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  • Bio To B | Doc & Biopic Business Meeting Announces First Guests for 2017!

    Bio To B | Doc & Biopic Business Meeting (15-17 June, Bologna) is pleased to announce just some of the industry professionals who will be at this year’s three day industry event. International representatives from some of the top distribution companies, film festivals, sales agents and TV channels from across the globe will be in Bologna to attend the event.

  • Biografilm 2016 official trailer


    Biografilm Festival | International Celebration of Lives has closed its call for projects to take part in the 2017 edition of the Festival. The 13th edition of the international cinema event dedicated to biographies and life stories will take place in Bologna from the 9th to 19th of June 2017.

  • Bio to B 2017 (June 15th–17th) - CALL FOR PROJECTS NOW OPEN

    The call for projects for Bio to B – Doc & Biopic Business Meeting has officially opened.For the first time ever, a jury of top international sellers will judge the projects and award financial grants for the winning projects. Also, for the first year, training will take place with the renowned director and producer Stefano Tealdi. Ultimate submission deadline: 24th April 2017.

  • Winners of Biografilm Festival 2016

    Here you can find all the winners of Biografilm Festival 2016: International Competition Awards, Biografilm Italia Awards, First Feature Award and Audience Awards.

    To find out all the winners of the prestigious Celebration of Lives Award, click here, instead.

  • Biografilm Festival 2016: the program is online

    The 12th edition of Biografilm Festival | International Celebration of Lives, the only international event entirely committed to promote and support biographies and life tales, will take place in Bologna from the 10th to the 20th of June 2016.

  • The actor and director GAEL GARCÍA BERNAL to attend Biografilm 2016

    Biografilm is proud to announce, amongst the prestigious filmmakers and actors who will visit Bologna for the Festival, the actor and director Gael García Bernal, particuarly memorable for his performances in No, Bad Education, The Motorcycle Diaries and The Science of Sleep alongside his recent role as the lead in the TV series, Mozart in the Jungle and for being the co-founder of Ambulante | Gira de documentales, one of the most important festivals of documentary cinema in the world. In honour of Ambulante, Biografilm 2016 will dedicate a special focus within the Best of Fest section

  • Bio to B

    Bio to B – Doc&Biopic Business Meeting are the three days of networking dedicated to the promotion of biographical documentaries and biopics which will take place from the 12th to the 14th of June as at the 10th edition of the Biografilm Festival. The project was made possible with the collaboration of D.E.R ( Documentaristi Emila-Romagna ) and with the support of the region of Emilia-Romagna.

  • Frank, with Michael Fassbender, will be the film to close Biografilm 2014

    Frank, the new comedy with Michael Fassbender, will close this 10th edition of Biografilm Festival, which will be taking place in Bologna, from the 6th to the 16th of June.

  • Jimi: All is by my side directed by John Ridley is the opening film of The Bologna Biografilm Festival 2014

    “Jimi: All is by my side”  written and directed by John Ridley (Oscar winner 2014 for his adaptation of “ 12 Years A Slave”) will open the 11th edition of the Bologna Biografilm festival which will take place in Bologna from the 6th to the 16th of June.

  • Biografilm Festival 2013 winners

    The international Jury, composed by the cinematographer Ed Lachman, the directors Alison Klayman and Filippo Vendemmiati, the illustrator and poet Paola Pallottino and the international producer Jane Weiner, assigned three different awards.

  • Announced the movies in competition for Biografilm Festival 2013 – International Contest

    It has  been announced the titles of the full-length movies which will compete at the 9th edition of Biografilm Festival for the International category. Ten are the unmissable first  previews, choosen from 400 documentary proposed by 40 different countries.

  • The Jury of the 9th Edition of the Festival

    Biografilm Festival International Celebration of Lives is proud to announce the President of the Jury for the 9th edition of the Festival: Ed Lachman. He is mostly associated with the American independent film movement, and has served as director of photography on films by Todd Haynes (including Far From Heaven, which earned Lachman an Academy Award nomination), I'm Not There in 2007 and Steven Soderbergh such as Erin Brockovich.

  • Contemporary Lives: Movies in competition

    Here are the titles of the movie which will be cast at Biografilm Festival 2013 for the section of Contemporary Lives.


  • The Camera and the Eye – The movies of Ed Lachman retrospective

    Biografilm Festival 2013 dedicates a retrospective to Ed Lachman, master of cinematography, coworker, among the others, of Robert Altman, Steven Soderbergh, Todd Solondz, Todd Haynes, Larry Clark, Sofia Coppola and Ulrich Seidl. Moreover, he will be the president of the jury for the next edition of the International Biografilm competition.

  • Focus Forward – Selected shorts

    Focus Forward is an international project created thanks to the partnership between Cinelan and General Electric. Its aim consists in broadcasting stories of those ordinary people and revolutionary ideas able to change the world.In a lapse of one hundred and eighty seconds, the best short film makers in the international scene offer us another look at reality.Shorts will be broadcasted before the Festival’s films on the agenda.

  • Bio Art Night 2013 - Saturday, January 26 the not to be missed night dedicated to art, comes back!

    Saturday, January 26 Biografilm Festival presents Biografilm Art Night, the "white night" dedicated to Contemporary Art. Three amazing films dedicated to exceptional artists, a live painting performance and a tasty gourmet event in the same night.

  • Distribute your movie through the brand new Biografilm Collection network

    Biografilm Collection is the innovative film distribution system developed by Biografilm Festival. Expanding the concept of the festival, Biografilm Collection polarizes and defines customs and consumptions of the contemporary society and offering a privileged perspective on culture and topical issues.

Celebration of Lives 2016

Biografilm 2016 Audience Awards Ceremony @ Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Biografilm 2016 Jury Awards Ceremony @ Biografilm Hera Theatre

Inauguration Gala @ Unipol Auditorium