Film Fest Gent

FILM FEST GENT 2016 11 > 21 OCT

The program of the 43rd edition of Film Fest Gent is inspired by cinema from two different corners of the earth: starting with the most Northern point of Europe for its Focus on Nordic Cinema and ending in the far East for the Spotlight on Japan. Read more >>

From the Swedish invasion of Hollywood in the silent film era to Denmark's Dogma 95 movement: the Nordic region has made formidable contributions to world cinema. Because of this, With its focus on Nordic Cinema, Film Fest Gent aims to look beyond the ‘krimi-wave' the region is currently most known for. The Nordic Focus is emphasized by the festivals central campaign image, depicting one of the greatest movie stars the region has ever know: Greta Garbo.

Within the framework of the 150th birthday of the diplomatic relations between Japan and Belgium in 2016, Film Fest Gent is putting a spotlight on Japan this upcoming October for its rich history in cinema. 

The 43rd Film Fest Gent takes place from 11-21 October 2016. The World Soundtrack Awards are held on 19 and 20 October in Capitole Ghent, with the Gala and Award ceremony on the 19th and an extra WSA Concert without ceremony on the 20th.

Call for entries 2016 

Submissions for Film Fest Gent 2016 are welcome until 1 August 2016. More information on how to submit your film and our selection criteria can be found at our Industry Desk.

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