20 June 2023

Results – The 19th edition of Biografilm Festival

Over 12.000 spectators attended Biografilm this year (9-19 June 2023)
Over 450 professionals attended Bio to B - Industry Days
Biografilm's green commitment to reduce its environmental impact keeps on
Biografilm Festival’s 20th edition will take place from 7 to 17 June 2024 in Bologna

The 19th edition of Biografilm represented a turning point for the Festival. Starting from the main topic "To be and to have", inspired by the homonymous documentary by Nicolas Philibert, we wanted to go back to the foundations of konowledge, reflecting on our own identity and focusing on the political issues that are also part of our daily lives. It was also the first edition with the artistic direction of Chiara Liberti and Massimo Benvegnù, who with the synergy created with the Programming team were able to bring a selection attentive to all issues of today's world, with the aim to listen but above all to give a voice with debates and valuable opportunities to meet directors and protagonists.
In addition to traditional meetings between audience and talents, Biografilm has carried out a fruitful network of collaborations and synergies in the region with associations and other cultural entities, which share a strong social commitment with the Festival. Thanks to the network, a new jury was created: the Manifesto Jury, made up of representatives of the associations Arca di Noè, La Casa delle Donne, the Cassero LGBTI+ Center, Gruppo Trans, Next Generation Italy, Period Think Tank, WeWorld which judged the films of Contemporary Lives.  Moreover, this year Biografilm has created together with these realities and BURŌ Cafè a series of free events and talks to promote specific films, called Biografilm Off.
Biografilm's commitment to reduce its environmental impact keeps going. The Festival is a member of the AFIC (Italian Association of Film Festivals) Festival Green project. In particular, this year Biografilm has engaged in many widespread actions such as, for example, facilitating the accessibility of the places of the initiative by public transport with clear information on the site and on the programme, reducing the amount of printed materials (programmes, catalogues, flyers, brochures , postcards, etc.) and use certified paper in order to counter waste of paper, also promoting the use of digital means also for the ticket service, a process of choosing generic graphics has begun for the creation of displays also useful for subsequent editions and choose supports and structures that can be reused over the years, guarantee correct differentiated waste collection, suitably set up and communicated in collaboration with the Hera Group and choose accommodation facilities close to the initiative's headquarters. The results of Biografilm's commitment are positive and soon the Festival will be able to make public a report of the objectives achieved and from these begin to set the work to set further objectives for the 2024 edition. Biografilm engages in communication of actions and results of Green Project to make the Festival audience aware of the importance of individual behavior for the achievement of common goals.
More than 12.000 spectators took part in the 19th live edition of Biografilm Festival this year, filling the Cinema Lumière, the Biografilm Hera Theater Pop Up Cinema Arlecchino, the Biografilm Hera Theater Pop Up Cinema Medica 4K and the Church Cloister of the Complex of Santa Cristina "della Fondazza" dedicated to open air screenings. Furthermore, the Festival recorded 712 subscriptions and the Bio to B - Industry Days market received over 450 film industry professionals.
Biografilm Festival will come back in 2024 for its 20th edition, in Bologna from 7 to 17 June. Bio to B – Industry Days, the event dedicated to professionals of the film industry, will take place from 12 to 15 June 2024.
Biografilm Festival is going on till the end of June with other events. On MYmovies the programming will end on 22 June. Biografilm on the Square in Castel Maggiore will take place from 27 to 29 of June with 3 screenings three in the main square, thanks to the support and contribution of the City of Castel Maggiore and the Union Reno Galliera. It will start on Monday 26 June with Generazione Low Cost by Emmanuel Marre and Julie Lecoustre (Belgium, 20211, 110') with Adèle Exarchopoulos, on Tuesday 27 June with Mistero A Saint Tropez by Nicolas Benamou (France, 2021, 89') with Benoit Poelvoorde, Christian Clavier, Gérard Depardieu and Rossy de Palma and on Wednesday 28 June with Flee by Jonas Poher Rasmussen (Denmark, France, Sweden, Norway, United States, Slovenia, Estonia, Spain, Italy, Finland, 2021, 89′). The screenings will take place in Piazza Giorgio Amendola at 21.30 with free admission. Reservations are recommended at the email address eventi@renogalliera.it, or with a text message or whatsapp on 331.1081173.
Furthermore, on 6 July at 21.30 Biografilm Festival will be in Calderara di Reno at the Parco del Centro Sociale (Via Caduti Libertà 9) for a screening with free admission of I Giovani Amanti by Carline Tardieu (France/Belgium, 2021, 112').
Thank you to be part of Biografilm community and see you next year!

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