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Programme 2020

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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. Check out the online version of our Knack Focus Programme Brochure. The paper version will be available on 29 September.

Plus Parcours

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

Explore Zone

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

Belgian Cinema Today

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

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.

VOD

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

LGBTQ+

Films with a predominantly rainbow-coloured theme or sensibility.

Docs

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

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 €5,000.

Gala Premières and special events

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.

Kidsproof

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.

Focus on German Cinema

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.

Official Selection - Masters

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

Official Selection - New Voices

Discover a selection of films by the Masters of tomorrow.

Global Cinema - Selected by MOOOV

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.

Sound and Vision

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.

Artists on Film

Portraits of true artists.

Serial Madness

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.

Classics

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

Concerts at the festival.

Videodroom

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.

Shorts - Competition for Belgian student Shorts

Quick view Film Fest Gent - 2020 Competition for Belgian Student Shorts
Film: Shorts - Competition for Belgian student Shorts

2020 Competition for Belgian Student Shorts

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

Aalto

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

ADN

Quick view Film Fest Gent - All the Pretty Little Horses
Film: Official Selection - New Voices

All the Pretty Little Horses

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

Ammonite

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Among the Hills
Film: Global Cinema - Selected by MOOOV

Among the Hills

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Are We Lost Forever
Film: Official Selection - New Voices

Are We Lost Forever

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Asia
Film: Official Selection - New Voices

Asia

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The Assistant
Film: Official Selection - New Voices

The Assistant

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Be Water
Film: Artists on Film

Be Water

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Billie
Film: Sound and Vision

Billie

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Die Blechtrommel
Film: Classics

Die Blechtrommel

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Die bleierne Zeit
Film: Classics

Die bleierne Zeit

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
Film: Official Selection - New Voices

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

Quick view Film Fest Gent - De Bom
Film: Classics

De Bom

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Cheyenne & Lola
Film: Serial Madness

Cheyenne & Lola

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Desterro
Film: Global Cinema - Selected by MOOOV

Desterro

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

Drunk

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Dust and Ashes
Film: Global Cinema - Selected by MOOOV

Dust and Ashes

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

Éden

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

Eden

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Ekstase
Film: Focus on German Cinema

Ekstase

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Enfant Terrible
Film: Focus on German Cinema

Enfant Terrible

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Les Enfants d'Isadora
Film: Official Selection - New Voices

Les Enfants d'Isadora

Quick view Film Fest Gent - L'Ennemi
Film: Official Selection - In Competition

L'Ennemi

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Entre tú y Milagros
Film: International Short Film Competition

Entre tú y Milagros

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Exile
Film: Focus on German Cinema

Exile

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The Fall
Film: International Short Film Competition

The Fall

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

Falling

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

Familie

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Filles bleus, peur blanche
Film: International Short Film Competition

Filles bleus, peur blanche

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

First Cow

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Fish Like Us
Film: International Short Film Competition

Fish Like Us

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

For Sama

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Former Cult Member Hears Music For The First Time
Film: International Short Film Competition

Former Cult Member Hears Music For The First Time

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Fortune Cookie
Film: Focus on German Cinema

Fortune Cookie

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

Gagarine

Quick view Film Fest Gent - German Shorts
Film: Focus on German Cinema

German Shorts

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

Ghosts

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Giraffe
Film: Focus on German Cinema

Giraffe

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The Glorias
Film: Official Selection - Masters

The Glorias

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Good German Work
Film: Focus on German Cinema

Good German Work

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Goodbye Golovin
Film: International Short Film Competition

Goodbye Golovin

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Gramercy
Film: International Short Film Competition

Gramercy

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Hallo wereld! (5+)
Film: Kidsproof

Hallo wereld! (5+)

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Here We Are
Film: Official Selection - New Voices

Here We Are

Quick view Film Fest Gent - A Horse Has More Blood Than a Human
Film: International Short Film Competition

A Horse Has More Blood Than a Human

Quick view Film Fest Gent - House of Cardin
Film: Artists on Film

House of Cardin

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Howling
Film: International Short Film Competition

Howling

Quick view Film Fest Gent - I Am Afraid to Forget Your Face
Film: International Short Film Competition

I Am Afraid to Forget Your Face

Quick view Film Fest Gent - I Am Greta
Film: Gala Premières and special events

I Am Greta

Quick view Film Fest Gent - I Care a Lot
Film: Official Selection - New Voices

I Care a Lot

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Ich war zuhause, aber
Film: Focus on German Cinema

Ich war zuhause, aber

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Il mio corpo
Film: Official Selection - New Voices

Il mio corpo

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Im Lauf der Zeit
Film: Classics

Im Lauf der Zeit

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Incitement
Film: Global Cinema - Selected by MOOOV

Incitement

Quick view Film Fest Gent - International Shorts - I
Film: International Short Film Competition

International Shorts - I

Quick view Film Fest Gent - International Shorts - II
Film: International Short Film Competition

International Shorts - II

Quick view Film Fest Gent - International Shorts - III
Film: International Short Film Competition

