• David Cronenberg, Viggo Mortensen, Francois Ozon, Jeanne Moreau, and Mike Leigh among the expected guests to attend the 32nd edition of the Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent.
• Festival programme focuses on Russia and Cinema and Activism. Two world premieres, two international premieres and seven European premieres at this year's Film Festival Ghent.
The Dutch youth film Het Paard van Sinterklaas, that has its Belgian premiere at the Film Festival Ghent, has just won the price for best youth film at the Film festival of Utrecht. The childrens jury said the film was 'funny and moving'.
From 11 through 22 October, the spotlight will once again be on Ghent. This is when the 32nd edition of the Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent is taking place. Special attention will be paid to Russia and recent Russian cinema. Activism in the cinema will also be given a place of honour. The highlight of the latter section is "Fusebox" in the Arts Centre Vooruit, featuring Patti Smith and Tom Verlaine. Other important guests at the 32nd Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent are: David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen (A History of Violence), François Ozon and Jeanne Moreau (Le Temps Qui Reste), Mike Leigh and Imelda Staunton, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Victoria Abril and Zbigniew Preisner.
The film Merry Christmas, a tragicomedy based on a true story from World War I, is to be the opening film of the 32nd Flanders international Film Festival - Ghent (11-22 October). This film, a European co-production, will be screened on Tuesday 11 October at the Kinepolis cinema in Ghent in the presence of director Christian Carion, the actrice Diane Krüger and producer Christophe Rossignon.
The 32nd edition of The Flanders International Film Festival will be dedicated to Robert Wise, the Producer-Director of West Side Story and The Sound of Music, who passed away, Wednesday September 14, just after becoming 91. The former President of the Festival's International Jury was a good friend of Jacques Dubrulle, the President and animator of the Festival. In that way the whole team of the festival wanted to share the condolences with the deceased's family and pay this Hollywood giant himself a well deserved tribute.
The World Soundtrack Academy releases the list of nominees for the three principal categories in the World Soundtrack Awards, the most pre-eminent international prizes for the recognition of film music: Soundtrack Composer of the Year, Best Original Soundtrack of the Year - Orchestral and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The names of the winners will be announced in Ghent on Saturday, October 15.
On October 7, 2005, Peter Vermeersch will for the first time perform his new soundtrack for The Oyster Princess, a silent film by legendary filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch. This world premier at the Vooruit Arts Centre is a co-production between the npo Bonk, the Festival of Flanders-Ghent & the Historic Cities, the International Film Festival of Flanders, Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Motives Festival Genk, Opéra National de Paris and de Singel.
De Bloedbruiloft, (War Moon) Dominique Deruddere's latest movie after "Lune De Guerre" from Hermann & Van Hamme, will make the closing night of The International Film Festival Flanders-Ghent's 32nd Edition (October 11-October 22). The movie will be screened at the Kinepolis Complex, October 22nd.
This year the festival's theme is threefold. It concentrates by tradition on film music, leaving room for two other themes: Russian movies and social commitment in cinema. The latter themes are clearly illustrated by this year's visual: matryoshkas some of which have their eyes wide open while others are blindfolded or gagged.
Are you a soundtrack and music film fan? Then cast your vote for what you consider the best score of the past 12 months. You can vote for any film released between 1 July, 2004 and 30 June, 2005. Cast your vote on www.worldsoundtrackawards.com.
At the 5th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards Oscar winner Rachel Portman will share the stage with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Elvis Presley's legendary composers and songwriters. Our very own Raymond van het Groenewoud will also provide musical fireworks in Concert Hall "De Bijloke". Finally, Gustavo Santaolalla will also be performing live.
A special concert on October 20th 2005. At the historic Opera House in Ghent Belgium. Concert to feature film music of renowned Polish composers Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, Wojciech Kilar and Guest of Honor Zbigniew Preisner.
Winner of the 2003 Prix UIP Ghent Award, the French short J'ATTENDRAI LE SUIVANT (I'll Wait for The Next One) by Philippe Orreindy, took the European Film Academy (EFA) Short Film Award at this weekend's European Film Awards Ceremony in Barcelona.
This Saturday night as a main event of the 31st Flanders International Film Festival , the World Soundtrack Awards , promoting excellence in the art of music, were presented at the Bijloke in Ghent. Night of glitter and gala, where musicians and moviemakers alike are in their most natural environment, that became a real tribute to Gabriel Yared and the music of the movie 'Cold Mountain'.
The Flanders International Film Festival-Ghent has given a Special World Soundtrack Award to Prince & The Revolution in honour of the twentieth anniversary of their legendary movie Purple Rain.
On the same night Sheila E. - the former protégée of Prince - has been awarded with a star in the walk of fame of Kinepolis Ghent.
The emotional and festive opening of the 31st Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent with the moving film Omagh certainly was a memorable occasion. Both director Pete Travis and the "real" Michael Gallagher and his daughter Cathy received a standing ovation of several minutes from the 2,500 guests.
'Omagh' will be the opening night film of the 31th Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent. The film about the bloody bomb blast in a busy shopping area of Omagh in North-Ireland, is written by Paul Greengrass and Guy Hibbert. Greengrass also directed 'Bloody Sunday' and 'The Bourne Supremacy'. Pete Travis directed and will introduce his movie at the festival.