Programme 2019× 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.
On the Edge
A selection of films that follow unexpected narrative paths and push the boundaries of traditional filmmaking.
Young film fans can once again enjoy the youngsters trail, which offers a stimulating and suited mix of films.
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.
Belgian Cinema Today
Belgian premieres of new films that already made their mark at international film festivals.
Six films to suit viewers aged 65 and over, selected from the programme by Roel Van Bambost.
For those that look for young, exciting talent: debuts that are beautiful examples of a clear artistic vision.
Meet the Mob
Shorts - Competition for Belgian student Shorts
The place to be for lovers of series: discover the first two episodes of Belgian production 'De Twaalf' and check out the third edition of the Serial Day, as well as the Case Study of 'The Day'.
Focus on Spanish Cinema
Over the years, Spain has produced a great number of iconic movies. We don't doubt this year to be any different, so Film Fest Gent decided to offer you the best of Spanish Cinema: from Civil War traumas to the Catalan New Wave movement.
Ripe for (re) discovery: the films of Spanish maestro Agustí Villaronga, as well as Spanish taboo breaking films like 'Tesis' and 'Matador'. Don't miss the music specials: 'Die Hard', 'The Dying Swan' and 'Salomé' with live, renewed soundtracks!
Official Selection - In Competition
A discerning selection of the best of international cinema. An international jury awards two prizes
International Short Film Competition
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 €3,000.
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.
Even the youngest festival visitor can enjoy the programme with this selection of animated gems, documentaries and features.
Sound and Vision
The best documentaries and feature films on a wide range of music and musicians.
Artists on Film
Shorts - Program of Spanish shorts
A program of Spanish shorts as part of the focus on Spanish cinema.
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