Over the last few years, the Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF) has "taken on a new impetus, helping it become one of the smaller Festivals that gets mentioned alongside the big hitters". These encouraging words from Alain Berset, President of the Swiss Confederation, written for FIFF’s 32nd edition, will be reflected from March 16th to 24th in Fribourg in the presence of Ken Loach. FIFF will present two cartes blanches that will see it working closely with two much bigger festivals: Cannes, through a selection of films chosen by Thierry Frémaux, its General Delegate, and Berlin, with a carte blanche dedicated to Beki Probst, founder of one of the most important film markets, the Berlinale European Film Market. Across all its sections, FIFF will screen 71 features and 42 shorts, including 74 world, International, European and Swiss premieres. The Festival is always looking to strike a balance between art house and more commercial films, between new discoveries and great classics, and as such, the Festival will screen 112 films produced by 52 different countries. For example, the event will give festivalgoers another chance to see Lawrence of Arabia, Citizen Kane and Greta Garbo in Queen Christina on the big screen. This year, over 60% of the films will be subtitled in both French and German.
The word of the programmation team
As of March 1st, the programmers of the #fiff18 will present you on our Facebook page a film per day! In their own words, they will describe each film of the International Competition Feature and Short Film for this 32nd edition. To discover here!
The vouchers for tickets and passes can be ordered here. The vouchers will be sent by post and can be exchanged from 5th of March 2018 at the Festival's points of sale (Festival Centre, cinemotion Rex, ARENAS CINEMAS).
Save the Dates
16.12.2017 – 15.04.2018 : Thomas Brasey – Nova vida | Brazil-Portugal
10th Photographic Investigation : theme Fribourg
Exhibition at the Musée gruérien
10.03. – 24.03.2018 : Kein Wunder
Exhibition at WallRiss
16.03. – 26.05.2018 : Hugo Corpataux : Action !
Exhibition at BCU (Cantonal and University Library)
1st March 2018
Programme and ticketing
The full programme of the FIFF 2018 will be online on our website www.fiff.ch from the 1st of March.
Box office opening:
5th March : Center of the festival
16th March : ARENAS CINEMAS
17th March : Cinemotion Rex
9th March, 9 pm
Fri-Son fait son cinema
A Page of Madness, Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1926
12th March 2018
Avant-première in Bern
Book now your ticket for the FIFF Avant-premiere in Bern here !
16 - 24 March 2018
32nd FIFF edition