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National Competition 7

  • Sunday 28.04 – 15:30 – Studio 4 (Flagey) Book
  • Thursday 02.05 – 20:00 – 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.


Mathieu Volpe

Pays Belgium, France, Italy
Genre Fiction
2023 - 19'15 - Color - Sous-titres: OV ST EN/FR/NL
Awa, a Cameroonian snow groomer operator, assists a determined young migrant in crossing the border between Italy and France. As their journey unfolds, a poignant tale of redemption emerges amidst a canvas of snow and concealed truths.

Feu volé

Jean louis Daulne

Pays Belgium
Genre Animation
2023 - 8'18 - Color - Sous-titres: OV FR ST EN/NL
Truth rises from the ashes, as 2 childhood friends who'd lost touch with each other reunite for a totally off-camera dialogue.

Pupuce (Pumpkin)

Chloé Larrère

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2023 - 18'56 - Color - Sous-titres: OV ST EN/FR/NL
Since her last role, Valentine has been unable to find work. She finds herself having to take part in a casting session with a dog. Driven by her depression and existential angst as an actress, she sets off on an absurd canine quest around Brussels.

Villa Madjo

Elen Sylla Grollimund

Pays Belgium
Genre Animation, Documentary
2023 - 13' - Color - Sous-titres: OV FR ST NL/EN
Starting from the observation that her father -who is white- was born in Africa, and that her mother -who is black- was born in Europe, the director reveals the complex history of her family, from colonialism to their experience of the interracial couple in Europe in the 1950's and 70's.


Victor Ruprich-Robert

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2024 - 25' - Color - Sous-titres: OV FR ST EN/NL
In the kitchen of a restaurant, an awkward and paranoid waiter decides to steal one of his colleagues’ joke in order to fit in with his coworkers. However, the evening takes a nightmarish turn once he understands how inappropriate the joke was.