Belgian Film Festival Cape Town

published by BCCSA Cape Town on the 13, Feb, 2022

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# Belgian Film Festival Cape Town # Cape Town






Join us for a wonderful afternoon at the Hasher Family Estate in the Hemel en Aarde Valley. 

The festival opens on Sunday the  6th of March on a unique location in the Hemel en Aarde Valley (Hermanus) The Belgian owners of the beautiful Hasher Family Estate will open their doors to the public just for this occasion. A wonderful day out in the countryside with excellent movies, a delicious Belgian Picnic, a walk through the vineyards and music on the lawn.


11h30 Gates Open

12h00 Picnic

13h00 Movie 1:De Patrick (English subtitles)

15h00 Movie 2:Une vie démente (English subtitles)

16h00 Belgian dessert

19h00 End

Throughout the afternoon there will be music on the lawn and walks in the vineyards.

Picnic basket is made for 2 people, your movie tickets are included in the basket.

Cost R500(2p) for non BCCSA members R450(2p) for BCCSA members

included a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, Fat Lady-Hasher Family Estate


De Patrick 2019 – 1h37min


A bereaved nudist campsite handyman finds himself on an existential quest as he attempts to recover his missing favourite hammer

Director: Tim Mielants 

Stars: Kevin Janssens Katelijne Damen Hannah Hoekstra

De Patrick is a family drama about people’s peculiarities, about letting go and being happy with who you are: 39-year-old Patrick lives with his parents on a naturist campsite. When his domineering father Rudy dies he finds himself in charge of the campsite, however he has other things on his mind. He has lost his favourite hammer. The long term camp guests want him to get a grip on his life, but he is determined to find his hammer. His search becomes an existential quest


Une vie démente (Madly in Life) -1h27


Alex and Noémie, in their thirties, would like to have a child. But their plans are turned upside down when Alex’s mother, Suzanne, starts doing crazy stuff

Directors: Raphael Balboni and Ann Sirot

Stars: Jo Deseure Jean Le Peltier Lucy Debay

Alex and Noémie, in their thirties, would like to have a child. But their plans are turned upside down when Alex’s mother, Suzanne, starts doing crazy stuff. It’s because she has contracted ‘semantic dementia’, a fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects her behavior. She spends lavishly, pays nightly visits to her neighbors to eat sandwiches, makes herself a fake driver’s license with glue and scissors. Suzanne the mother goes to Suzanne the unmanageable-kid. A strange school of parenting for Noémie and Alex.

Filmmaker in Residence

The Belgian Film festival highlights this year Belgian Documentary filmmaker Bram Crols, he will present a 2 day Master Class and his film The Stretch of the City is only noticed by Nightfall will be screened in Delft Township.

Bram graduated as a director / producer at the RITCS (Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema, Sound) in Brussels and at the European Film College in Denmark (1995). For about a decade he gains experiences as a director and producer for TV, AV publicity and corporate AV productions. In 2006, Bram drafts his first feature film script with a writing scholarship from the VAF, Flanders Audiovisual Fund.
His filmography as awarded filmmaker and producer counts many documentary single films and series with international release and festival selections (Sundance, Berlinale, HotDocs, IDFA, MoviesthatMatter, DokLeipzig, …). Bram teaches at the Antwerp University College inspiring a new generations of non-fiction storytellers.

May3-4:MasterClass documentary filmmaking

Radisson Red Hotel V&A Waterfront  selected group of SA documentary filmmakers

Groggi(doc)ness: A workshop on ‘developing character driven documentary’ -> assessing the uncertainties and valuing them in the creation and realization process of this widely distributed documentary form. Some subtopics (not exhaustive): art beyond our controls – character ? driven ? – creating stories – documentary potential –  directing & subtext – filming – sound – editing – producing – presenting a film that doesn’t exist yet

Reflect on your own ideas & projects in development by picking up the dialogue during this save place for doc-makers.

April30:Partner-Premiere 14h00

The Stretch of the City is only noticed by Nightfall -2022

Director: Bram Crols


Leon, Lucie, Pastor Charles, Deidre, Beulah are just a few inhabitant of Delft township, a community of disadvantaged. Living in harsh conditions and with little prospect for improvement or steady jobs, they welcome a digital change empowered by the pastor dreams and his network. Meanwhile they fight the idea of money sucking monopolies by corporations exploiting their community. Does the introduction of a state-of-the-art communication center and self-owned online connectivity provide keys to a more prosperous future ?

This documentary by our in residence filmmaker Bram Crols will be screened at the Zoe Incubation Center in Delft. We only have a limited number of tickets for this unique event.

Contact to book a ticket for this event.(only BCCSA-members)

Our Supporting Partners:

Consulate General of the Kingdom of Belgium

The General Representation of Flanders in South Africa

Wallonie-Bruxelles International