Science fiction

Demon Seed

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A scientist creates Proteus, an organic supercomputer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creator’s wife.

Production year
1977
Film duration
94minutes

Doctor Holiday

Doctor Holiday

‘Doctor Holiday’ imagines the rise and fall of the Flemish neurosurgeon Achille Ladrac. Narrated by one of his clones: a so-called 'Virgo Lactans' who stands up for her human rights

Production year
2020
Film duration
9minutes

Red Cap F 30.2

Red Cap F 30.2

This mysterious film unconventionally explores what it’s like to be a hostage of your own mind and losing the ability to resist circumstances.

Production year
2020
Film duration
13minutes

Crimes of the Future

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Humans adapt to a synthetic environment, with new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice, Saul Tenser, celebrity performance artist, publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances. The new Cronenberg is a must for our festival, we screened many of his older body-horror as well as the film that the new one is inspired on by name. The reactions and reviews have been rather mixed - as with all of his films. A walk out in Cannes might be full house at BUTFF.

Production year
2022
Film duration
107minutes

Annular Eclipse

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In 2030, memory transplant technology is maturing and the immortality seems to become possible for humans. A man, however, destroys this brand new technology in the process of looking for his lost memories. Stunning cinematography and hints of Cronenbergian science experiments in this surprise entry from China.

Production year
2021
Film duration
100minutes

After Blue (Dirty Paradise)

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A chimeric future on After Blue, a planet from another galaxy, a virgin planet where only women can survive in the midst of harmless flora and fauna.

Production year
2021
Film duration
127minutes

Pandemonic

pandemonic

The movie that never got made is a story about a man who are willing to risk anything for the next rush. Even his testicles.

Production year
2021
Film duration
91minutes

Monsters of Man

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Avant Première

A robotics company teams up with a corrupt CIA agent undergoing an illegal, unsanctioned military operation. Dropping four prototype robots into a suspected drug manufacturing camp in the Golden triangle that no one will miss. The mission is to prove the robotics company is worthy of winning a lucrative military contract. Six doctors on a good cause witness the brutal slaughter of an innocent village and are forced into a deadly game of cat and mouse as they become the new targets.
Picture over two hours of galore B-action and robot rumble in the jungle!

Production year
2020
Film duration
119minutes

Tin Can

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As the world faces a deadly plague, a front-lines parasitologist is imprisoned in a life-suspension chamber. To escape she must destroy the last of her kind.
Slow-burning, captivating, and totally outrageous. With a fantastic soundtrack that will keep you in your seats till after the end credits.

Production year
2020
Film duration
104minutes

Titane

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Following a series of unexplained crimes, a father is reunited with the son who has been missing for 10 years. Titane : A metal highly resistant to heat and corrosion, with high tensile strength alloys. Winner of 'Golden Palm' in Cannes 2021
From acclaimed director Julie Ducournau, who brought us the genius coming-of-age cannibal girl film RAW (GRAVE).

Production year
2021
Film duration
108minutes

Dark Encounter

Dark Encounter

A year after the mysterious disappearance of an 8 year-old girl, we meet her grieving family as they return home from her memorial service in their small town. Later that evening, strange lights appear in the nearby forest and the family is exposed to an inexplicably strange phenomenon that rattles them to the core. The origin of the lights appear to be visitors from another world that seemingly terrorize the family.

Production year
2019
Film duration
97minutes

Cyborg Warrior

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Prime was assigned to return to 1989 to close a portal in the pond that Cyborgs had entered which would disturb the harmony of the local people.
Screened before AFRICAN KUNG FU NAZIS.

Production year
2019
Film duration
12minutes

Zwart

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When the slightly naïve Ronnie gives up a tad too much personal information during verification questions on his computer, he receives a fully customized invitation from his OS in return.

Production year
2019
Film duration
7minutes

THE BOOGEYS

The Boogeys

In a future where Earth has been turned into a planetary ghetto, Dawkins, a former-cop-turned-pickpocket, tracks down a mssing child about to be sold to an alien overlord.

Production year
2017
Film duration
20minutes

Motor de Pensamientos

Motor de Pensamientos

The detective directs his steps toward the final resolution, peppered with encounters with colorful characters.

Production year
2019
Film duration
12minutes

FP2: Beats of Rage

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FP2 is sequel to The FP (2018): In a post apocalyptic future, two rival gangs fight for control of Frazier Park by playing "Beat Beat Revelation", a deadly version of Dance, Dance, Revolution.
Despite hanging up his boots following the events of 'The FP,' JTRO must return to the blood sport of Beat-Beat Revelation one last time. JTRO and KCDC - his mystical hype man - will quest deep into The Wastes, a land destroyed by the Beat Wars, to compete in the ancient Beat-Beat tournament, "Beats of Rage," face AK-47 - and, hopefully, save the world.

