First Cut Lab

First Cut Lab is a programme designed for long feature fiction films in editing phase. Launched in 2015 at When East Meets West, it has so far supported 39 projects through the program, from a range of different countries such as Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Ukraine and Russia. Many of the projects have gone on to premiere in A-list festivals such as Berlinale, Cannes and Toronto. First Cut Lab is organised in international and national formats, with very similar approach. We are aiming to expand the scope of the workshop to include more countries in the coming years. 

Kids Day

On Sunday we roll out the red carpet for the little ones and their families. That day Kinepolis Ostend is transformed into a children's paradise with films, books, drawings, attractions, games and sweets. A unique day for toddlers & preschoolers, and for many a first cinematic experience!

Ladies Night

Oh Yes it's Ladies Night, and the feeling's right. Oh, what a night!

Every year FFO organizes a Ladies Night in Kursaal Oostende. Hostess Sandra Bekkari introduces together with the master an avant-première and gives away amazing prizes. In 2019, the Ladies Night was also the kick-off event for #MODEinOOSTENDE, the fashion event of the year where Tourism Ostend and Feeling put the best shop addresses of Ostend in the spotlight. After the afterparty everyone goes home with a richly filled goodiebag. 

Filmcafé on Tour

FFO not only brings people to the movie, we also bring the movie to the people. We show several Flemish films of the past year in some Ostend cafes and meeting centers. Regularly cast and crew members of the film are present who are happy to answer questions from the audience. This ofcourse includes a fresh (and free) Brugse Zot.