Programme 2016 2017× Clear
All films from A to Z, daily schedules and some handy tips/tricks in case you don't know where to start. You can also browse through our programme booklet.
Six films to suit viewers aged 65 and over, selected from the programme by Roel Van Bambost.
Young film fans can once again enjoy the youngsters trail, which offers a stimulating and suited mix of films.
A selection of animated gems, documentaries and features.
Belgian Cinema Today
Belgian premieres of new films that already made their mark at international film festivals.
Films with a predominantly rainbow-coloured theme or sensibility.
Films about, or with a clear reference to the medium film itself. Films that teach us to look differently.
A selection of films that call for action, give a voice to the unheard or try to make a change in the world.
A selection of documentaries addressing various topics, ranging from history and nature to society, music and art.
On the Edge
A selection of films that follow unexpected narrative paths and push the boundaries of traditional filmmaking.
Official Selection - In Competition
A discerning selection of the best of international cinema. An international jury awards two prizes.
Gala Premières and special events
Previews attended by cast and filmmakers.
Official Selection - Global Cinema
Films that offer a cross section of arthouse cinema from all over the world.
Focus on Italian Cinema
The best of recent and new Italian cinema.
Sound and Vision
The best documentaries and feature films on a wide range of music and musicians.
Artists on Film
Portraits of artists, mostly but not exclusively from the film world.
Premiere of the first two episodes of a number of major TV series from Belgium and Norway; binge-watching session of Fassbinder's restored TV series 'Eight Hours Don't Make a Day'.
Shorts - Competition for Belgian student Shorts
Competition for Belgian Student Shorts.
Shorts - Competition for European Shorts
Film Fest Gent puts a spotlight on European short film talent as well. The international jury awards the Film Fest Gent Best European Short Award, worth €3,000.
Shorts - Program of Italian shorts
Film Fest Gent has selected six non-competing short films. Films by upcoming talent as well as by veteran Marco Bellocchio ('I pugni in tasca', 'Nel nome del padre').
The best of Italian political cinema: films that reflect past and current political or ideological issues.
Film Fest Gent and Vooruit present
Film Fest Gent & Vooruit are joining forces again, focussing on the combination of images and music through live film scores, performances with projection, expanded cinema and everything in between.
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