Highlights

  • The biggest alternative film festival in the Netherlands is expanding with the introduction of the BUT Game Jam! In collaboration with NHTV Hogeschool, 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.

BUTTV

In his best German and English, our BUTmannetje interviewed our guests. Watch the videos to see for yourself.

Fantastic Indonesia tour! A program full of Fantasy, War and Cult films from Indonesia: • THU.

Agenda

  • 2nd of July  -  2nd of July 2017 Beer, BUTFF & Blow Football

    Whoever drinks a lot of alcohol never hopes to blow for a roadside test. But when the time does come, let's do it with full grace and power! So time to train those lungs! Fact: Good lung capacity contributes to better health, endurance and a longer life. And the longer we live, the more BUT movies we can watch! So, in view of our social responsibility and beer, we set our lungs and taste buds to work with the first ever BEER, BUTFF & BLOW FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT!

  • 1st of September  -  3rd of September 2017 BUT Game Jam 2017

    The biggest alternative film festival in the Netherlands is expanding with the introduction of the BUT Game Jam! In collaboration with NHTV Hogeschool, 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.

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 Enzo Castellari (12016), 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.

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.

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!