The Ostend Film Festival is the property of Les Films du Bord de Mer vzw. Les Films du Bord de Mer vzw organises a film festival every year in January. In addition, FFO also offers arthouse films in Kinepolis Ostend throughout the year with Cinema Storck. It is a non-profit organisation without commercial goals.


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We recognise the trust you place in us and consider it our responsibility to protect your privacy. On this page, we tell you what information we collect, why we collect it and how we use it to improve your user experience. It will help you understand how we work.

Les Films du Bord de Mer vzw respects the privacy of all users of its site and ensures that the personal information you provide is treated confidentially.


In order to optimise our services and to keep you up to date with news about the Ostend Film Festival and Cinema Storck, we would like to send you relevant and current newsletters.

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We collect data for research purposes in order to better understand our customers and tailor our services accordingly.

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We do not collect or use information for purposes other than those described in this privacy policy unless we have obtained your prior consent. This information is used to:

  • carry out personalised marketing
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  • Notify you about upcoming events or new business


This data may be shared with a third party. This only happens within the framework of the regular activities of Les Films du Bord de Mer vzw. The processing and storage of this data is determined in close consultation between both parties. In some cases the information may also be shared internally. Our employees and all parties involved are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your data.


We may share personal data, including the content of your communications, in order to:

  • notify authorities of certain elements of the personal data
  • detect fraud
  • respond to legal process, including law enforcement


For specific activities for children, data is stored that is necessary for the identification of the child. This includes the name of the child, the address and telephone number of parents, grandparents, guardians or supervisors. This data is kept for a maximum of one year after the event to facilitate new registrations.


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We regularly check that we comply with this privacy policy. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us.


All materials on the website, such as texts, images, photographic materials, illustrations and other graphic materials, names and logos are subject to intellectual property rights and Les Films du Bord de Mer vzw reserves all rights with respect to its own intellectual property rights. It is not permitted to reproduce or publish the aforementioned materials for commercial purposes unless written permission is granted by Les Films du Bord de Mer vzw. Nothing on this website leads to the granting of any right or licence with regard to the mentioned intellectual property rights.

Les Films du Bord de Mer vzw will do everything in its power to make arrangements with the rights holders of the material we show. Please contact us if any material is shown for which you or your company hold the rights and you are not aware of the screening.