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About The Festival

Founded in 2005, Biografilm Festival takes place every year in the city of Bologna, Italy, in June. Biografilm Festival is the only international event entirely committed to promoting and supporting biographies and life tales. The aim of Biografilm Festival is to discover and present, interesting and unique biopics and life experiences, of both little known and renowned stories, which have influenced and determined the history of the world.

During its 11 days of programming, Biografilm Festival has always dedicated wide visibility and attention to the best and most compelling biopics and documentaries from all over the world, with a special focus on European cinema.


By dedicating their expert attention and knowledge to factual and documentary films, our team carefully curates the following sections: International Competition, Biografilm Italia, Contemporary Lives, Biografilm Europa, Biografilm Music, Biografilm Art, Best of Fest and Storie Italiane. Furthermore, every year Biografilm Festival hosts a specific section dedicated to retrospectives, a thematic section which pay homage to film directors, producers and artists whose work has contributed to the development of the biographical genre and documentary cinema all over the world.

Biografilm Festival is enriched by a further range of cultural events: live concerts and a food district (Bio Parco), international guests, masterclasses for film students (Biografilm School) and art & crafts lab for kids (Biografilm Kids).

In 2014, for its 10th edition, Biografilm Festival celebrated its anniversary by creating a new international gathering dedicated to film professionals : Bio To B - Doc&Biopic Business Meeting. BioToB has the main objective of promoting and supporting European productions of documentaries and film biopics.


Biografilm Festival is promoted by the Association Fanatic About Festivals and works in collaboration with The Culture Business Staff. The Artistic Director is the journalist and editor, Andrea Romeo.


Thanks to the collaboration with Biografilm Festival – International Celebration of Lives, in 2013 a new distribution initiative was born: I Wonder Pictures, which aims to recognise and promote the best international documentary features and the most compelling biopics to an Italian audience.