Programme 2020× Clear
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.
Six films to suit viewers aged 65 and over, selected from the programme by Roel Van Bambost.
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.
For those that look for young, exciting talent: debuts that are beautiful examples of a clear artistic vision.
Films available on online.filmfestival.be (from October 13 onwards - only available in Belgium).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 at the festival.
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
Vote here for the North Sea Port Public Choice Award
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