The 'Courts Mais Trash' festival, dedicated to independent, alternative, political and offbeat films, will be back in Brussels for a new edition in January.
The festival will be held on 24-28 January 2023 at the Riches-Claires Theatre in Brussels, its organisers said in a statement on Wednesday.
A total of 100 films will be screened during the five-day event which will feature, for the first time, two national competition sessions, due to the number of “great Belgian films”, the organisers explained.
They also confirmed a third international competition, called 'Courts Mais Trash Deluxe.' It will consist of longer productions with more resources than usual.
Festivalgoers will also be able to attend the 'Courts Mais Super Trash,' session, born of a collaboration with the Quebec festival, 'La Cabane à Sang,' created in 2018 and specialising in trash and horror.
The screenings will be attended by its founder Franck Apache.
As every year, the jury for the national and international competitions and for the 'Best Broke Films' will be composed exclusively of members of the public.
The various prizes will be awarded on the closing day.