Film Fest Gent puts a spotlight on European short film talent as well. The international jury awards the Film Fest Gent Best European Short Award, worth €3,000.
Timecode by Giménez Peña Juanjo
Aurelio Grimaldi (IT)
Aurelio Grimaldi wrote and directed two films about Pasolini and a film about the murder of Italian politician Aldo Moro.
Eytan Fox (IS)
Eytan Fox has been a central figure in the recent wave of New Israeli Cinema. Films such as ‘The Bubble’ and ‘Yossi’ helped promote the acceptance of the LGBT+ community in Israel and worldwide.
Greta Scacchi (IT)
Greta Scacchi is an Italian actress with an international career. She starred in ‘Good Morning Babilonia’, ‘The Player’, and ‘Presumed Innocent’. Her most recent film ‘La tenerezza’ will be shown at the festival.
Juliane Lorenz (DE)
Juliane Lorenz edited the films of Rainer Werner Fassbinder since 1977, including his 15-hour long urban epic 'Berlin Alexanderplatz'. She has been the head of the Fassbinder Foundation since 1992.
Arnaud Valois (FR)
Since his performance as the young AIDS activist Nathan in ‘120 Beats per Minute’, Arnaud Valois is considered to be one of this year’s acting revelations. The film won the Grand Prix in Cannes.
Gust Van den Berghe (BE)
Gust Van den Berghe is a Belgian director whose 2010 debut film ‘Little Baby Jesus of Flandr’ garnered national and international acclaim. He has directed two more films since.