Call for entry

Every year, the Ostend Film Festival (FFO) presents around 100 feature films and 15 short films.

Deadline

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

  • Feature films (60+ min.) - 1 November 2024
  • Short films (under 60 min.) - 1 October 2024

Only feature films and short films not previously screened in Flanders are eligible for a premiere during FFO. Registration of a work implies knowledge and acceptance of the general terms and conditions.

Submissions open in May.

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 powered by Sabam 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)
  • UFK Press Award, chosen by the Union of Film Critics

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COOP! competition 

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

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SOON! competition

  • Best Film (5,000 EUR)
  • 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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