Highlights

Every year, BUTFF is looking for another artist or designer, who is free to create a poster in BUTFF style, depending on the theme.

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Tribute to Tobe Hooper at BUT Film Festival

The American producer Tobe Hooper recently passed away at the age of 74. He was known for his horror movies like ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ (1974), ‘Eaten alive’ (1977), Salem’s lot’ (1979) and Poltergeist (1982). In honor of Tobe Hooper, BUTFF will hold a Tribute night and screen a selection of his legendary films!

Buy Some Cool Stuff & Let It Sign at our BUT Film & Music Fair!

The second BUT Film & Music Fair will take place on the 2nd and the 3rd of September during the BUT Film Festival 2017. That's right, we added an extra day! From 12:00 till 18:00 each day. Sint Janstraat Breda. Free entrance.

Posters - Clothing - Blu-Rays - DVD's - Vinyl - CD's - Magazines - Merchs and many more B-movie and Underground related stuff!

Participants:

BUTTV

The BUT TEAM was busy as always! The Legend of Dog-Fu has been unveiled.

SUS, performance

Agenda

  • BUT-Art, Poster Exhibition

    31 August 10 September

    Every year, BUTFF is looking for another artist or designer, who is free to create a poster in BUTFF style, depending on the theme. Over the years we’ve built up a great collection of posters that we are proud of. That’s why we would like to give the creators of these artworks the opportunity to show their other, personal work as well.

    Date/Time

    Thu 31st of August, 16.00  -  17.00hrs.
    Sun 10th of September, 10.00  -  17.00hrs.
    Location
  • BUTFF 2017

    30 August  -  3 September

    Welcome to the 12th B-movie, Underground & Trash Film festival!

    Every year we get bigger and better! Filmmakers from all over the world have sent in their movies and we worked hard to select the best movies this year for your viewing pleasure!

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    Date/Time

    Wed 30th of August, 18.00hrs.  -  Sun 3rd of September, 23.59hrs.
  • BUT Game Jam 2017

    1 September  -  3 September

    The biggest alternative film festival in the Netherlands is expanding with the introduction of the BUT Game Jam! In collaboration with NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, we challenge game developers to release all boundaries and develop a BUT-worthy game within 43 hours without a target group in mind, but to choose a more personal, instinctive and / or humor-based approach.

    Date/Time

    Fri 1st of September, 18.00hrs.  -  Sun 3rd of September, 13.00hrs.

What is BUTFF?

The Dutch film festival for B-movies, Underground & Trash Films!

Five days' worth of films filled with violence, absurdity, creativity and silliness!

We are looking for visitors who... :

• Aren't likely to scream at the sight of blood!
• Will be able to admire creativity to absurd extremes!
• Like to combine a cozy atmosphere with watching films!

At our festival we will exclusively show B-movies, Underground films and Trash Films. Films where the quality will not be found in the special effects budget, outstanding acting performances or even a coherent story, but rather in the unconventional. Unconventional techniques, presentation or content which bog-standard cinemas would not dare show on their screens!

…Scared yet?

No…? Excellent! Because at our festival we challenge you to see films made by young, experimental and passionate filmmakers who aim to tickle your senses in a way that is different from your regular Hollywood movie. Should you still let out a scream during the performance, though, no worries. We'll just crank up the volume so that no one can hear you.

MUSIC, POETRY, PERFORMANCE & ARTS

Aside from films, we also have an extensive programme of shows, exhibitions and workshops. In part due to our wide spectrum of side activities, BUTFF is know as a great place for lovers of alternative music, petry and (performance) art.

RETROSPECTIVE

Every year, BUTFF honours an actor, director or producer who has played an important part within our subculture. Examples include Albert Pyun (2013), Jörg Buttgereit (2010) or the King of Trash, John Waters (2009). And a year before him, we looked back on the works of David Cronenberg, Cyrus Frisch and Wenzel Storch. see: Awards

INTERNATIONAL

Directors, producers and actors from all over the world have been known to flock to our festival to shine a light on their work as our special guest. Examples from previous years include Fred Vogel, JT Petty, Andrew van den Houten, Lloyd Kaufman, Wenzel Storch, Christian Veil, Adam Wingard, Javi Camino, Barak Epstein, Nick Zedd and Remy Couture.

AWARDS

Every year the festival hands out several Awards for best director, best feature film, best short film, best student film and a groundbreaker award for a personality whose accomplishments stand out in our genres.

Ticket sale

WHEN CAN I BUY TICKETS FOR THE FESTIVAL?

The online ticket sales for the 12th edition of BUT Film Festival, from Wednesday the 30st of August till Sunday the 3h of September 2017, starts on the 1st of July 2017 at BUTFF.nl. During the festival tickets are also available for sale at the cash register at the Nieuwe Veste. On the opening evening, Wednesday 30 August, the checkout is open from 13:00.

WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS?

In the pre-sale, you can only buy tickets online on our website. During the festival you can also buy tickets at the checkout.

ARE THERE ANY (FREE) ACTIVITIES FOR WHICH I DO NOT NEED TICKETS?

