Hannah is 10 years and a deaf mute, but one day, she hears a sound while walking in the park. From then on, she is convinced that the park wants to communicate something to her !
Section: Belgian Short Film Competition
OCULUS by Gianni Carella
Mieke is being harassed by an unexplainable phenomenon. She has nightmares and her children behave in a very strange way…
LA CHAMBRE NOIRE
One night in the darkroom, the young assistant of a photographer discovers that the pictures are coming to life !
An exiting tale, based on a text by Renato Lazzaroni : husband, wife and neighbour… An explosive combination !
A man wakes up in an enclosed room. His only link with the outside, is a broken phone !
BOULES OF DEATH
On the beach, Tim and his brother face a demoniac dealer who sells deadly delicacies…
Emma discovers that her life is a lie orchestrated by her mother. It looks as if everyone, her lover, her friends, is being paid just to surround her.
DOLLHOUSE by Marieke Versonnen
A psychological drama with gruesome side-effects ! This film tell sthe story of a girl looking for her place in the world. After these paration of her parents, her relationship with her mother rapidly deteriorates.
ED & SCHOELDAER
Kick-ass hairdresser Ed Scisso rhas seen better days. Together with his girlfriend Lea Shoeldaer and his assistant Alan he waits for clients. Then Romeo Gonzo jr enters with an offer he can’t refuse.
EVERYTHING FOR THE MOVIES ALLES VOOR DE FILM
Lize, a young and ambitious actress is looking forward to her next part. The guy from the production picks her up and drives her to the set.But once they’ve arrived…
DERNIERE PORTE AU SUD
The world consists of floors, rooms and stairwells for the boy and his second Siamese head, because that’s the only world his mother wants him to know.
I WISH MY LIFE
When Sarah’s alone in her roomstuffed withold objects, she always listens to a song that soothes her and makes her dream of another life.
Jay feels numb and emotionless, out of place in society. A strange presence in his flat starts chasing him. It becomes his executioner; opening the way to freedom.
Three women : Eve ( the very first ), Josephine ( Bluebeard’s wife ) and Cerise ( adancer inacabaret ) have a taste of the forbidden in three different eras.
PLUTÔT CREVER QUE MOURIR ICI
Willy, a big fan of action movies, has no intention to die in the retirement home that feels like a prison to him. He wants to die a freeman. So he comes up with an escape plan, with a little help from his goldfish, a nurse and a gang of pensioners.
A poetic and horrific story ! Watchout, little girl, because there’s danger lurking in the garden pond.
LA VALSE MÉCANIQUE
It’s a gloomy morning with rain pouring down.The puppets on strings join the daily grind, trapped in a soulless routine.
WIEN FOR LIFE
A “criminal comedy” about womates whose friend ship will be pushed to the limits by a winning lottery ticket.
LE ZOMBIE AU VELO
An absolute world première. And no, this is not a parody of the work of the Dardenne brothers.This is a very sensitive and socially engaged film a bout a zombie struggling to find his place in society and who’s only happy when he can ride on his bike.
A young man meets a young woman, he wants to become a director, she wants to be an actress. As they start rehearsing, the director wants to push his actress to the point of no return, where reality is close to fiction… World premiere!
LIFE IS STRANGE
Olaf, a young artist turned homeless decides to take the fight to his demons and return to the family castle…
Bernard is an average man who is moving in his new apartment. While settling in, he suddenly discovers there’s a hole in his floor. He very quickly realizes he can spy on his neighbor and all her privacy… World premiere !
TRANCHE DE CAMPAGNE
A family of animals has decided to find the perfect place for a picnic. But next to them stands a beast peacefully eating… Sitting in the middle of one’s dinner is quickly going to turn out to be a bad idea…
XYZ, THE CITY HUNTER
Usagi Tanase wants to take revenge on the man who murdered her fiancé; to that end, she gets in touch with Ryo Saeba, aka City Hunter, feared and respected by his pears… but also a relentless Don Juan!
Voltaire is an insignificant rooster trying at all cost to reach the cathedral’s throne, out there beyond the horizon…
In this world you have to drink words if you want to talk. But you have to pay for it.
In a world where everybody has Down’s syndrome, a “normal” boy like Eric certainly stands out.
The quest for eternal youth creates serious side-effects that achieve exactly the opposite.
JULIETTE (Short Film)
Juliette finds herself in a car with two queen bees who pay no attention whatsoever to the road.
A man searches for the ultimate solution to save his wife from an imminent breakdown.
An aesthetic rejuvenation trial goes wrong in a Polish hospital.
RABBID JACOB by Donovan Alonso-Garcia
Two meteorites crash on Brussels. Jacob has just enough time to restore law and order.
When a demonic entity called Darken meets a family of Trump supporters…
STACEY EN DE ALIEN
Stacey’s mum is dead. In order to cope, she turns her world into an alternate universe where cheerleaders and aliens pop up at every corner.
THIS IS HOW I DISAPPEAR
In the near future all diseases have been eradicated and euthanasia at 65 is obligatory. But when a young woman is diagnosed with a genetic defect, it’s a lot harder to let go of life.
THE DAY THE DOGS DISAPPEARED
Anna tries to protect her family, while a feeling of fear slowly creeps into their lives. The familiar becomes progressively strange…
A tragicomic story about a hunter’s son born with antlers on his head…
Hidden and dressed in a red cape, Dynaman patrols the streets of Brussels, ready to save everyone!
He thought he was in heaven in the care of two lovely nurses, but he soon realizes that he’s in hell!
