The 39th Ghent International Film Festival will once again include the widest possible selection of films from all over the world, mainly focusing on fiction films (feature-length) and, to a lesser extent, European shorts (produced in 2012 with a maximum length of 20 minutes), documentary (mainly film- or music-linked themes) and animated pictures.
The latest film and festival news
We hope to welcome you on the occasion of our 38th edition, schedulled October 11-12th 2011.
The German drama When We Leave by Feo Aladag won the Port of Ghent Public Choice Award at the 37th Ghent Film Festival. The film received the highest score from the festival audience (4.67 out of 5). The distributors of the film (ABC Distribution) will receive a distribution bonus of 5,000 euros. On 20 October, the international jury also selected it for the Best Film award. The Canvas Audience Award that is allocated to a film out of a shortlist of five films under the Canvas label, goes to Submarino by Thomas Vinterberg. 2010 is another record-breaking year for the film festival with 132,000 visitors. The increase of 20% in web sales compared to last year is also impressive. The concerts in Kuipke accounted for 6,000 visitors.