The Millenium Festival unveils its fourth edition

2012-MFFFor the fourth consecutive year, the Millenium Festival will take place in Brussels starting April 17, 2012. The Millenium Festival is a unique international event in Brussels, the great meeting point of documentaries lovers. It is a multicultural meeting place where filmmakers come from around the world. There will also be cinema professionals and an engaged public, gathered around a program that calls on humanity issues.

This fourth edition gives a special place for youth and the increasing global challenges it faces. We will discover young people from the five continents that will question and take positions regarding major changes in society.  As a background, the urgent sense to rethink the Millennium Goals in order to support sustainable development.

More than 50 films will be presented with previews, whether at a Belgian or an international level, including 15 films in competition. An international jury and a public jury will award the six prizes at stake. During the Festival conferences, workshops will also take place as well as a two days event dedicated to web documentaries.

Conferences and discussions will be organised with the directors and specialists to reflect about the future of the Millennium Development Goals after 2015.

In a special message addressed to the Millenium festival, the famous actor Antonio Banderas, goodwill ambassador of the United Nations Program for Development, defends the importance of art and cinema to raise awareness amongst citizens of the major endeavours facing humanity.

«Documentary films give us more than just a snapshot of reality. They provide a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the Millennium Development Goals».

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A little reminder of the most important key dates:

2012 Millenium FestivalWhen: from the 17th of April till the 5th of May 2012

Where: Cinema Galleries (opening night) – Vendôme – CIVA – Espace Senghor – Flagey, studio 4 (award ceremony) – Potemkine

Opening ceremony: Tuesday 17th of April 2012, starting from 19h30 at the Cinema Galleries

Screenings and conferences: from Wednesday the 18th of April till the 5th of May at Vendôme, CIVA and Espace Senghor

Award ceremony: Sunday the 22th of April 2012, starting from 19h30 at Studio 4 Flagey