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Programme 2016 2018

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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.

Explore Zone

Young film fans can once again enjoy the youngsters trail, which offers a stimulating and suited mix of films.

Plus Parcours

Six films to suit viewers aged 65 and over, selected from the programme by Roel Van Bambost.

Docs

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.

Kidsproof

Even the youngest festival visitor can enjoy the programme with this selection of animated gems, documentaries and features.

On the Edge

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

First Films

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

LGBT+

Films with a predominantly rainbow-coloured theme or sensibility.

Midnight Cult

Thrilling, horrifying, provocative, confrontational films or films that are a little out-there. From inspired genre exercises ('Unsane', 'Bad Times at the El Royale') to pure experiments ('X-the eXploited', Maya Deren).

Official Selection - In Competition

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

Gala Premières and special events

Previews attended by cast and filmmakers.

Concerts

Official Selection - Global Cinema

Films that offer a cross section of arthouse cinema from all over the world.

Focus on Hungarian Cinema

Sound and Vision

The best documentaries and feature films on a wide range of music and musicians.

Artists on Film

Portraits of directors, actors, but also fashion-icons.

Serial Madness

Premiere of the first two episodes of two new Flemish series and two mini-series - one documentary, one fiction - by two French directors, Claude Lanzmann and Bruno Dumont.

Shorts - Competition for Belgian student Shorts

Competition for Belgian

Shorts - Competition for European Shorts

Film Fest Gent puts a spotlight on European short film talent as well. The international jury awards the Film Fest Gent Best European Short Award, worth €3,000.

Shorts - Program of Italian shorts

A program of Hungarian shorts as part of the focus on Hungarian cinema.

Shorts - Global Cinema

A selection of international shorts

Classics

Ripe for (re)discovery: the films of Hungarian master Miklós Jancsó. Plus restored classics from Hitchcock, Klimov and Ivory.

Videodroom

Quick view Film Fest Gent -
Film: Official Selection - In Competition

"I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians"

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The 12th Man
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

The 12th Man

Quick view Film Fest Gent - 1985
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

1985

Quick view Film Fest Gent - 2018 Competition for Belgian Student Shorts
Film: Shorts - Competition for Belgian student Shorts

2018 Competition for Belgian Student Shorts

Quick view Film Fest Gent - 2018 Competition for European Shorts
Film: Shorts - Competition for European Shorts

2018 Competition for European Shorts

Quick view Film Fest Gent - 3 Days in Quiberon
Film: Official Selection - In Competition

3 Days in Quiberon

Quick view Film Fest Gent - L'amour debout
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

L'amour debout

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Après le silence
Film: Shorts - Competition for Belgian student Shorts

Après le silence

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Ash is Purest White
Film: Official Selection - In Competition

Ash is Purest White

Quick view Film Fest Gent - At Eternity's Gate
Film: Gala Premières and special events

At Eternity's Gate

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Aurora Borealis: Északi fény
Film: Focus on Hungarian Cinema

Aurora Borealis: Északi fény

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Bad Times at the El Royale
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Bad Times at the El Royale

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Bamboe
Film: Shorts - Competition for Belgian student Shorts

Bamboe

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Beautiful Boy
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Beautiful Boy

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Becoming Astrid
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Becoming Astrid

Quick view Film Fest Gent - De Bende van Jan de Lichte
Film: Serial Madness

De Bende van Jan de Lichte

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Bergman: A Year in a Life
Film: Artists on Film

Bergman: A Year in a Life

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Bloeistraat 11
Film: Shorts - Competition for European Shorts

Bloeistraat 11

Quick view Film Fest Gent - A Bluebird in My Heart
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

A Bluebird in My Heart

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Calamity
Film: Shorts - Global Cinema

Calamity

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The Cannibal Club
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

The Cannibal Club

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Capharnaüm
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Capharnaüm

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Carmen & Lola
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Carmen & Lola

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Cheers!
Film: Shorts - Global Cinema

Cheers!

