Flanders International Film Festival
From: Tuesday, October 9 2007, 7:00 am
to: Saturday, October 20 2007, 5:00 pm
The Flanders International Film Festival, held in Ghent, is Belgium's most prominent annual film event. It presents more than 150 feature films and 90 shorts to over 100,000 spectators, concentrating on independent films, shorts and seminars.
The festival was founded in 1974 by members of the university film club and the exhibitor of Studio Skoop, Ghent's art cinema. Since then it has become truly international and in 1997 was listed as one of the world's best film festivals in Adam Langer's International Film Festival Guide.
The festival was the first in the world to focus on the importance of scores, stages concerts of film music and accompanied silent movies, and presents an international competition on the impact of music on film. In 2007 this forms the focus of the event.