Call for entry

Every year, the Ostend Film Festival (FFO) presents around 100 feature films and 15 short films. Registrations for FFO23, from 27 January to 4 February, are open.

Deadline

All submissions (online entry form and screener) must be delivered before the following dates:

  • Feature films (60+ min.) - 1 November 2022 
  • Short films (under 60 min.) - 1 October 2022

Submission of a film implies knowledge and acceptance of the rules. 

Competitions

During the Ostend Film Festival (FFO), several awards are handed out every year in different competitions. Besides the famous LOOK! competition, where visual gems with a strong story are put in the spotlight, we also organise the COOP! competition for Benelux co-productions; unique films that can be made thanks to an international collaboration and the SOON! competition; first and second feature films aimed at young adults. Up-and-coming Flemish talent also gets the attention it deserves during The Student Pitch and the short film competition. The films are always judged by an (international) professional jury - unless otherwise stated - that awards the prizes.

LOOK!-competition

  • Best Film (10.000 EUR + Media package)
  • UFK Press Award, chosen by the Union of Film Critics
  • Honorable mention for exceptional cinematography, granted by SBC

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COOP!-competition 

  • Best co-production (EUR 7,500)
  • UFK Press Award, chosen by the Union of Film Critics

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SOON!-competition

  • Best Film (EUR 5,000)
  • UFK Press Award, chosen by the Union of Film Critics

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Short film competition

  • Best short film (2,500 EUR + voucher worth 12,000 EUR)
  • Honorable mention for exceptional cinematography 

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