BFM 39. The Winners

Une vie démente by Raphaël Balboni and Ann Sirot is the winner of the main competition Mostra Concorso of the 39th edition of Bergamo Film Meeting, chosen by the audience. The audience has also awarded the CGIL Prize for the Close Up - La Sortie de l’Usine section to the documentary Lobster Soup, by Pepe Andreu and Rafa Molés

Competition – Exhibition

As always dedicated to new authors, the international competition will premiere 7 feature films, never before screened in Italy, characterized by their stylistic and narrative originality in dealing with contemporary themes. 

Close up

Independent international productions never before screened in Italy. Documentary films in which the inquisitive and attentive gaze of the director delves without hesitation into the heart of reality, proving capable of grasping and synthesising the visible and the invisible, narrating a theme, a place, a character in "close-ups", with intensity and participation. 

Europe, Now!

Mia Hansen-Løve and João Nicolau are the protagonists of Europe, Now!, the Bergamo Film Meeting section dedicated to contemporary European filmmakers.

Animation cinema: Izabela Plucińska

Izabela Plucińska is the protagonist of the section dedicated to auteur animation cinema. The complete works of the award-winning and talented Polish animator will be presented as a European preview: 14 films, made in Claymation - i.e. stop motion with plasticine, a material that Plucińska has always masterfully used -, where everyday life and dreamscapes alternate in a surprising way.

Previews, Classics and Special Events

Una sezione variegata e ricca di sorprese, che va ad ampliare la proposta che Il Festival offre al suo pubblico. Eventi speciali, anteprime, classici e percorsi realizzati in collaborazione con altri enti e istituzioni con cui il BFM lavora da molti anni.

Volker Schlöndorff.
The BFM 39 retrospective

Volker Schlöndorff chosen as the protagonist of the Bergamo Film Meeting 39th edition’s retrospective.

Tribute to Jerzy Skolimowski

The second homage of BFM 39, which includes 6 films, is  dedicated to Jerzy Skolimowski, Polish director, screenwriter and film actor, one of the most important representatives of Eastern European cinema and author of a free and innovative film style.

Tribute to Márta Mészáros

With a tribute consisting of 5 films restored by the National Film Institute - Film Archive - Hungary, Bergamo Film Meeting pays homage to the innovative gaze of Hungarian director Márta Mészáros who, though her militant filmmaking, has given voice to strong and complex women portraying the reality and historical memory of his country.

Encounters: Cinema and Contemporary Art

Born from the collaboration between the Festival and The Blank Contemporary Art, its purpose is to highlight the intersections between the universes of cinema and visual arts. 

BFM 2020: Green Friendly Event

The next edition of Bergamo Film Meeting (March 7-15 2020) will be officially labelled as a Green Friendly Event.

The official image of BFM 39

First thing that strikes is the twenty-five years old Anita Pallenberg's smile in Degree of Murder. We saw that smile as a tribute to the rebirth of Cinema after the pandemic, unfortunately postponed but more than ever necessary.