Festivals News: FIFI 2012

Written by: James Drew

3431 Festivals News: FIFI 2012The 39th Brussels International Festival of Independent Film (FIFI 2012) will run from 6 -10 November and, through the films selected for its international competition, will offer a highly emotional trip to Lebanon and Egypt. This year, the jury of the international competition is chaired by Filipino director Brillante Mendoza, who will be accompanied by Jean-Luc Couchard (actor, Belgium), Anne-Laure Bell (journalist, France), Fabrice Boutique (actor, Belgium), Isabelle De Hertogh (actress, Belgium), Nicolas Crousse (journalist, Belgium) and Chadi Haddad (actor, Lebanon).

FIFI has had a facelift for 2012, with Leocata Salvatore the new director of proceedings, succeeding FIFI co-founder Robert Malengreau. This year, FIFI is also going mobile, spreading out across five cultural venues in Brussels: Flagey, Bozar, Vendôme, Daarkom and Espace Magh.

Remaining faithful to its identity, FIFI 2012 remains an unmissable look at the Belgian and international movies of tomorrow, with a national and international competition that highlights rich but often overlooked cinema. FIFI is also always a festival that allows warm, human contact between filmmakers, producers, distributors, authors and the public.

Enjoy the festival – and be sure to check on Picturenose for more news.


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