Film Archive

Jahr

Kids DOK 2020
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Bertha and the Wolfram Tijs Torfs
Bertha is determined to tame the wild wolves in her life. She counters her disease, which limits her in her daily life, with brushes, colour palettes and crayons.
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Bertha and the Wolfram

Documentary Film
Belgium
2020
15 minutes

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Tijs Torfs
Jurgen Buedts
Tijs Torfs
Tijs Torfs
Meet Bertha, a 13-year-old Belgian girl fighting every day against her ultimate enemy: Wolfram. Wolfram is a rare disease that affects her nervous system with major consequences on her eyesight. To fight Wolfram, Bertha has her own secret weapon: creativity. When she paints, it’s as if her brush becomes a sword that she carefully uses to create extraordinary paintings – and control Wolfram. Together with a renowned Belgian painter, they create inspiring paintings that they sell at the Eye Opener, a yearly fundraising art exhibition.
Homage Annik Leroy 2020
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Cell 719 Annik Leroy
A 15-minute audiovisual composition based on a text written in prison by Ulrike Meinhof: “Letter from a prisoner in the isolation wing” (1972/73).
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Considering the Ends

Documentary Film
Belgium,
France
2020
67 minutes

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Elsa Maury
Cyril Bibas
Luc Reder
Olivier Burlet
Javier Packer-Comyn
Philippe Cotte
Philippe Cotte
Marc Siffert
Mathieu Cauville
Loïc Villiot
Galaad Germa
Willy Boutet
Christian Tessier
Elsa Maury
Geoffroy Cernaix
Pauline Piris-Nury
Philippe Cotte
Martin Flament
Elsa Maury
Nathalie Savalois
Nathalie, a shepherdess in the foothills of the Cévennes, learns how to kill her animals. The film follows the gestures of a farmer who loves and eats her sheep with care. She is caught up in a relentless questioning about how to die well for these beings who make us live. What does tenderness taste like?
Kids DOK 2020
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Dad Magnet Daphne van den Blink
When Kwinten’s Dad has to go on a naval mission for three months it’s hard. Kwinten plays in nature, counts the days and tries to get used to missing him.
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Dad Magnet

Documentary Film
Belgium
2020
17 minutes

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Daphne van den Blink
Magalie Dierick
Emmy Oost
Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
Jonathan Wannyn
Febe Simoens
Kwinten Van Laethem
Gedeon Depauw
Stijn Dickel
Magalie Dierick
Magalie Dierick
12-year-old Kwinten loves to play outside. Since his best friend Obi moved to another city, he is often alone. Kwinten now finds comfort with his dog Jagmur, donkey Carmen, and the neighbour’s pig Knorre.
Kwinten’s big hero is his dad. He is the commander of the F931 Louise-Marie, a navy ship of the Belgian Ministry of Defense. His job requires him to be regularly at sea for long periods of time. Kwinten is used to missing his father, but every time he is away on a mission, Kwinten needs to see how to fill the days and cope with “missing”.
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Downstream to Kinshasa

Documentary Film
Belgium,
DR Congo,
France
2020
90 minutes

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Dieudo Hamadi
Quentin Laurent
Frédéric Féraud
Dieudo Hamadi
Aurelien Bodinaux
Stephan Riguet
Stephan Riguet
Stephan Riguet
Dieudo Hamadi
Hélène Ballis
Catherine Catella
Sylvain Aketi
Dieudo Hamadi
Les Zombies de Kisangani
For two decades, the victims of the Six-Day War in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been fighting in Kisangani for the recognition of this bloody conflict and demanding compensation.
Tired of unsuccessful pleas, they have finally decided to voice their claims in Kinshasa, after a long journey down the Congo River.
Kids DOK 2020
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Fien, Jip & Fien Marie De Hert, Ellen Pollard
Jip sends his crush many hearts via smartphone from his holidays. But what is that thing, love? Together with his sister he is looking for answers in this sun-drenched summer.
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Fien, Jip & Fien

Documentary Film
Belgium
2020
15 minutes

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Marie De Hert
Ellen Pollard
Maarten Schmidt
Maarten Schmidt
Maarten Schmidt
Ellen Pollard
Jip and Fien are set out to discover the new dynamics of their relationship during their annual summer camping trip. Jip seems different. A little distant perhaps. He spends more time alone and is always on his phone, texting Fien, his girlfriend. Fien, his little sister, tries to win her brother back and wants to understand what is going on in his head.
Throughout the film, they look for the meaning of love while discovering the boundaries of their own relationship. The film zooms in on their questions: What is love and what does it mean to be in love? What’s the difference between the love for a boyfriend/girlfriend and the love for a sibling? While Fien, the girlfriend, is always present on the phone or in their thoughts, brother and sister reconnect over the summer holiday.
Re-Visions 2020
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Machini Frank Mukunday, Trésor Tshibangu Tshamala
In the Congo, the people and the environment are suffering from the consequences of cobalt and lithium mining. How do those live who work in the dirt to provide our “clean” energy?
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Machini

