With its 34th Edition, which will take place from the 5th to the 13th of March 2016, the Bergamo Film Meeting offers a rich and eclectic program which confirms the continuing effort of the Festival to explore and create connections between the most innovative trends in contemporary cinema and styles, genres and authors from the past.
For nine days, with over 140 films Bergamo Film Meeting will be the crossroads of international cinema, featuring guests, meetings, special events, exhibitions, workshops, master classes, guided screenings for schools and kids, and many other initiatives which – thanks to the contribution of partners and institutions – will allow the audience to explore the endless contaminations between movies, the arts, literature, music and comics.
Bergamo Film Meeting – The Association
Bergamo Film Meeting Association, the Festival’s organizational structure, was born in 1983. The Association supports and promotes the distribution of films and documentaries of national and international production in the theatre and cineclub cultural circuit. It participates in the re-edition and promotion of film classics; all-year-round it organises film festivals, retrospectives, cultural events, labs and workshops, book publications, etc. The Association is linked to many cultural institutions, with which it shares prestigious collaboration projects. Among them are cinematheques and contemporary art museums.
Bergamo Film Meeting – Special Events
Bergamo Film Meeting will open its 34th edition with the Italian premiere of múm’s live performance, accompanying a masterpiece of film history such as Menschen am Sonntag (People on Sunday). The show will take place in Teatro Sociale at 21:00.
Saturday 5, 15:00-18:00 @ Accademia Carrara – Telepongo, an animation film workshop with playdough for kids, in collaboration with the Avisco organization.
Sunday 6, 15:00 @ Accademia Carrara – Drawing workshop with Lucia Biagi. An interactive workshop inspired by the characters of the series This is England by Shane Meadows, and by the England of the 80s and 90s. The workshop is aimed at kids aged 17 years and over, at students of art and film schools but also at amateurs.
Thursday 10. 15:00 @ Accademia Carrara – Animation workshop with Vladimir Leschiov, protagonist of the 34th Edition of Bergamo Film Meeting, aimed at teens and adults, movie fans and illustration amateurs.
Saturday 12, 22:15 @ Auditorium Piazza Libertà – 34th Edition Award Ceremony.
Sunday 13, 15:00 @ Accademia Carrara – Screen printing workshop with CORPOC. A manual screen printing course aimed at graphic designers, illustrators or amateurs, to provide them with the basic elements for the preparation of graphics to be printed in serigraphy through first-hand experience and assisted printing. It will also be an opportunity to make a screen print of the drawing that Sponge has dedicated to the Festival, which all the attendees will be able to keep.
Full subscription to the meeting costs 50 € (40 € for under 26s), while the day ticket costs 15 €.
Thanks to BFM’s partnership with ATB and TEB, public transport (including buses, trams, cable cars) will be free to all season ticket holders on Saturday 5 March and Saturday 12 March 2016.