wo 20, do 21, za 23 & di 26 mei

You, the Living is a film about humankind, its greatness and its baseness, joy and sorrow, its self-confidence and anxiety, its desire to love and be loved.

23, 24 en 25 mei

The Dark Horse is an emotionally-charged and inspiring drama about a man who searches for the courage to lead, despite his own adversities - finding purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children in his community.

wo 20, za 23, zo 24, ma 25, di 26, vr 29 & zo 31 mei

A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II.

vr 8 mei

The Kivu region in Congo is the world’s biggest producer of coltan. This natural resource is not available to everyone. Due to illegal exploitation, several international armies have descended.

wo 20, vr 22, di 26, wo 27, za 30, zo 31 mei & 1 jun

You, the Living is a film about humankind, its greatness and its baseness, joy and sorrow, its self-confidence and anxiety, its desire to love and be loved.

di 26 & wo 27 mei 15 . 20u00

Performance in Dutch, no English text available.

21, 27, 29 en 30 mei, 1 juni

A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.

Thu 28 May 15 . 21:00


22u00 AKS live 

za 9 mei

The winners of the 2015 competition will be announced on the final evening, May 9th, at 30CC/Schouwburg, just before the screening of the final film: The Look of Silence (p. 3). Our host is Frieda Van Wijck.

vr 29, zo 31 & ma 1 jun

A family that survives the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.


wo 22, vr 24, za 25, zo 26, ma 27, di 28, do 30 apr & vr 1 mei

A day with a taxi driver in Teheran.

"subtle, humorous and humane. It tells you more about modern Iran, I think, than you’ll discover on the news." (The Guardian)

22-29 apr & 1 mei

A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

za 2 mei

When director Sylvain Biegeleisen was told that his 94-year-old mother only had a few weeks to live, he returned to Belgium to say goodbye. But his mother decided that her time had not yet come.

zo 3 mei

In the weekly Radio 1-program Interne Keuken Koen Fillet and Sven Speybrouck welcome four guests on their two hour live show. These past few years, they have discussed several documentary films. This year, DOCVILLE and Interne Keuken join forces.

zo 3 mei

For 40 years, photographer Sebastião Salgado was able to touch hearts with his intriguing pictures of people struggling, of vulnerable refugees, of people at war, starving and desperate. But witnessing so much human misery for yeras on end took its toll.

za2 en zo 3 mei

Do our genes determine our personality? And if so, is composing your own genetic profile ethical? Does education matter? Danish journalist Lone Frank travels around the world to meet the brightest minds in this fascinating field.

Sun 3 May 15 . 20:00

This is a seated concert

20:15 - 21:00Mathieu Serruys
21:20 - ...Julianna Barwick

za 2 & ma 4 mei

Let an image wave of budding, covert and impossible loves, rush over you, all shown on film since the invention of the camera. From the very first glances and chaste kisses to the extramarital love triangles to free love and same sex emancipation.

zo 3 & ma 4 mei

In 1994, 13-year old Nicholas Barclay disappeared from his parental home in Texas. For three years there was no sign of life of Nicholas. And then, in 1997, his family received a call from Spain. Authorities said they had found a boy who claimed he was Nicholas.

za 2 en ma 4 mei

Famous magician James Randi is very sceptical about the paranormal. His biggest adversary was spoon-bending Uri Geller. Randi’s funny and fascinating life story shows that we are all susceptible to cheating. Even ‘The Amazing Randi’ himself.

ma 4 mei

The Soviet ice hockey team 'Red Army' was very successful in the heydays of the Cold War. Back then large sport events were the arena for ideologic and political contrasts. The odd lifestory of hockey player Slava Fetisov is a baffling history lesson.

ma 4 mei

We all know it, it’s very convenient but at the same time it has a very ambiguous connotation: barbed wire. It offers protection, but also keeps people out. It reveals something about control, security, incarceration and the relationship between man and animal.

