Film Fest Ghent

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Film Fest Ghent, spelt Film Fest Gent in Flemish and also known as International Film Fest Gent, is an annual international film festival in Ghent, Belgium. The festival held its first edition in 1974, under the name Internationaal Filmgebeuren Gent, and has since grown into the largest film festival in Belgium. The festival also puts the spotlight on film music; since 2001, Film Fest Ghent has hosted the World Soundtrack Awards, a series of prizes for the best soundtracks for film and television.

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Film Fest Ghent
LocationFlag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg Belgium Ghent
AwardsGrand Prix for Best Film
Festival date12–23 October 2021 (48th edition)

The festival takes place every year in October, with an international jury awarding the Grand Prix for Best Film and the Georges Delerue Award for Best Soundtrack or Sound Design. Apart from the official competition, there are sections such as global cinema, classics, and an annual special focus.

From 2000 to 2018, a European short film competition was organised. In 2019, the short film competition was reformed into an international competition, with the International Short Film Award as the main prize.