Production year
2018
Film duration
89minutes

Escape Pod

escape pod

An astronaut finds herself in the ruins of a spacestation after a horrific battle. Her only way to safety is the Escape Pod, but will she make it?

Production year
2016
Film duration
4minutes

Control

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A scientist, trapped all alone on an outpost near Jupiter after the death of her companion, begins to imagine, or realise, that she is not alone after all.

Production year
2017
Film duration
14minutes

Plan 9 from outer space

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Wellicht de eerste film die reputatie verdiende van ‘slechtste film allertijden’ en een van de leukste instap cultfilms om kennis te maken met het genre ‘so-bad-it’s-good’.

Production year
1959
Film duration
79minutes

Eraserhead

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De visionaire afstudeerfilm van David Lynch wordt beschouwd als ijkpunt voor al zijn werk, waarin hij zich uitsluitend door dromen laat leiden, en als ijkpunt voor de avant-gardecinema in de VS.

De bezorgde ouders uit de film krijgen te maken met een vogelachtige alien als kind, terwijl zwarte wormpjes uit de lucht vallen. Conventionele vertelstructuren en logica maken plaats voor vervreemding en Unheimlichkeit. De verwarde haardos van hoofdrolspeler Jack Nance nestelt zich in het geheugen.

zwart-wit | 35mm

Production year
1977
Film duration
89minutes

Soylent Green

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De wereld is totaal overbevolkt en vervuild (in 2022 – we gaan het meemaken). De mensheid kan alleen nog gevoed worden met Soylent Green, een industrieel uit algen gefabriceerde drab. Door het broeikaseffect wil niks anders meer groeien en de wereldbevolking is aangewezen op Soylent Industries. De politie onderzoekt de moord onder verdachte omstandigheden van de CEO van Soylent Industries. SOYLENT GREEN is een typische jaren zeventig environmental rampenfilm met een flinke uithaal naar multinationals en met Charlton Heston in de hoofdrol. Crypto-klassieker of cultfilm?

Production year
1973
Film duration
97minutes

Elliot

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Set in the dark depths of a strange and mysterious power supply complex, ELLIOT tells the tale of a conflicted humanoid struggling to maintain his reality and understand his true identity. Elliot is thrust into a disconcerting downward spiral of despair in which he is forced to recognise the perils of his own cognition and constructed ideals in a crumbling universe where the lines between fantasy, simulation, and reality are blurred, and the fibers of Elliot’s fragile existence are ruptured.
Short film: TERATOMORPH

Production year
2017
Film duration
68minutes

Flesh City

FLESH

FLESH CITY is a hostile place but it has great clubs... where not only beats are pulsating. In one of these dance temples, located at an abandoned industrial site, Vyren hooks up with Loquette. They explore the underbelly of the venue and fall into the trap of Prof. Yagov, the resident mad scientist who preys on lost and drugged out fashion victims. As he introduces them to mutation and mayhem the whole city gets infected. Soon everybody in FLESH CITY will be connected... via flesh link.
This film is a combined program with RAZOR REEL film festival in Bruges.

Production year
2019
Film duration
85minutes

Quand Les Poules Ont Eu Des Dents (Roxy)

The hen

In the year 2137, animals disappeared so long ago that the younger generations don’t remember them. When the eco-dictator in power tries to reintroduce a hen in the forest, the eco-citizens are forbidden to go anywhere near her

Production year
2017
Film duration
24minutes

Rabbid Jacob (Roxy)

Rabbid Jacob

Two meteorites have hit Brussels. There is little time left for Jacob to restore order and moral in the depths of a city in complete loss.

Production year
2018
Film duration
19minutes

The Sea of Perdition

The short film, The Sea of Perdition, is the first foray into fiction film by Richard Stanley since the failure of The Island of Dr. Moreau. An astronaut walks the unearthly landscapes of Mars and soon traverses time and space in a hallucinogenic vision that changes the inner core of who she is. Impressive visuals on a tight budget.

Production year
2006
Film duration
8minutes

Sequence Break

Sequence Break

Games are usually fun, that’s why we have a gaming program. But the video repairman in Sequence Break finds out games can become a nightmare, when the boundaries between the technological and the biological are crossed. Cronenberg, eat your heart out!

Production year
2017
Film duration
80minutes