WHAT WE DO...
Cinemaximiliaan is a film platform with and by 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, amongst them many newcomers. Cinemaximiliaan is like an itinerant ‘living room’ showing films in various remote asylum centers around Belgium on a regular basis, where there is a need for distraction and cultural exchange.
Moreover, we organise many events, film screenings in cinemas and at people's homes, music performances, debates, lectures, workshops,… welcoming newcomers to take part and to help shape cultural life in Brussels and Belgium. Since shortly we’re also making artistic productions: a touring concert with silent film and a short film production platform connecting newcomers and filmmakers.
Cinemaximiliaan offers a bridge for many encounters and occasions through which newcomers can continue their path in a new homeland.