Offscreen: Brussels’ avant-garde and cult film festival


Brussels’ avant-garde, cult and damn fine film festival, returns to the city to mark its tenth anniversary in 2017 – from 8 to 25 March, the festival promises its usual blend of the outrageous, seductive and esoteric.

Our friends at EU Reporter are very much a part of the action for this special occasion – they have teamed up with Offscreen to offer readers the chance to win a pair of tickets for 15 of the films that will be shown over the next 17 days.

The films to choose from are below, with a handy link to each, so you know what you are letting yourself in for.

Then, all you have to do is send an email to with Offscreen 2017 in the subject line – please ensure that you provide your name, address, daytime contact number and your choice of film.

There are 60 tickets in total up for grabs, two pairs of tickets per film, and remember, it’s first-come-first-served, so best of luck!

11.03       21:30       Cinema Nova       Tenemos La Carne
12.03       15:30       Cinema Nova       Three Nuts For Cinderella
12.03       17:00       Cinema Nova       Aloys
16.03       19:30       Cinema Nova       Gimme Shelter
18.03       17:30       Cinema Nova       Manson
18.03       19:30       Cinema Nova       Alipato: The Very Brief Life of an Ember
19.03       14:00       Cinema Nova       Matinee: Hair
19.03       17:00       Cinema Nova       Jiri Barta: Krysar + Shorts
19.03       20:00      Cinema Nova       Marketa Lazarova    
22.03       21:30       Cinema Nova       Rabid Grannies   
23.03       19:30       Cinema Nova       Garuda Power
24.03       21:30       Cinema Nova       Lady Terminator    
24.03       23:30       Cinema Nova       The Devil’s Sword    
25.03       19:00       Cinema Nova       Safari
25.03       19:00       Cinema Nova       Samurai Rauni

Offscreen Film Festival: Practical info
The festival’s locations

The festival takes place at four different locations in the centre of Brussels:

Cinema Nova, Cinematek, Bozar and Cinema RITCS.

All locations are easily reached by public transport. In the menu on the right, you can click on ‘locations’ for addresses and maps. Click on the name of a location to open a bigger, zoomable map.

Cinema Nova, Cinematek and Bozar are less than a five-minute walk from train and metro station Bruxelles Central.

Cinema Ritcs is a ten-minute walk from Bruxelles Central, and is also easily reached by metro stations Bours and St. Cathérine.