The Bolzano Film Festival Bozen – BFFB, a project of the Filmclub Bozen, was started in 1987 with the aim of bringing films from neighbouring countries to an area that was opening up to the world, while at the same time enhancing local independent film productions.

The BFFB restarted in 2023 with a new direction, a new board of directors behind it and the desire to reinvent itself considering the specificity of a territory like South Tyrol/Südtirol. Thus rethinking the Festival in its local context, but certainly also in a regional, national and international context.

The BFFB was born and raised in a city of rare cultural vivacity. It can therefore only be an open, somewhat hybrid Festival, a reality embedded in an intense network of collaborations with the numerous institutions and initiatives operating in the area, pieces of a multiform mosaic that highlights bordering spheres such as culture, artistic evolution and social innovation.

We envisage the BFFB as a laboratory capable of attracting the public but also the world of professions that make up the universe of production and fruition, of cinema that does not yet exist and of existing cinema. An incubator of film relations and professions.

Of course we are talking about a process of development, which cannot be exhausted in the space of a very first year of its new existence. Building an existence, building an identity. We are working on it.