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VAF Wildcards

  • Monday 29.04 – 20:00 – Studio 5 (Flagey)

Discover the 2023 winners of the prestigious VAF Wildcards award at their exclusive screening: a glimse of emerging talents from Flemish film schools!

Orange Flavored Love

Angela Alsouliman

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2023 - 30' - Color - Sous-titres: OV AR ST FR/NL
In Mosul, Nawal takes care of her ailing mother Samia. The mother’s condition gets worse as medicine is no longer available in the city. In the few days she has left, Nawal, her mother and their neighbor share small moments of joy. The ladies sing and dance, they use make-up and make scents, they tell jokes and laugh too hard. In the midst of illness, poverty and war, they manage to transform something dire into something joyful, creating beauty where ugliness strikes.


Emma Emily Daelman

Pays Belgium
Genre Animation
2023 - 6' - Color - Sous-titres: No dialogue
Oxide tells the story of two creatures whose paths cross in an abandoned bus shelter. With apprehension and caution they seek closeness. A quest for intimacy ensues as they grapple with the blurred lines between connection and separation.

Kaalkapje (Baldilocks)

Marthe Peters

Pays Belgium
Genre Documentary
2023 - 25' - Color - Sous-titres: OV NL ST FR
It feels ungrateful to admit to doctors who did everything they could to save me that I'm not very keen on living. I've been cured, called a medical miracle, but did not make it without physical and mental damage. Twenty years after surviving cancer as a child, I look back through the lens of my father's camera, searching for traces of illness between scars and desires.