Don Davis and Jan A.P. Kaczmarek at the BIFF

Composers Don Davis and Jan A.P. Kaczmarek are special guests for the 31st edition of the Braunschweig International Film Festival (BIFF) that started this Tuesday 17th of October 2017 and ends on Sunday 22nd.


In the program we can highlight the following events:


NOTE: The presence of Don Davis and Matrix Live in concert was already reported in the following news (read news).

Tuesday 17/10/17 – 19:00h – Matrix Live. Film in concert

Matrix (1999) movie will be screened at the Stadthalle Braunschweig (Brunswick, Germany), but it will be done in a special way, with live music by the Staatsorchester Braunschweig orchestra conducted by its composer, Don Davis.

The soundtrack of the film has been specially prepared for this concert evening and contains only the dialogues (English without subtitles). The music by Don Davis and the effects will be played live and synchronously with the film.

Facebook Event and tickets (34,9€):



BIFF #31 (2017) - Matrix Live


Wednesday 18/10/17 – 17:00h – Conference with composer Don Davis

A conversation between Matthias Hornschuh and cult composer Don Davis will be held at Brunswick, on movies such as Matrix, Bound or Haunted Hill.


Tickets 8,5€:


Video message from Don Davis:



Wednesday 18/10/17 – 20:30h – Live Music for the Graphic Novel ‘Evelyn’

Composing a soundtrack for a graphic novel instead of for a conventional movie was an idea that composer Inma Galiot had in mind for a while. She chose Andrés G. Leiva’s “Evelyn” because its fascinating dark atmosphere in black and white and its wax drawings, could perfectly match a mysterious music. After the animated movies expert Anna Levinson adapted the book into the video and dubbing actors gave voice to the characters, Inma Gailot’s music turned the comic into a movie.


Tickets and information:

BIFF #31 (2017) - ‘Evelyn’


Thursday 19/10/17 – 20:30h – Conference and concert with Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

Moderated by Matthias Hornschuh, Oscar-winning composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek will talk about his music for several films, and will show excerpts that will be performed by members of the Staatsorchester Braunschweig at the Schlossarkaden.


Tickets 8,5€:

 BIFF #31 (2017) - Jan A.P. Kaczmarek


Friday 20/10/17 – 19:00h – Film Music Concert – ‘Luther’ with Stephan Graf von Bothmer

Filmed in the Berlin Universal Film Company studios at considerable cost and with a lineup of stars, Luther (1928) is an important protestant, national-conservative historical document of the Weimar Republic. Composer Stephan Graf von Bothmer will perform his music live for this classic silent movie.


Tickets 15€:

BIFF #31 (2017) - ‘Luther’


More information about the festival in the official website: