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Cody Fern at the Viceroy L'Ermitage in Beverly Hills. © Alix Spence.

Screen Test: Cody Fern

The newcomer on growing up in the Australian outback, playing Jennifer Garner’s son, and his next role on American Crime Story.


© Jan-Willem Dikkers.

Q&A with Christopher Abbott

The one-of-a-kind actor on the particulars of choosing projects, his cherished acting moments, and Jamie M. Dagg’s Sweet Virginia.


Joachim Trier in Chelsea, New York City. © Reto Sterchi.

Q&A with Joachim Trier

Norway’s auteur on his childhood notions of fright, running away from anxiety as a filmmaker, and exploring gay love with Thelma.


Jaime King in West Hollywood. © Marc Gabor.

Catch-Up: Jaime King

The actress on the “tip of the iceberg” sexual abuse allegations, the inherent emptiness of social media, and turning life’s corners.


Marianna Palka in West Hollywood. © Marc Gabor.

Q&A with Marianna Palka

The Scottish filmmaker on the catalyst for her new film Bitch, keeping faith in your artistic abilities, and her upcoming feature Egg.


Ruben Östlund in New York City. © Reto Sterchi.

Q&A with Ruben Östlund

Sweden’s auteur on winning the Palme d’Or for The Square, society’s changing social contract, and his next film Triangle of Sadness.


© Sophy Holland.

Q&A with Josh O’Connor

The British actor on going method on a sheep farm, going beyond sexual orientation in film, and Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country.


© Sophy Holland.

Screen Test: Alec Secareanu

The Romanian actor on delivering lambs, the severe filming conditions of Yorkshire, and the likelihood of God’s Own Country 2.


Juan Riedinger in Los Angeles. © Marc Gabor.

Screen Test: Juan Riedinger

The rising actor on his poker obsession, getting into the headspace of a zombie, and Colin Minihan’s It Stains the Sands Red.


© Maarten de Boer.

Q&A with Jamie M. Dagg

The filmmaker on crafting a fictitious town, working with Christopher Abbott and Jon Bernthal, and his neo-noir Sweet Virginia.


Darren Aronofsky Giveaway

Giveaway: BIFF X Darren Aronofsky

Enter to win a copy of the 22nd Busan International Fantastic Film Festival catalogue, signed by the acclaimed filmmaker.


Sean Baker, Willem Dafoe, and Chris Bergoch on the set of The Florida Project.

Q&A with Chris Bergoch

The gifted screenwriter on stunt casting, shedding a light on America’s “hidden homeless,” and Sean Baker’s The Florida Project.


Peter Vack in New York City. © 2017 Jónatan Prospero.

Catch-Up: Peter Vack

The actor-turned-filmmaker on the universality of addiction, Doug Liman’s toolbox, and his outrageous debut feature Assholes.


© Yoshi Ohara.

Q&A with Francesca Eastwood

The newcomer on empowering young women, depicting sexual assault on film, and Natalia Leite’s rape-revenge thriller M.F.A..


Antonio Santini (left) and Dan Sickles (right). © Albert Sanchez and Pedro Zalba.

A Conversation with Antonio Santini & Dan Sickles

The Sundance Grand Jury Prize winners on how they first met, their “no blueprint” formula, and their documentary Dina.


© Van Sarki.

Q&A with Amy Ryan

The Oscar nominee on getting sized up by Ed Harris, two great acting lessons, and Angus MacLachlan’s Abundant Acreage Available.


© Christian Zervos.

Vital Stats: Iffy Orbit

The psychedelic pop outfit from Oslo on their nerdiest equipment fetish, choice vice, and who they would marry/fuck/kill/handhold.


© 2017 Andy Rolfes.

Q&A with Frank Mosley

An in-depth chat with the actor/filmmaker about his early influences, big lessons in cinema, and meeting the late Abbas Kiarostami.


© Jane Goodall Institute.

Living Legends: Dr. Jane Goodall

The legendary activist on children’s influence on parents, the debt cycle, and her youth conservation program Roots & Shoots.


© 2017 Andy Rolfes.

Vital Stats: Sophia Lillis

The It actor with the “It” factor on hearing news of her casting, misfit Bill Murray, and her next role playing opposite Amy Adams.


Agnieszka Holland at the 6th Gdańsk Film Festival in 1979.

Living Legends: Agnieszka Holland

The Polish master on our “brutally changing” world, women’s struggle in cinema, and the value of life experience in filmmaking.


Lindsay Burdge in Brooklyn. © 2017 BriAnne Wills.

Q&A with Lindsay Burdge

The bold actress on slipping in and out of unhinged roles, acting past language barriers on set, and Nathan Silver’s Thirst Street.


Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne in New York City.

Q&A with the Dardenne Brothers

The double Palme d’Or-winning duo on the casting process, finding their “realism,” and their tenth feature film The Unknown Girl.


© Harrison Sheehan.

Spotlight: Beach Rats

Eliza Hittman’s second feature is an independent gem that picked up the Best Director prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Q&A with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

The Game of Thrones star on ticking cultural touchstones, fielding Kingslayer questions, and the root of white nationalist tendencies.


