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Visit Film Fest Gent as a group

There is nothing better than enjoying a movie in good company. At Film Fest Gent you can go for a fun group outing with family, friends or your association. There is a good chance that you will find the right film for the group within our selection of more than 120 feature films and 50 short films. The talks and Q&As with our film guests provide that little bit of extra depth. In the Film Fest Café you can enjoy a drink, a snack and a nice chat.

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Planning a group visit

We will announce the festival programme on 22 September! As a group, you can choose between all film titles. To make the choice easier, the festival puts together sections and tags that divide the films into types (short film, documentary, official selection,...), themes (LGBTQIA+, focus on Korea,...) or parts of the festival (Official Competition,...). Are you planning a group trip with more than 50 people and do you want to plan the visit well in advance? Please contact tickets@filmfestival.be. We are happy to help you. We can check if a title can be chosen before September 22. In doing so, we take into account the interests of the members and the nature of the group as much as possible and give advice on the choice of the film.

Dive deeper into the film together

Most of the films shown at the festival have at least one screening which we introduce or conclude with a Q&A or a talk with the director or another film guest. In this way, we offer extra context and depth to the film and its development. You will find them in the programme marked with a microphone or with the mention 'GUEST'. During the festival, you can enjoy the Film Fest Talkies, Film Fest Gent's talkshow in the Film Fest Café at Kinepolis, almost every day.

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Group rates

Online ticket sales will start on 22 September and from 23 September onwards, you can also visit the Tickets Gent desk. Consult our rates here.

Groups enjoy a discounted rate by using our ride cards. Ride cards are not personalized and can therefore be shared in groups. Please note: ride tickets are not a valid admission ticket, but serve as a voucher for the purchase of tickets. Movie tickets can be booked online or at the box office with the ticket code, until the credit of the ride card is used up. Ride cards cannot be used for the opening film, closing film, concerts, Videodroom or special events.

5-ride ticket: €45 (€9 per ticket, also for performances between 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM)
10-ride card: €75 (€ 7.5 per ticket, also for performances between 18:00 and 22:00)

Large groups of 50 or more people can contact tickets@filmfestival.be for their reservation.

Festival locations

The heart of the festival can be found in and around Kinepolis Ghent, where you can watch a lot of films and soak up the atmosphere in our Film Fest Café. Film Fest Gent will also take place at various locations in the city centre, such as Studio Skoop, Sphinx Cinema, Vooruit and KASKcinema.

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Film Fest Café

Our renewed Film Fest Café near Kinepolis has been the epicentre of the festival since 2021. Everyone is welcome and we can accommodate groups. Enjoy a snack and a drink and feel how film lovers finally have a place to come together again after difficult years. The Film Fest Café will be more than just a place for food and drink. Many intriguing conversations and events take place there, such as the Film Fest Gent Talkies.

There are also cafés in Sphinx, Studio Skoop and Vooruit where you can enjoy a drink and sometimes small dishes before and after the film (see frequently asked questions at the bottom of the page).

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Join our Film Fest Friends

Are you a film buff or a Film Fest Gent fan and do you enjoy sharing your passion for film culture and our festival with others? Then the Film Fest Friend formula is an excellent opportunity for you. With an all-access pass you can enjoy everything Film Fest Gent has to offer, including many extras, without reservation.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where can we lunch or dine?

    You can enjoy a snack or drink in the various cafés at the festival locations.

    You can also visit the various festival restaurants.

  • Are there other activities in Ghent we can combine with a visit to Film Fest Gent?

    On the website of VISIT Gent you will find a lot of inspiration for a visit to Ghent. In the vicinity of the festival locations, you will find the museums S.M.A.K., MSK, De Sint-Pietersabdij and Design Museum Gent.

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