Animated Film
DR Congo,
Belgium
2019
10 minutes

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Frank Mukunday
Trésor Tshibangu Tshamala
Ellen Meiresonne
Rosa Spaliviero
Maïlis Fourie
Frank Mukunday
Trésor Tshibangu Tshamala
Frank Mukunday
Trésor Tshibangu Tshamala
Frank Mukunday
Trésor Tshibangu Tshamala
Frank Mukunday
Caroline Nugues-Bourchat
David Douglas Masamuna
Francesco Nchikala
Atelier Graphoui
Kids DOK 2020
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My Family Is a Circus Nina Landau
Once again Romy must say goodbye to her school class. She travels with her family to the next performance, dreaming of her own circus tent, but also of a reunion.
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My Family Is a Circus

Documentary Film
Belgium
2020
15 minutes

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Nina Landau
Bram Crols
Mark Daems
Mark Daems
Mark Daems
Jamie MacLean
Kwinten Gernay
Johan Hoogewijs
Romy (10) has to say goodbye to her classmates because she’s going to France. She’s not going on holiday, she’s going to France to work. Her family’s travelling circus will set up camp in an amusement park for a few months.
Romy’s days are filled with activity. In addition to performing, she must also do homework and practise new circus tricks. Luckily, she also finds some time to relax! There’s nothing that Romy and her brother Quintin enjoy more than running around the amusement park after it has closed.
In a letter to her classmates, Romy talks about the ups and downs of her life as a circus artist and about her big dreams.
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Play Me, I’m Yours

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Julia Palmieri Mattison
Julia Palmieri Mattison
François Rapaille
François Rapaille
Julia Palmieri Mattison
Julia Palmieri Mattison
Julia Palmieri Mattison
Justine Mackenzie Peers
Louise Nurry
Louise Nurry
Around a loud meal, in a bed where we shared a pack of cookies, a discussion while we were washing, I was preparing to eat and mom had just brought home a bouquet of flowers to put on the living room piano. I should have never fucked him, she did so well to sleep with her, I'll call you tomorrow to talk, I first have to call my grandmother.
Friendship, love, family, relationships, interactions, death, women, men, food, that all gathers and divides, and it’s porous.
Re-Visions 2020
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Stepping Out of the Bath Florence Henrard
Mom, dad and their little daughter in a playlet set between kitchen and bathtub: an ordinary family rehearses after-work emergencies in an ingeniously sketched chamber play.
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To Feather, to Wither

Documentary Film
Belgium,
Finland,
Hungary,
Portugal
2020
20 minutes

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Hanna Hovitie
Hanna Hovitie
Daniel Donato
Patricia D'Intino
Hanna Hovitie
Hanna Hovitie
Daniel Donato
Hanna Hovitie
Hanna Hovitie
Bence Kovács-Vajda
Bence Kovács-Vajda
A young female taxidermy apprentice is working to give new life to deceased birds. She is fascinated with one species in particular – crows. In ancient myths and legends, the crow represents a mediator between life and death. For her, death is not a strange thing, but something tangible, an inseparable element in the cycle of existence. In her world, a black cat is playing curiously with an unfinished crow and a piece of meat embodies both the demise of an animal and a new beginning, nurturing a newborn bird fluttering in its nest. Portrayed in a language of symbols, the film lingers somewhere between documentary, experimental, and poetry.
Homage Annik Leroy 2020
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To the Sea Annik Leroy
On the Danube, the European river par excellence, this poetic-meditative inventory of a cultural space is created, revealing conflicts, but also utopian potentials.
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To the Sea

Documentary Film
Belgium
1999
87 minutes

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Annik Leroy
Anne Deligne
Daniel De Valck
Cobra Films
RTBF Liège (Carré Noir)
Centre de l'Audiovisuel à Bruxelles (CBA)
Marie Vermeiren
Annik Leroy
Annik Leroy
Marie Vermeiren
Eva Houdova
Annik Leroy
Marie Vermeiren
Auguste Orts
Homage Annik Leroy 2020
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Tremor – Es ist immer Krieg Annik Leroy
An essay, a haunting, a cinematic reflection on Europe. The time: now. The places: impossible to localize precisely. Offscreen voices accompany Leroy’s sensory journey.