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Official Page: www.facebook.com/cinemaximiliaan
Platform to get involved: Cinemaximiliaan behind the screen
Cinemaximiliaan organises many regular screenings in asylum centers all over Belgium, as well as pop-up cinemas at private homes
and excursions to museums and exhibitions: these dates are popping up on a short notice! Here we keep the overview up to date.
Film screenings in refugee reception centers:
September 6 - October 1: Daily Film Screenings at Maximiliaan Park, Brussels
October 1 - February 18: Daily Film Screenings at Maximiliaan Hall, Brussels
October 17, 7:00 pm: Sint Niklaas (Westakkers)
December 16, 7:00 pm: Brussels (Petit Chateau)
December 18, 7:00 pm: Sint Niklaas (Westakkers)
January 15, 7:00 pm: Lombardsijde
January 17, 7:00 pm: Sint Niklaas (Westakkers)
January 17, 15:00 pm: Namur (Belgrade)
January 22, 7:00 pm: Lombardsijde
February 3, 7:00 pm: Sint Niklaas (Westakkers)
February 5, 7:00 pm: Lombardsijde
February 12, 7:00 pm: Lombardsijde
February 19, 7:00 pm: Lombardsijde
February 28, 7:00 pm: Houthalen-Helchteren
March 11, 7:00 pm: Broechem
March 17, 7:00 pm: Sint Niklaas (Westakkers)
April 4, 7.00 pm: Ghent (Ponton)
April 6, 7.00 pm: Broechem
April 9, 7:00 pm: Sint Niklaas (Westakkers)
April 10, 7:00 pm: Houthalen-Helchteren
April 11, 7:00 pm: Ghent (Ponton)
April 16, 3.00 pm: Lubbeek
April 28, 7:00 pm: Brussels (Petit Château)
April 29: 7:00 pm: Broechem
May 1, 7:00 pm: Hechtel-Eksel
May 2, 7:00 pm: Ghent (Ponton)
May 4, 7:00 pm: Broechem
May 5, 7:00 pm: Sint Niklaas (Westakkers)
May 9, 7:00 pm: Ghent (Ponton)
May 20, 7:00 pm: Broechem
May 26, 7:00 pm: Sint Niklaas (Westakkers)
June 1, 7:00 pm: Broechem
June 17, 7:00 pm: Dendermonde
June 17, 7:00 pm: Broechem
July 4, 7:00 pm: Ghent (Ponton)
July 7, 7:00 pm: Poelkapelle
July 14, 7:00 pm: Westakkers
July 18, 7:00 pm: Sainte-Ode
July 22, 7:00 pm: Lubbeek
July 27, 7:00 pm: Brussels (Petit Château)
August 11, 7:00 pm: Westakkers
August 19, 7:00 pm: Koksijde
August 26, 7:00 pm: Koksijde
Sept 9, 7:00 pm: Jette
Sept 24, 6:00 pm: Houthalen-Helchteren
Okt 16, 7:00 pm: Hechtel-Eksel
Okt 19, 8:00 pm: Ghent (Ponton)
Nov 13, 11 am: Lubbeek ("Sonita" in presence of the director)
Nov 13, 5 m: Lubbeek ("Sonita" in presence of the director)
Nov 15, 6:30 pm: Poelkapelle ("Sonita" in presence of the director)
Nov 16, 5 pm: Ghent (Ponton) ("Sonita" in presence of the director)
Programs in cultural venues:
November 12, 2:00 pm: Visit to the Museum of Fine Arts, Brussels
November 14, 11.00 am: Visit to exhibition "A Line is a line is a line", CC Strombeek, Grimbergen
December 3, 8:00 pm: Screening of Short films at OFFoff Cinema, Ghent
December 4, 2:00 pm: Visit to the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent
January 10, 2:00 pm: Screening of "Io sto con la sposa - On the Bride's Side" at Bozar Cinema, Brussels
January 26, 10:00 am: Visit to the exhibition "A Bottom Line" with Philippe Van Cauteren, workshop with Hidde Van Schie at SMAK, Ghent
February 24, 8:00 pm: Private screening of the film "The Return to Homs" in Brussels
March 4, 7:00 pm: Opening of Cinemaximiliaan Charity Exhibition at Villa Empain, Brussels.
March 8, 8:00 pm: Visit to the performance "Badke" at KVS, Brussels.
