Cinemaximiliaan brings newcomers and locals together through film and more


brings newcomers and locals together through film and more

Cinemaximiliaan is a platform with and by newcomers. We started in 2015 with an open air cinema in an improvised camp at the Maximiliaan Park in Brussels, Belgium.

Our community quickly grew through the commitment of a vast network of volunteers, amongst them many newcomers.


Cinemaximiliaan brings films in many remote asylum centers around Belgium on a regular basis, where there is a need for encounter and cultural exchange. Also, we organise film screenings with encounters and debates in private homes, in cinema’s and in cultural venues. Join us at our dinner table and participate in our Living Room workshops on cinema, photography, storytelling, performance and more. Everyone is welcome!

Cinema Trottoir


The Project House in Molenbeek is the beating heart of Cinemaximiliaan where volunteers and visitors stay over for and after events. It is here that people meet, share meals and work together on collaborations of artistic productions. It also houses the office of Cinemaximiliaan where the team, assisted by many newcomers, volunteers and interns, are working behind the screens. Cinemaximiliaan builds bridges for encounters and co-creation through which newcomers can continue their path in a new homeland.


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