Omari Hardwick in New York City. © Jesse Dittmar.

Q&A with Omari Hardwick

The Power actor on Ric Roman Waugh’s Shot Caller, his three most wanted film roles, and Charlottesville and the state of America.


The Villainess

Q&A with Jung Byung-gil

The South Korean filmmaker on his stunt school experience, crafting action, and possibly remaking his revenge thriller The Villainess.


Like Me

Screen Test: Robert Mockler

The bold filmmaker on the future of viral sensations, the wonder of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and his take on social media Like Me.


Michael Patrick Nicholson in Echo Park. © Alix Spence.

Q&A with Michael Patrick Nicholson

The gifted up-and-comer on his approach to acting, his journey to here, and Xander Robin’s anti-coming-of-age Are We Not Cats.


© Ramona Rosales.

Q&A with Jason Ritter

The sweet-natured actor on playing bastards, Marianna Palka’s Bitch, and his title role on ABC’s Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.


Gilles Marchand

Giveaway: BIFAN X Gilles Marchand

Enter to win a copy of the 21st Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival catalogue, signed by the acclaimed filmmaker.


© Jorge Alvariño.

Living Legends: Álex de la Iglesia

The Spanish film icon on his creative impulses, striking memories of a long gone past, and his singular approach to making movies.


Peter Vack in South Korea. © Marco Devon.

This Course: Peter Vack

The actor-turned-filmmaker on transcending language barriers, working with family, and his balls-out feature debut Assholes.


Better Watch Out

BIFAN Exclusive: Chris Peckover

The filmmaker on deconstructing horror, babysitting the Schwarzenegger kids, and his horror/comedy mash-up Better Watch Out.


© Ricardo Fumanal.

Shanghai Dispatch: Kyle Mooney

The human laugh factory on his journey to fame, the highs and lows of SNL, and Dave McCary’s high-concept film Brigsby Bear.


"Jiao Zi" ceramic dumpling designed by Gary Wang.

Giveaway: Shanghai X Kyle Mooney

In this Shanghai Film Festival exclusive, enter to win a designer keepsake and a handwritten note from the SNL funnyman.


Hair and make-up by Ta Ming Chen. Dre Davis in New York City. © Reto Sterchi.

Spotlight: Dre Davis

The Pretty Little Liars alum shares her thoughts on the series finale and gets super cozy for our photoshoot in New York City.


Styling by Anna Kissling. Make-up by Ta Ming Chen. Hair by Dunia Ghabour. Maggie Geha in New York City. © Reto Sterchi.

Screen Test: Maggie Geha

The rising star of FOX’s Gotham on the future of Poison Ivy, the root of her acting ambitions, and making sense of an artist’s life.


Lucas Jade Zumann in Los Angeles. © 2017 Matty Chatburn.

Screen Test: Lucas Jade Zumann

The promising newcomer on his entry into acting, Mike Mills’ 20th Century Women, and life beyond Netflix’s Anne with an E.


Kelvin Harrison Jr. in Los Angeles. © 2017 Benjo Arwas.

Screen Test: Kelvin Harrison Jr.

The on-the-rise actor on his New Orleans roots, what it takes to trust your director, and Trey Edward Shults’ It Comes at Night.


David Call in New York City. © Bradford Gregory.

21 Exposures: David Call

The American film and television actor cracks a window into his life with the exposures of a single disposable camera.


Gina Kim in South Korea. © 2017 Lee Kang Hoon.

VR Trooper: Gina Kim

The South Korean filmmaker on the elastic boundaries of virtual reality, national trauma, and empowering transnational identities.


Deb Shoval at home in New York City. © 2017 Jón Prosper.

Screen Test: Deb Shoval

The first-time feature filmmaker behind AWOL on her agricultural background, Hollywood misogyny, and discovering Lola Kirke.


© 2017 Frank Mosley.

THACT: Frank Mosley’s China

These Here Are Crazy Times! Take an intimate look at the world’s most populous country, as seen through the actor’s discerning eyes.


Yelle in Seoul, South Korea. © 2017 Jean-François Perrier.

Road Trippin’ with Yelle in Seoul!

A return to our on-going series of talk with touring artists in search of wild banter, laughter, and indispensable “road sage.”


Martin McCann in Brooklyn, New York. © Arkan Zakharov.

Martin McCann’s Survival Tactics

The Irishman on Woody Harrelson’s directing chops, Stephen Fingleton’s The Survivalist, and the interconnectedness of us all.


© 2017 Marvel Studios.

The Archives: Pom Klementieff

The actress behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′s Mantis on her origins, crying on Sunset Boulevard, and then-future ambitions.


© 2017 Netflix and The Orchard.

Q&A with Pat Healy

The actor-turned-director on the films from his teenage past, choosing the right wig, and his dark abduction comedy Take Me.


David Lawon Jr., Aaron Moorhead, and Justin Benson. © 2017 Tiffany Frances.

A Conversation with Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead & David Lawson Jr.

The Lovecraftian filmmaking team on cults, the creepiest story they’ve ever heard, and their latest feature The Endless.