Essential Film Festivals, Brussels: Pink Screens

Safely rooted in the heart of the Brussels alternative scene, the Pink Screens Film Festival is a 10 day long love affair with LGBT themed films, art, parties, and more.  Organized entirely by a volunteer organization, this festival is an eclectic mix of shorts, documentaries, features, and open discussions.  Film topics address and deconstruct the normality of male/female, lesbian/gay, and transgender/biological.

For its 13th year, the Pink Screens Film Festival will be held from November 6th to the 15th at the Nova Cinema in the heart of Brussels.  Visitors are invited to enjoy a wide variety of film offerings or engage in one of the many after events such as round table discussions, public speeches, and of course, the Pink Night festival closing party.

This year’s festival features a collection of firsts, including South Korean director’ July Jung’s first feature-length film, A Girl at my Door, where a female police office becomes infatuated with a young girl whom she helps.  On November 7th, visitors can enjoy Piccola Patria, a story of two women who wish to leave the Italian countryside and run off to China together.  Monia Chokri delivers a heartfelt performance in Je suis a toi, and punk icon Asia Argento delivers a partially biographical story in Incompresa (Misunderstood).

Pink Screens Brussels

Film Festival Location

A modern, friendly, and welcoming city, Brussels boasts an eclectic mix of history and contemporary culture.  Les Galeries Saint Hubert provides the perfect start to any day.  Enjoy a delightful breakfast and some window shopping in front of the many unique boutiques.  For a twist on theatre, many travellers enjoy the Royal Theatre Toone.  Known for its bizarre collection of marionettes (accumulated over 8 generations!) this theatre is perfect for catching an entertaining show and a refreshing beverage.  Surrealist masterpieces await at the Musee Rene Magritte.  This must-see museum is bursting at the seams with fantastic works of art.

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Film Festival Accommodation

Providing modern accommodations next to one of the city’s largest train stations is the Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Midi.  Ideal for business or pleasure, this tasteful 3-star offers exceptional comforts and conveniences.  Elegant surroundings beckon to the weary traveller at the Marivaux Hotel located near the Grand Palace.  This central Brussels 4-star accommodation presents delightful fine furnishings and a convenient location in historic Brussels.  To create an unforgettable getaway, many guests prefer the luxury settings only Le Chatelain Hotel Brussels can provide.  This elegant 5-star blends old world charm with modern convenience and each stay is benefitted by extraordinary personalized service.

Dave Croyle

Dave Croyle

Dave Croyle is an advertising and marketing professional with a knack for building ideas and getting things done. Throughout his career he has written and produced creative work for a variety of brands, big and small. As a history buff and art geek, Dave is passionate about exploring cultures and seeing the world. Dave resides in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife and two dogs.