- 13th Edition
- 29 AUG - 2 SEPT 2018
Film & Music Fair1 September , 2 September
That's right! The BUT Film & Music Fair is coming back and we've added an extra day! The fair will take place on the 1st and the 2nd of September during the BUT Film Festival 2018. From 12:00 till 18:00 each day. Sint Janstraat Breda. Free entrance.
Date/TimeSat 1st of September, 12.00 - 18.00hrs.
Sun 2nd of September, 12.00 - 18.00hrs.
BUTFF Game Jam 201831 August - 2 September
Fri. 31-8, 19:00h Start GameJam
Sun. 2-9, 14:00h Presentation BUTgames
After last year’s success of the newly implemented element of (BUTworthy!) gaming at our festival, we ghouls decided to do it all again. We challenge game design veterans and NOOBS to break all boundaries and develop a game worthy of the BUT quality mark.
Date/TimeFri 31st of August, 19.00hrs. - Sun 2nd of September, 13.00hrs.
Sexpress Yourself29 August - 2 September
When a collaboration is successful it needs to continue… so, once again, BUTFF and KOP have joined forces. This time KOP will arrange an exhibition that’s perfectly in style with this year’s BUTFF theme. The exhibition focuses on gender and sexuality, as we’re quite focused on those kind of topics nowadays.
Date/TimeWed 29th of August, 19.00hrs. - Sun 2nd of September, 18.00hrs.
Signing session BUTFF20181 September
Have your newly bought DVD signed by the director him self. Or bring your own stuff. During the signing session at the BUTFF all autographs are for free.
Willem van Batenburg
and many more guests of the festival ...
Date/TimeSat 1st of September, 17.00 - 18.00hrs.
Bloody Belgium1 September - 2 September
A recurring segment of the BUT Film Festival is the Bloody Belgium day, in which we strengthen the close ties with our neighbours in the south. Each year, we focus on one renowned Belgian filmmaker, as well as screening new, relevant Belgian genre productions ... read more
Date/TimeSat 1st of September, 12.00hrs. - Sun 2nd of September, 23.45hrs.
BUTFF MMMM-Quiz2 September
BUTFF Mighty Mad Movie Mayhem-Quiz
Test your knowledge in the lightning-fast Schokkend Nieuws movie trivia quiz! How many did Jason kill? Does the Predator have a penis? Flip a coin, take a side, crush, kill, destroy, swag and win! There can be only one... who will walk away with the grand prize!
Date/TimeSun 2nd of September, 17.00 - 18.30hrs.
WHEN CAN I BUY TICKETS FOR THE FESTIVAL?
The online ticket sales for the 13th edition of BUT Film Festival, from Wednesday the 29th of August till Sunday the 2th of September 2018, starts on the 1st of July 2018 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 19:00.
WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS?
In the pre-sale, starting on the 1st of May, you can only buy tickets online through 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 (view able 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.
WHERE DO I BUY THE BUTFF PASSE-PARTOUT / BUTFF DAY TICKET?
The Passe-Partout / Day Ticket can be bought from BUTFF.nl starting on the 1st of May 2018.
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)
What is BUTFF?
The Dutch film festival for B-movies, Underground & Trash Films!
Five days' worth of films filled with violence, absurdity, creativity and corniness.
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.
B-movies were created as a by-product of the Hollywood studio system and have evolved into a unique genre. Bad actors, unintentionally funny lyrics, crappy special effects, dangerous stunts, bad directing and lots of shooting, tits and helicopters. Or a lot of fake blood.
Underground films are extreme films in images or content. They explore the limits of permissible and defy the generally accepted morality. They are often tied to a certain scene or group of filmmakers.
Trash films are very cheaply made B-movies. DIY cinema at its best, filmmakers who are not bothered by any lack of talent or skill, but just get the job done in one way or the other. Paper mache, fake intestines and lots of ketchup. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Overall information (FAQ)
WHEN WILL THE NEXT FESTIVAL TAKE PLACE?
The 13th edition of the BUT Film Festival '18 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 email@example.com 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 NL28INGB0006261254, Stichting Idee-Fixe. Thank you!
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 takes place at three different locations:
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.
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!