za 2 en di 5 mei

Citizenfour is the Oscarwinning third part of Laura Poitras’ trilogy about post-911 America. Poitras had been working on her film for a couple of years, when she started receiving coded emails in January 2013. The anonymous source, Citizen Four, turned out to be Edward Snowden.

di 5 mei

On the eve of a deportation order director Ruben Desiere infiltrates the Gesù Monastery squat in Brussels, home to 250 refugees. Desiere worked with the squatters to make this revealing film, which is loosely based on the novel by the Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz.

di 5 mei

In Wacken 3D – Louder than Hell awardwinning director Norbert Heitker shows the unique atmosphere of four days of music, mud and madness at world’s biggest metal festival. Take a look on the stage and backstage with Anthrax, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Motörhead, Rammstein and many more.

di 5 mei

500 years after the first Spanish settlers did it, the Cerro Rico mine is still being mined. Reveka follows four Bolivian miners who leave the beautiful Andes every day to work in the dark and lonely mine, a place with a lot of history and riddled with ghosts.

za 2 & di 5 mei

Zimbabwe cannot seem to rid itself of dictator Robert Mugabe. The call for change is loud and the Democratic party MDC-T is doing great in the ratings. After one of Africa’s most violent elections, a new constitution needs to be created. But how do you go about this?

zo 3 & wo 6 mei

Storm is an enthusiastic toddler from Denmark. Together with his parents and little brother he moves to Thailand, the country where his mother was born. There he discovers all sorts of extraordinary things.

za 2, zo 3 en wo 6 mei

For over sixty years, teams working for the American Airforce and the Intelligence Service have been working on exploiting and manipulating people’s belief in UFOs and extraterrestrial visitors. It was, after all, the perfect cover up for their clandestine operations and technology.

di 5 & wo 6 mei

North Korea remains one of the most mysterious countries in the world and is often seen through the distorting lens of chauvinist propaganda or mocking satire.

zo 3 & wo 6 mei

When Brussels filmmaker Bernard Crutzen cycles home one evening, he comes face to face with a fox. It looks at him with a cheeky look and seems to say, "What are you doing here?" Bernard Crutzen wants to ask him the same thing: "And you, what are you doing here in Brussels?

zo 3 en wo 6 mei

A female post office clerk in a dilapidated central post office, colleagues at a deserted train station and a group of firemen in the only fire station of the city.

wo 6 mei

They have committed serious, punishable crimes. The judicial system has determined that they were of unsound mind when they committed these acts. They were locked up for an undetermined amount of time in the psychiatric department of the prison in Vorst.

za 2, zo 3 & wo 6 mei

Few people have ever heard of him. And yet he has saved millions of lives. Stanislav Petrov, an officer in the Soviet Army, had to make a choice in 1983 that would have unforeseeable consequences. In the control centre where he works, a missile is detected attacking the Soviet Union from the US.

za 2 en wo 6 mei

Interest in haute cuisine has grown considerably these last few years. There is a booming subculture of blogging food critics with only one mission: to dine in the world’s finest restaurants.

zo 3, di 5 en wo 6 mei

Two exceptional scientists really believe in eternal life. Bill Andrews is a lab biologist and Aubrey de Grey a brilliant theoretic biologist. They are different in style and content, but one common purpose unites them: they want to stop ageing.

wo 6 mei

Is a war ever completely over? A bomb, a bunker, a tank, a soldier – four archetypes of warfare – take us to places where conflicts had happened. After the military has left, people, objects and landscapes appear to have changed. Ordinary life continues, but the battle scars are there.

ma 4 & do 7 mei

Director Harold Crooks blows the lid off the dirty world of corporate malfeasance: big-business tax avoidance, which has seen multinationals depriving governments of trillions of dollars in tax revenues by harboring profits in offshore havens.

za 2, zo 3 & do 7 mei

Contemporary Italian artist Valesco makes one of his famous dog sculptures in Milan. We follow the whole process, from wax to bronze and see a work of art grow before our eyes.

