Ostend Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals in Belgium, distinguishing itself with a unique Flemish film programme and an inclusive, audience-friendly, but above all atmospheric character. During ten days of FFO, Ostend transforms into a vibrant city festival where international and national (film) professionals come together, and where a sizable audience (48,000 visitors in 2023) of cinephiles, locals and tourists enjoy the wide range of films and events.

Every year during Film Festival Ostend, different awards are being presented in different competitions.

Every year the Ostend Film Festival appoints a Flemish film professional who contributes to the success of the Flemish audiovisual sector as Master, the curator of the festival.

Elk jaar zetten we uitzonderlijk Vlaams talent extra in de kijker met een Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Elk jaar vereeuwigt FFO nieuw talent op de zeedijk van Oostende, onze Walk of Fame.

As the apotheosis of the festival, two award shows are organised annually: the Jamies – the Flemish online video awards – and the Ensors – the Flemish film and television awards.

Every year FFO brings together (inter)national film professionals in Ostend during various film screenings and industry events.

In order to make your visit as smooth and pleasant as possible, you can find all the practical information you need about ticket sales, the accessibility of the festival locations and your stay in Ostend, here.