Bergen Int'l Film Festival
Taking place in Norway, the festival screens a great mix of new feature and documentary films from all over the world. The program consists of about 100 titles.
The festival program is varied. The main program is the International Competition, where 15 feature films which have not yet been imported to Norway compete for the Jury Award. BIFF also has a big international Documentary section with films dealing with contemporary issues, and the festival arranges several panel discussions in connection with these. BIFF also has sneak previews of coming cinema releases, animation films, fantasy and science fiction, gay and lesbian films and a Norwegian short film competition.
Since the first festival in 2000, audience figures has risen from about 9,000 to 33,500 (2005). The festival was arranged for the first time in 2000. BIFF also arranges several projects for local schools and film production companies.