BiBi 2024: lights, camera, action in Neuchâtel

BiBi 2024: lights, camera, action in Neuchâtel
BiBi 2024: lights, camera, action in Neuchâtel

Cinema fans can rejoice. The International Biennale of Coils from Here (BiBi) returns to Neuchâtel for its 5th edition. BiBi is back in action at the REX cinema this weekend with 20 screenings on the program. As usual, the festival offers local films of all formats, ranging from feature films to short films and video clips.

Friday evening was notably marked by the screening of the film “The Land Within” by Neuchâtel director Fisnik Maxville. Several productions are still on display this Saturday, such as “To Death the Witch” by Maria Nicollier and Cyril Dépraz, as well as “Garçonnières” by Céline Pernet.

The economic impact of filming

In addition to the screenings, BiBi is organizing a round table on Saturday at 5 p.m. entitled “Attracting filming in Neuchâtel? What economic benefits? », highlighting an incentive fund project. Jacques Matthey, president of Neuchâtel Films which organizes the event, believes that “the idea is to explain the benefits of setting up a tool which will attract filming and which will make the canton attractive for film productions”.

Furthermore, Neuchâtel, compared to Geneva or Zurich, “stands out for its lower cost and its diversity of landscapes”, adds the president of Neuchâtel Films. “We can find ourselves as much at the edge of the lake as in the mountains,” emphasizes Jacques Matthey.

A moving tribute for the closing

The closing of the festival will be marked by a special tribute to Neuchâtel filmmaker Alain Margot, who died in October 2023. The screening of his film “Je suis Femen” aims to recall the talent and contribution of this director to the local film scene.

A festival that aims to be open to all with affordable prices

BiBi offers tickets at a single price of 12 francs per session. To discover the full program of the festival, which is intended to be friendly and inclusive, go to the official website of the event. /ifp


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