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Press & Film professionals

Film Fest Gent plays an important role for the film and film music sectors, both nationally and internationally. The industry programme is a meeting point for the Belgian and international film and film music profession. The festival also draws (international) attention to Belgian film and film music talent. With a festival accreditation you can experience all press and industry events from the front row. From August onwards you can apply for an accreditation.
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Create a MyFFG profile

Are you a member of the press, a film professional or a film student? Then you can create a Professional or Press account on MyFFG. In your personal MyFFG account one can find more information about the press screenings, your personal film schedule, your favourite screenings, the interview possibilities, filmstills and the red carpet planning.


Members of the press and professionals can obtain an accreditation for the festival from August onwards. Film professionals can register as Professional, members of the press can register as Press in their MyFFG account. After completing your registration, you can apply for an accreditation within your MyFFG account. Just go to Professional or Press and go to the application form.

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Submit your film

The deadline to submit your film for the 50th Film Fest Gent (10-21 October 2023) has unfortunately passed. From January 2024, you will be able to register for the 51st edition of Film Fest Gent.

The deadline for Belgian student shorts (all films made at one of the official Belgian film schools) is 8 September 2023. Send your online screener to eindwerken@filmfestival.be. No entry fee needed for these student applications.

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Newsletters and mailings

If you want to stay up to date with important press or industry information you can subscribe to our press or industry mailing.

Talks & Masterclasses

Discover all Director's Talks, Creative Partnerships and the WSA Film Music Days from last year's festival in our 2022 Talks & Masterclasses brochure. This year's programme will be announced in September.

Press department

Do you have a question as a journalist? You can contact our press officer Kim Verthé (+32 (0)9 24 28 071 or +32 (0)494 33 42 84).

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Kim Verthé

Press & Communication

Programme department

Do you have a question? Please do not hesitate to contact our programme team member Michiel Philippaerts (+32 (0)9 242 80 76)

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Michiel Philippaerts

Short Film Programmer / Programme department

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