The Festival International du Film de Bruxelles (FIFB), as known as the must-see event for film lovers, will shine again in Passage 44 from 16 to 22 November 2019, seven days of celebration and cinematic discoveries in on our anniversary! 

This year’s program is varied of activities; cinema, entertainment, events are not to be missed ! The festival has put together an exceptional list of films that come from all around the world. These films have been extremely successful in their respective countries.

As every year, the festival offers three eclectic competitions – international, documentary and cineyoung – that aim to satisfy all appetites. Therefore, we asked three separate juries depending on the proposed competition to award our prizes.

The program includes 16 films in the international competition (10 short films and 6 feature films), 5 documentary films for the documentary competition and 10 short films for the cine-youth competition.

Each jury member is exceptional. The international jury will be chaired by Yousry Nasrallah, renowned Egyptian director, who honors us to coming in Brussels. To carry out his task, he will be supported by Babetida Sadjo, star of the first Belgian Netflix series “Into The Night“, Jean-Jacques Rausin, muse of the Belgian series “Public Enemy“, Nadine Monfils, mother of the adventures of Commissioner Léon, and Sylvain Bressollette, the assistant director of “Da Vinci Code” among others, who became a director. The documentary jury, chaired by Jawad Rhalib, to whom we owe exceptional documentaries, will be represented by Daniela Bisconti, with multiple talents as a director, and Sarah Brûlé, animation film director. Our last jury, but not least, is the cine-youth jury, chaired by Laurent D’Elia. The actor will be accompanied by two young people with promising careers, Matteo Salamone, the favorite actor of François Damiens in “Mon Ket” and Fantine Harduin, holder of the Bayard for Best Performance 2019 at FIFF thanks to “Adoration“.

To maximize the chances of making you live a wonderful festival, the FIFB has seen bigger for its birthday and promises loads of surprises at the opening and closing ceremonies where, in addition of cinema, entertainment will make these moments unforgettable evenings. At the opening and closing ceremonies, the festival will pay several tributes.

Three events are held in parallel with screenings. KID’S DAY is dedicated to the younger generations accompanied by their families. The day will be filled with children-friendly animations followed by two out-of-competition screenings. JOBS CINEMA DAY is proving to be a unique opportunity to meet professionals from the film and audiovisual industry. The MEDIA & SPORT DAY, which has become the MEDIA SPORT AND GREEN DAY in order to fully respect our theme of this year, the environment, will propose masterclasses with many facets. This day will begin with the intervention of Mr Radu Mihaileanu and will continue with Félicien Bogaerts, Pierre Morath, Sylvain Bressollette, MalickFrançois N’Dour, Anne Gruwez, Daniela Bisconti and Hadja Lhabib. It will be presented by Sanae Jamaï, who manages Youth for You asbl.

Be ready, the festival can’t wait to celebrate with you!


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