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Cinemaximiliaan Shorts
Film: Shorts - Global Cinema

Cinemaximiliaan Shorts

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Climax
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Climax

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Cold War
Film: Official Selection - In Competition

Cold War

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Come and See
Film: Classics

Come and See

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The Confrontation
Film: Classics

The Confrontation

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Coureur
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Coureur

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Danmark
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

Danmark

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Dark Chamber
Film: Shorts - Competition for European Shorts

Dark Chamber

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The Dead and the Others
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

The Dead and the Others

Quick view Film Fest Gent - A Dialogue with Cyberspace
Film: Shorts - Competition for Belgian student Shorts

A Dialogue with Cyberspace

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Dilili in Parijs
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Dilili in Parijs

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Dovlatov
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

Dovlatov

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Duelles
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Duelles

Quick view Film Fest Gent - El ángel
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

El ángel

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Eldorado
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

Eldorado

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars
Film: Sound and Vision

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Etangs Noirs
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

Etangs Noirs

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Eternal Winter
Film: Focus on Hungarian Cinema

Eternal Winter

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Father to Son
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

Father to Son

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Fatwa
Film: Official Selection - In Competition

Fatwa

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Les fauves
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

Les fauves

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The Favourite
Film: Official Selection - In Competition

The Favourite

Quick view Film Fest Gent - First Man
Film: Gala Premières and special events

First Man

Quick view Film Fest Gent - First Reformed
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

First Reformed

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Flammable Children
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

Flammable Children

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Funan
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Funan

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Gaika presents 'Akira'
Concert: Videodroom

Gaika presents 'Akira'

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Gem
Film: Shorts - Global Cinema

Gem

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Gender Bending shorts
Film: Shorts - Global Cinema

Gender Bending shorts

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Genesis of the End
Film: Shorts - Competition for Belgian student Shorts

Genesis of the End

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Genezis
Film: Official Selection - In Competition

Genezis

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The Gentle Indifference of the World
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

The Gentle Indifference of the World

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Gevlochten liefde
Film: Shorts - Global Cinema

Gevlochten liefde

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Ghost: Haunted House
Concert: Videodroom

Ghost: Haunted House

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Girl
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Girl

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Gordon & Paddy
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Gordon & Paddy

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Gräns
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

Gräns

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The Green Fog
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

The Green Fog

Quick view Film Fest Gent - De grote boze vos
Film: Gala Premières and special events

De grote boze vos

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The Harvesters
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

The Harvesters

Quick view Film Fest Gent - High Life
Film: Official Selection - In Competition

High Life

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Hotel by the River
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

Hotel by the River

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Hotel Jugoslavija
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

Hotel Jugoslavija

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Hungarian Shorts
Film: Shorts - Program of Italian shorts

Hungarian Shorts

Quick view Film Fest Gent - In den Gängen
Film: Gala Premières and special events

In den Gängen

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Invisibly
Film: Shorts - Program of Italian shorts

Invisibly

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Jane Fonda in Five Acts
Film: Artists on Film

Jane Fonda in Five Acts

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Juck
Film: Shorts - Global Cinema

Juck

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The Kindergarten Teacher
Film: Official Selection - In Competition

The Kindergarten Teacher

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The King
Film: Sound and Vision

The King

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Kursk
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Kursk

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Land
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

Land

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Last Call
Film: Shorts - Program of Italian shorts

Last Call

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Leto
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Leto

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Letter from Brussels
Film: Shorts - Global Cinema

Letter from Brussels

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Life Itself
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Life Itself

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Liyana
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Liyana

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Long Day's Journey Into Night
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Loro
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Loro

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Love Rat
Film: Shorts - Competition for Belgian student Shorts

Love Rat

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Mario
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

Mario

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Mary Shelley
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Mary Shelley

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.
Film: Sound and Vision

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Maurice
Film: Classics

Maurice

Quick view Film Fest Gent - McKellen: Playing the Part
Film: Artists on Film

McKellen: Playing the Part

Quick view Film Fest Gent - McQueen
Film: Artists on Film

McQueen

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Mein Bruder heißt Robert und ist ein Idiot
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

