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.
winner 2017: My Second Eye by Ahmad Saleh
Winner 2016: Timecode by Giménez Peña Juanjo
Winner 2015: Le Mur by Samuel Lampaert
Winner 2014: Washingtonia by Konstantina Kotzamani
Winner 2013: Whale Valley by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson
Winner 2012: As Ondas (The Waves) by Miguel Fonseca
Winner 2011: Demain Ça Sera Bien by Pauline Gay
Winner 2010: Berik by Daniel Joseph Borgman
Michaël Borremans (BE)
Hope Dickson Leach (UK)
Hope Dickson Leach is a British director. After multiple shorts which screened at multiple international filmfestivals, she won a range of awards for her feature debut ‘The Levelling’.
Stephen & David Dewaele (BE)
For over 20 years, brothers Stephen & David Dewaele have consistently pushed the boundaries of music with their band Soulwax and as 2ManyDJs. They have also composed and produced the soundtrack for Felix van Groeningen’s ‘Belgica’ and 'Steve + Sky'. Their music is also featured in many films and tv series.
Mireille Perrier (FR)
Mireille Perrier is a French actress who broke through with her role in the 1983 film ‘Boy Meets Girl’. In 1991, she received the Joseph Plateau Award at Film Fest Gent.
Alexandre O. Philippe (US)
Swiss-American film-maker Alexandre O. Philippe has directed numerous award-winning documentaries, many of which take on the role of unpacking the most influential works of master film-makers. In 2017, his film '78/52' premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
João Pedro Rodrigues (PO)
João Pedro Rodrigues debuted in 2000 with ‘O Fantasma.’ Since then, the Portuguese director took home prizes at acclaimed film festivals including Cannes, Venice and Toronto.
Nele Wohlatz (DE)
Nele Wohlatz is a German director of award-winning feature films ‘Ricardo Bär' and ‘The Future Perfect’. She also teaches documentary directing in Buenos Aires.