di 5 & do 7 mei

While we get most of our information about climate change through the media, the people of Thule and Tuvalu have experienced it their entire lives.

wo 6 en do 7 mei

His fascination for the Chernobyl disaster leads Fedor Alexandrovich to discover a dark secret: those in power are said to have purposely let the nuclear reactor explode in order to cover up a megalomaniac but failed military project.

di 5 en za 7 mei

Young Sara – as well as her 11 brothers and sisters – was brought up in a deeply Christian family in rural Texas. Raising the girls is all about obedience, servitude and chastity.

do 7 mei

Brussels, Belgium and Europe’s capital. A city in which diverse ethnic backgrounds, rich and poor, public or hidden, both with each other and next to each other, bring life to the streets.

ma 4 & do 7 mei

Almost all of us experience it every day: there is too much traffic and the air is filled with exhaust fumes. There are simply too many cars. Bikes could be a solution. In Copenhagen, for example, 40% of the inhabitants ride their bikes every day.

wo 18, vr 20, ma 23, do 26, za 28, zo 29 & di 31 mrt

Top chef Sergio Herman strives for perfection every day. However, the beauty and success of his culinary art has a downside. Sergio feels he needs to let go his 3-star restaurant Oud Sluis to fulfill all his dreams. He wants freedom and he wants to expand his empire.

wo 6 & do 7 mei

Based on a self-designed model, Martin Armstrong lets the computer calculate which developments are underway in the global economy. His predictions are uncannily accurate, he even predicted the unexpected rise of the Swiss franc.

ma 4 & do 7 mei

Worldwide traditional farm land has become increasingly wanted, as investors are looking for large areas they can use to grow food, bio fuels and simply make a profit on.

vr 1, wo 6 & do 7 mei

In July 2010, Lonnie Franklin Jr. was arrested. According to the indictment, he was the notorious murderer 'The Grim Sleeper ", a serial killer who has been active for 25 years and may have made more than 100 victims.

zo 3 & vr 8 mei

Anas Aremeyaw Anas is also called the James Bond of the Ghanaian investigative journalism. Even Obama praised him for his investigations into anti-corruption affairs and human rights. Anas is notorious for his unorthodox investigation methods.

zo 3, di 5 & vr 8 mei

In een sloppenwijk van Douala (Kameroen) zijn meer dan 1000 gezinnen afhankelijk van een modderige bron voor hun watervoorziening. Samen met de inwoners verbouwt beeldend kunstenaar Philip Aguirre deze was- en ontmoetingsplaats om tot een amfi theater. Th éâtre Source brengt ?

ma 4 en vr 8 mei

For years, Grant Hadwin lived happily in the remote forests of British Columbia. But seeing how this beautiful area was getting destroyed encouraged him to commit an extreme and unreasonable act that contradicted everything he ever stood for and turned him into Canada’s most hated man.

di 5 en vr 8 mei

A Dutch team of twelve climbers is preparing to reach a mountain top in the Himalaya, a place where two Dutch have already perished before. The overwhelming beauty of the mountains, the views and the sunrises do not diminish the risks.

za 2 & vr 8 mei

After filmmakers Brancaccio and Zeman discover that the urban legend of their youth was not just a myth, they delve into the mystery of the disappearance of five children. Their search leads them to an abandoned mental hospital, an ugly, empty old building which is said to be haunted.

di 5 & vr 8 mei

Alice is a small robot with a sweet little face. She can look, talk and respond. She is used as a caredroid, a robot that visits the elderly in a test project to see how we can use robots in the nursing sector. Can a robot really bond with someone and replace a human made of flesh and blood?

zo 3 en vr 8 mei

In one of the most intimate rock documentaries ever made, we are taken closer than ever to the icon that is Kurt Cobain. Director Brett Morgen produced this authorised biopic using Cobain’s personal archives, music, animation and revealing interviews.

ma 4, di 5 & vr 8 mei

The famous Rijksmuseum had announced it would close for five years for renovations. It turned out to be ten years.

