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dates to be confirmed

14.00-20.00 every day


Cinéma GALERIES (exhibition hall)




Galerie de la Reine 26

1000 Brussels

Entry: free (walk-in, no tickets required)

Join us down a cinematic rabbit hole of offbeat, weird, wonderful, poetic, surreal or abstract films. The Brussels Independent Film Festival goes underground with a selection of experimental films (narrative films, documentaries, animations, music videos...) by artists from all over the globe. The vaulted rooms of the underground exhibition hall at Cinema Galeries will serve as the setting for the weeklong continuous screenings of 54 carefully selected works (more to be announced!), on 4 different screens. You can visit for free for the duration of the festival, every day between 2PM-8PM.

We'll be featuring different works that adopt alternative approaches to filmmaking. They are sometimes profoundly personal, other times formally radical explorations of image, sound and atmosphere. Making films is truly the process of creating art – vibrant, living works that evoke emotion and resonate with viewers. This essential truth often gets lost in today’s world, which sees cinema as a means of commerce and often overlooks obscure and experimental works of great value but limited box office appeal.

 All films are English spoken and/or English subtitled.

CASS & LEX (Germany) by Phillip Kaminiak


Croquis:: VRS (France) by Leyokki / Wanna Be Basquiat (Portugal) by João Pombeiro / No Name (Brazil) by Jens Ostberg, Gleeson Paulino / Cass & Lex (Germany) by Phillip Kaminiak / Another Horizon (United States) by Stephanie M Barber / The Real Person (Estonia) by Jaan Tätte / OMEGA II (France) by Blanchard Thomas / lophiile feat. NSTASIA | My Side (United States) by rubberband. / Kite (Portugal) by João Pombeiro / Born Like a Bullet (Chile) by Jimmy Fernandez / TREi & Jabz MC – Magma (New Zealand) by Jamie Wanstall / Demasiadas Mujeres (Spain) by Santos Bacana / Serves us right (United Kingdom) by Jola Kudela / Countryman (China) by Xuefei Chi / Szpaku & Kubi Producent – Ćmy (Poland) by Krzysztof Kiziewicz, Radovan Lee / Gogol (France) by David Cabannes / puntjudith – Lichter (Netherlands) by Thijs Mosterman / Ophelia (Germany) by Meike Redeker / Seer & Seen (Iran) by Ghazal Majidi / Uh Huh (United States) by Mark Isaac, Gabriela Bulisova / How (United States) by Vasilios Papaioannu

A Year in Exile (Turkey) by Malaz Usta.j


Makarìa (Italy) by Giulia Attanasio / Physical Thoughts (United States) by Anne Hollowday / The Orphan's Gift (Israel) by Dan Robert Lahiani / (M)Orpheus (Spain) by Paul Levit / Fahmi Alqhai x Carmen Muñoz - BWV 1013 (Spain) by Adrian Cores / A Year in Exile (Turkey) by Malaz Usta / Following...? (Belgium) by Bruno Cerpa Moreno / Wuqiao Circus (Austria) by Lukas Berger / Memories (Sweden) by Kristin Johannessen

The Devil Had Other Plans (Act I) (Unite


The Devil Had Other Plans (Act I) (United Kingdom) by Guli Silberstein / Top Girl (Belgium) by Jana Van Brussel / a rock (Hong Kong) by Shing Lee / Time (Norway) by Line Klungseth Johansen / Emily, ilaw ng tahanan (Qatar) by Anna Prokou / Ghost and Me (United States) by Francesca Pazniokas / The long wail of a passing train slips into the heart of the ghosts and everything explodes into silence. (Canada) by Anne-Marie Bouchard / Vivant (Argentina) by Carlos Nahuel Cerutti / Forever (United States) by Mitch McGlocklin / Locomotive Organisms (United States) by Chris Aaron / Phélia (Netherlands) by Elia Kalogianni / Face Me (Spain) by Cándida Massielle Asencio / Homage to Airway (Denmark) by Sophia Ioannou Gjerding/ Euphrat (Germany) by Jelena Ilic

The Natural Death of a Mouse (Germany) b


The Natural Death of a Mouse (Germany) by Katharina Huber / Lust des Schöpfers (Spain) by Carles Pons Altimira / Wild Grass (Taiwan) by Shan Wu / SPORA (Belgium) by Loes Vanneste, Lena Mariën / My Own Landscapes (France) by Antoine Chapon / The Moth (United kingdom) by Geordie Leyland / A letter from Al Barzakh (Belgium) by Waleed Al Madani / Tunable Mimoid (Australia) by Vladimir Todorovic / The Execution (Japan) by Jeroen Van der Stock / Trailer Traders (United States) by Karmen Kreti