B-MOVIE, UNDERGROUND and TRASH FILM FESTIVAL
Fans of bizarre, experimental or otherwise distorting movies are served every year at the festival for B-movies, Underground and Trash films (BUTFF). The festival is located in the city centre of Breda at the center of fine arts "Nieuwe Veste" (Sint Janstraat 16, Breda)
BUTFF screens films diverting radically from mainstream cinema. Films that will surprise in style, taste and content.
BUTFF is an initiative of the foundation Idee-fixe (aka IDFX). A non-profit organisation aiming towards a larger audience for off mainstream artistic photo's, video's, film and digital media work. IDFX accomplishes this task by serving as an active intermediate between public and artists and distributors of these cultural media.
ON THE FESTIVAL
The BUT Film Festival sets itself apart from other festivals by programming a wide selection of films & documentaries that divert severely of the welltread roads of mainstream cinema. BUT stands for B-movie, Underground & Trash. "B-movies" are films made with a small budget not produced by a big studio. "Underground films" seek out the limits of the admissible, often showing quite explicit images. "Trash films" are over the top films in both content and imagery.
BUTFF shows a varied program for fans of the bizarre, the experimental and absurd. Besides films BUTFF presents extensive program of performances, art, workshops & poetry.
Every year we present a retrospective of a specific director or other film celebrity.
In 2013 we showed a selection of films for the Pyuniverse (the complete body of work from director Albert Pyun) In 2010 underground film-legend Jörg Buttgereit was an honorary guests with an overview of new and old work. The 2009 edition welcomed King of Trash - John Waters as our honoured guest. Years previous showed amongst others retrospect of David Cronenberg (USA), Cyrus Frisch (NL) and Wenzel Storch (DE)
Every year we invite directors, producers and actors form all over the world to participate in person at BUTFF.
As such Fred Vogel, JT Petty, Andrew van den Houten, Lloyd Kaufman, Wenzel Storch, Christian Veil, Adam Wingard, Javi Camino, Barak Epstein, Nick Zedd, Rémy Couture and many others where welcomed at the BUTFF.
Every year there are awards handed out to several Direcors. Award are granted to BUTest (best) short film, BUTest feature, BUTest student film and the BUT ground-breaker award for a personality who did stand out for accomplishments in the BUTgenres.