Bif&st-Bari International Film Festival reaches every year 75.000 spectators, and in just 12 editions, with its broad offer of the highest cultural level, it has become one of the leading cinematic events in Italy. The main venue of Bif&st is one of the most beautiful theatres in the world, the Teatro Petruzzelli. The 2021 edition,

The Federico Fellini Platinum Award for Cinematic Excellence is awarded to one of the most versatile and gifted protagonists of contemporary Italian cinema. MICAELA RAMAZZOTTI The Manetti Bros, Carlo Verdone, Paolo Virzì, Gianni Amelio, Pupi Avati, Francesca Archibugi, Gabriele Muccino and Daniele Luchetti are just some of the directors who have chosen her for their

The Jury of the INTERNATIONAL PANORAMA Competition of 12th Bif&st, president Roberto Faenza with Martina Apostolova, Klaus Eder, Vinicio Marchioni, Katja Riemann, has conferred the following awards: Bif&st International Award for Best Film Director to VINCENT LE PORT for the French film BRUNO REIDAL For the stylistic rigor, simplicity and directorial maturity that entrusts the

The Federico Fellini Platinum Award for Cinematic Excellence is awarded to one of the most important, original and active directors on the international scene who has helped to clarify the prerogatives of real-life cinema. GIANFRANCO ROSI Whether in India, Mexico, California, Lampedusa, Syria, Iraq, Kurdistan, Lebanon or Rome, Rosi’s cinema crosses geographical boundaries, displaying their

The Director that will be awarded tonight is a very important American Director who has always tried to be invisible, which seems a pure nonsense in the film business, and especially in the Hollywood World. From the very start, this Director has decided not to become a film star. And when he immediately won an

Tonight the Fellini Award is presented to a Queen. During her long career, the actress who will receive it has impersonated more queens than any other actress, on screen and on stage as well. But in this recent years she also spontaneously became the queen of Puglia, and she helped our region in its growth

Today the Fellini prize is awarded to a director who has made his passion for literature a style, and his civil commitment in favor of society and human rights a “mission” ROBERTO FAENZA An author who over the years has amazed us with his eclecticism and his ability to adapt novels for the big screen,

Tonight, the Fellini Award is awarded to one of the most outstanding directors and masters of European cinema: an author who has been able to translate personal search and the wonder of discovery into unforgettable films: CARLOS SAURA In a packed Master Class held right here this morning at the Petruzzelli Theatre, together with his

The Federico Fellini Platinum Award for Cinematic Excellence is awarded to one of the most important and active protagonists in the Italian film industry LUIGI LONIGRO Director of 01 Distribution. What are the prerogatives and talents of an excellent film distributor? They are several and varied. They encompass: intelligence and foresight, intuition and the ability

Helen Mirren, Taylor Hackford, Leos Carax, Timothy Spall, Katja Riemann, Carlos Saura, Antonio Saura, Anna Saura, Vincent Le Port, Necip Çağhan Özdemir, Marc Wilkins, Nine Antico, Dastan Zhapar Uulu, Thomas Daneskov, Stephan Streker, Lauri Randla, Sylvie Ohayon, Anna Melato, Vittorio Storaro, Sergio Castellitto, Margaret Mazzantini, Matilda De Angelis, Riccardo Milani, Paola Cortellesi, Claudia Gerini, Lucia