Due to the current corona guidelines, JEF festival goes online. Because of this decision, all screenings at our festival locations have been cancelled. But don't worry, we will bring JEF festival to your homes. From 6 February you can watch the best youth films on our festival platform, for a whole month!

NOTE: the masterclasses and open-air media lab will take place physically! 

In order to guarantee your safety during these activities, all necessary steps will be taken to make sure everything is corona-proof. During the year 2020, while JEF continued its activities, we have collected quite some experience with these safety guidelines. 

Any questions about your safety? Do not hesitate to contact us through or by phone on +32 (0)3 303 43 25. Together we can make this festival experience both pleasant and safe. 

Experience JEF festival online

WATCH ONLINE  This year we present you an online film fest. Thus, we can work entirely corona-proof, with guaranteed extra cosy bubble fun right in your own living room. Click the 'WATCH ONLINE' button to discover the online festival programme. For every age group we picked some of our best festival entries.

Build-your-own-festival-box Corona-proof doesn’t mean ‘less fun’! What about playing and experimenting at home, setting up your own festival in your living room? Make it happen with the help of this box filled with pure festival fun for the entire family. 

Media lab open-air Out and about in Antwerp, Courtrai and/or Roeselare? Come take a look at the original festival locations and discover a selection of games and festival filters. Bring your own smartphone, tablet or any other device. Can't get enough of it? Check out our masterclasses or find your way to the online media lab.

  • All outdoor public spaces remain accessible for children and youngsters to play, sport and meet. Avoid outdoor gatherings with more than 4 people, children up to 12 years not included.


For all children younger than 12 years old, leisure activities are allowed under the following rules: 

  • Groups of max. 16 people (for all masterclasses) without social distancing between (young) participants.
  • Our instructors keep wearing their masks at all times. 
  • Rooms and equipment will be disinfected between every session.
  • Did you have symptoms in the week before the masterclass? Or do you feel sick? Then stay at home.
  • Does your child belong to a high-risk group? Then estimate whether it can participate. Note: In case of doubt, consult your doctor.

Cancellation policy 

Cancellation by organiser

In case of cancellation of masterclasses by the organizer due to stricter corona measures, you have two options:

  • receive a voucher, redeemable for one Build-your-own-festival-box or for a free ticket for next year’s JEF festival.
  • get your ticket refunded - send an email to 

Cancellation by participant

When purchasing your ticket through JEF festival ticketshop, Refund Protection offers a refund if you are unable to participate, under the circumstances described in the terms and conditions including accidents and unexpected illnesses that prevent you from participating. READ MORE

Cancellation of the event by the organizer due to corona is not protected by Refund Protection. In this case, please consult the ‘cancellation by organiser’ policy. See above.