The official competition is the backbone of the festival. An international jury awards two prizes: the Grand Prix for Best Film and the Georges Delerue Award for Best Soundtrack. Each prize consists of a distribution premium and a media campaign to promote the film’s cinematic release.
Winners previous editions
2016 - Grand Prix voor Beste Film
A Quiet Passion - Terence Davies
2016 - Georges Delerue Prijs voor de Beste Muziek
Johnny Jewel voor Home
2016 - Special Mention
Glory - Kristina Grozeva & Petar Valchanov
2015 - Grand prize for best film
Ixcanul - Volcano Regisseur: Jayro Bustamante
2015 - Georges Delerue Prize for Best Sound design
Johnnie Burn & Yorgos Lanthimos - The Lobster
Sir Alan Parker
Boyd van Hoeij
2014 - De Grote Prijs voor Beste Film
Gente de bien by Franco Lolli
2014 - Special Mention
Jauja by Lisandro Alonso
2014 - Georges Delerue Prize for Best Music
Boris Debackere for the music from Violet by Bas Devos
Bret Easton Ellis
2013 - Grand prize for best film
The Selfish Giant by Clio Barnard
2013 - Georges Delerue Prize for Best Music
A Touch of Sin by Jia Zhangke
2013 - Special Mention
The Missing Picture by Rithy Panh
Jonathan Coe (UK)
British author Jonathan Coe is an award-winning and prolific author. He has served as a jury member at the Venice, Sitges and Edinburgh Film Festivals.
Photo: © Caroline Irby
Lina El Arabi (FR)
French actress Lina El Arabi took acting classes in Paris. Her work includes ‘Ne m’abandonne pas’ and ‘Noces’. Her next appearance will be in ‘Eye on Juliet’.
India Hair (FR)
India Hair is a French TV, film and theatre actress. She is known for her roles in ‘Camille Rewinds’ and ‘Demain et tous les autres jours’.
Tran Anh Hung (FR)
His feature film debut, ‘The Scent of Green Papaya’, won Vietnamese-born French director Tran Anh Hung both a Caméra d’Or in Cannes and international critical acclaim. Other titles are ‘Cyclo’, ‘I Come with the Rain’ and ‘Norwegian Wood’.
Maaike Neuville (BE)
Maaike Neuville is a Belgian film, television and theatre actress. She has directed two shorts and is finalising a third directorial project.
Photo: © Jef Jacobs
Jeremy Thomas (US)
Jeremy Thomas produced acclaimed films such as ‘Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence’ and the winner of nine Academy Awards ‘The Last Emperor’. He was Chairman of the British Film Institute and has been President of the Jury at the Tokyo, Berlin and Cannes film festival (Un Certain Regard).
Photo: © Jessica Thomas