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The official competition is the backbone of the festival. An international jury awards three prizes: the Grand Prix for Best Film, the Georges Delerue Award for Best Soundtrack/Sound Design and the Film Fest Gent Best European Short Award. Each prize consists of a distribution premium and a media campaign to promote the film’s cinematic release.


Winners previous editions

2017 - De Grand Prix for best film
Zagros by Sahim Omar Kalifa

2017 - Georges Delerue Prijs voor Beste Soundtrack/Sound Design
Dan Romer for A Ciambra 

Jury 2017
Greta Scacchi 
Aurelio Grimaldi
Eytan Fox
Juliane Lorenz
Arnaud Valois
Gust Van den Berghe


2016 - Grand Prix for Best Film
A Quiet Passion 
by Terence Davies

2016 - Georges Delerue Award for Best Soundtrack/Sound Design
Johnny Jewel for Home

2016 - Special Mention
by Kristina Grozeva & Petar Valchanov 

Jury 2016
Jeremy Thomas - Jury President
Jonathan Coe 
Lina El Arabi 
India Hair 
Tran Anh Hung 
Maaike Neuville 


2015 - Grand Prix for Best Film
 by Jayro Bustamante

2015 - Georges Delerue Award for Best Soundtrack/Sound Design
Johnnie Burn en Yorgos Lanthimos for The Lobster

Jury 2015

Sir Alan Parker - Jury President
Marjane Satrapi
Caroline Strubbe
Franco Lolli
Boyd van Hoeij


2014 - Grand Prix for Best Film
Gente de bien 
by Franco Lolli

2014 - Georges Delerue Award for Best Soundtrack/Sound Design
Boris Debackere for Violet                                                                               

2014 - Special Mention
 by Lisandro Alonso 

Jury 2014
Bret Easton Ellis - Jury President
Héloïse Godet
Patrice Toye
Dana Linssen
Sergei Loznitsa


2013 - Grand Prix for Best Film
The Selfish Giant
by Clio Barnard

2013 - Georges Delerue Award for Best Soundtrack/Sound Design
Lim Giong for A Touch of Sin 

2013 - Special Mention
The Missing Picture 
by Rithy Panh and Harmony Lessons by Emir Baigazin

Jury 2013
István Szabó
Fien Troch
John Parish
Gustavo Santaolalla
Denis Dercourt 


2012 - Grand Prix for Best Film
van Miguel Gomes

2012 - Georges Delerue Award for Best Soundtrack/Sound Design
Olivier Assayas for Something in the Air

2012 - Special Mention
by Fien Troch

Jury 2012
Joan Dupont- Jury President
Bavo Defurne
Bavo Dhooge
Xiaolu Guo
Abel Korzeniowski


2011 - Grand Prix for Best Film
Elena by
 Andrej Zvjagintsev

2011 - Georges Delerue Award for Best Soundtrack/Sound Design
Evgueni & Sacha Galperine for The Invader

2011 - Special Mention
Blue Bird
by Gust Van Den Berghe

Jury 2011
Erik Poppe
Jessica Woodworth
Nathan Larson
Marion Döring
Eran Riklis


2010 - Grand Prix for Best Film
Die Fremde
by Feo Aladag

2010 - Georges Delerue Award for Best Soundtrack/Sound Design
Hong-jip Kim for The Housemaid


2009 - Grand Prix for Best Film
Eyes Wide Open 
by Haim Tabakman

2009 - Georges Delerue Award for Best Soundtrack/Sound Design
Nathan Larson for A Rational Solution


2008 - Grand Prix for Best Film
Pazar: Bir Ticaret Masal─▒ 
by Ben Hopkins

2008 - Georges Delerue Award for Best Soundtrack/Sound Design
Tolib Shakhidi for Two-Legged Horse


2007 - Grand Prix for Best Film
Die Fälscher 
by Stefan Ruzowitzky

2007 - Georges Delerue Award for Best Soundtrack/Sound Design
Benny Andersson for You, the Living

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