BIF&ST – Bari International Film Festival reaches every year 75.000 spectators, and in just seven editions, with its broad offer of the highest cultural level (the 2016 program presented about 350 events over 8 days), it has grown to become one of the leading cinematic events in Italy.

The late film director Ettore Scola is honorary president of Bif&st. Festival president is Margarethe von Trotta. The director is Felice Laudadio, president of Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia and former director of the Venice Film Festival and Cinecittà Holding. The main venue is the prestigious Teatro Petruzzelli, included among the most beautiful theatres in the world, and 12 other city theatres are reserved to the festival.

International Panorama competition:
Bif&st 2017 International Award for the Director of the Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress

International Panorama competition
Reserved to international feature films (fiction only) produced in 2016-2017 and absolute Italian premierès. No short films, no documentaries.
Selected films may have been screened or even awarded at other leading international festivals, excluding the Italian ones.
Full regulations (English):