BUT Film Festival programme announced!

Check the listings for full details.

Spoilt for choice? We’ll help you out with a few festival highlights.

Nick Zedd (US)

BUTFF proudly presents a retrospective of main guest Nick Zedd (US), founder of the Cinema of Transgression manifest and an inspiration to directors like Jim Jarmush and Steve Buscemi.

Wednesday, September 7

BUTFF opens with the Swedish film ‘Marianne’ (2011), with director Filip Tegstedt in attendance. After the opening film, the WOORDVAKKERS will lead you to the Boulevard for a performance of one-man-band ‘Dead Elvis’ (NL). Elvis is back with a vengeance and a master plan. Also a performance by coffin musician Rockin’ Rubbish from Tilburg,

Thursday, September 8th

On Thursday BUTFF will screen the intimate documentary ‘Noise & Resistance’ (2011) by Julia Ostertag (G), an insight into the world of protest punk. Also showing is the Brazilian no-holds-barred splatter ‘Night of the Cupacabras’ (2011) by Rodrigo Aragão. From 8 PM onwards, there will be a poetry stage on the festival square, with performances by poets like Nick J. Swart, the Tilburg city poet, and the Breda artist and performer René van Trier.

Friday, September 9

On Friday afternoon there will be an on-stage panel with underground filmmakers, among which the renowned German director Marian Dora. The panel will be led by ‘Mister Horror’ Jan Doense, also known for the ‘Nacht van de Wansmaak’ (The Night of Bad Taste).

Then it’s Black Friday, with the film ‘Until the light takes us’ (2008), a unique documentary about the Norwegian Black Metal scene. Performances by three Satanic/Pagan bands, Aderlating, Walpurisnacht and Cirith Gorgor, who will launch their doom across the Boulevard with more than 666 miles an hour.

Saturday, September 10

At 8 PM there’s the BUTWALK, a fashion show by artist and performer Hermine Weggen, with stylish vomit bags provided just for the occasion.

The Bunny Game’ (2010) is a coming of age film about prostitute Bunny (definitely not for wimps!)

At night Sigue Sigue Sputnik-frontman Martin Degville will take to the stage, performing dance-disco music with a camp edge. Luk Paard (B), ‘Poetry Performing the Rock & Roll’, will close the day.

Sunday, September 11

The Toetag team of director Fred Vogel (US) will host a masterclass on creating gore effects. French director Simon Pernolitz will finish his film ‘Maquinas Infernales’ (2010) live on stage with the help of the audience. And at night the French eretic artist Costes will be back on the BUT floor!

What is a BUT film anyway??

'B-films' are low budget films that are not covered by a large production studio. ’Underground films’ are films that stretch the limits of what’s acceptable. They often contain explicit images. Trash films are over-the-top in both content and imagery.