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National Competition 6

  • Saturday 27.04 – 19:00 – Studio 5 (Flagey) Book
  • Tuesday 30.04 – 19:00 – Vendôme

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.


Laura Van Passel

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2023 - 18' - Color - Sous-titres: OV NL ST FR/EN
Kato, 16-year-old, goes on a ski holiday with her half-brother Alex. The two teenagers don't know each other that well, and try to build the first stones to a brother-sister relationship. Soon they realize that they look at each other with very different eyes, and things are more complicated than one would expect. Although she fights it at first, Kato can't ignore the fact that it's not just the ski lift that makes her breathing soar...

Portrait of a Disappearing Woman

Nelson Polfliet

Pays Belgium
Genre Animation, Fiction
2023 - 20'34 - Color - Sous-titres: OV ST EN/FR/NL
Sabine, a tired fishmonger, leaves her shop to venture into the Musée des Beaux-Arts. The audioguide offers her unexpected renewal, reviving her spirits lost in routine.

Conte sauvage (Wild Tale)

Aline Quertain

Pays Belgium, France
Genre Animation
2023 - 15'30 - Color
In the middle of a boreal forest, a lonely feline meets a small bird. These two beings that nature opposes surprise and attract each other. A relationship of friendship tinged with suspicion arises between them.


Hans Buyse

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2024 - 15' - Color - Sous-titres: OV NL ST FR/EN
Thomas, entangled in a break-up, is invited by Louis to join a sea-fishing trip, but finds little support from his friend. In the middle of the sea, they encounter seven boat refugees with engine trouble, putting Louis in a dilemma and disturbing the dynamics between the two differently minded friends.

La Flotte

Jessica Woodworth

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2023 - 23' - Color - Sous-titres: OV FR ST EN/NL
Tess, Mia, Rok and Tiago fly with La Flotte airline, their hearts full of longings, their true natures bubbling just below the surface of their ultra-groomed appearance. The unthinkable happens in mid-flight, leaving them suspended between heaven and earth.