The best Flemish short films premiere at the Ostend Film Festival! (sponsored by  Amplo, deAuteurs, Camalot & Flow)

Rules

  • Fiction, documentary, animation or hybrid
  • max. 20 min.
  • Belgian production
  • Belgian premiere
  • sign up before the 15th of July

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Selection FFO'18

Peer Gynt

fictie

Loosely based on Henrik Ibsen’s famous theatre personage, this short film tells the story of a young man living in a small village in the Congolese rainforest. Engulfed by his own imagination, he finds himself a prisoner in a isolated place where no one except his mother believes his dreams. When Peer Gynt disappears one day, his power of imagination appears to descend on the village. This Belgian short film by Michiel Robberecht opened the Congo International Film Festival.

Peer Gynt

9 Sep 14:00
14 Sep 17:30
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Seascape

arthouse

Hélène, a struggling young actress, is trying to learn the text of the 'Lady From the Sea' by heart. At the same time she is emptying her grandmother’s apartment. The apartment, situated near the beach, becomes a place to escape in thoughts and dreams.

Seascape

9 Sep 14:00
14 Sep 17:30
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Lockdown

drama actie

In his own habitat - the infamous Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek that appeared in the international news several times after terrorist attacks in Europe - director Koen Van Sande tells a story about paranoia and misunderstandings. His short film Lockdown is situated in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Brussels International Airport in March 2016, putting the multicultural neighbourhood of Molenbeek under even more pressure and racial prejudice. When the main character Louis picks up his son from a play date at their Moroccan neighbours’ house, the street is put under lockdown and he is forced to stay put. But who are they looking for? And why is everyone behaving with such secrecy?

Lockdown

9 Sep 14:00
14 Sep 17:30
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Cocon

drama

This short tries to explore and visualize the nostalgic childish fascination and at the same time the feeling of complete emptiness without the use of dialogue.

Cocon

9 Sep 14:00
14 Sep 17:30
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Fish

tragikomedie fictie

Bas loses the feeling in his legs and ends up in the hospital. His elderly roommates Fons and Van Binsbergen do not leave him alone, they even seem to conspire with the medical staff.

Fish

9 Sep 14:00
14 Sep 17:30
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