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NEWS
05.02.2024

Na tien edities verdwijnt de internationaal gerenommeerde Contour Biënnale voor Bewegend Beeld. De sector van de audiovisuele en beeldende kunsten is een petitie gestart om het verdwijnen van de biënnale te voorkomen.

NEWS
02.02.2024
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From 14 February to 10 March, the Cinémathèque française in Paris is hosting an extensive retrospective of Boris Barnet, one of the most notable figures of Soviet cinema.

NEWS
14.11.2023

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From 29 February to 20 March, Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam will screen an extensive retrospective of French filmmaker Claire Denis.

NEWS
12.02.2024
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After ten editions, the internationally renowned Contour Biennial of Moving Images is now slated to disappear. The audiovisual arts sector launched a petition to avert its cancellation.

On Wednesday 21 February, the universities of Ghent, Antwerp, and Namur are collaborating to present a two-day symposium on post-war Belgian cinema. In collaboration with CINEMATEK, five film screenings have also been curated, all of which will be introduced by symposium participants.

NEWS
05.02.2024
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Na Fantômas stopt ook het filmtijdschrift Humbug, dat voor het eerst verscheen in 2021, met haar printedities.

NEWS
02.02.2024
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From 20 February until 14 May, Cinema RITCS (with the support of UAB (Universitaire Associatie Brussel)), presents ‘The Power of Belgian Cinema’, an assortment of 11 lectures in English by 11 Belgian film scholars on important movements, films, filmmakers in the moving history of Belgian cinema.

NEWS
29.01.2024
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Cinema Scope’s editor-in-chief Mark Peranson announced the closure of the Canadian journal.

NEWS
29.01.2024
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The 5th edition of Festival En ville! will take place in Brussels cinemas from 29 January to 4 February 2024.

NEWS
15.01.2024

Van donderdag 11 tot en met zondag 14 januari vindt in Eindhoven het Nederlands Silent Film Festival plaats, een festival ter viering van stille films. Het festival biedt 13 filmprogramma’s aan met live muziekbegeleiding in Pand P en het Muziekgebouw Eindhoven.

NEWS
08.01.2024
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Sabzian is taking a break. We’ll be back on 8 January. Best wishes and Happy New Year!

NEWS
25.12.2023
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Supernova Coop, the cooperative associated with the iconic Cinema Nova in Brussels, has launched a new program to achieve the goal of acquiring their cinema building. The program starts on 11 January and includes a diverse array of films, meetings, exhibitions, concerts, and special events.

NEWS
23.12.2023
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Georgian filmmaker Otar Iosseliani, born in 1934 in Tbilisi, passed away yesterday at the age of 89.

Obituaries
18.12.2023
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Ciné Rio (Ghent) and Cinema Nova (Brussels) welcome you to their first joint Kino Climates symposium!

NEWS
07.12.2023
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20th Anniversary Edition

Art Cinema OFFoff cele­bra­tes its 20th anni­vers­a­ry with a spe­ci­al edi­ti­on of the Night of Experimental Film on 8 December at De Centrale, Ghent.

NEWS
27.11.2023
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On Monday the 13th of November, film critic and longtime editor of Positif magazine Michel Ciment died at age 85.

Obituaries
23.11.2023
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The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) recently found itself embroiled in a controversy as several filmmakers – including Sky Hopinka, Miko Revereza, Maryam Tafakory, Charlie Shackleton, and Basma al-Sharif – withdrew their documentaries over allegations that the festival was stifling Palestinian activists.

NEWS
16.11.2023
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Sabzian launches all-new website!

The first and main aim of this all-new design is to make our growing archive more visible and accessible, not least through a number of new features such as the Film Index, Issues, Collections, Screening Room, Audio Room and a further elaborated Search function.

Sabzian lanceert gloednieuwe website!

Het eerste en belangrijkste doel van dit volledig nieuwe ontwerp is om het groeiende archief zichtbaarder en toegankelijker te maken, niet in het minst door een aantal nieuwe functies zoals de Film Index, Issues, Collections, Screening Room, Audio Room en een verder uitgewerkte zoekfunctie.

Iranian filmmaker Dariush Mehrjui passed away on October 14th alongside his wife, Vadideh Mohammadifar, after a fatal attack at their home. 

NEWS
13.11.2023

From November 15 to 19, Bozar, ISELP and CINEMATEK invite you back for the sixth edition of the Brussels Art Film Festival (BAFF).

NEWS
13.11.2023
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Uw steun kan ons helpen om onze kwaliteitsnormen te handhaven en ons de middelen te geven om het werk van onze vrijwilligers te vergoeden. Steun Sabzian!

NEWS
13.11.2023

Cinéma Nova needs your support! Help them acquire the long-term lease of the cinema building located at number 3 rue d’Arenberg in Brussels, by supporting their recently started cooperative Supernova Coop.

NEWS
06.11.2023
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From 15 to 23 November, the Antwerp based collective De imagerie organizes their eleventh edition of Visite Film Festival at art space Het Bos.

NEWS
06.11.2023
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On Monday, November 6, film students from KASK School of Arts and KASK Resistance are organizing a screening at KASKcinema in solidarity with Palestine.

NEWS
04.11.2023
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Ten years ago, Belgian critic Dirk Lauwaert (1944-2013) passed away. In November, two new books dedicated to Lauwaert’s writing will be released, followed by two film screenings related to his work in December at Cinema RITCS.

NEWS
23.10.2023
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From 25 to 28 October, Beursschouwburg and Monokino are presenting two film programs composed by Erika Balsom.

NEWS
16.10.2023
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Until 21 October, the Palestine Film Institute is presenting a series of films celebrating Gaza, its people, its struggle and its survival.

NEWS
16.10.2023
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Terence Davies, the British filmmaker and novelist, passed away on October 7 at the age of 77.

Obituaries
11.10.2023
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Starting on October 5th, Goethe-Institut Brussels and CINEMATEK present the first complete retrospective of the work of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub in Belgium.

NEWS
25.09.2023
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The Âge d’Or festival will be held again this year from 30 September to 3 October, in the CINEMATEK of Brussels. 

NEWS
25.09.2023
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On the occasion of the exhibition Francis Alÿs. The Nature of the Game at WIELS from 7 September 2023 until 7 January 2024, Avila releases a collection of nine iconic films by Belgian artist Francis Alÿs. All films are globally available for free.

NEWS
12.09.2023
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For the fifth time, SHHH, a film festival celebrating the power and poetry of silent film hosted by Monokino, will take place in Ostend from September 15 to 16.

NEWS
04.09.2023
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Sabzian is taking a summer break. We’ll be back in September!

NEWS
01.07.2023
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