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 different perspectives.

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 Bucharest.

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 this world.

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 Botoșăneanu, Arantxa Etcheverria, Andrei Ujică, Corneliu Porumboiu, Jean-Pierre Rehm, Bettina Steinbrügge și 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 cultural sphere.”

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 Răzvan Ion & Eugen Rădescu.

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