The 2nd edition of the International Historical Film Festival will take place from October 16th to the 19th, in Waterloo’s Wellington Theater. Eight films, as well as eight documentaries, will be part of the official competition. The event will also include three premieres, the projection of eight other historical films, a tribute to Charlie Chaplin, educational sessions, and an exhibition. At the end of the festival, prizes will be awarded for the best film, best actress, best actor, best director, as well as the most beautiful costumes and sets. The list of professionals who will be part of the judges’ panel will be announced in early October, the organizing association is still waiting for confirmation. The panel which will name the best documentary will be chaired by Corinne Boulangier, director of the Premiere. The panel will also include director Hugues Lanneau and historian Philippe Raxhon.
The organizers have also formed a “young” panel to be chaired by Belgian actress Pauline Brisy and a “Young Europe” panel composed of young film enthusiasts from international schools and students from Erasmus. This year, a critics’ prize will also be awarded.
Like all renowned festivals the International Historical Film Festival will begin with an opening gala, scheduled for October 16th and end with an awards ceremony on Sunday, October 19th. The entire program is available on the website www.070.be/fifhw.
Lorraine Thomson (Source: Belga)