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National Competition 5

  • Saturday 27.04 – 17h00 – Studio 4 (Flagey) Book
  • Wednesday 01.05 – 19h00 – Studio 5 (Flagey)

The crème de la crème of Belgian short films in competition.

New this year : a number of tickets are available for pre-sale for the first broadcasts of national competition sessions, and can be booked via our website.

Beyond the sea

Hippolyte Leibovici

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2023 - 25' - Color - Sous-titres: OV FR ST EN/NL
Lady Casca, a drag queen in her sixties, takes the stage for her farewell performance at the cabaret she founded. The next day, a seaside retirement awaits her, but her son Thomas interrupts with sad news.

Wat zit er in die kist? (What’s inside that crate?)

Bram Algoed, Pieter Gaudesaboos

Pays Belgium
Genre Animation
2023 - 9' - Color - Sous-titres: No dialogue
A story about a pilot, a captain, a machinist, a driver, a mailman, a girl... and a giant box. What's in the box, the giant box that the pilot brought with him from a country, far, far away? Probably an elephant, the captain thinks, and very carefully he loads the box onto his ship. The ship hobbles and wobbles on the high seas. A strong gust breaks open the walls of the box creakingly...


Myriam Donasis

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2024 - 15' - Color - Sous-titres: OV FR ST NL/EN
Rosa, in her fifties, has lost her self-esteem. When she meets her new neighbours' child, everything changes.

Oblitérer (Obliterate)

Gaëtan Saint-Remy

Pays Belgium
Genre Documentary
2024 - 11'06 - Color - Sous-titres: OV FR ST EN/NL
Brussels metro, rush hour. Snippets of thoughts from passengers who recall 22 March 2016, the day of a suicide attack in the Brussels metro. Time itself seems to stand still. Or almost.


Rémi Quodbach

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2023 - 21' - Color - Sous-titres: OV FR,NL ST FR/NL/EN
17-year-old, Elize, is an artist who lives with her Dutch speaking father. Her French speaking mother, Camille, broke apart the family to pursue a relationship with a young man. Hurt and betrayed, Elize tries to avoid her mother at all costs. While her father must stay at the hospital after an accident, the teenager is forced to move in with Camille and her lover. Elize must confront her pain and anger to rebuild her relationship with her mother

Les Canommes (The Hoomans)

Benjamin Boutboul

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2023 - 15' - Color - Sous-titres: OV FR ST EN/NL
The Hoomans is a contemporary version of Plato's Allegory of the Cave.