Encounter & screening

Cinemaximiliaan brings films and debates to asylum centres, private homes and cinemas, bridging newcomers with locals in a personal way. The starting point of this film project is each participants’ desire to share his or her story through a short film.

The short film program will be presented at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in presence of the directors of each short film and of Béla Tarr. After the films there will be a debate moderated by Gwendolyn Lootens and Gawan Fagard, coordinators of Cinemaximiliaan.

Film director Béla Tarr accompanied several participants of Cinemaximiliaan in the process of making a short film. The shooting took place in the project house in Molenbeek during the month of April.

Also in avant-premiere: the very first Cinemaximiliaan short film by the Hakimi family, assisted by directors Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami and Julie De Clercq. 

The films are made in and around the Cinemaximiliaan project house, where people gather, sleep over, work and make movies together. Founders and coordinators Gawan and Gwendolyn are living in the house and sharing space and time to build bridges between people. The house figures as a character in the movies, and transforms itself into a film set. All people involved in the film project are putting their energy on a voluntary basis - some people have a lot of experience, others are learning audiovisual skills through the whole process of making films.  Thank you to all participants and volunteers to make this project possible! 

Other participants to the workshop with Béla Tarr, who received feedback on their projects:  Fatma Osman, Mojtaba Bahadori, Mays Algayyar, Obaidullah Karimy, Hassan Ali, Joachim Michaux, Gwendolyn Lootens & Lubnan Al-Wazny

FRIDAY 11/05 — 19:00 > 20:30 

Cinemaximiliaan project house, Manchesterstraat 36, 1080 Molenbeek
Entrance: Free contribution for Cinemaximiliaan
Reservation: at the KFDA box office

FILM PROGRAM / PART I

  • RAND ABOU FAKHER // BRAIDED LOVE 
    Belgium, 2018 // 24 min. // Color // OV Dutch, ST English, French 
  • ANASTASIA ZOLKINA // TRANSIT 
    Belgium, 2018 // 6 min. // Color // OV English, ST Dutch, French 
  • LOUAY DABOUS // AFTER LIFE
    Belgium, 2018 // 18 min. // Color // No Language

SATURDAY 12/05 — 19:00 > 20:30

Cinemaximiliaan project house, Manchesterstraat 36, 1080 Molenbeek
Entrance: Free contribution for Cinemaximiliaan 
Reservation: at the KFDA box office

FILM PROGRAM / PART II 
Followed by Q&A

  • MAROF HAKIMI // ROEPEN IN STILTE
    Belgium, 2018 // 11 min. // Color // OV Farsi, ST English, French
  • OMAR AL-SAMARAI // LETTER FROM BRUSSELS
    Belgium, 2018 // 18 min. // Color // OV Arabic, ST English, French
  • ANGELA AL-SOULIMAN // CHEERS!
    Belgium, 2018 // 9 min. // Black & White // OV English, ST Dutch, French

SUNDAY 13/05 — 16:00 > 18:30

Cinema PALACE, Anspachlaan 85, 1000 Brussels
Entrance: € 8,75 / € 7 / € 6 / free for Cinemaximiliaan volunteers + free donation for Cinemaximiliaan
Reservation: via Palace cinema

FILM PROGRAM / PARTS I & II
Full program of all six films followed by Q&A

  • MAROF HAKIMI // ROEPEN IN STILTE
    Belgium, 2018 // 11 min. // Color // OV Farsi, ST English, French
  • RAND ABOU FAKHER // BRAIDED LOVE
    Belgium, 2018 // 24 min. // Color // OV Dutch, ST English, French
  • LOUAY DABOUS // AFTER LIFE 
    Belgium, 2018 // 18 min. // Color // No Language
  • ANASTASIA ZOLKINA // TRANSIT
    Belgium, 2018 // 6 min. // Color // OV English, ST Dutch, French
  • OMAR AL-SAMARAI // LETTER FROM BRUSSELS
    Belgium, 2018 // 18 min. // Color // OV Arabic, ST English, French
  • ANGELA AL-SOULIMAN // CHEERS!
    Belgium, 2018 // 9 min. // Black & White // OV English, ST Dutch, French

Merci pour l’aide de nombreux bénévoles qui ont travaillé dur sur la production, la postproduction, la création, la logistique, la communication et bien d'autres choses pour rendre ces films possibles: Anna Franziska Jaeger,  Dahlia Pessemiers, Jeronimo Sarmiento, Kinshuk Surjan, Hans Bruch Jr., Sean Luke, Bahzad Salhe, Mahmood Zourob, Gert Verboven, Matthias van Ruijssevelt, Mathias Van Gasse, Enzo Tibi, Lisaboa Houbrechts, Masha Berkers, Hans Van Nuffel, Alex Verhaest, Bas Bonhof, Mousab al Shaikh, Victor Ghostin, Eva Lynen, Gawan Fagard, Gwendolyn Lootens, Roberto Ayllon, Jean-Noël Boissé, Maureen Vandenberghe, Bilal Issa, Omar Al-Samarai, Lubnan Al-Wazny, Soetkin Keukeleire, Alain Dupuy, Nour Assamadani, Abdularahman Al Jasseem, Asad Diriye, Anne-Marie Jacobs, Sarah Hemdi, Maria Pia Bassil, Martha Vandermeulen, Pauwel Hertmans, Romy Lauwers, Grace Ellen Barkey, Victor Ghostin, Flo Vandenbussche, Fatma Osman, Aza Declercq, Teuk Henri, Olga Paterlini, Vincent Metzinger, Stijn Verhoeven, Bart Van Langendonck, Solange Luyckx, Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami, Julie Declercq, Sheri Hakimi, Fataneh Hakimi, Farzana Hakimi, Vakil Hakimi, Makya Hakimi, Leila, Mehrdad Arefani, Victoire Bonin, Mojtaba Bahadori, Ayham Seif, Nik Ahn, Alexandra McAdam, Dahlia Mees, Abdullah Fakhri, Saden Abd Aljbaar, Toon Mertens, Hjalte Zacharewicz, Tariq Al Naeeme, Thierry Van Capellen, Vero Bakos, Natalia Trevino, Charles Godin, Alejandro Rivas-Cottle, Caroline Nugues Bourchat, Batul Hossini, Reza Panahi, Marof Hakimi, Rand Abou Fakher, Anastasia Zolkina, Louay Daboos, Omar Al-Samarai, Angela Al Souliman, Jozef Wouters, Diren Agbaba, Kathleen Werckx, Mays Algayyar, Obaidullah Karimy, Hassan Ali, Amila Ramovic, Béla Tarr, Nina Wabbes, Christophe Slaghmuylder, Kevin Kola, Ebrahim Neissi, Gohram Baloch, Adil Laassal, Aaron Stevens, Leonie Rottmann, Joachim Michaux, Oscar Van Der Put,… et plein d’autres!

Merci également à KFDA, Needcompany & Kuiperskaai pour le soutien à la production et GSARA & Graphoui pour le soutien post-production.

Cinemaximiliaan est subventionné par VAF, VGC et Vlaamse Overheid.

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