Get Lost in the Wonder of Film at the Wunderground Film Festival.
Making films is truly the process of creating art – vibrant, living works that evoke emotion and resonate with viewers.

This essential truth often gets lost in today’s world, which sees cinema as a means of commerce and often overlooks obscure and experimental works of great value but limited box office appeal.

That’s where the Wunderground Film Festival steps in, acting as an island oasis for art amidst a sea of commercialism. This contemporary cinema exhibition and film festival places its films where they belong – within the vibrant context of other art forms. This unique juxtaposition of works encourages patrons to engage in an active dialogue – both with the films and with other works of art. This unprecedented interaction of film with paintings, sculptures, and conceptual art challenges the established framework within which patrons experience art.

The oasis that will serve as the site for this haven is as unique as the festival. The Verbeke Foundation in Kemzeke, Belgium, will host the festival beginning on November 1, 2018, as part of its quarterly exhibit series, showcasing a series of screenings and video installations.

Art collectors Geert Verbeke and Carla Verbeke-Lens founded the Verbeke Foundation in 2007 to be a place where culture, nature, and ecology are closely intertwined. Evolving through time, the collection has been expanded to include contemporary artworks as well as installations which are predominantly constructed in situ. With 12 hectares (29.7 acres) of scenic area and 20,000 m2 (4.9 acres) of covered space, the Foundation is one of the largest private initiatives for contemporary art in Europe.

Against this expressive and gloriously untidy backdrop, an emotive selection of Wunderground films will include contemporary cinema, underground films, experimental work and minimalist films. The Foundation is open to narrative, documentary, animated shorts and feature films. The selected works will be exhibited and screened over the course of three months, four days a week, in a loop.

We invite you to experience the Wunderground Film Festival for yourself.

All screenings will take place at
Verbeke Foundation (Kemzeke) in Belgium.

The Wunderground Film Festival accept all forms and genres. All non-English language films must be subtitled in English. Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festival. Submissions WILL NOT be returned. We also accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere and that may have distribution agreements already in place. Rough cuts and incomplete projects are not accepted. Multiple entries are allowed, however a separate entry form must be submitted for each. The festival has the capability to screen MOV-files.

Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of the Wunderground Film Festival. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, Wunderground Film Festival reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Wunderground Film Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection. If chosen as an official selection, Wunderground Film Festival is granted the permission to exhibit the film at the Wunderground Film Festival and all associated screenings. Location and timing of any screenings of the film shall be the sole decision of the organizers of the Wunderground Film Festival. Filmmakers will be solely responsible for all costs resulting from the submission of the film to the Festival including but not limited to postage or insurance of the film, and expenses of your staff or any representatives of the film. Producer will indemnify the organizers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.

Although every precaution will be taken to prevent loss or damage to materials while in the possession of the festival, the Wunderground Film Festival is not responsible should any materials be damaged while in transit to or from, or while in the possession of the festival.

The filmmaker holds the Wunderground Film Festival, its management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from entry. The filmmaker certifies to have full rights. Producer will indemnify the organizers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.

The festival does not offer screening fees for its films. By submitting through FilmFreeway you are agreeing to NOT request a screening fee as a requirement for your film's participation in the festival, should your film get selected for the program.

Since the festival only requires a nominal entry fee, we will NOT accept requests for other entry fee waivers.

Overall Rating
  • Frederico Evaristo

    This is an amazing Film Festival with a great collection of Art.

    October 2020
  • Tom Bessoir

    This festival is fantastic.
    So glad I could attend the opening and meet the organizers. The Verbeke Foundation is great and unique.

    April 2019
  • Mira Borghs

    Great location, Verbeke Foundation! Really happy that my video was part of this Wonderfull festival, Mira

    April 2019
  • These folks are magic. Thank you for the honor or being part of Wunderground!

    April 2019