BIFF Shorts: Global Docs

Screening w/ Filmmaker Q&A

BIFF Shorts: Global Documentary

Nonfiction dispatches from Poland, France, Greenland and Spain.


A Greenlander

Nicholas Jones (Dir), 37 minutes, WNY Premiere, France/Greenland

English and French with English subtitles

After his partner of 14 years returns to France, painter Pierre Auzias waits in limbo for the Danish government to grant him permission to stay in Nicholas Jones’ poetic documentary about longing, place, migration and identity.


Personaje Personaje

Renata Rezende + María Begoña Izquierdo (Dir), 35 minutes, NY Premiere, Spain

Spanish with English Subtitles

A collaged portrait of Personaje Personaje, a young queer artist who deals with the intimate problems of maturing, while lending his body to other entities during his performances.


Glass Negatives

Jan Borowiec (Dir), 40 minutes, NY Premiere, Poland

English and Polish with English subtitles

Jan Borowiec’s moving documentary explores the stories behind a large collection of recently discovered glass plates created between 1914 - 1939. In addition to fascinating stories of the individual, the director gives new life to these archives and tells the collective story of Lublin prior to World War II.


Watch the Virtual Red Carpet Interview for Glass Negatives here!

A Greenlander
Glass Negatives