Every year at the same time, the Brussels Film Festival competes with hot weather while hosting a selection of first and second films from European directors. This year, there are some 60 films being premiered, with free open-air screenings and concerts.
The official competition consists of:
- AWAYDAYS, Pat Holden (UK, 2009, 105')
- LA CASA SULLE NUVOLE, Claudio Giovannesi (Italy, 2008, 96')
- COUNTRY WEDDING, Valdis Oskarsdottir (Iceland, 2008, 95')
- DONNE-MOI LA MAIN, Pascal-Alex Vincent (France, 2009, 80')
- THE HIGHER FORCE, Olaf de Fleur Johannesson (Iceland, 2008, 80')
- IN YOUR VEINS, Beata Garderler (Sweden, 2009, 92')
- JOUEUSE, Caroline Bottaro (France, 2009, 101')
- KATALIN VARGA, Peter Strickland (Romania, 2009, 82')
- MACHAN, Uberto Pasolini (Italy, 2008, 105')
- NORTH, Rune Denstadt Langlo (Norway, 2009, 90')
- SOMEWHERE BETWEEN HERE AND NOW, Olivier Boonjing (Belgium, 2009, 74')
- UNMADE BEDS, Alexis Dos Santos (UK, 2009, 93')
- LA VERGUENZA, David Planell (Spain, 2009, 107')
- WRONG ROSARY, Mahmut Fazil Coskun (Turkey, 2009, 89')
Amongst the events are talks by the various directors, and Eliot Grove presenting his No-to-Lo Budget Film-making Masterclass.
Check out the full programme here.