Cinema: An independent view
The Brussels International Independent Film Festival returns to the capital of Europe for its 37th edition in November.
The festival is one of the most important film and video events on the international scene. For six days, Brussels becomes a meeting point for filmmakers from all around the world, and this year’s Brussels International Independent Film Festival will see more than 50 countries represented and more than 100 films shown, many of which will be receiving their first European and even worldwide screenings.
Selected films will then battle it out in the National and International Competitions, and there has been, since 1991, a special competition devoted to films made by and for deaf people.
In addition, there are many special events planned to recognize the festival’s stature as a cinematic spectacle that welcomes the film-making talents of tomorrow, all of whom are seeking to outdo each other in terms of imagination and talent.
The festival, since its beginnings, has had the privilege of welcoming the great names of international cinema, such as Pedro Almodóvar, François Ozon and Nanni Morreti.
This year, the festival is presenting Mexico as its ‘star guest’ country, a concept that aims to highlight cinematography that is only little known by many film-lovers. It is also a chance to promote a culture via the cinematic talent of young artists, who represent the life force of a unique cultural environment.
So, there’s little more to say – enjoy the festival, and lights, camera, action!
37th Brussels International Independent Film Festival
Centre Culturel Jacques Franck
Tel:. + 32 (0)2 649 3340
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