BIFF 2020

BIFF 2020 is happening!

The year 2020 has changed our existence. Despite the difficult period that humanity is trying hard, the BIFF team did not give up. The requests and the care of the loyal admirers of the festival, encouraged us during this period and were the main reason why we decided to organize BIFF, the 16th edition, in a reinvented form, however.


The experience of the festival will be slightly different, focusing mainly on ensuring a framework that respects the new conditions of distancing, while recreating the BIFF atmosphere, with which we have become accustomed to the public.

The chosen spaces, for the 2020 edition, will be the Museum of the Romanian Peasant and the Garden with Films – Cinema & More by Creart in Bucharest, because they allow the placement of screens, projections, bars, etc.

Bucharest International Film Festival will take place at the end of August, continuing the tradition of showing the cinephile audience, for the first time in Romania, some of the most awaited recent titles from all over the world.

The competition will propose new and bold films, which will be evaluated by a 100% Romanian jury made up of outstanding personalities from the world of cinema.

The programmer of Bucharest International Film Festival (BIFF) is the film critic Ionuț Mareș.

In the next period, all the information about the guests, the selection and the program will appear on BIFF’s website and Facebook page.

The festival is organized by the Charta Foundation.

Safety conditions for BIFF

In order to conduct the event safely, BIFF will implement the rules established by the authorities and uses the cooperation of festival participants.

  • – Public access will be allowed only under the condition of wearing a mask, both outdoors and during the entire viewing of the film, in the cinema;
  • – Non-contact thermometry of visitors and observational triage;
  • – People who refuse to have their temperature checked will not have access to the event;
  • – Observance by the participants of the distance of at least 2 m from other people;
  • – There will be disinfectant solutions at the entrance to the delimited space of the event;
  • – Visitors will be guided on separate inbound and outbound flows, both indoors and outdoors, to make it easier to maintain physical distance.

We can’t wait to see you again with smiles, stories and discussions about movies!

With love,

The BIFF team