We are at Berlinale

We’re at the Berlinale! Our team is eager to meet film professionals, make discoveries, and dive into the world of cinema in Berlin! Contact us to arrange a meeting in the German capital.

For BIF Market: dianne@bifff.net and for BIFFF: chris@bifff.net


Free Professional Accreditations for BIF Market ONLINE

Registrations for the 8th BIF Market accreditations are now open! We’re excited to announce that accreditations for the online market are entirely free. Join us from April 15th to 19th, 2024, at Brussels Expo for an immersive cinematic experience at the heart of the action! Register now to secure your spot at this essential event in the film industry! Registration link: Accreditation form

Opening of Submissions for Works in Progress

Filmmakers, it’s your moment! The 2024 edition of the BIF Market is approaching, and we’re looking for works in progress in genres like Sci-fi, Horror, Black Comedy, Fantasy, and Thriller. Try to win one of the 3 exceptional prizes (€5000 salary by Tentoo, €5000 in post-production by Bedigital, or the Sitges prize) by presenting your Work in Progress. Submit your project now for a chance to shine in front of our international network of cinema experts! Details and submission: WIP Home page

Pitchbox RTBF and Sabam Prize

Big announcement for the Pitchbox contest! This year, we’re offering two exceptional prizes to talented participants! First prize: SABAM is offering a writing support prize worth €1,000. Second prize: A development commitment worth €17,500, generously offered by RTBF. Don’t miss this chance to make your dreams come true – submit your projects before February 5, 2024!


Discover the behind-the-scenes of our fantastic cinema workshop in Montevideo, where three short films have come to life under the guidance of Véronique Jadin! From December 4th to 13th, dive into the boundless imagination of our participants and follow the development of promising projects like ‘IN THE CARDS,’ ‘THE HOUSE BELOW,’ and ‘ANDROID.’ Stay connected on our social media to follow this unique cinematic adventure!


Our team has just landed in Buenos Aires for the Ventana Sur film festival, where we immerse ourselves in the exciting world of genre cinema at the Blood Window Film Market! Join us from November 27th to December 1st for captivating conversations, collaboration opportunities, and a glimpse into the dynamic genre film landscape!

In Loving Memory of Luciano Sovena

President of the Roma Lazio Film Commission. His unwavering dedication to the cinematic arts breathed life into countless stories, nurturing a thriving community of filmmakers. His visionary leadership and boundless passion will forever inspire us. May his legacy continue to illuminate the path for aspiring filmmakers. Rest in eternal cinematic bliss.


Our team is participating in the esteemed Cannes Festival and is fully immersed in this renowned event. We can’t wait to meet you, discuss exciting projects and explore potential collaborations. 

If you’re attending Cannes and would like to meet us, we’d be more than delighted to connect. Feel free to reach out to our team at marketpro@bifff.net. Join us as we make waves at Cannes and let’s embark on an extraordinary journey together. 

Save the date!

Mark your calendars for 2024 and get ready to dive into the thrilling world of genre cinema for the 8th edition of the BIF Market. 

Onsite dates: 15-19 April 2024

Online dates:  9 April -5 May 2024

Location: Brussels Expo

Stay tuned for updates and exclusive informations by subscribing to our newsletter on the home page. See you next year! 


7th edition winners highlights

The Fantastic Pitchbox award goes to Sebastien Petit who has earned a 1.000€ prize for his outstanding project “SEED

The WIP contest witnessed the recognition of three exceptional projects. 

Malamuerte” secured a prize of 5.000€ sponsored by TENTOO as well as a prestigious passport to the SITGES festival. “This thing inside of me” won a passeport to the SITGES Festival as well. And lastly, “Celestina” was honored with a prize of 5.000€ generously awarded by BEDIGITAL. 

Fantastic pitchbox Work in progress

Pitchbox session

The Pitchbox Session has become an integral part of our market. The 4th Belgian Fantastic Pitchbox Session is presented by the ARRF, the ASA, the UPFF, Sabam, Screen Brussels, the BIFFF and the BIF Market.

If you are a Belgian resident or you’re based in Belgium and you’ve got a script for a feature film in development or already finished, a first draft or simply an idea for a thriller, fantasy, sci-fi, black comedy, horror or genre-bending movie? Then send it to us and maybe you’ll be among the 10 projects selected to be pitched in front of an international jury. The winner receives the prize of 1000€ for the development of their project.

Deadline 26 February 2023

Work in progress

You can submit your Work in Progress project. Please keep in mind the eligibility requirements as stipulated on our website.

Let’s get all those creative juices flowing cause we can’t wait to go through all of the pitches and work in progress projects that you’ll send us! And of course, if you’d like more information on any of our market sections, please have a look at our website or get in touch with us.

Deadline 1st of March 2023


Now that the last vestiges of a humongous New Year hangover have finally left your system, let’s get to business… BIF Market business! Because the dawn of our 7th edition is getting closer, it’s a mere three months before we’re back in Brussels, still at the Heysel site, from April 18 to 21. Oh, and there’s again an online option for those of you that aren’t able to attend in person.

So, get your accreditations for the 7th BIF Market while they’re hot!

BIFFF at Blood Window 2022

The BIFFF and the BIF Market were back in Buenos Aires for the Ventana Sur film market, from November 28 until December 2…