The Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival, the only Flemish genre film festival, takes place from Thursday October 26 to Tuesday October 31, 2017 in the city center of Bruges. During the course of 6 days, we present a quality selection of the best national and international genre films (fantasy, thrillers, action, comedies, animated films,…) to our audience, in a unique, intimate and cosy atmosphere! We also welcome many guests and we host lectures and Q&A’s that enrich the visitor’s knowledge.
These are important parts of the program:
Young Blood Award
With Young Blood, the Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival offers a platform to starting film makers (first or second movie) and we put the spotlights on talented newcomers from the international genre film. The Young Blood Award rewards the best international starting film maker in the genre film.
In view of our adherence to the European Federation of Fantastic Film Festivals (EFFFF), we organize the Méliès d’Argent shorts competition, that awards the best European fantastic short film (max. 25 minutes). With this competition, the Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival wants to support beginning and innovative European talented makers of short films and highlight the quality fantastic short film. The winner of the Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival nomination can compete, along with other European nomination winners, for the Méliès d’Or for best European fantastic short film.
Best of the Festival – Audience awards
At the Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival, we also give the audience a voice by awarding an audience award for best short film and best feature film!
The Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival encourages genre film makers, distributors and ‘sales agents’ to send in their feature film or short film for the upcoming edition of the Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival. We are open to thrillers, drama, comedies, fantasy, horror, documentaries, animated films,… as long as they are genre pieces. We specifically encourage European short film makers to send in their genre short film for the Méliès d’Argent.
Only films that meet with the next conditions, can be selected for the Official Selection:
- The submitted film can’t be released on the Belgian sales and or VOD market before October 31, 2017.
- Only films that are produced within 12 months prior to the Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival, are selected
- Only films that are spoken in English or Dutch and/or subtitled in English or Dutch, are accepted
- Short films can’t last longer than 25 minutes, including credits
- Feature films need to last at least 60 minutes
For the preselection, films can be sent in through the online platform FilmFreeway (www.filmfreeway.com/festival/RRFFF). Search for Razor Reel!
More information by mail:
VZW Razor Reel – Selection Committee
More information by e-mail:
The deadline to send in a movie, is August, 15, 2017.
When your film has been selected, we will alert you for our press conference that will take place in October 2017.