The Flemish Youth Film Festival JEF will focus on science in its next edition, from February 19 to March 6 2022. The theme will be reflected in film programming as well as in peripheral activities such as “XL Medialab”.
At its main base in Antwerp Zuiderpershuis, JEF provides four large audiovisual spaces where visitors can play the latest video games, view projections, test a life-size ‘green key’ installation, and follow an AI workshop and a ‘virtual reality cinema’ experience. The installations are a selection of Belgian and international artists and organisations. The actual film festival takes place not only in Antwerp, but also in Bruges, Ghent, Kortrijk, Roeselare, Leuven, Hamm and online. The film’s program will be announced in January, but science will also be the common denominator there. “Science brings together knowledge: learning and discovering new things,” says Iris Verhoeven, General Coordinator at Jordan Education Foundation. “At JEF, we don’t like to discover all kinds of beautiful and animated things while playing with film and new media. We have long since ceased to be a festival of classic films.” (Belgium / Belgium)
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