BRIFF 2024

Briff 2024 logo Reines et Les enfants perdus

Cinema in the heart of Brussels: the Brussels International Film Festival

The Brussels International Film Festival - BRIFF returns in 2024 from June 25 to July 3 for its seventh edition! Once again, the BRIFF promises a concentration of powerful images and emotions on the big screen.
On the program: 3 competitions (International, National & Directors' Week), retrospectives, cartes blanches, open-air screenings with friends, and a plethora of professional events. 

Among the many films to be screened, we are proud to announce the selection of two projects supported by

The Lost Children

Audrey (10) and her siblings wake up in an isolated house in the woods and realize that their father is gone. They try to return home but get lost in the woods which appears to be an endless loop. Trapped in the house, Audrey must fight the beast that haunts her to save her siblings from going mad.

Les enfants perdus, a film directed by Michèle Jacob, is in the running for the national competition.

Les enfants perdus ©velvet films


Casablanca, Morocco. Zineb escapes from prison to save her daughter from state custody. But things quickly get complicated when she takes a truck driver, Asma, hostage. With the police on their heels, the three women embark on a dangerous chase through the Atlas Mountains, with their red rocks and scorching deserts…

Reines, by Yasmine Benkiran, is screened in the Focus Belgium selection. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with actress Nisrine Benchara.



Industry offers a series of events and meetings aimed at all cinema professionals, with the ambition of supporting creation, accompanying and training young professionals, stimulating collaboration in Belgium and internationally, and promoting networking. A program for thinking about the future of European cinema and seeing new voices emerge. For full details of Industry events, visit the Briff website. 




The aim of PiTCH is to put film writers living in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation in touch with potential partners for their feature-length fiction projects (producers, broadcasters, sales agents, distributors, etc.) at a pitching session. As in previous editions, is supporting the event and participating in a prize-giving ceremony to encourage the development of promising projects. Watch the selection of projects in development and light productions on June 27 at Bronks.

The PiTCH event is an initiative of ARRF and ASA, organized with BRIFF and in partnership with SACD,, Sabam for culture, UPFF+, Elles Font Des Films, Wallimage and Triodos Bank.  

Pitch photo Debacle
Brussels Co-Pro Market

Brussels CoProMarket

From 2024 the Co-Production Forum of the Brussels Short Film Festival & the Co-Production Market of the Brussels International Film Festival merge into one event: the Brussels CoProMarket.

The Brussels CoProMarket is an initiative that aims at supporting promising short and feature films in development and connecting them with potential partners. The event has been divided in three different sections:

  1. Short Film Sessions,specially designed for short films
  2. Feature Films: Gap Financing Sessions, created with a focus on helping European producers with finding Belgian minority co-productions, a selection of European projects specifically looking for Belgian collaborators
  3. Feature Films: UP: Up-and-coming Producers, a section specifically designed for producers in their early career.

The selected projects are presented during pitch sessions and one-to-one meetings. Industry professionals who wish to meet with the project holders are invited to register as attendees.