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National Competition 8

02.05.2023 – 19.00 – Vendôme
05.05.2023 – 19.30 – 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.


Victoria Lack

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2022 - 21'26" - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO FR ST EN/NL

During one week, Marion and Patrick will take Mathis in, who has just been evicted from a youth centre. His presence will make Marion ask herself what she wants and what are her boundaries in her work as well as in her love life with Patrick.

De Blinden (The Blind)

Michiel Robberecht

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
- 18'52'' - Black & White - Sous-titres: VO NL ST EN/FR
In a blind people’s village, they think since generations the distant rumbling and hissing sound at night is a monster lurking on them. One day, young Amin feels a light burning on his eyes and decides to leave the village.

Les sons de la terre (The sounds of earth)

Gaëtan D'Agostino

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2023 - 16'32" - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO FR ST EN/NL
40 years ago, the interstellar probes Voyager were launched into space with welcome messages in 55 languages destined to extra-terrestrials. Today, as Voyager keep drifting in space, Noel spends Christmas Eve with his Italian immigrant family, with casual racism present more than ever…

Arbres (Trees)

Jean-Benoît Ugeux

Pays Belgium
Genre Documentary
2022 - 21'00'' - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO FR ST EN/NL
One day, the tree is considered mature. In any case, it is exploitable for the industry. So, we mark it and then cut it down. With the chainsaw or the harvester, it depends. And then it becomes biomass, pallets, panels, pellets, crates, paper pulp for printing promotions. But what profit does man get from the pains he takes under the sun?

Les marrons glacés (The Marrons Glacés)

Delphine Hermans, Michel Vandam

Pays Belgium
Genre Animation
2022 - 10'56" - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO FR ST EN/NL
An old lady strolls in a hospital in search of her room. She sees a young pregnant woman up to her eyes, which makes images of her past appear...