Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Film


If you want to see vampires, zombies, ghosts and ghouls this spring then Brussels is the place to catch them. Rosie Khdir takes a look at the program for 2010’s International Festival of Fantastic Film in Belgium…

Calling all lovers of fantastic, gory films! The 28th annual Belgian International Fantastic Film Festival is coming to Brussels this April and will be held at Tour & Taxis Cellars.

Events to look forward to include a Zombie parade, where hundreds of people dress up and run the streets of the capital, past the Manneken-Pis who is dressed as Dracula for the occasion and onward to Place de l’Albertine.

There will also be a Vampire’s Ball where guests can dress as their favourite member of the Cullen family and dance the night away.

Other entertainment will include the Patru Poli acrobatic artists, Dolle Pret magicians, Magic Land Théâtre, Freeeks Factory and La Compagnie DesBoulesauNez clowns.

Throughout the festival, pictures will be taken of people’s make-up, which can be supplied at the make-up stand at Tour & Taxis, and a prize awarded to the best effort.

The festival also screens around 150 genre short and feature films, and in this years line up they are showing The Crazies, Daybreakers, Kick-Ass, Ondine, Orphan and Soloman Kane. Prizes are also awarded to certain categories.

The opening ceremony will be held on 8th April at 8.30pm and for a full view of the festival program visit the official BIFFF site (please see below for link).

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