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).
The purpose of the festival is to promote the art of film making in all its shapes and to emphasise the variety and richness of the medium as an art form. The festival has an Official Selection with films in and out of competition. It also includes various side-sections outlined in articles 8 to 11 below. All films (except for the retrospective titles) will be screened in at least their Belgian première (so not shown in Belgium before). Upon proposal by the organising committee, the festival will award a special award of honour to one or more living film personality in recognition of their merits and contribution to the art of filmmaking.
Documents and Other Requisite Items
The festival will not accept shipment charges of prints sent through other carriers or by mail. Unless written instructions are given by the producer or his representative (before 15 October), the prints will be returned to the sender's address no later than 31 October 2019 at the festival's charge.
National premiere required.
Jury and Organizers
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
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Though the festival's main attention goes to short fiction and animated films, documentaries can be included (max. 30 min).
Though the festival's main attention goes to short fiction and animated films, documentaries can be included (max. +70 min).
Though the festival's main attention goes to short fiction and animated films, documentaries can be included (31-69 min.)