If after Valentine’s Day you feel you haven’t had quite enough love, then the International Love Film Festival might be the perfect fix! Rosie Khdir takes a look…
Now here is a film festival for the hopeless romantics! Hosted by Imagix Mons, along with a few other cinemas in the Belgian town, it attracts over 30,000 people each year.
From the 18th to 25th February 2011 the town of Mons will be filled with lovers of love – all this love making you feel a bit sick? Ok, I’ll move on to the film part.
This year marks the 27th Festival International du Film d’Amour (or FIFA) which will debut films from all over the world. Over the next few weeks viewers will be able to watch international releases, world cinema, European cinema, Italian panorama and low-budget films.
As well as viewing over 80 long films and 35 shorts, visitors can participate in debates and intercultural evenings which honour the cultures of different countries or regions through music, cuisine and folklore.
Awards are also a big part of the festival, with prizes going to: Festival Grand Prix, Jury Coup de Coeur, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay, to name a few.
If you would like to attend the International Love Film Festival in the Belgian town of Mons, P&O Ferries can provide your transport. The Hull to Zeebrugge service starts at just £149 each way for up to five days!