Belgian Premieres and Festivals / May 2024

If you notice a missing Belgian premiere or festival, please e-mail Ruben Demasure.

Tongo Saa [Rising up at night] (Nelson Makengo, 2024)

April 11 - June 13 | Belgian rerelease by Avila, present! 
Golden Eighties (Chantal Akerman, 1986) 
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April 18 - May 2 | Turnhout, Brugge, Sint-Niklaas, Lier, Beringen, Online 
MOOOV film festival 
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April 24 - May 4 | Flagey, Cinema Vendôme & Galeries, Brussels 
Brussels Short Film Festival (BSFF) 
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April 29 - May 1 | Velvet Room, Gent
QueerCine International Film Festival
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May 1 | Decoratelier, Brussels
Auguste Orts x Decoratelier – IT FOR NOW: ‘First films’ curated by Fairuz Ghammam
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May 2-5 | Cinema Aventure, Beursschouwburg, Cinema Nova, Rainbowhouse, Grands Carmes, Brussels
Brussels Porn Film Festival x SNAP!
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May 3-5 | Kunsthal Gent
5Y Kunsthal Gent Party Weekend
On Sunday: Art Cinema OFFoff’s festive Jodie Mack loop + screening of The Endless Walkthrough (a reinterpretation of Jan Vromman & Alain Platel’s 1989 film)
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May 5 | Experimental Intermedia, Logos Foundation, Orpheus Institute & Art Cinema OFFoff, Gent
Remembering Phill Niblock (1933-2024) [Films, video works, concerts]
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May 6 | Belgian Avant premiere, Flagey, Brussels
May 7 | Belgian Avant premiere, Sphinx Cinema
May 8 | Belgian release
La Peine [Emperors of Nothing] (Cédric Gerbehaye, 2023)
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May 8 | Belgian release
Apple Cider Vinegar (Sofie Benoot, 2024)
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May 10 | FAX, Hasselt (Former Ciné Eden)
MEOW Short Film Festival
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May 10 - June 1 | Argos, Les Brigittines, KVS, Brussels
Including (expanded) film, video works and installations by Hsu Che-Yu, Nelson Makengo & Bouchra Khalili
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May 11+25 | Titannick + Keizerpark, Gent 
Film Fest Gent Offroad
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May 15 | Belgian release
Les Tortues (David Lambert, 2024)
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May 15 | Cinema Aventure, Brussels
Queer Mais Trash: Pride 2024 (best of the festival)
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May 15 | Cinema Sphinx, Gent
Mountains on Stage Film Festival
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May 16 | Brussels City Museum, Brussels
Massimadi: queer and black film festival (Lecture)
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May 16 | Belgian Avant premiere, Quai10, Charleroi
May 17 | Belgian Avant premiere, Cinema Palace, Brussels
May 19 | Belgian Avant premiere, Ciné4, Nivelles
Ce qui nous lie (Sonam Larcin, 2024)
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May 16-25 | Het Bos, Antwerpen
10 Jaar Het Bos
Including a video expo, a picnic film screening and more
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May 18 | Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerpen
20 Years Kunsthal Extra City (incl. film screening)
(Antwerp Art Weekend)
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May 18 | Verlaagde leieboorden, Kortrijk
Cinemaximiliaan silent films live concert
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May 19 | Bozar, Brussels
Next Generation, Please! (Four screenings + video installation)
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May 23 | Cinema Palace, Brussels
BE Curious: Les Années 80 (Chantal Akerman, 1983)
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May 24 | Maison du Peuple, Brussels
Films Plastiques Festival
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May 25-26 | Cinematek, Brussels
Fort Beau film program curated by Pieter Van Bogaert
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May 30 | Cinema Nova, Brussels
Focus Atelier Graphoui
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Image: Tongo Saa [Rising up at night] (Nelson Makengo, 2024)

Front image: Apple Cider Vinegar (Sofie Benoot, 2024)

Premieres and Festivals
Sabzian's seasonal roundup of recently published and forthcoming film publications.
Each month, Sabzian lists upcoming Belgian premieres, releases and festivals.