For sure! In the festival program on this website (viewable a week before the start of the festival) or during the festival in the program book you will find information about the program of BUTFF. There are also many free activities such as workshops, exhibitions and performances.

BUTFF Passe-Partout / BUTFF Day Ticket

WHAT IS THE BUTFF PASSE-PARTOUT PASS?

With the BUTFF Passe-Partout Pass, you can buy "Unlimited" tickets for all music and movie shows throughout the festival. You can purchase one ticket for € 0 for each screening or performance.

WHAT IS THE BUTFF DAY TICKET?

With the BUTFF Day ticket, you can buy "unlimited" tickets for all movie shows on your chosen day. You can purchase one ticket for € 0 for each screening. see: Tickets

WHERE DO I BUY THE BUTFF PASSE-PARTOUT / BUTFF DAY TICKET?

The Passe-Partout / Day Ticket can be bought from BUTFF.nl from mid-June 2017. see: Tickets

SHOULD I STILL BUY TICKETS IF I HAVE PURCHASED A PASSE-PARTOUT / DAY TICKET?

Yes. You must get a ticket/seat reservation for each screening or performance you want to visit. The BUTFF system recognizes you as a Passe-Partout / Day Ticket Holder, which means the ticket price is € 0. Tickets are reserved at your name. Reservations can be picked up up to half an hour before initial performances at the festival box. (De Nieuwe Veste)

Overall information (FAQ)

WHEN WILL THE NEXT FESTIVAL TAKE PLACE?

The 13th edition of the BUT Film Festival (2018) will take place in the first week of September 2018

WHERE WILL THE FESTIVAL TAKE PLACE?

The festival will take place at several locations around Breda's town center, specifically Culture Centre de Nieuwe Veste , Chassé Theater and StadsGalerij Breda.

WHERE ARE THE FESTIVAL LOCATIONS?

All locations can easily be reached and are within walking distance of Breda's central train station. The address of de Nieuwe Veste is St. Janstraat 16, 4811 GS, Breda. The address of Chassé Theater is Claudius Prinsenlaan 8, 4811 DK, Breda. The address of StadsGalerij Breda is Oude Vest 34, 4811 HT, Breda.

HOW WILL I BE ABLE TO STAY UP-TO-DATE ON FESTIVAL NEWS?

Through the BUTFF digital newsletter we will update all subscribers on any news as it gets released. If you are interested in subscribing, you may do so on our main page. In addition, we are also on Facebook. Are you a journalist? Then send an e-mail to dorien@idfx.nl to receive any press releases we send out.

I WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT BUTFF, IS THAT POSSIBLE?

In addition to public revenue during the festival, BUTFF is dependent on additional funding
Aside from the money we make during the festival itself, BUTFF relies on extra funding. This is why we work together with several partners, funds and individuals who all come together to make the festival happen. Should you wish to support the festival, either as an organization or an individual, you may do so either by becoming our financial partner or actively contributing a product or service during the festival itself. Direct financial contributions are also always welcome through account number [REKENINGNUMMER BUTFF].

I AM A FILMMAKER, HOW WILL I SUBMIT MY FILM FOR CONSIDERATION?

You can send us your film all through the year, deadline of the festival is normally around 1 June.

Where is BUTFF?

BUTFF 2017 takes place at three different locations:

- De Nieuwe Veste (St. Janstraat 16, 4811 GS, Breda)
- Chassé Theater (Claudius Prinsenlaan 8, 4801 BC, Breda)
- StadsGalerij Breda (Oude Vest 34, 4811 HT, Breda)

All three locations are within a 10 minute walking distance from Breda Central Station.

For more info, check locations.

Food & Drinks

IS THERE CATERING ON-SITE?

During the festival we will provide you with an extensive catering service, which will include a sandwich bar and a different dinner menu for each day. The dinner menu has both vegetarian options and non-vegetarian ones.

WILL THERE BE ALCOHOL?

Of course! You will be treated to beer from the Schelde brewery. Dutch IPA influenced by our neighbours to the south. Complete with interesting names like Lamme Goedzak, Dulle Griet, Strandgaper and Zeezuiper.

Who are we?

BUTFF is an initiative started by the Idee-fixe (IDFX) foundation. Idee-Fixe strives to expose a larger audience to alternative art forms, with the focus mainly on photography, film, graphic art and digital media. Idee-Fixe has set itself the task of acting as active intermediary between audience, artist and dirtributor.

VOLUNTEERS

Everything about the festival, from preparation to final credits, is run by entusiastic volunteers who wish to do their part to help the alternative film scene and the culture surrounding it.
As with the films, IDFX strives to stimulate creativity, personal development and create room for new ideas within an informal setting. All the while keeping the focus on having fun.

If you are interested in working for the BUT film festival please fill-out the volunteers form. We welcome you!

Funds, Partners & Sponsors

The BUT Film Festival is made possible by all our fantastic subsidiaries, sponsors and partners!

Want to be BUTFF partner? Contact Us!