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Press & Film professionals

Film Fest Ghent 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.

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.

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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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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

Submit your film

The submission process for the 49th Film Fest Ghent (11-22 October 2022) is now closed.

The deadline for Belgian student shorts (all films made at one of the official Belgian film schools) is 9 September 2022. Send your online screener to eindwerken@filmfestival.be. No entry fee needed for these student applications.

From December 2022 onwards you can apply for the 50th edition of Film Fest Gent (10-21 October 2023). The deadline for entering your film for that edition is 1 August 2023.

Film Fest Ghent is Belgium's most prominent annual film event. It started in 1974 as a student's film festival and has developed into one of Europe's foremost film events.

Every year in October it presents some 100 feature films and 50 shorts from all over the world in various sections to an audience of over 100,000 spectators. Film Fest Ghent is a competitive festival, focusing on 'The Impact of Music on Film' at which some 12-15 feature films compete for two Awards. The competing films are viewed by an international jury, which will award two films with the following prizes:

  • The Grand Prix for the Best Film
  • The Georges Delerue Award for Best Music or Sound Design

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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