Launch Kortfilm.be 3.0

Launch Kortfilm.be 3.0

© Note on Multitude (Ibro Hasanović, 2015)
BUYKOOP TICKETS

As the leading online platform on (Belgian) short films, Kortfilm.be has been contributing to the development of a profound film culture in Flanders and Brussels since 1999, focusing on film as an art form, and short film as a medium in its own right.

On October 15th 2022, Kortfilm.be will be entering a new (bilingual!) phase. In addition to texts and viewing tips, the platform will offer its own curated video on demand selection, with room for fiction and non-fiction, animation and video art, experiments and crossovers — and with a specific focus on recent and retrospective Belgian shorts as the backbone of the catalogue. Each Belgian short film will be presented with a contextualising and thought-provoking essay, and paired with a (thematically, formally or otherwise) complementary or contrasting non-Belgian short film, chosen by a guest curator from the international industry.

Kicking off the short film weekend at Film Fest Gent, we celebrate the revamped Kortfilm.be by doing what we love most: watching shorts. Exceptionally, we screen the four short films that launch Kortfilm.be's VOD catalogue on the big screen one more time.

In the presence of filmmaker Meltse Van Coillie. With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) of the government of Flanders, and Film Fest Gent.

Afterwards, we host the Film Fest Gent Talkie: International Short Film Competition at the Festival Café at 12h30. A chat with Belgian filmmakers Enzo Smits, Isabelle Tollenaere, Meltse Van Coillie and Harm Dens, moderated by Bo Alfaro Decreton.

Film Fest Gent

Programme

Programma

 © elephantfish (Meltse Van Coillie, 2018)
elephantfish

A ship drifts in the middle of an endless sea. Aboard we find 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.

© The Summer Movie (Emmanuel Marre, 2018)
The Summer Movie

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

© Sirène (Raoul Servais, 1968)
Sirens

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