From 22 September onwards you can discover the full programme on this page.
The 48th edition of Film Fest Ghent will explore Greek cinema. The poster features Efthymis Filippou, renowned Greek screenwriter and frequent co-writer of Yorgos Lanthimos. After a physical, yet restrained edition in 2020, the festival will strive again for a physical collective film experience in the autumn, paying attention to any possible corona measures in place at that moment.
World Soundtrack Awards 2021 will honour Eleni Karaindrou
The World Soundtrack Awards step into their third decade celebrating the art of film music by honouring Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou. Best known for her close collaboration with director Theo Angelopoulos, she will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Soundtrack Academy. The World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony & Concert will be held on 23 October 2021 as the traditional closing event of Film Fest Ghent (12 – 23 October 2021).
Concert Great Greek Composers pays homage to Greek film music
The 48th Film Fest Ghent welcomes back the annual film music concert after a year without live concerts. On Friday 22 October 2021, Film Fest Ghent presents in Opera Ghent the concert Great Greek Composers with film music by - among others - Eleni Karaindrou, Mikis Theodorakis and Evanthia Reboutsika.
Classics: Theo Angelopoulos
The festival does not only celebrate the best of contemporary Greek cinema. This year's programme also features the majestic cinema of one of the European greats: FFG2021 brings a unique, full retrospective of the films of Theo Angelopoulos