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Film Fest Gent

Film Fest Gent was established in 1974 and has since developed into one of Europe's most prominent film events. Every year in October, the festival presents some 100 features and 30 shorts from all across the world. A range of different film programs are showcased, attracting over 130,000 viewers each year.

With its focus on film music, the festival has its own unique place in international festivals. Every year, the festival organises film music concerts, giving composers of film scores the platform they deserve. Composers such as Ennio Morricone, Gabriel Yared, Elmer Bernstein, Michael Kamen, Patrick Doyle, Howard Shore, Georges Delerue, Hans Zimmer, Maurice Jarre, Craig Armstrong, Harry-Gregson Williams, Michael Danna, Gustavo Santaolalla are some of the many film music legends who have already taken the stage at Ghent.


Nicholas Britell and Hildur Guðnadóttir crowned winners at the 19th World Soundtrack Awards

For the 19th year in a row,  the World Soundtrack Awards were announced during Film Fest Gent. The World Soundtrack Awards, one of the most imporant film music awards, place an emphasis on the oeuvres of special contributors to the world of film music. This year's winners are Nicholas Britell, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Lady Gaga, Frédéric Vercheval, Michael Abels, John Powell and Pierre Charles. Frédéric Devreese and Krzysztof Penderecki were both hono...

'Öndög' and 'Monos' win 46th Film Fest Gent

  'Öndög', by director and Golden Bear laureate Wang Quan'an ('Tuya's Marriage') has been awarded with the Grand Prix for Best Film. Meanwhile, Alejandro Landes' mysterious thriller, 'Monos', with a score from Mica Levi and Lena Esquenazi, has scooped up the Georges Delerue Award for Best Music and Sound Design. Pietro Marcello received a Special Jury Prize for Best Director for his 'Martin Eden'.     This year&...

Alejandro Landes' 'Monos' wins the Explore Zone Award and The Georges Delerue Award in Gent

On Wednesday evening, 'Monos' received the Georges Delerue Award for Best Music and Sound Design. On Thursday, director Alejandro Landes received more good news. The Explore Zone Jury – made up of adolescents between 18 and 26 years old – has chosen his mystery-thriller fusion film as the winner of the Explore Zone Award. Under embargo until 20:30 on Thursday, the 17th of October.    This year's jury is made up of Geertrui De Vijlder, M...

On October 10th, Vooruit and Film Fest Gent will launch the first edition of VIDEODROOM

      On October 10th, Vooruit and Film Fest Gent will launch the first edition of VIDEODROOM. Duri...

Film Fest Gent celebrates 50th anniversary of '2001: A Space Odyssey' with film music concert

In 2018, Stanley Kubrick's groundbreaking masterpiece '2001: A Space Odyssey' is exactly fifty years old and that is worth celebrating. On 18 October, Film Fest Gent will be organising a concert, under the title '2001 and Beyond: A Symphonic Odyssey' with a wide variety of scores from films taking place in space on the programme. The concert explores the musical richness of different generations of composers who gave their own sound to traveling through the universe. The...


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