First time at the Festival or Short Film Expert? Every roads will lead you to the BSFF, the most important short film event in the spring!
A short film programme is 90 minutes and 5 or 6 films to take you on a trip through different universes, genres and emotions thanks to the thematics chosen by the festival.
On the programme in 2021: competitions, comedies, boxing, a focus on Portugal, Latin-American short films, the Night of the Short Film, and above all, a lot of Belgian, trash, fun and rock ‘n roll…
To discover everything about short film there is only one solution ! Take a leave and enjoy the programme we made especially for you !
Nearly 180 films will compete in the 3 competitions:
International, National and Next Generation.
This year, the International Competition hosts 98 films out of nearly 6800 films received (in 2020 + 2021)!
In addition to the films selected in 2021, the 24th edition of the BSFF also welcomes the films selected for the International Competition in 2020 which had to be postponed.
To gather and discover films from North and South of the country.
From nearly 300 films received, 46 films will compete in the National Competition.
Each year, the Next Generation competition presents a selection of films made by students in Belgian and international film schools.
56 films were selected amongst more than 1700 films received (in 2020 + 2021).
In addition to the films selected in 2021, the 24th edition of the BSFF also welcomes the international films selected for the Next Generation Competition in 2020 which had to be postponed.
The "Events" bring together exceptional evenings.
The Opening Ceremony proposes a best-of programme composed of the best short films from the out-of-competition categories of this 24th edition.
Since 2008, BSFF has been opening its doors for an electrifying and exhilarating night.
To applaud the choice of the jury of the Brussels Short Film Festival, on the closing ceremony or, from the following day, during the screenings of the Awards.
For a first visit to the Festival, we recommend
the "must-see" screenings!
The festival puts comedy in the spotlight with a compilation of short films from all over Europe! Welcome to the 'Short Comedy Club'!
Discover 3 programmes composed of awarded shorts at famous film festivals such as Berlin, Venice or Rotterdam.
Discover all the shorts that were nominated for the last Academy Awards Oscars® Ceremony.
The Brussels Short Film Festival is now listed among as an Oscars® Qualifying Festival!
Go to the Mont des Arts and sit comfortably while contemplating the fabulous sight of the city. On the menu: free “best of” sessions under the stars!
All you have to do is enjoy …
More trashy and crazy, here are some focuses
for the most rebellious of our spectators.
With films like Raging Bull, Rocky, When We Were Kings, boxing is one of the most cinematographic sports ever. The BSFF proposes this year to the audience to discover how short film grabbed this noble art.
The "Travelling" section takes you on a journey around the world. Immediate boarding!
In 2020, the ‘Travelling’ section takes you to discover Portugal! To celebrate the Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union, the BSFF dedicates a programme to the Portuguese short films.
Discover new paths! Let’s go to Korea with a programme of the awarded short films from the Seoul International Extreme Short Image & Film Festival (SESIFF).
We offer a ‘carte blanche’ to the Latin American Film Festival of Biarritz. A unique chance to get a sense of Latin American shorts they selected last year and a good way to celebrate two cities which have teamed up since 1959: Ixelles and Biarritz.
The short film is from 7 to 77 years old...
Short films on the big screen! A programme filled with animation masterpieces, soul-stirring, captivating, stunning, fun and educational films… Come and discover the universe of shorts with the whole family!
THE BSFF 2021 in pictures: