The Ghent Film Festival was established in 1974 as a students’ film festival, and has since developed into one of Europe’s most prominent film events. Every year from 9th to 19th October 2018, the festival presents some 100 features and 50 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 Ghent Film 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.