Last Thursday marked the commencement of the 31st edition of the MOOOV film festival. From April 20th to May 2nd, the festival can be physically attended at 9 locations across Flanders, including Beringen, Brugge, Deinze, Genk, Lier, Sint-Niklaas, Turnhout, Zaventem, as well as various locations in South-West Flanders. However, for those unable to attend in person, the festival offers an online platform, providing a final opportunity to watch certain films before they are permanently removed from the selection. Additionally, several titles that have never been available online before can also be viewed. The festival prides itself on its strong emphasis on social relevance and themes encompassing human rights and sustainability. It primarily focuses on showcasing international arthouse films, particularly from non-Western countries.

To facilitate its online offerings, MOOOV has opted for Filmfetch and the MediaContainer. This not only applies to the general audience but also extends to many of the school screenings. Furthermore, MOOOV has become the first festival to deploy Medialoc’s offline stream player, enabling film screenings in locations lacking a DCP projector or having an unstable internet connection. The development of the offline player was co-funded by the European Union’s Creative Europe Programme. The offline player will be used at 4 specific locations. The festival is renowned for its diverse and varied selection of films. In addition to film screenings, MOOOV also presents various supplementary programs, including lectures, workshops, and debates.