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National Competition 9

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


Veerle De Wilde

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2024 - 24' - Color - Sous-titres: OV NL ST FR/EN
Teenager Mathilde and her father ride on a motorcycle along an endless Flemish road, on their way to visit Mathilde’s mother, who has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital. Mathilde doesn’t know how to deal with this situation. As the hot summer and first love beckon her, she is torn by longing and remorse.

Résumé d’un divorce (Manual for a divorce)

Peter Ghesquière

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2023 - 12' - Color - Sous-titres: OV FR ST NL/EN
Father and mother form a happy little family with their children, until one day their children decide to split up. The house is cut into two equal halves. One half for brother and one half for sister. The parents are involuntarily torn apart by the divorce and are forced to swap children and homes week by week.

Fagnes 1986

Nicolas Monfort

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2024 - 17'44 - Color - Sous-titres: OV FR ST EN/NL
Winter 1986. Due to heavy snowfalls Mum and Dad won't be back to the chalet until morning. Simon and Eva, the children, are on their own. At night, they hear strange noises...

Silent Girl

Catherine Israel and Philippe Weberman

Pays Belgium
Genre Drama, Fiction
2024 - 19' - Couleur - Sous-titres: OV FR ST NL/EN
Claudia, a young actress and diving understudy, learns that her biological father, a renowned artist, has died and has never recognised her despite their on-again, off-again relationship. This news and her loyalty to her parents will plunge her into a profound dilemma.


François Bierry en Thomas van Zuylen

Pays Belgium, France
Genre Fiction
2023 - 18' - Couleur - Sous-titres: OV FR ST EN/NL
South of France. Adrien, a pool builder, is installing a roller shutter for a major client: Vincent, a sixty-year-old who is drowning his wife's departure in pastis, xenophobia and a passion for his dog Essling. One day, unfortunately, the dog goes missing. Vincent goes mad and Adrien embarks on a mad search for a scapegoat.