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 (46,000 visitors in 2019) 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.

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 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.

Filmfestival Oostende brengt niet alleen mensen naar de film, we brengen ook film naar de mensen.