Avila is a Brussels-based non-profit organisation which distributes Belgian auteur cinema in theaters and online. Founded by filmmakers, the platform offers both contemporary and classical, experimental, documentary, and fiction films. The catalogue is a carefully curated selection of films that resonate aesthetically and socially, and contribute to (film) history. Its range consists mainly of films with a unique worldview by directors with a bold cinematic signature who resolutely approach cinema as an art form.
Belgium produces many exceptional and valuable films that often fail to fully reach their intended audience. Avila seeks to bridge the gap between a film and its public and contributes to a sustainable Belgian film culture on several levels. As a distributor, Avila brings unreleased films to the big screen with care and organises contextualised screenings in Belgium. After their release, the films are published on the streaming platform where they are accessible worldwide alongside 100 other titles.
Ruben Desiere, Olivia Rochette
Marguerite de Saint André
Niels Putman, Dhiaa Biya
Margaux Dauby, Anton Jäger, Veva Leye
Gilke Geeraerts, Wolfram Vandenbergen
Yentl De Baets (2020), Chaimae Elhannouti (2021), Mona Cornelis (2023), Isaak Vervaecke (2023)
Dhiaa Biya, Marguerite de Saint André, Ruben Desiere, Niels Putman, Olivia Rochette, Quinten Wyns
Jens Buysschaert, Pepa De Maesschalck (chair), Juliette Duret, Michiel Philippaerts
Jens Buysschaert, Gerard-Jan Claes, Pepa De Maesschalck, Ruben Desiere, Juliette Duret, Michiel Philippaerts, Rasmus Van Heddeghem, Olivia Rochette
Gerard-Jan Claes, Ruben Desiere, Olivia Rochette
Timeau De Keyser, Katrien Desiere, Lennert De Taeye, Nina de Vroome, Hans Galle, Sis Matthé, David Slotema, Nefertari Vanden Bulcke
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the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) of the government of Flanders, la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, de Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie and the Brussels Capital Region