wednesday (date to be confirmed)

19.30-21.30

This screening session features 5 films. All films are English spoken and/or English subtitled.

Due to COVID-19 circumstances (read more here), 2022 will see a double edition of the Brussels Independent Film Festival, screening both the 2021 and 2022 official selections. The 2022 official selection will be made public and added to the screening schedule in January 2022.

Location:

Cinéma RITCS

Antoine Dansaertstraat 70

1000 Brussels

Free entry.

Ticket reservations:

More info coming soon.

RADIO SUEÑO (BELGIUM)

BY ANNA VERKOUTEREN JANSEN

In a late-night radio show for the sleepless and distressed, fictional radio host Marisol leads a meditation on dreams while offering solace. Based on the writings from master-of-grief-and-comic-relief graphic novelist Chris Ware, the work creates intimacy while emphasizing the vastness of one’s imagination. Through the shared frequency, our imagination holds a potential to feel connected, whether it be fictional or real. Running time: 00:09:06.

Radio Sueño (Belgium) by Anna Verkoutere

SONG OF CLOUDS (NEPAL)

BY ANKIT POUDEL

A haunting visual fever dream. Simultaneously, a meditation on the afterlife; the journey to the other-world and what gets left behind among the living; and the pain and yearning of return. Running time: 00:14:59.

Trailer

Song of Clouds (Nepal) by Ankit Poudel.j

MOTO (CANADA)

BY BRIAN DALE SOKOLOWSKI

A 2 ½ minute filmic essay shot at a pro national motocross race in Southwick, Massachusetts, in which the director recalls a death he witnessed during teenage years spent racing dirt bikes. Running time: 00:02:34.

Moto (Canada) by Brian Dale Sokolowski.j

DRIFTING (CHINA)

BY HANXIONG BO

Disguised as a girl growing up during the time of one-child policy in China, Yan is confusesd about his gender identity and struggles with the conservative world around him. Drifting in his dad's old taxi becomes his way of expressing fhis eelings. Tonight, he gets on a dreamy journey to find his missing sister. Running time: 00:16:25.

Trailer

Drifting (China) by Hanxiong Bo.jpg

DEAD SOULS' VACATION (GEORGIA)

BY KEKO CHELIDZE

Formerly a popular musician in Georgia, Levan (45) lives in a 14 m2 apartment with his mother Lamara (84). Forgotten by everyone, Levan seems to have no luck at finding a job or a girlfriend. Levan's best efforts to prove his worth are absurd, while Lamara's main concerns are that her son is well-fed, dressed appropriately, but most importantly - not affectionate with a woman unworthy of his love. Running time: 01:06:19.

Trailer

Dead Souls' Vacation (Georgia) by Keko C