10 days of new queer sensations await you at this radically different festival.

The 8th edition of the Pink Screens Film Festival will offer a new anthology of experiences, emotions and discoveries through films that approach the themes of sexuality and gender, with a view to redefining new ways of living by breaking down established barriers.

We invite you to follow the three pink themes that weave this year’s programme: “City queers, country dykes?”, a taboo-busting exploration of female sexuality by women and a subtile look at ’masculinity’ through two films made by the Belgian director Eric De Kuyper, including a raw and physical ’Dance’ session.

And, of course, numerous other alluring and enticing screenings (including, for example, the opportunity to bring transgender under the spotlight, particularly MtoF often depicted as mere divas in sequin), as well as two open debates (gueulantes) bound to upset some, performances, an exhibition and the usual round of pleasures to be found at the bar of the Nova.

For the closing night, come and let your hair down at the inevitable Pink Night, as this year it paints the newly refurbished Bruxelles-CONGRES pink with queer film projections and musical pleasures.

This year, the Pink Screens will offer you three pink themes throughout the festival:

City queers, country dykes?

Is homosexuality compatible with rural life? This is the question we invite you to answer through the view of three very different lenses (Ander, Rückenwind and To Faro...), all very far from the clichés of the genre. These inspiring, sometimes disturbing and political films are all set in the much-loved and/or much-maligned countryside. A rough nightmare? Or a bucolic and oneiric paradise with fields of possibilities? It is up to you to decide.

Orgasmic Women!

A taboo-breaking exploration of female sexuality by women, featuring the subversive pro-sex feminist Kathy Acker (Who’s afraid of Kathy Acker?), a delicious and off-beat porn movie (Champion), the history of the dildo at last revealed (Technology of Orgasm) and numerous different points of view on orgasms, accessories, but above all: pleasure.

Masculinity unmasked

An unconventional look at ’masculinity’, thanks to the beautifully choreographed session in the pub by the groundbreaking and now cult DV8 Physical Theatre Company (Enter Achilles) and a noir jewel (Darkroom). And last but not least, two screenings dedicated to the film director and writer Eric De Kuyper (Casta Diva, A Strange Love Affair). Little known and hard to classify, De Kuyper is the author of rare and iconoclastic works we are proud to introduce you to. In line with the homoerotic movie tradition of the 1970s, he succeeded in leaving his own idiosyncratic mark on the genre.

The director was also given carte blanche at the Cinematek to screen a dozen of his films, which will extend the festival throughout November. This is a rare opportunity to see the author’s other feature films (Naughty Boys and Pink Ulysses).

We hope to see you all present and joining us in setting this unique event on fire!

Genres d’à côté Team