Return of a classic: Film Fest Gent, powered once again by Barco

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If you’ve visited Ghent in recent weeks, you may have noticed the striking posters featuring the face of Claudia Cardinale advertising a Belgian fall classic event: Film Fest Gent. Film connoisseurs head into this beautiful medieval city from 10 to 20 October, to enjoy short and feature-length films from all corners of the world. Once again, Barco is proud to sponsor this well-known, well-loved cinematic event.

More than just movies
Now one of Europe’s most iconic film-themed events, Film Fest Gent was established over four decades ago and takes place in October at venues across the city. The theme of 2017 highlights the beauty, darkness, depth and richness of Italian cinema.

10 days of films might sound like a lot, but Film Fest Gent is about much more than just movies. Film music also takes its place in the spotlight, as the festival organizes the World Soundtrack Awards – considered among the most prestigious in the world. This year’s edition celebrates the influence of jazz on cinema to mark the 100th birthday of the genre.

Augmented by Barco technology
Whether you’re a film lover or a music lover (or both), you’re sure to find plenty to do and see at Film Fest Gent. If you happen to find yourself seated in one of the theater halls of Kinepolis Ghent to enjoy one of the 140+ screenings, you’ll get to experience the full vivid effects of Barco projection technology. Barco has been teaming up with Kinepolis for many, many years to provide Kinepolis visitors with the best possible movie experience. 


Passionate as we are about movies, we are honored to play a part in the 44th edition of Film Fest Gent – just like we did in previous years. We are looking forward to seeing you there in front of the silver screen, powered by a Barco laser projector!

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