Film Fest Gent

50th Edition

Film Fest Gent

where:Ghent (Belgio)
when:October 11th - 22nd, 2023
address:Leeuwstraat 40b
9000 Gent/Gand
tel:+32 9 242 80 60
fax:+32 9 221 90 74
deadline:August 1st, 2023
entry form:Online Submission

Film Fest Gent 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 Gent is a competitive festival, focusing on "The Impact of Music on Film" at which some 12 feature fiction films compete for two prizes. The competing films are viewed by an international jury, which will pick out two films for following prizes:
- The Grand Prix for the Best Film
- The George Delerue Award for Best Music (Best Application of Music or sound design)
As to shorts we have a competition for international shorts (max. 30 minutes); and one for Belgian student shorts (max. 30 minutes, made at one of the official Belgian film schools). We also present a program of non-competing international shorts, for this section no restrictions as to production year or length are set.
We will expect to present the film in (at least) it's Belgian première.
The Film Fest Gent will include a wide choice of films from all over the world, mainly focusing on fiction films (long and short) and, to a lesser extent, to documentary (mainly focussing on music- or film linked themes). Animation is also included. The festival presents films in digital and 35mm formats.

  • Coureur by Kenneth Mercken: Explorezone - Closing Night

  • Land by Babak Jalali: Global Cinema

  • Loro by Paolo Sorrentino: Gala

  • Nome di donna by Marco Tullio Giordana: Global Cinema

  • The Artist by Mariano Cohn, Gaston Duprat: World Cinema

  • Wild Grass by Alain Resnais: Out of competition

  • All the invisible children by Mehdi Charef, Emir Kusturica, Spike Lee, Katia Lund, Jordan Scott, Ridley Scott, Stefano Veneruso, John Woo: Festival preview – Out of competition

  • Along the Ridge by Kim Rossi Stuart: Festival preview – Out of competition

  • Azur and Asmar by Michel Ocelot: Festival preview – Out of competition

  • The method by Marcelo Pineyro: Festival preview – Out of competition

  • Piano 17 by Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti: World Cinema

  • The Queen by Stephen Frears: Festival preview – Out of competition

  • Ten Canoes by Rolf de Heer: Best Film