We are a regular independent short movie program in Brussels (Belgium-january - 5 days - 13differents films sessions) called 'Courts Mais Trash'. The program has been running for 13 years now with increasing success. We screen mainly independent films, not specially trashy movies. we love originality and creativity. Cheapness and Beauty !

The idea for Courts Mais Trash originated from a lack of a proper platform for independent short films to be screened.

Films that fail to meet conservative cinematographic standards are mostly snubbed by festival programmers and legitimate audio-visual venues. Trash is often just perceived in the provocative sense of the word; shocking and equally alternative, political, cheap and offbeat… .

Every category of film will be projected, from experimental to animation, through video clips and documentaries. No genre is left unexploited. The shorts don’t have to be ‘trash’ per se, but we do encourage work that is ‘out there’, on the cusp of the cutting edge and stimulating to the spectators interests. To avoid any possible confusion: the screenings are strictly adults only.

An association without lucrative purpose was created under the name of Born2BeCheap with the support of the cultural municipal office of Brussels and The National Lottery.

Other festivals have since welcomed ‘out of competition’ Courts Mais Trash screenings, such as: Festival du film européen de Lille, Festival du court métrage de Bruxelles, La faites de l’image, des Vidéophages à Toulouse and the BIFFF,…

Do you wish to participate in the biggest blowout alternative, underground and independent cinema has to offer, then act now! What are you waiting for?

Our partner "La SABAM" offers 500 euros for each competition (national and international) and a special prize for the best cheap film (The Born 2 Be Cheap award). Total 1500€

Just sent a link, your mail and we'll recontact you. Your film must be submitted for the 1rst November of this year)

Overall Rating
  • Keenan Poloncsak

    An amazing festival! Our team was too broke to go to Brussels but we were treated very well anyways. A lot of other festivals are garbage, but Court Mais Trash is the real deal! Respect!!!

    February 2018
  • Yuval Haker

    Such a lovely festival. Awesome line-up, so gritty and weird.
    Communication was perfect and the process was sweet and easy.
    Honoured to have presented my film. Wish I could have made it, stuck in NY.

    February 2018
  • Rene Nuijens

    A really really great festival worth visiting and sending in your film. Very active on social and good organized. The staff is super friendly and they have a lot of fun and love for what they are doing. The communication to the directors was fantastic and they welcomed us with open arms. The screening was very alive with lots of laughter and clapping. The theater in top down town location in Brussels was sold out. The selection of films was very inspiring. The next film I make will definitely be send again to this festival.

    February 2018
  • Romain Daudet-Jahan

    Courts Mais Trash took great care of the film even if I couldn't have been at the screening. The communication is great and they just love all the movies they're screening so that's a great feeling ! I recommend 100%

    April 2017
    Response from festival:

    thanks !!!!

  • Vinicius Santos

    It was an honor to attend the festival.
    Thank you very much

    February 2017