Cinemaximiliaan brings film and debates to asylum centres, private homes and cinemas all over Belgium, bridging newcomers with locals in a personal way. The starting point of the film project is each participants desire to share their story through a short film.
Films are made in and around the Cinemaximiliaan project house in Brussels. It becomes a place where people gather, work, sleep over, make movies together and much more. Founders and coordinators Gawan Fagard and Gwendolyn Lootens are living in the house and sharing space and time to build bridges between people. The house figures as character in the films, and transforms itself into a film set.
Find out more in the resources below. Please note that the documents are PDFs which are not readable by a screen reader. However you can also find out more information from the Cinemaximiliaan website here.