CUT TO: GENT is a Belgian short film festival in the heart of Ghent that exhibits, discusses and awards the work of new directors.

Founded in 2018 by filmmakers, the festival combines a limited selection of Belgian and international short films, without making any distinction in technique, genre or budget. The films are appraised by a professional jury and the audience as part of a competition.

The fifth edition of CUT TO: GENT will take place from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th of September 2022 at Sphinx Cinema, Ghent.

✕ Jury Prize National
✕ Jury Prize International
✕ Audience Prize

Winners will receive a cash prize of 500 euro and/or production support.

✕ Duration: max. 30 min.
✕ The film is finished after September 2020
✕ First and second-time directors
✕ English or Dutch subtitles
✕ DCP required for selection

By participating, permission is granted to exhibit the short film during the 2022 edition of CUT TO: GENT. For all the screenings, no compensation for author’s or other rights can be claimed. When exhibited, the name of the director will always be mentioned.

Every participant guarantees that they fully is the rightful claimant of the participating works and that it concerns an original work and not a reproduction or a copy of an existing work. CUT TO: GENT cannot accept any responsibility for possible infringements of the copyright of third parties and it cannot be held responsible in case of copyright abuse.

Overall Rating
  • A lovely and intimate festival <3

    May 2022
  • Alisa Karo

    A festival that felt like home with an inspiring line-up.

    September 2021
    Response from festival:

    💕 Thank you Alisa! Thank you for Three Women and for attending the festival!

  • Very nice and cosy festival

    September 2020
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  • Daniela de Paulis

    The organisation was very efficient and friendly, the selection of films was very good and diverse. Highly recommend it!

    August 2020
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  • June Laka

    Amazing festival!
    Very good communication and organization before, during and after the festival. The Cut To: Gent team is really nice and the screening place is just as cozy as beautiful! On top of that, you spend a beautiful evening with other young filmmakers and everyone goes back home with something in the hand. Belle philosophie!

    August 2019
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