Visit the festival
If you are a (documentary) film professional and would like to visit the festival, fill in the accreditation form linked below. If accepted, your accreditation will allow you to visit all regular screenings free of charge (as long as tickets are available). You will also have access to most of the selected films via festival tablets.
As a (film)journalist you can request a code for your accreditation. Contact email@example.com.
Most of the documentaries are either spoken or subtitled in English
Facilities for guests
As a guest of DOCVILLE you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
CINEMA ZED VESALIUS / AUDITORIUM VESALIUS
Andreas Vesaliusstraat 9C, 3000 Leuven
The main festival location: tickets, information, accreditation
Location of Cinema ZED Vesalius, Auditorium Vesalius
Fancy a nice cup of coffee, an aperitif or a delicious lunch or dinner? DOCVILLE opens a cozy pop-up cafe on the Vesalius site during the festival hours.
Brusselsestraat 63, 3000 Leuven
Dirk Boutslaan 62
Bondgenotenlaan 145, 3000 Leuven
SINGLE TICKET: € 11
REDUCED PRICE: € 9
SIX X ZED-Card: € 54 (= 6 tickets)
Not personal/can be used online and all festival locations /valid for two years
>> Buy your ZESxZEDkaart
FESTIVAL PASS: € 64
Strictly personal / Gives access to all screenings
>> Buy your festival pass
TICKET DESKS :
ZED-Vesalius - Andreas Vesaliusstraat 9c - 3000 Leuven
Click on the date in the right column on each film page.
If you have any questions please contact email@example.com or call +3216679235.
Traditionally, professional documentary makers come together on the last day of DOCVILLE for the annual Day of the Doc. We start with the screening of Subject, followed by a panel discussion about the relationship between documentary maker and his subject, after lunch we talk about audience friendliness versus uncompromising and about and with young filmmakers and their futureday-of-the-doc-2023
Naar aanleiding van een korte lezing van Peter Krüger gaan de documentairemakers in debat over hun rol in de samenleving. Het debat draait om de centrale vraag: moeten we als onafhankelijke makers compromisloos zijn of moeten we rekening houden met de steeds groeiende vraag naar publieksvriendelijkheid?panel-discussion-on-audience-friendliness-versus-uncompromisingness
Filmmakers, come listen to the Science Talkies where scientists explain their research. Afterwards, meet the scientists during a speed date and work out your own documentary film project. Afterwards, you as a filmmaker pitch your project. In the end, two winners will receive a production budget of €40,000.receive-a-production-budget-of-40-000-euros-for-the-production-of-a-short-scientific-documentary
A panel discussion about the relationship between the documentary maker and his subject on the basis of the film Subject. In the presence of Camilla Hall (director Subject), Margaret Ratliff (one of the main characters of the film), Kristof Bilsen (documentary filmmaker) & Ellen Vermeulen (documentary filmmaker). Moderation by Isabel Junius.subject-in-documentary
Stay in Leuven
OFFICIAL FESTIVAL HOTEL
- IBIS Hotel Leuven Centrum ★★★ - Brusselsestraat 52
>> Official site
IBIS hotel Leuven Centrum is located in the historical centre of Leuven, just several meters away from the Old Market Square (with a variety of restaurants and bars), and a short walk from the university, theatre, museums and shopping centre. The hotel is easily accessed both by car and by public transport, a bus stop is just around the corner and the train station is only 15 minutes by foot. Brussels international airport Zaventem is only 20 kilometres away.
More hotels, hostels and B&B's
If you arrive by plane, you preferably fly to Brussels International Airport (Zaventem). There is a direct train connection between Brussels International Airport and Leuven (15 minutes). You can also choose Brussels South (Charleroi) (about 80km from Brussels). In case you arrive in Charleroi; take the train to Brussels and a connecting train from Brussels to Leuven.
By train, Leuven is only 20 minutes from Brussels, 40 minutes from Antwerp, 50 minutes from Liège, 90 minutes from the Belgian coast and at 2 to 3 hours from cities like Düsseldorf, Paris, Amsterdam, Calais, …
>> Belgian Rail
GETTING AROUND IN LEUVEN
In Leuven the buses of the public transport company De Lijn will swiftly take you anywhere in the city.
- Cinema ZED- Vesalius: stop Leuven Campus Vesalius - lines 1,2,4,5,6
- STUK: stop Leuven H.Hart Kliniek - line 2
- Kinepolis: stop station Leuven
- 30CC/Wagehuys Stop Sint-Pieterskliniek
>> De Lijn
Bikes rule the streets of Leuven, it's the best way to get around the city center. You can rent bikes at the Bike center at the Leuven railway station or in the center at Leuven Leisure.
>> Bicycle rent
Leuven has a small citycenter, which means that everything is easily accessible by foot.
-Cinema ZED- Vesalius: 12 minutes from the station.
-STUK: 20 minutes from the station.
-Kinepolis: 4 minutes from the station.
-30CC/Wagehuys:17 minutes from the station.
Tourism Leuven: Visit Leuven
On the official website of the city of Leuven you can find a lot of useful tourist information, in English, French and German. Check the website for all information about things to see and do, activities and events, brochures and a city map, lists of hotels and B&B's and much more.
Leuven offers a wide range of possibilities as to culture, art history and gastronomy: culinary delights, the magnificent Gothic town hall, delicious Leuven beer, the lively atmosphere at the Oude Markt square and the sleek contemporary architecture of M - Museum Leuven. More than ever, Leuven is an innovative city with nanotechnology pioneers and an increasing number of creative companies.
Leuven is a vibrant city where authenticity still has meaning. You can enjoy some shopping in the numerous exclusive boutiques and stroll along attractive streets and squares.
During 'Het Groot Verlof' in summer, you can experience the various festivals in the town centre and relax at the city's many idyllic green spots. Winter time in Leuven brings a warm glow in the cold months with a traditional Christmas market and atmospheric walks and concerts. Leuven has it all. And more. You're guaranteed to come back sometime!