International Shorts - III

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Invisibles
Film: International Short Film Competition

Invisibles

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Irradiés
Film: Official Selection - Masters

Irradiés

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Je ne suis pas un héros
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Je ne suis pas un héros

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Just A Guy
Film: International Short Film Competition

Just A Guy

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

Kajillionaire

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Kamikaze 1989
Film: Classics

Kamikaze 1989

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Kids on Fire
Film: International Short Film Competition

Kids on Fire

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Kill It and Leave This Town
Film: Official Selection - New Voices

Kill It and Leave This Town

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Kom hier dat ik u kus
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Kom hier dat ik u kus

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Koyaanisqatsi
Film: Videodroom

Koyaanisqatsi

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Kubrick by Kubrick
Film: Artists on Film

Kubrick by Kubrick

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Last and First Men
Film: Sound and Vision

Last and First Men

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Malmkrog
Film: Official Selection - Masters

Malmkrog

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

Mandibules

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Masel Tov Cocktail
Film: Focus on German Cinema

Masel Tov Cocktail

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Max Richter's Sleep
Film: Sound and Vision

Max Richter's Sleep

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Mia
Film: International Short Film Competition

Mia

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Moffie
Film: Global Cinema - Selected by MOOOV

Moffie

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Mosaic
Film: International Short Film Competition

Mosaic

Quick view Film Fest Gent - My Salinger Year
Film: Gala Premières and special events

My Salinger Year

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

The Nest

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Film: Gala Premières and special events

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Night Upon Kepler 452b
Film: Focus on German Cinema

Night Upon Kepler 452b

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

Nomadland

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

O

Quick view Film Fest Gent - O Beautiful Night
Film: Focus on German Cinema

O Beautiful Night

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Op de vlucht (8+)
Film: Kidsproof

Op de vlucht (8+)

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Pelican Blood
Film: Focus on German Cinema

Pelican Blood

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

Peninsula

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Perpetual Night
Film: International Short Film Competition

Perpetual Night

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

Petite fille

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Places
Film: International Short Film Competition

Places

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The Procession
Film: International Short Film Competition

The Procession

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Psychobitch (14+)
Film: Kidsproof

Psychobitch (14+)

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Red Light
Film: Serial Madness

Red Light

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Rheingold
Film: Classics

Rheingold

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Rizi
Film: Official Selection - Masters

Rizi

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Les rois de la jungle
Film: Shorts - Competition for Belgian student Shorts

Les rois de la jungle

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Saint Maud
Film: Official Selection - New Voices

Saint Maud

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Le sel des larmes
Film: Official Selection - Masters

Le sel des larmes

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

Servants

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Siberia
Film: Official Selection - Masters

Siberia

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The Singing Club
Film: Gala Premières and special events

The Singing Club

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Slalom
Film: Official Selection - New Voices

Slalom

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Solaris
Film: Videodroom

Solaris

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Los sonámbulos
Film: Global Cinema - Selected by MOOOV

Los sonámbulos

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

Soul

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Space Dogs
Film: Official Selection - New Voices

Space Dogs

Quick view Film Fest Gent - State Funeral
Film: Official Selection - Masters

State Funeral

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Stemmen in bloei
Film: Shorts - Competition for Belgian student Shorts

Stemmen in bloei

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Stories from the Chestnut Woods
Film: Official Selection - In Competition

Stories from the Chestnut Woods

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Surge
Film: Official Selection - New Voices

Surge

Quick view Film Fest Gent - There Is No Evil
Film: Gala Premières and special events

There Is No Evil

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Tussen de bijen en de tarbot
Film: Shorts - Competition for Belgian student Shorts

Tussen de bijen en de tarbot

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The Twentieth Century
Film: Official Selection - New Voices

The Twentieth Century

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Und morgen die ganze Welt
Film: Focus on German Cinema

Und morgen die ganze Welt

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Undine
Film: Focus on German Cinema

Undine

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Uppercase Print
Film: Official Selection - Masters

Uppercase Print

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

Versailles

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

Vitalina Varela

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Das Vorspiel
Film: Focus on German Cinema

Das Vorspiel

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Walden
Film: Official Selection - New Voices

Walden

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Welcome to Chechnya
Film: Official Selection - New Voices

Welcome to Chechnya

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

Wendy

Quick view Film Fest Gent - When Forever Dies
Film: Official Selection - New Voices

When Forever Dies

Quick view Film Fest Gent - White Riot
Film: Sound and Vision

White Riot

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Winning Film Grand Prix 2020
Film: Official Selection - In Competition

Winning Film Grand Prix 2020

Quick view Film Fest Gent - The Woman Who Ran
Film: Official Selection - Masters

The Woman Who Ran

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Would You Please?
Film: Shorts - Competition for Belgian student Shorts

Would You Please?

Quick view Film Fest Gent - You Will Die at 20
Film: Global Cinema - Selected by MOOOV

You Will Die at 20

Quick view Film Fest Gent - Zussen (6+)
Film: Kidsproof

Zussen (6+)

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