Budapest Independent Film Festival (BIFF) starts on February 9th with the screening of the Swiss animated short film The Record at the Kino Cafe Cinema.
At this year’s BIFF, on February 9th and 10th, the public can see fiction and documentary films, short films, animations and music videos. Two prominent works of the event deal with migration and resettlement. Guatemalan Andres Rodriguez’s drama Roza, which is competing for the festival’s best feature award, examines migration and its impact on people and society. Serbian Ana Lazarevic’s The Game tells the story of a human smuggler who changes his views on life. The selection of the festival’s short film category focuses on relationship and gender issues, emphasizing the autonomy and self-determination of the body. Aslan Maleknegah Za presents the story of an Iranian woman preparing for an abortion, while Andor Berényi’s film Dinner examines the relationship of a couple preparing for parenthood. The selection of the documentary category includes the short documentary film Diva, presented at last year’s Berlinale, about Cat Thy Diva, a Vietnamese transwoman, street food vendor and performer who shares her life and struggles every day on social media, the announcement states.