The 28th edition of the Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Film, BIFFF 2010, will be opening its doors to a bloodthirsty public from 8-20 April at Tour & Taxis this year – of course, Picturenose is in on the act, as you’d expect, with 50 pairs of film tickets to give away to our lucky readers. Read on, but be warned – here there be tygers…
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As ever, the guest list befits a festival that is increasingly becoming a benchmark for only the very best horror, thriller, fantasy and science fiction films – the movies in competition will as usual be battling it out for the Gold and Silver Raven Awards, as well as a clutch of other prizes, before a jury that includes legendary director Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974, Poltergeist (1982)) as chairman, with other dignitaries in attendance such as actor Lance Henriksen and director and Harry Kümel (Malpertuis (1971)), both of whom will be made a ‘Knight of the Order of the Raven’ for their impressive careers, Luc Besson, actress Dee Wallace, and many more.
But it’s really all about the films, isn’t it? For this reviewer, one of the many joys associated with arriving in Brussels was the discovery of this incredible festival – for a long-term horror hound such as myself, it is a privilege to be able to attend an event in which the genre is treated as nothing less than an art form, as it absolutely should be, with more events going on than you’d normally find in three festivals.
So, what have we got for you? Well, all you have to do is take a look at the ten films below, each of which has a handy link to its description on the BIFFF 2010 website, www.bifff.net, where you can easily find out as much information as you need about the festival, in French, Dutch and English. Then, all you have to do is leave us a comment below, indicating your choice of film and your thoughts on Picturenose – only the most pithy, intelligent comments will qualify for a prize, so over to you! Remember, there are five pairs of tickets for each film, and it is absolutely first-come first-served, so don’t dally!
Friday 9/4, 14h: Blood River (2009)
Sunday 11/4, Midnight: The Human Centipede (2009)
Monday 12/4, 18h: Timer (2009)
Monday 12/4, Midnight: Invitation only (Jue Ming Pai Dui) (2009)
Tuesday 13/4, 22h: Rampage (2009)
Thursday 15/4, 16h: The Eclipse (2008)
Saturday 17/4, 22h: 5150 Rue des Ormes (2009)
Saturday 17/4, Midnight: Evil – In the Time of Heroes (2009)
Sunday 18/4, 18h: Summer Wars (Samâ wôzu) (2009)
Monday 19/4, 22h: Give ‘em Hell, Malone (2009)
And it thus remains only for Picturenose to thank our very good friends at BIFFF for another wonderful hook-up – have a great festival!