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Kortfilm.be presenteert een gecureerde collectie korte films, met ruimte voor fictie en non-fictie, animatie en videokunst, experiment en cross-overs. Belgische kortfilms vormen de ruggengraat van de catalogus, en worden gekoppeld aan een inhoudelijk, vormelijk of anders aanvullende internationale kortfilm, gekozen door een gastcurator uit het werkveld.
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Kortfilm.be presents a curated collection of short films, with room for fiction and non-fiction, animation and video art, experiments and crossovers. Belgian short films form the backbone of the catalogue and are linked to a thematically, formally, or otherwise complementary international short film picked by a guest curator from the industry.
All films in this collection are available worldwide via video-on-demand, with English and Dutch subtitles. For only €25/year, you can subscribe to the entire catalogue. This way, you support our magazine and the filmmakers involved. A new double bill is published every month.
#022

This satirical ethnographic film shows eating Belgians in diverse contexts. Dinner scenes at weddings, funerals, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve portray a country: loneliness and community alternate, just as wealth and poverty.

NEOZOON, Germany, 2017, 15’

Dedicated to nutrition and the human attitude towards “production animals”, this YouTube-found footage collage provides disturbing insights into the behaviour of a Western affluent society towards animal products.

#021

We all have a different rhythm. This film is a dance about individual rhythms that go together, seem to clash, or just stay separate.

 

In a binary universe, a man must hide his true feelings and dance, dance, until he has the courage to defy the norms and reveal who he really is.

#020

Eight thousand five hundred kilometres lie between the Amazon and the Ardennes. In his home country of Brazil, filmmaker Diego looks at the inaccessible forest from the outside. Its Belgian counterpiece, however, is easier to explore.

In 20th-century Colombia, resistance fighter Yarokamena, a member of the indigenous Uitoto tribe, called for rebellion against violent exploitation of the rubber mining industry in the Amazone and invoked the spiritual powers of war.

#019

An introspective essay about the search for a place between reality and imagination: a placeless place made up out of dreams and a longing for fluidity. Slowly, the grains of the compressed image become the sands of the atopic beach, revealing an imaginary place.

Punk author Kathy Acker’s work is the starting point for a conversation about gender identity and body transformation and is linked to the punk movement of the 1970s and 1980s.

#018

A gentle, middle-aged man returns to the nudist colony he grew up in to visit his elderly mother. Her sudden death leaves Willy in a state of sadness. He soon finds himself lost in the midst of a savage wilderness, trying to find comfort.

#017

In this urgent diary film about longing for freedom and community, the filmmaker reflects on the individual yet collective experience of growing up queer in Tunisia today.

Ov, France, 2020, 10’

In this cyberpunk animation, four creatures wobble like marionettes in a black void. An alien power tries to subdue them; police voices strike as if they were truncheons, but these vulnerable bodies start to fight back.

#016

Dilan pays with her life for her forbidden love for a young man in a neighbouring village—a powerful poetic portrait of an honour killing in the rural Kurdish southeast of Turkey.

Confused about German bureaucracy and questioning her sexuality, Hoda, an Iranian asylum seeker in Berlin, finds herself hooked on Magdalena, who promised to ensure her asylum by marrying her. Due to changes in Magdalena’s private life, her decision to marry Hoda becomes more complex.

#015

Symen and Sam pass their time in the monotony of a post-industrial suburb. They seem to linger in a kind of perpetual twilight countered by the invisible presence of ‘hardcore’. While gaming, they end up searching for the core of their desires.

A portrait of contemporary suburban youth seeking to invent new contours of collective identity, against the backdrop of France in the throes of recession.

#014

Day and night, a giant sits on a hill, far away from his smaller fellow man. He fills his days organising things and making sure everything is in the right place at the right time.

#013

Drawing on digital memories and using online tools such as Google Maps, Aulona Fetahaj reflects on how it feels to be the child of refugees in the digital age.

Hana is trying to escape from a lack of perspective in Kosovo. She meets Emir, a smuggler in Serbia who will drive her to Hungary. On the road, complications arise.

#012

The Brazilian trans woman Gisberta lived as an immigrant in Portugal. After she was brutally murdered, she became an icon for the transgender rights cause.

#011

Pierre, 25 years old and on a scholarship for a prestigious Parisian university, is lodged by Francine, who is 75, disabled, and confined to her wheelchair. Both puzzled and disoriented, they witness the French presidential elections of 2017 play out.

Sitting in her kitchen, Marie-Thérèse realizes she misses everything except her husband. She wanted to be the Princess of Monaco, but after being unhappily wed for seventy years, she must accept she is not.

#010

Two siblings roam the mystical landscapes of Colombia, searching for their dead father's spirit. Their journey takes them from the city of Bogotá to the jungle, through realms of thought and deep into their haunted dreams.

After going missing, a woman is unable to remember her past until her former husband pays her a visit and she recalls a memory of where she lived with the man a long time ago.

#009

In Athens, five youngsters avoid waiting for an empty future by seeking entertainment in the luxurious Airbnb establishments that one of them is cleaning for a meagre fee.

This is the story of Copa-Loca. Paulina is the girl at the heart of this abandoned Greek summer resort. Everyone cares for her and she cares about everyone – in every possible way.

#008

A journey through the consciousness of a woman whose country is under threat from a fascist government.

#007

A portrait of young skateboarders growing up in a Flemish suburban town. We meet different characters going through their daily routines: riding around on their skateboards, waiting, hanging out, daydreaming...

Portrait of a young teenager with mental health issues who is passionate about karate. They wander around a housing estate in East Kent, locked in verbal and physical battles with a hallucinatory demon.

#006

In 1998, Semira Adamu, a 20-year-old Nigerian immigrant, died on Belgian soil of suffocation under a police pillow. Twenty years later, two women tell her story in a cry for justice. Through this film, they highlight the reality of detention centres: the harsh conditions of confinement, the suffering of detainees and the abuse by guards and police officers.

#005

The beach and its sunbathers. A series of sketches, small moments that culminate in a wry, loving portrait of a Sunday at the beach.

A young couple in Kyoto. A girl makes up an excuse to run away from her monotonous life. She would like to say something to her boyfriend. Can she still return now that night is falling?

#004

Intimate, emotional, and sometimes violent moments of farewell: men, women, and children leave their homes for an (unknown) future as migrants.

#003

A film about highways, tourists, concrete picnic tables, and lukewarm melons. About a man who wants to leave and a child who stops him. A summer movie.

Ana’s life changes radically when she divorces at the age of 40. In front of her family, it gets harder every day to keep pretending everything is fine.

#002

A ship drifts in the middle of an endless sea. Aboard is a crew of five. They all cope with boredom — some by trying to overpower it; others by escaping into a parallel world guided by dreams.

#001

A lonesome angler becomes witness to an eccentric idyll between a cabin boy and a mermaid. Dream or reality?

A marvelous menagerie of monsters, straight from the imagination of Mr. P. N. K. Panicker of Kerala, India, a top-notch teller of tall tales.