Celluloid Diaries: BIFFF 2017 Panel Discussions

Friday, March 31, 2017

BIFFF 2017 Panel Discussions

bifff 2017 brussels international fantastic film festival

Over the next two weeks, I'll be moderating several panel discussions with filmmakers and actors at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF). These panel discussions are open to the audience, so don't hesitate to stop by if you have the chance.

Park Chan Wook

On April 4th at 10:30 pm, I'll be hosting a panel discussion with Park Chan Wook, the South Korean director of masterpieces like Old Boy, Sympathy for Mister Vengeance and The Handmaiden. BIFFF invited him as a guest of honor and will be presenting several of his movies in retrospective.

Park Chan Wook

Steven Kastrissios & Tan Kazazi

On April 6th, Australian-Albanian director Steven Kastrissios and co-producer Tan Kazazi will be talking about their movie Bloodlands. Focusing on a quarreling family of butchers being attacked by a gang of street kids, Bloodlands mixes grim folk tales with a dash of witchcraft.

steven kastrissios bloodlands

Ross Noble, Brendan McCarthy, John McDonnell

On April 8th, actor/stand-up comedian Ross Noble and producers Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell will be talking about their latest horror movie Nails, the story of a paralyzed girl who has to deal with an evil spirit in her hospital room.

Ross Noble

Alejandro Amenabar

Alejandro Amenabar is the second guest of honor at BIFFF. On April 8th, around 10:30 pm, I'll be talking with him about his movies Tesis, Abre Los Ojos, The Others, Mar Adentro, Agora, and Regression.

alejandro amenabar

Jason Flemyng, Rod Smith, Robert Portal

Actor Jason Flemyng (X-Men: First Class, Clash of the Titans, Deep Rising, Layer Cake, etc) will be talking about his directorial debut, the vampire movie Eat Local on Wednesday, April 12th. He'll be accompanied by producer Rod Smith and actor Robert Portal (The King's Speech, My Week with Marilyn).

jason flemyng

Dick Maas

Dick Maas is a cinematic legend in the Netherlands, having made local box office successes such as De Lift, Flodder, Amsterdamned, and Saint. The panel discussion with Dick Maas, which will take place on Saturday, April 15th, will focus on his latest “when animals attack” movie, Prey, a story about a lion that uses the city of Amsterdam as its hunting ground.

killer lion movie prey
Dick Maas

Which of these panel discussions would you attend? Do you have any questions for the filmmakers?

Previous BIFFF panel discussions: 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012


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