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Film Fest Gent

10 > 20 Oct 2017

Deadline for submitting your film to the 44th edition of the festival was 1st of August 2017.

Entries of Belgian Student shorts
Sudents of one of the Belgian film schools can enter their films before September 5th 2017. Online screeners of these films (under 25 minutes) have to be send before this date to:

From november 2017 onwards you can aenter your film for the 45th edition of Film Fest Ghent.

Film Fest Gent is, as you may know, Belgium's most prominent annual film event. It started in 1974 as a student's film festival and has developed into one of Europe's foremost film events. Variety called the festival one of the 50 "must attend fests", and The Wall Street Journal catalogues it amongst the 5 European "fest with character"!

Every year in October we present some 100 feature films and 50 shorts from all over the world in various sections to an audience of over 100,000 spectators. Film Fest Gent is a competitive festival, focusing on "The Impact of Music on Film" at which some 12 feature fiction films compete for two prizes. The competing films are viewed by an international jury, which will pick out two films for following prizes:

* The Grand Prix for the Best Film
* The George Delerue Award for Best Music (Best Application of Music or sound design)

As for Shorts, we have a competition for European shorts (max. 30 minutes, main producer is European); and one for Belgian student shorts. We also present a program of non-competing international shorts, for this section no restrictions as to production year or length are set.

We will expect to present the film in (at least) it's Belgian première.

The 45th Film Fest Gent will once again include a wide choice of films from all over the world, mainly focusing on fiction films (long and short) and, to a lesser extent, to documentary (mainly focussing on music- or film linked themes). Animation is also included. The festival presents films in digital and 35mm formats.

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