 as a venue for horror, thriller and science fiction films. It takes place in Brussels, every year in March. Initially organized by Annie Bozzo, Gigi Etienne, Freddy Bozzo, Georges Delmote and Guy Delmote, it now has prizes in both feature-length and short films, and also hosts an international body-painting competition.

The festival is accredited by the FIAPF as a competitive specialised film festival.[1] Winners of the grand prize, the Golden Raven statuette, include Army of Darkness,[citation needed] Radioactive Dreams,[citation needed] and Dog Soldiers.

Winners of the Golden Raven[edit]

Year Film title Director
1983 Wild Hunt of King Stach [ru] Valery Rubinchik
1984 Nightmares Joseph Sargent
1985 Dreamscape Joseph Ruben
1986 Piccoli fuochi Peter Del Monte
1987 Radioactive Dreams Albert Pyun
1988 Angustia Bigas Luna
1989 Paperhouse Bernard Rose
1990 La banyera Jesús Garay
1991 A Paucity of Flying Dreams Eizō Sugawa
1992 Timescape David Twohy
1993 Army of Darkness Sam Raimi
1994 Frauds Stephan Elliott
1995 Accumulator 1 (Akumulátor 1) Jan Svěrák
1996 The Day of the Beast (El día de la bestia) Álex de la Iglesia
1997 Luna e l'altra Maurizio Nichetti
1998 Lawn Dogs John Duigan
1999 Ring (Ringu) Hideo Nakata
2000 The Nameless (Los sin nombre) Jaume Balagueró
2001 The Isle Kim Ki-duk
2002 Dog Soldiers Neil Marshall
2003 Cypher Vincenzo Natali
2004 Save the Green Planet! (Jigureul Jikyeora!) Jang Joon-hwan
2005 Marebito Takashi Shimizu
2006 Adam's Apples (Adams Æbler) Anders Thomas Jensen
2007 The Host (Gwoemul) Bong Joon-ho
2008 13 Beloved (13 Game Sayong) Chookiat Sakveerakul
2009 Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in) Tomas Alfredson
2010 Orphan Jaume Collet-Serra
2011 I Saw the Devil (Akmareul boatda) Kim Jee-woon
2012 The Awakening Nick Murphy
2013 Ghost Graduation (Promoción fantasma) Javier Ruiz Caldera
2014 Witching & Bitching (Las brujas de Zugarramurdi) Álex de la Iglesia
2015 Frankenstein Bernard Rose
2016 I Am a Hero Shinsuke Sato
2017 Better Watch Out (Safe Neighborhood) Chris Peckover
2018 Inuyashiki Shinsuke Sato
2019 Little Monsters Abe Forsythe
2021 Vicious Fun Cody Calahan
2022 Vesper Kristina Buožytė, Bruno Samper
2023 Talk to Me Danny Philippou, Michael Philippou

See also[edit]

Other genre film festivals[edit]


  1. ^ "Competitive Specialised Film Festivals". Archived from the original on 11 November 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.

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