Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary
After seven years, we still can’t do certain things. For instance, BIFED still does not require an application fee. BIFED still sustains itself through local sources and solidarity. BIFED does not follow the latest trends and take an interest in the popular films of the year, which fly from one festival to another like migratory birds. BIFED still includes in its programme films that talk about their own problems, that do not exploit the Thirld-World like some exotic material. As BIFED, we try to share everything on our island with our guests as much as we can.
If this worldwide madness cannot destroy this beautiful blue planet, the documentaries that you make despite all the odds and with great courage are truly important as an invaluable part of a great resistance. Please come to our island, and let’s watch these documentaries in our screening venues and feel together through solidarity that we are not the only ones who worry about the world’s current situation.
Hakan Can Yılmaz