LOST IN THE MIDDLE
Two young Belgians leave for Syria. One is a journalist and the other a fighter… but nevertheless, they will find common ground!
World premiere! Lou is a lawyer, Nina is a detainee; the meeting between these two women in prison will change their lives for ever.
A drinking party. A tenacious makeup. A scouring sponge. When violence and fear take over reason, it leaves marks.
CDD: Corpus Crisis
Two young students are desparate to work. To do so, they are hired by a local kingpin as “cleaners”, but nothing is going to go down as expected !
Be careful. Baby on board.
An old theatre is about to be demolished. A construction worker enters the crumbling building for a final check. In his search, he finds himself in the face of the theatre’s core.
A forest. Two teenagers. Heavy breathing.
Julia by Vincent Smitz
Julie, a pretty young woman, receives an antique mirror for her birthday. She realizes that something living inside the mirror is trying to take hold of its beautiful reflection…
The Memory Shop
An elderly lady enters The Memory Shop in 2036 to relive a memory of her now demented husband through advanced technology.
A groom, seduced by a young woman to return to her apartment, gets more than he bargained for when he meets Mutti, her housemate.
You won’t get out of this
The Little Demon
Two fathers struggle to find a way to cohabit with their possessed daughter.
The scent of a forest
Two lovers try to keep their relationship alive in a dystopian world where people sell their souls in order to escape reality.
A family of farmers comes across a stranger with a peaceful message. The problem is that they don’t like visitors…
Dawa is a girl born in a apathetic society of faceless creatures. She ventures out of the village to discover the limits of her world.
A celtic stop-motion animation fable: While the clan chief is dying by the arrow of a rivaling clan, he gives his daughter the quest to make peace with that tribe.
Flo has to go to Marrakech for work. So, it’s Tom who takes care of Sam, their 5-year-old son. Flo left him a list of tasks to complete during his absence. Despite this, Tom forgot Sam’s guitar course. From his ryad, Flo calls to blame him. Tom hates being caught. He picks up Sam. The… Continue reading Squish
When Lily wakes up in a surreal cosmetic clinic with someone else’s lips on her face, she is determined to find out what happened to her. A colourful, stylized trip with killer lipstick.
In 2032, Zealandia is the only virus free country left on earth at a high cost to its population. Could the bag carried by a fearless woman entering the country be the downfall of this oppressive state?
T’es Morte Hélène
Maxime lives with the ghost of his girlfriend Hélène. Wishing to put an end to this frankly unbearable situation, Maxime finally decides to break up with her. Hélène doesn’t seem ready to accept this decision.
LINK by Emmanuel Previnaire
Pascal looks like any other child: addicted to computers and comics. He undertakes a journey together with “Link”, a helicopter with a tiger print, which will reveal the mystery of his birth…
In a cold and clinical operating room “the patient” silently suffers. an adaptation of the short story “The Pit and the Pendulum” by Edgar Allan Poe.
Karmann Ghia, a car from the sixties, leaves town… and quickly has to stop. Car trouble. Arthur Lambert searches the wide landscape for help. He ends up at a car graveyard and notices a woman’s arm sticking out of a car. She is clearly dead. Arthur quickly flees the scene, a victim of circumstances by… Continue reading KARMANN GHIA
1954: A strange curse rules over the small village Chavennes. A young girl is killed. The curse sign is carved on her body. Thibert, on a holiday with his niece Séverine, decides to investigate. A risky decision which will serve him some surprises.
TOO MUCH DREAM
“Too much dream” is an intimate fantastic film. The story takes place at Frédéric’s dorm, a young student passionate about the supernatural. The setting is unusual and fitting for this unstoppable mix of the everyday and the fantastic…
This black and white film without dialogue shows a respectable and distant young girl who’s come face-to-face with her lookalike. Is this lookalike her reflection? Is it an image of loneliness, symbolised by a different “me”? You will have to crack this strange film like a walnut if you want to find its heart.
LE DERNIER TRAIN
A warm summer night… The moving book “Horrors Pictures” evolves from a girl into a woman. Moving from the fantastic atmosphere of an old attic to that of the last leaving train. A vampire on the night train and a conductor without scrupules.
In 2880 the free transport society launches a marketing campaign to promote Earth’s colonies. Thousands of youngsters agree to this profitable financial proposition. Sam Dekkard and Sylvie Deville are two of them. They board the Quadrax.
E PERISCOLOSO SPORGERSI
The possible future perspectives of the son of a stationmaster: the praise of pure madness. I am six years old and I’m chasing a train. If I can catch it, I’ll be murdered by the time I’m fifty. If I don’t run fast enough I’ll fall out of a hospital window when I’m sixty. Grand… Continue reading E PERISCOLOSO SPORGERSI
A train at the platform of a station and a lonely traveller. He doubts about leaving, sitting down, watching the landscape glide by. Hesitating to let himself be carried away by these gliding images, through the rhythmic movement of the train.
A lonely child. A wall decorated with a Millet reproduction. “The Angélus” takes us to a hostile world, a futuristic vision on an uncertain future, or, simply, imagination emerging from a very long loneliness, where it becomes hard to separate reality from fantasy.
PERSONNE NE VA A L’ABBAYE DE FOREST
He thought: “She is as punctual as I am, and very likeable. It’s a pitty she is married!”. And she, at the same moment: “ He is as punctual as I am, but he must be a womaniser. It’s a pitty he is so handsome!”. Both were wrong, that’s life. She was a Miss and… Continue reading PERSONNE NE VA A L’ABBAYE DE FOREST