National and International Competition
Amongst more than 1500 viewed films, fiction and animated movies, we selected the very best 40 films for the International Competition and 20 for the National Belgian Competition. We worked hard to provide the best of breed movies of the years.
An International Jury !
Out of Competition
Beside the Official Competition, we propose several programs: Trash Films, Very Short Films, experimentals… Everyone finds a suitable selection. You can already prepare your Festival by composing your own agenda now.
You know their Feature Films by heart. But they made some short films before becoming famous. Discover them here.
Best of the Best
Every Year the same story, we do want to show you the Best of the Best. And every year, we miss some best in class films for technical or logistical reason. No stress, we finally get there and present them in this unique selection.
Courts mais Trash
Open screen to our friends of Court mais Trash. The place to see independent and borderline movies (no children allowed!). Find out more at the Centre Culturel des Riches Claires (1000 Brussels) and on www.courtsmaistrash.be
Open screen to our friends of Latin America Film Festival of Biarritz. Since 1959, Ixelles and Biarritz are twined. It would be a shame to not open our Festival to their unique selection and point of view on Latin America Short Films. www.festivaldebiarritz.com
The Very ShortBrussels as well as 40 cities in France, New Caledonia, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Mali, Venezuela… host simultaneously the shortest of the International short films (3 minutes max). www.trescourt.com
The Yu-Films Association proposes a tour of ex-Yugoslavia. Founded in 2005, this film club is focused on the cinema of ex-Yugoslavia. Their 5 films selection will travel around Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia and Slovenia. www.yufilm.eu
The Petit Rail d'or (small golden rail) is an award attributed during the prestigious Festival de Cannes. They employees of the SNCF (French public trains) award every year they preferred short film. Here is a selection of the films awarded since 1995.From Short to Long
In 2005, we invited Marc Gibaja during the opening session to discover his short movies. We would not miss his move to long film this year with “Ma vie n’est pas une comédie romantique” with Gilles Lellouche and Marie Gillain.Young Session
Specific program for 8-12 and 12-18: Films for family or schools during our morning sessions.Nicolas Provost Retrospective
You don’t know him yet? This young talented Belgian film (and installations) maker has been awarded all over the world. To follow definitely…UIP awards
For 7 years, 14 European Film Festivals (Berlin, Venice, Rotterdam, Angers, Vila Do Conde,…) host the UIP Awards. The Jury is an independent pool of professionals. By the end of each year, the prestigious Members of the European Film Academy select the best UIP awarded Film. This selection will show all the awarded films.