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National Competition 7

30.04.2023 – 19.00 – Vendôme
05.05.2023 – 17.00 – Flagey

To gather and discover films from North and South of the country.
From nearly 300 films received, 37 films will compete in the National Competition.

Wacht (Wait)

Leo Kurpershoek

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2021 - 20'00 - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO NL/EN ST FR/NL/EN
Mathilde is 10 years old. She is a young rough, drifter and a connoisseur of 90s pop ballads. She walks along a deserted road with no beginning or end. She is accompanied by Daniëlle, her partner in crime. Both are waiting for tomorrow, a day their dreams might come true.


Marie Falys, Marie Chauderlot

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2022 - 14'43" - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO FR ST EN/NL
Aurore invites her friend Charles, a photographer, to immortalize her in the family home to restore her self-confidence. But things don't go quite as planned. The image she has of herself complicates the situation and awakens unsuspected reactions in her.

Chasse gardée (Hunting period)

Elodie Beaumont

Pays Belgium, France
Genre Fiction
2023 - 19'00" - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO FR ST EN/NL
When she has just turned 18, Gaby is still very projected by her dad and her younger sister. Even the menstrual period seems to want to continue to spare her, until she decides to force things a little.

Mon cœur en arrière (My Heart Backwards)

Sarah Gouret

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2023 - 18'13" - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO FR ST EN/NL
Anastasia, 27 years old, decides to provoke a meeting with Jef, 54 years old. Together, they will experience the suspended and intense moment that only the first meeting between a father and his daughter can provoke.

Oil oil oil

Manoël Dupont

Pays Belgium, France
Genre Fiction
2022 - 24'00" - Black & White - Sous-titres: VO FR ST EN/NL
Between dust, sweat and oil tanks, Mara and Baptiste share a brief romance. A story in the middle of nowhere going nowhere.