I am pleased to be part of the jury at the Youth Film Festival these days. Not only because of the strong movies that I may watch, but also because of the unique atmosphere at the festival, created by the organization and its many enthusiastic volunteers. The meetings with the children are the absolute highlights of the festival. It is so nice to exchange views with young movie fans, who often amaze me with their sharp observations. Moreover, I had never attended a film festival where the juries loudly shout ‘supercool’ before every film screening!
For more information on the Youth Film Festival, which takes place in Antwerp, Bruges, Kortrijk and Ghent, see www.jeugdfilmfestival.be
Two years ago, I wrote this blogpost about the festival.