ma 4 en vr 8 mei

Ancient oceans full of life, Norwegian colonialists, Native Americans and large oil companies, they all feature in Deep Time. An ethereal portrait of land owners, government officials and oil workers in the middle of one of the most productive oil winnings in the world.

di 5 & vr 8 mei

On March 8, 1971, while all of America is watching "the fight of the century" between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, eight ordinary citizens break into an FBI office in Pennsylvania.

ma 4 & vr 8 mei

Congolese entrepreneur Lebrun has traveled to China to buy cheap t-shirts for a candidate in the presidential elections. But there is a delay, the elections are already over and the t-shirts become worthless. Moreover, his visa has expired and he is stuck in the neon-lit world of Canton.

di 5, wo 6 & za 9 mei

December 1995, it is the middle of the night. Four tons of weapons are dropped from the air over India. A few days later a Danish man returns home with a big secret. When a British arms dealer is arrested in India, the Dane resurfaces in a large-scale investigation into the matter.

di 5, do 7 en za 9 mei

Twenty years ago the eccentric Garnet almost lost his life during a trip in the remote Scottish wilderness. He found an unusual wooden scepter there, and he is convinced it marks an ancient secret treasure.

wo 6, vr 8 en za 9 mei

Despite massive media attention and an obsession with our appearance, the number of obese children in the western world continues to rise. Fed Up reveals the astonishing and treacherous practices used by large food companies and the lack of political will to tackle the problems at their roots.

zo 3, do 7 & za 9 mei

Nothing on earth is original, everything is based on something else. Mark Landis says it quite casually. For thirty years he has made forged artworks, that he donates to museums. Until Matthew Leiniger, an observant member of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, exposes him.

di 5 en za 9 mei

For shorter non-narrative documentaries that submerge you into different, often visually stunning worlds and situations.

 Mountain Fire Personnel 
Alex Tyson - VS - 2015 - 29min

Paulina Skibinska - Polen - 2015 - 15min 

za 2 en za 9 mei

For centuries, people have been curious about what would happen if extraterrestrials would visit our planet. The Visit looks at different scenarios, together with experts from around the world, including the ‘Office for Outer Space Affairs’ of the United Nations.

za 2, wo 6 en za 9 mei

When a government is not able to guarantee the safety of its citizens against organized crime, than can people take justice into their own hands? This is the matter tackled in Cartel Land, a film about two men fighting Mexican drug cartels, lawlessness and injustice.

za 2 en za 9 mei

When Allied troops liberated people from concentration camps in April of 1945, some soldiers captured the horror on film. Hours of footage were passed on to famous directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and Sidney Bernstein to be used in a documentary.

zo 3, di 5 en za 9 mei

The first Palestinian Intifada began in 1987, as a civil uprising, without much violence. One of the most striking examples was the purchase of 18 cows, as an attempt of the people living in occupied territory to become independent of the purchase of Israeli milk.

za 2, ma 4 & za 9 mei

David Hockney is one of the most important artists of his generation. We follow his career from his simple background in Bradford to Hollywood, where he wrestled with labels such as homosexual and pop artist.

vr 8 en za 9 mei

In 1977, long before our current obsession with selfies and status updates, Sam Klemke started documenting his life on film. He documents his evolution from an optimistic teenager, to an obese thirty-something full of self-ridicule to a rather philosophical man in his fifties.

zo 3 en do 7 mei

Would you rather live in a flooded tunnel in Las Vegas, all by yourself in a California desert or would you prefer Mars? For the characters in Above and Below this is not a theoretical question, but daily reality.

za 9 mei

From Strangers in the Night to You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' and Mr. Tambourine Man: the legendary band The Wrecking Crew is responsible for the beat, the drums and the swing of several evergreens from the 60s and 70s.

wo 6 & za 9 mei

Actress Brandy Burre (The Wire) put her career on hold to start a family with her boyfriend Tim. Now that Brandy wants to return to work, her relationship fails and her family life falls apart. "We played the roles we thought we had to play," Brandy analyses retrospectively.

