Guest Screenings

Each year, our festival partners present their personal favourites during guest screenings. Discover which films got selected by VRT CANVAS, Humo, and Sabam.

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VRT CANVAS has a heart for everything film, so definitely for short films as well. Traditionally, the VRT channel is the generous donor of the Audience Award for both best Flemish fiction film and best Flemish animation film. But there is more. On the exclusive VRT CANVAS Evening, the culture-loving channel presents its own selection of Flemish short films, interchanged with interviews with the makers.

Guests: Aline Boyen, Eddy Martens, Pieter De Cnudde, Rachida El Garani, Sven Liegeois

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Humo Award

Flanders' most self-willed magazine is handing out their own short film award for the 18th time: the desired Humo Award. Humo selects their favourite Flemish short films, which will be shown in attendance of the filmmakers. Right after the final film, the audience will vote live for their favourite and the winner will be honoured.

Guests: Aline Boyen, Florian Saerens, Louisiana Mees-Fongang, Misha Van der Werf, Vibe Stalpaert

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Humo Selects

No Kortfilmfestival Leuven without a Selects. The online short film magazine has been putting short films in the spotlight for years, with reviews, festival reports, interviews and their own video on demand platform. During the festival, will be presenting a remarkable selection of films from the entire festival programme, topped off with interviews with the directors.

Guests: Hanna Hovitie

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Sabam Selects

For decades, Sabam for Culture has been working to promote, develop and protect their broad audiovisual repertoire. Sabam actively supports its authors at every step of the creation process through various grants: from the writing process to concrete realisation, through development and promotion. A selection of sponsored short films will be screened on this evening.

Filmmakers who want to apply for the grant, will pitch their film to a Sabam jury that same day at 14h. The Sabam Pitch is open to the public.

Guests: Çağri Yilmaz, Elena Leblon

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