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.
Leila Hatami (IR)
Leila Hatami is an Iranian actress who won the Silver Bear in Berlin in 2011 for her role in Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning lm ‘A Separation’. In 2014, she was a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival. In the past she has also won awards for her role in 'Deserted Station' (2002) in Montreal and for her role in 'The Last Step' (2012) in Carlsbad.
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.
Greta Scacchi (DE)
Greta Scacchi is an Italian actress. She starred in ‘Good Morning Babilonia’, ‘The Player’, and ‘Presumed Innocent’. Her most recent film ‘La tenerezza’ will be shown at the festival.
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.