[artinfo] BUCHAREST FILM BIENNALE 1 announces the director
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Mon Oct 6 09:25:10 CEST 2014
BUCHAREST FILM BIENNALE ANNOUNCES THE DIRECTOR &
THE CURATOR FOR THE FIRST EDITION
September 12, 2014 - The 1st BUCHAREST FILM
BIENNALE (Bucharest International Biennial for
Film), generated by Pavilion - journal for
politics & culture - is set for May 21st - May
24th, 2015, under the directorship and
curatorship of Andrei Rus (RO).
BUCHAREST FILM BIENNALE will be a unique project
in the film area trough the way of selection and
curatorial concept, but also a different way of
presenting the films.
The BUCHAREST FILM BIENNALE promotes awareness
and dissemination of the culture - particularly
in the field of film - by means of exchanges and
cultural cooperation within Europe and beyond and
is looking for strategies that would develop
mutual understanding and offer insights from
Through its programs, the BFB seeks to discover,
support, and inspire film directors, actors and
technicians from Romania and around the world,
and to introduce audiences to their work.
BFB is an organization devoted to showcasing the
best and brightest films from Romania and around
the globe in new way with a different viewing
experience in alternative places all around
The BUCHAREST FILM BIENNALE is the forum for film
in one of the most attractive cities for art in
East-Europe. Taking place every other year at
changing locations throughout Bucharest it is
shaped by the different concepts of curators
appointed to enter into a dialogue with the city,
its general public, the people interested in film
as a form of art as well as the film artists of
The BFB is an attempt to turn these scripted
"experiences" upside down, to re-think and
re-imagine processes of domination, while
positioning the city of Bucharest as a field of
cultural action and exchange.
The advisory board of the BFB include critics,
theoreticians, artists and directors from
different parts of the world: Sorin Boto?aneanu,
Arantxa Etcheverria, Andrei Ujica, Corneliu
Porumboiu, Jean-Pierre Rehm, Bettina Steinbrügge
?i Gerwin Tamsmas.
"I propose for this first edition of the
BUCHAREST FILM BIENNALE to present the public a
part of cinematography that is very rarely
experimented with by filmmakers and specialists
alike: the diary film, in as many of its
manifestations as possible.", said Andrei Rus,
the curator of BFB1. "My wish is that the
selection for the biennial will be able to offer
a perspective on contemporary diary films and
also present, as much as possible, a history of
this cinematic style, from which so many of
today's anonymous or public personalities YouTube
Channels come from, most of them from different
backgrounds and fields.
Also, I hope that this curatorial theme will
spark discussion about the interference between
cinema and the contemporary arts - another
subject which is neglected in the Romanian
BUCHAREST FILM BIENNALE is a project by PAVILION,
a non-profit organization founded in 1999,
dedicated to the discovery and development of
artists and audiences.
Andrei Rus (29 y.o) is a lecturer at the Faculty
of Film of the National University of Theatre and
Film Bucharest, where he teaches film theory and
history and where he is also doing research for
his doctoral studies about diary films. He
coordinates "Film Menu", a cinematography
magazine, in the frame of the University and
organizes together with his editorial staff
frequent film screening in the screening room of
the Faculty of Film. He was a programmer for
festivals in Romania such as "Timishort" and
"NexT". He was a juror at several film festivals
such as "Revelation France 4", in the frame of
the "Semaine de la critique" (Cannes 2014)
section, the 2013 edition of BIEFF (Bucharest)
and the "Emile Cantillon" section of the Namur
International Film Festival (Belgium, 2008).
Lives and works in Bucharest.
The BUCHAREST FILM BIENNALE is founded by Razvan Ion & Eugen Radescu.
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BUCHAREST FILM BIENNALE
Bucharest International Biennial for Film
T: + 4 021 310 5469
E: bfb at filmbiennale.ro
Postal Address: P.O. Box 26-0390, Bucharest 014800, Romania
This is a project by PAVILION - journal for politics and culture.
PAVILION, BUCHAREST BIENNALE, BUCHAREST FILM
BIENNALE, FREE ACADEMY, REFORMA and PAVILION
CENTER are projects devised and founded by
Razvan Ion and Eugen Radescu.
BUCHAREST FILMBIENNALE is a registered mark.
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