March 26, 7.30 pm: Opening Cinemaximiliaan Charity Exhibition at Z33, Hasselt
April 20, 8.00 pm: Lecture and debate by Ayham Seif Eddin (SY/BE) at Muntpunt Brussels - POSTPONED
May 1, 7:00 pm: Visit to "Kakuma: Invisible City" at STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven
May 2, 8.00 pm: Belgian Premiere 'The Emigrants' at Bozar cinema, Brussels
May 12, 2:30 pm - 3.30 pm: Visit to Exhibition "From Floris to Rubens" at Museum of Fine Arts, Brussels
June 5, 2:00 pm: Private Recital by Shalan Alhamwy in Dilbeek
June 8, 10:50 am - 12:30 pm: Lecture by Yazan Rajab at Steinerspchool De Es, Antwerp
June 30, 8.00 pm: Concert by Hussein Rassim (IQ/BE) at Pianofabriek, Brussels
September 11, 4:00 pm: Special screening of raw footage shot by newcomers in Belgium, in presence of Abbas Fahdel
November 13-16: Tour through various refugee centers with Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami (IRN) and Farzaneh Davoodi (IR) with the film "Sonita"
November 14, 6:00 pm: Screening and debate of "Sonita" by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami (IRN) at Cinema Galeries, Brussels. In presence of the director
November 16, 7:00 pm: Screening and debate of "The Land of the Enlightened" by Pieter-Jan De Pue at CC Belgica, Dendermonde. In presence of the director
December 11, 2 pm: Concert at the church of Sint Anna Pede (TBA) in collaboration with Davidsfonds Itterbeek
December 21, 7:00 pm: Screening and debate of "The Emigrants" by Mohamed Abdulaziz (SY) in the presence of actor Mohamed Alarashi (SY) at RITCS Cinema
Many more dates to come - stay updated here!
WHO IS WHO
Cinemaximiliaan grew out of a volunteering initiative, and its spirit is very much based on the positive energy with which every individual contributes its part to the project. Cinemaximiliaan is an associative and dynamic organisation, and so are the people involved in the project. Everybody is welcome to join at any point!
Gwendolyn Lootens, artist and filmmaker (BE), Gawan Fagard, art historian and film critic (BE)
Terry Simmons, accountant (BE), Quinten Wijns, filmmaker (BE), Dirk Vandervelden, communications manager (BE), Ayham Seif, aid worker and international relations student (SY), Louay Daboos, aid worker and film student (SY), Lubnan Al-Wazny, shoemaker (IQ), Ayman Al Tawil, nurse (PS), Shamsia Ahmadi Nijat, social worker (AFG), Ali Ahmadi Nijat, journalist (AFG), Reza Panahi, graphic designer (AFG/IRN), Batul Hossini, social worke r(AFG/IRN), Abdullah Fakri (IQ), Bassel Sukkar, sound designer (SY), Daphne van den Blink, filmmaker (NL), Anna Wouters, language teacher (BE), Frederike Masure, social worker (BE), Lotte Knaepen, filmmaker (BE), Agata Jastrzabek, curator (PL), Elke Mahieu, journalist (BE), Karar Fatlawi, truck driver (IQ), Abbas Alsajwari, barber (IQ), Gailan Albahrany, airconditioning technician (IQ), Yusur Albahrany, geometry student (IQ), Javid Karimy, photographer (AFG), June Lio ShuXin, sociology student (SGP), Hala Dela, social geography student (LBN), Adrian Torres, human right’s activist (MX), Emma Van der Put, artist (NL), Marie-Laurence Jacquemain, social worker (BE), Sandra Verkaart, filmmaker (NL), Ruchira Raychaudhuri, translator (IN), Ben De Pauw (BE), Korneel Boeve, photographer (BE), Fanny Broussan, public service worker (BE), Ali Sabri, painter (IQ), Ella Vanden Houte (BE), Azmi Rajab, engineer (SY), Constance Desmoort (BE), Maria Chalhoub, international affairs officer (SY/SE), Katrien Reist, curator (NL), Flo Flamme, filmmaker (BE), Cathérine Lommée, artist (BE), Kym Ward, artist (UK), Mehdi Kassou (MAR/BE),...
and many many more…
Donations are welcome on following bank account:
IBAN: BE65 0017 8222 9496
VAT: BE06 4969 7486
We also accept donations of DVD's, beamers, portable speakers, DVD players, HDMI / AV cables and suitcases.
Cinemaximiliaan received generous institutional support of: Bozar Cinema, CC Strombeek, Cinema Galeries, Cinema Nova, Cinema RITCS, Courtisane, Davidsfonds Itterbeek, Fondation Boghossian/Villa Empain, Fondation Henri Servais, GC De Maelbeek, GC Everna, Goethe Institut Brüssel, Kaaitheater, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Muntpunt, Odisee, Pianofabriek, SMAK, Steinerschool De Es, Vlaamse Dienst voor Filmcultuur, Z33 huis voor actuele kunst.
Supported by Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie and Stad Brussel/Ville de Bruxelles.
Cinemaximiliaan is a pop-up cinema for and with newcomers in Belgium. We started in an improvised refugee camp at the Maximiliaan park in Brussels with daily film screenings. Cinemaximiliaan quickly grew to become a vast network of volunteers, mainly filmmakers, artists and cinephiles, amongst them many newcomers. Cinemaximiliaan offers a ‘living room', meanwhile showing films in various remote asylum centers around Belgium on a regular basis, where there is a need for distraction and cultural exchange. We also organise many events, film screenings in real cinemas and at people's homes, music and dance performances, debates, lectures, masterclasses and exhibitions, welcoming newcomers to take part and to help shape cultural life in Belgium. It offers space for many encounters and occasions through which newcomers can continue their path in a new homeland.