- NEXT Edition
- 28 aug - 1 sept 2019
BUT Game Jam 20171 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/TimeFri 1st of September, 18.00hrs. - Sun 3rd of September, 13.00hrs.
BUT-Art, Poster Exhibition31 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/TimeThu 31st of August, 16.00 - 17.00hrs.
Sun 10th of September, 10.00 - 17.00hrs.
LocationAddressBoschstraat 22, Breda, The Netherlands
Game Cave30 August , 31 August - 3 September
Come join us for a celebration of BUT games! In the BUT Game Cave you’ll find our hand-picked favorite games that represent the weird and wonderful values of the BUT Festival and Wrong Fu. Bring your friends, and get ready for games of crazy competition and wrongful rampage.
Date/TimeWed 30th of August, 20.00 - 22.30hrs.
Thu 31st of August, 14.00hrs. - Sun 3rd of September, 21.00hrs.
LocationAddressSt. Janstraat 18, Breda, The Netherlands
BUTFF 201730 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!References
Date/TimeWed 30th of August, 18.00hrs. - Sun 3rd of September, 23.59hrs.
Beer, BUTFF & Blow Football2 July
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!
Date/TimeSun 2nd of July, 14.00 - 19.00hrs.
WHEN CAN I BUY TICKETS FOR THE FESTIVAL?
Ticket sales are online in the Time Schedule, and there are special tickets like Daypasses. During the festival, tickets for the day are also available at the box office 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 you can buy tickets online through our website. During the festival you can also buy tickets for events at the day at the box office.
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, you can make online reservations (€ 0,- e-tickets) for all music and movie events throughout the festival. This option becomes available some hours after buying the Pass.
WHAT IS THE BUTFF DAY PASS?
With the BUTFF Day Pass, you can make online reservations (€ 0,- e-tickets) for all movie shows on your chosen day. This option becomes available some hours after buying the Pass.
WHERE DO I BUY THE BUTFF PASSE-PARTOUT / BUTFF DAY TICKET?
The Passe-Partout / Day Ticket can be bought here. Web sales for any day end the evening before at 22:00h. At the Festival box office, every day 20% of that day's tickets are available.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!