vr 8 en za 9 mei

For 25 years, Brenda lived as ‘Breezy’, a young drug-addicted prostitute who abandoned her own children. After a conflict with a customer, she decided to turn her life around. Today, Brenda is a pillar of strength for young women looking to change their lives.

vr 8 en za 9 mei

Four young Brazilians from the Saõ Paulo slums are on a mission. Using no form of security, they climb extremely high buildings where they spray graffiti. They are invited to the Berlin Biennale and face a culture shock.

zo 3, vr 8 en za 9 mei

Syrian Amina Arraf starts an online affair with Sandra Bagaria from Montreal. When Sandra encourages her to launch the provocative blog A Gay Girl in Damascus just before the Syrian uprising, it gets worldwide attention. But who is Amina? Is she even real?

zo 3 mei

The late sixties. A young boy and his parents attend a mass, and the child throws up. The boy grows up to be a film maker and wants to find out what upset him so much back then. In his search, he meets three priests who are now outside of the church, voluntarily or because they were forced to.

zo 10, ma 11 & di 12 mei

A self-obsessed young man makes his way to the party-to-end-all-parties on the last day on Earth, but ends up saving the life of a little girl searching for her father. Their relationship ultimately leads him on the path to redemption.

di 12 & wo 13 mei 15 . 20u00

Vader is set in the visiting area of an old-folks home whose towering walls accentuate the fact that the action takes place deep underground.

Tue 12 & Wed 13 May 15 . 20:30

We know love mainly as a positive emotion, but love has a dark side too.

vr 15 mei 15 . 20u30 & za 16 mei 15 . 17u00

Performance in Dutch, no English text available.

za 16 mei 15 . 20u30

Fascinated by the radical and deceptively simple minimalism of Lucinda Childs’ early work, Beutler chose to remake two of her silent dance pieces, Radial Courses (1976) and Interior Dr

zo 10, ma 11, di 12, do 14, zo 17 & ma 18 mei

Misiones, Argentina. Pierre works for a multinational corporation, devastating virgin forest to plant pine trees. Passionate about rugby, trains a team of teenagers. His work is very effective and Pierre sweeps, burns and expands pesticides on virgin land.

3, 6, 10, 15, 17 & 18 mei

In Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, Jews and Palestinians live side by side. In this volatile district Mr. Pierre - a renowned style dancer – tries to get Palestinian and Jewish children together for ten weeks in a row to learn all about ballroom dancing.

do 14, vr 15, za 16 & di 19 mei

Songs From the Second Floor, which shared the Special Jury Prize at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, is an indescribably surrealistic examination of the pointlessness of modern life in a nameless city full of directionless people.

wo 13, vr 15, za 16 & di 19 mei

Blackfella Charlie is out of sorts. The intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws now.

ma 11, wo 13, do 14, za 16, zo 17, ma 18 & di 19 mei

A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.

wo 20, za 23, zo 24, ma 25, di 26, vr 29 & zo 31 mei

A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II.

21, 27, 29 en 30 mei, 1 juni

A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.

wo 20 & do 21 mei 15 . 20u30

'I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.' Alice in Wonderland (1865)

wo 20, do 21, za 23 & di 26 mei

You, the Living is a film about humankind, its greatness and its baseness, joy and sorrow, its self-confidence and anxiety, its desire to love and be loved.

wo 20, vr 22, di 26, wo 27, za 30, zo 31 mei & 1 jun

You, the Living is a film about humankind, its greatness and its baseness, joy and sorrow, its self-confidence and anxiety, its desire to love and be loved.

Fri 22 May 15 . 20:00

This is a seated concert. 

vr 8 mei

The Kivu region in Congo is the world’s biggest producer of coltan. This natural resource is not available to everyone. Due to illegal exploitation, several international armies have descended.

21 en 22 mei

In a post-apocalyptic world, in which people fight to the death, Max teams up with a mysterious woman, Furiousa, to try and survive.