Mein Bruder heißt Robert und ist ein Idiot

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Meli Melo
Film: Shorts - Competition for Belgian student Shorts

Meli Melo

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Mermaids and Rhinos
Film: Shorts - Program of Italian shorts

Mermaids and Rhinos

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Mes provinciales
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

Mes provinciales

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Mon tissu préféré
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

Mon tissu préféré

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Monky
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Monky

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Morgenmensch
Film: Shorts - Competition for European Shorts

Morgenmensch

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Mug
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Mug

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Nome di donna
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

Nome di donna

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Notre-Dame des Hormones
Film: Shorts - Global Cinema

Notre-Dame des Hormones

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Nowy Bronx
Film: Shorts - Competition for European Shorts

Nowy Bronx

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The Old Man & the Gun
Film: Gala Premières and special events

The Old Man & the Gun

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Our Song to War
Film: Shorts - Competition for European Shorts

Our Song to War

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Ouverture
Film: Shorts - Program of Italian shorts

Ouverture

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Over Water (episode 1 & 2)
Film: Serial Madness

Over Water (episode 1 & 2)

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Prisoner of Society
Film: Shorts - Global Cinema

Prisoner of Society

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Provence
Film: Shorts - Competition for Belgian student Shorts

Provence

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Putin's Witnesses
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

Putin's Witnesses

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Les quatre soeurs (Part 1)
Film: Serial Madness

Les quatre soeurs (Part 1)

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Les quatre soeurs (Part 2)
Film: Serial Madness

Les quatre soeurs (Part 2)

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Red Psalm
Film: Classics

Red Psalm

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Rise of a Star
Film: Shorts - Competition for European Shorts

Rise of a Star

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Roepen in Stilte
Film: Shorts - Global Cinema

Roepen in Stilte

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Roughhouse
Film: Shorts - Competition for European Shorts

Roughhouse

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The Round-Up
Film: Classics

The Round-Up

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Satan's Bastard
Film: Focus on Hungarian Cinema

Satan's Bastard

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Das schweigende Klassenzimmer
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Das schweigende Klassenzimmer

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Servais
Film: Artists on Film

Servais

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Sextape
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

Sextape

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Shoplifters
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Shoplifters

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Shut Up and Play the Piano
Film: Sound and Vision

Shut Up and Play the Piano

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Simon pleure
Film: Shorts - Competition for Belgian student Shorts

Simon pleure

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The Sisters Brothers
Film: Gala Premières and special events

The Sisters Brothers

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Strangled
Film: Focus on Hungarian Cinema

Strangled

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Studio 54
Film: Sound and Vision

Studio 54

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Styx
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Styx

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Suburban Birds
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

Suburban Birds

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Susotázs
Film: Shorts - Program of Italian shorts

Susotázs

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Switch
Film: Shorts - Competition for Belgian student Shorts

Switch

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The Thief
Film: Shorts - Competition for European Shorts

The Thief

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Transit
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Transit

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Undocumented Love
Film: Shorts - Global Cinema

Undocumented Love

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Unsane
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Unsane

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Utøya 22. juli
Film: Official Selection - In Competition

Utøya 22. juli

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Vertigo
Film: Classics

Vertigo

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Vision
Film: Official Selection - In Competition

Vision

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Vultures
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

Vultures

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Werk ohne Autor
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Werk ohne Autor

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The Whiskey Bandit
Film: Focus on Hungarian Cinema

The Whiskey Bandit

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Whose Cheek is This?
Film: Shorts - Competition for Belgian student Shorts

Whose Cheek is This?

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The Wild Pear Tree
Film: Official Selection - In Competition

The Wild Pear Tree

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Wildlife
Film: Official Selection - In Competition

Wildlife

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Winter Brothers
Film: Official Selection - Global Cinema

Winter Brothers

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Winter Wind
Film: Classics

Winter Wind

Quick view Film Fest Gent - X - The eXploited
Film: Focus on Hungarian Cinema

X - The eXploited

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