Programme 2016 2018× 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.
Young film fans can once again enjoy the youngsters trail, which offers a stimulating and suited mix of films.
Six films to suit viewers aged 65 and over, selected from the programme by Roel Van Bambost.
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.
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.
For those that look for young, exciting talent: debuts that are beautiful examples of a clear artistic vision.
Films with a predominantly rainbow-coloured theme or sensibility.
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.
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.
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
Ripe for (re)discovery: the films of Hungarian master Miklós Jancsó. Plus restored classics from Hitchcock, Klimov and Ivory.