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Film Fest Gent - Healthcare staff UZ Ghent attends 'Je ne suis pas un héros' during Film Fest Gent

Healthcare staff UZ Ghent attends 'Je ne suis pas un héros' during Film Fest Gent

Film Fest Gent will receive the healthcare staff of the University Hospital in Ghent for the screening of 'Je ne suis pas un héros', by Pablo Crutzen Diaz, Stijn Deconinck and Robin Smit. The documentary allows the viewer an intense glimpse behind-the-scenes at the COVID-19 department during the first wave of the corona crisis. In the meantime,

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Film Fest Gent - Viggo Mortensen receives the Joseph Plateau Honorary Award at Film Fest Ghent

Viggo Mortensen receives the Joseph Plateau Honorary Award at Film Fest Ghent

Viggo Mortensen received the Joseph Plateau Honorary Award 2020 in Ghent on Sunday 18 October. With this prize for his full oeuvre, Film Fest Ghent honours his impressive track record as an actor, now director and his eminent contribution to the art of filmmaking. He received the award from the hands of Film Fest Ghent programme director Wim De Witte before the Belgian premiere of his directorial debut Falling.

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Film Fest Gent - 'Tussen de bijen en de tarbot', 'Versailles' and 'Perpetual Night' are awarded at Film Fest Ghent

'Tussen de bijen en de tarbot', 'Versailles' and 'Perpetual Night' are awarded at Film Fest Ghent

'Tussen de bijen en de tarbot', the poetic animated short by Linnea Lidegran Correia (KASK) received the Award for Best Belgian Student Short at the closing evening of the short film weekend at Film Fest Ghent. The winner of the ACE Image Factory & The Fridge Audience Award for Best Belgian Short is 'Versailles' by Hyun Lories. 'Perpetual Night' by Pedro Peralta won the Best International Short Award.

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Film Fest Gent - Tip of the day: Enfant Terrible

Tip of the day: Enfant Terrible

Sex, drugs, radical ideas and heated arguments. Few filmmakers deserve the enfant terrible stamp more than Rainer Werner Fassbinder. His chaotic life has been translated by Oskar Roehler to the silver screen - the only place where Fassbinder really felt at home - to honour and analyze him.

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A discerning selection of the best of international cinema. An international jury awards two prizes

Film Fest Gent puts a spotlight on international short film talent as well. The short film jury awards the Film Fest Gent Best International Short Award, worth €5,000.

Versatility is key! Discover the biggest releases in avant-premieres. Film Fest Ghest rolls out the red carpet for cinema pur sang and (inter)national stars.

Even the littlest ones can enjoy Film Fest Ghent with this section: from a stop-motion film and a magical trip of two sisters, to a WWII thriller for the whole family. Don't forget our Kidsproof Family Day.

German cinema is more than its rich history. Film Fest Ghent offers you an impressive selection of German films by exciting new talent, and by Berliner Schule directors Angela Schanelec and Christian Petzold.

The Official Selection offers a challenging selection of films from all over the world. Within the Masters programma you can enjoy work by major film auteurs such as Tsai Ming-Liang, Abel Ferrara and Hong Sang-soo

Discover a selection of films by the Masters of tomorrow.

The cancelled MOOOV Film Festival and Film Fest Ghent join forces to present a selection of moving, emphatic world cinema films from South-Africa, Iran, Brazil a.o.

Intriguing documentaries on a wide range of music and musicians. This year's selection features intimate portraits of Billie Holiday and Max Richter, but also reconstructions of Rock Against Racism and the break-up of The Band.

Portraits of true artists.

Lovers of series, assemble! Discover the first two episodes of Red Light (by and with Carice van Houten and Halina Reijn) and spot Belgian talent in the French crime series Cheyenne et Lola.

Discover the 'secret' history of the New German Cinema with films by Fassbinder, Wenders, Herzog and many more. Or dream away with Wong Kar-wai and unique versions of Koyaanisqatsi and Solaris with renewed soundtracks.

Concerts at the festival.

Continuing the tradition, Vooruit and Film Fest Gent will once again be joining forces for nine days of cinema. In addition to a host of outstanding films, you can also visit Vooruit during the festival for VIDEODROOM.

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Trails

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.

Belgian premieres of new films that already made their mark at international film festivals.

A selection of films that follow unexpected narrative paths and push the boundaries of traditional filmmaking.

For those that look for young, exciting talent: debuts that are beautiful examples of a clear artistic vision.

Films available on online.filmfestival.be (from October 13 onwards - only available in Belgium).

Films with a predominantly rainbow-coloured theme or sensibility.

A selection of documentaries addressing various topics, ranging from history and nature to society, music and art.

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