Years running: 45 (since 1974)

Ghent — Flanders International Film Festival

International film festival, oriented on theme "Music".

About

A very well-organised film festival focusing on the theme "Music in Films". Highly-endowed prizes facilitate sales within the Benelux states. Launched in 2001, the World Soundtrack awards celebrate the art of film music. The festival is part of the World Soundtrack Summit, an annual gathering of film composers and other professionals in film music. "Pitch Point Benelux (PITCH.BNL) is a platform for producers from Belgium and foreign production companies focusing location and shooting problems. The festival also organises DIGIFORUM & DIGIFEST, focusing on digital cinema (lectures, workshops and screenings).

Program

Official Selection-Competition: The Impact Of Music On Film (features, fiction);

Galas & Specials section

Official Selection: 

  • Film Fest Gent’s selection of shorts and medium length films; 
  • Competition for European Shorts, 
  • Sound and Vision, 
  • Artists on Film, 
  • Belgian Cinema, 
  • Out of the Box

Classics / Lost & Found

Special events

Awards

  • Main competition: The Grand Prix for Best Film. - The Georges Delerue Prize for Best Music or Best Application of Music or Best Sound Design;
  • Prix UIP Ghent for Best European Short (€ 2,000 cash money prize);
  • FNAC Audience Award (€ 5,000 distribution grant);
  • Young jury’s Mine Xplore Award (€ 10,000 distribution grant);
  • National Lottery’s Audience Award for best Documentary (€ 2,000 distribution grant).

Rules

  • We will expect to present the film in (at least) it's Belgian première.
  • This competition is reserved to non-musical fiction films, i.e. films that do NOT owe their existence to music. These films have not yet been screened in the Benelux and have a minimum duration of 70 minutes.
  • Selection of shorts and medium length films. Though the festival's main attention goes to short fiction and animated films, documentaries can be included. Short films are films with a running time of less than 31 minutes. Medium-length films have a running time of 31 to 69 minutes.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

The festival covers all costs involved in shipping the film to and from Ghent, provided the film is sent through the festival's transport agent. Except if a film is to be forwarded to another festival or film event. In that case the festival expect the destinee to cover the shipment costs.

The winner of the short film competition is automatically nominated for the European Film Awards.

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

  • Secretary General — Mr. Jacques Dubrulle
  • Program Director — Mr. Wim De Witte

Documents

Place

Belgium
Ghent

Official website

filmfestival.be

Contacts

Address:

npo FLANDERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Leeuwstraat 40b - B-9000 GHENT (Belgium)

Phone: +32 (0)9 242 80 60
Fax: +32 (0)9 221 90 74

Email: info@filmfestival.be

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    August 01, 2018
  • Event dates
    9 — 19 October 2018
Categories & Fees

Though the festival's main attention goes to short fiction and animated films, documentaries can be included (max. 30 min).

  • Deadline — €20

Though the festival's main attention goes to short fiction and animated films, documentaries can be included (max. +70 min).

  • Deadline — €50

Though the festival's main attention goes to short fiction and animated films, documentaries can be included (31-69 min.)

  • Deadline — €30
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