Find more information in our frequently asked questions and answers.


Where does the festival take place?

When does the festival take place?

Ostend Film Festival will take place from 31 January to 8 February 2025.  

When will the completed programme be online?

Full programming will be announced in December. From then, you can also buy tickets.

Are the seats numbered?

No, the seats are not numbered. If you want to be sure of a suitable seat for you, be sure to arrive on time!

How do I keep up to date with the latest festival news?

Don’t miss anything of the Film Festival with the FFO newsletter. You can register at the bottom of this page via the purple bar (only dutch). You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok en LinkedIn.

Are there film screenings for visually impaired or blind people?

Yes! We label our movies with audio description.

more about Audio description 

Is Film Festival Ostend accessible for people using a wheelchair?

All festival locations are wheelchair accessible.

Check the accessibility 

Does the festival offer internships for students?

At FFO, we offer a unique look behind the scenes, a delightful festival and a valuable contribution to your resume. You can always contact us with your resume and an application letter.

Contact us 

How do I become a volunteer?

Each year we are looking for volunteers for different positions: reception, drivers, editorial staff. You can apply via an online application form.

Become a volunteer 

How do I contact FFO?

You can contact us through our contact form.

Contact us 

Ticket Sale

When does the ticket sale start?

The ticket sale will start the same day the programming is announced, in December.

Where can I find information on ticket sales and prices?

Information about the ticket sale can be found on our Ticket info page.

 go to Ticket info

What’s the deadline to buy a festival pass?

You can only buy a festival pass during the festival.

Buy festival pass

I can’t be present, can I get my money back?

Tickets will not be paid back, except when a screening is canceled.

Do I qualify for a reduced rate?

The reduced rate is intended for people under the age of 26 and people over 60.

Go to Ticket info

Can I get a discount on my train ticket with during the festival?

Yes, thanks to SNCB, you get 50% off your return ticket to Ostend. Each ticket contains a unique SNCB code with which you can buy your Discovery ticket on the website nmbs.be/discovery.

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I’m a filmmaker. How do I send in my film?

The materials for all submissions (online application form and screener) should be delivered by 1 November.

Send in your movie

Annual events

What is Cinema Storck?

Cinema Storck is the name of the year-round filmevents by the Ostend Filmfestival, which showcases the best arthousefilms on a daily basis in Kinepolis Ostend.

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Where can I buy tickets for Cinema Storck?

Tickets for Cinema Storck are available online or at the box office of Kinepolis Ostend

Where can I buy tickets for 'Meet the Masters'?

Tickets for 'Meet the Masters' are available online via filmfestivaloostende.be, the UiTloket or De Grote Post. The tickets are also on sale at the box office of De Grote Post, an hour before the event begins. 

Discover the programmation

Where can I buy tickets for 'FFO Premières'?

Tickets for 'FFO Premières' are available online or at the box office of Kinepolis Ostend.

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