Visit the festival
If you are (documentary) film professional and would like to visit the festival, fill in the accreditation form linked below. If accepted, your accreditation will allow you to visit all screenings free of charge (as long as tickets are available).
Facilities for guests
Accredited guests are welcome to all regular screenings, free of charge. You will also have access to the videolibrary in which you can see most films on tv-screens.
Special guest activities will be anounced once you arrive at the festival center.
How to get to Leuven
The main festival location is at Cinema ZED Vesalius (Andreas Vesaliusstraat 9c)
Other screening venues are at
- Cinema ZED @ STUK Kunstencentrum - Naamsestraat 96
- Kinepolis Leuven - Bondgenotenlaan 145
- 30cc/Wagenhuys - Brusselsestraat 52
- Depot - Martelarenplein 12
If you arrive by plane, you preferably fly to Brussels International Airport (Zaventem). There is a direct train connection between Brussels International Airport and Leuven (15 minutes). You can also choose Brussels South (Charleroi) (about 80km from Brussels). In case you arrive in Charleroi; take the train to Brussels and a connecting train from Brussels to Leuven.
Due to the recent attack on Brussels Airport, there are currently no trains from the Airport to Leuven. We will update this page when we have further information.
By train Leuven is only 20 minutes from Brussels, 40 minutes from Antwerp, 50 minutes from Liège, 90 minutes from the Belgian coast and at 2 to 3 hours from cities like Düsseldorf, Paris, Amsterdam, Calais, …
In Leuven the buses of the public transport company De Lijn will swiftly take you anywhere in the city.
On the official website of the city of Leuven you can find a lot of useful tourist information, in English, French and German. Check the website for all information about things to see and do, activities and events, brochures and a city map, lists of hotels and B&B's and much more.
Not a suprise that Leuven is also the hometown of INBEV, the largest brewery in the world, famous for its beer Stella Artois (since 1366).
Leuven has a well-know historic city center (with the magnificent town hall) and a worldwide known Beguinage (officially recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage site).
The last decade, the cultural activity in Leuven strongly increased. The city counts several big cultural organisations such as 30CC, STUK and OPEK, a famous concert hall (Het Depot), a large museum ('M - Museum of Leuven) and, last but not least, several well know film festivals, such as the International Documentary Film Festival DOCVILLE, the Africa Film Festival and the one and only International Short Film Festival Leuven.