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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.

Grand Prix for Best Film
Cold War by Paweł Pawlikowski

Georges Delerue Award for Best Score, Soundtrack or Sounddesign
Stuart A. Staples for 'High Life' by Claire Denis

Jury 2018
President: Michaël Borremans
Stephen & David Dewaele
Hope Dickson Leach
Mireille Perrier
Alexandre O. Philippe
João Pedro Rodrigues
Nele Wohlatz 

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

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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
Glory 
by Kristina Grozeva & Petar Valchanov 

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

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2015 - Grand Prix for Best Film
Ixcanul
 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

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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
Jauja
 by Lisandro Alonso 

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

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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 

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2012 - Grand Prix for Best Film
Tabu 
van Miguel Gomes

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

2012 - Special Mention
Kid 
by Fien Troch

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

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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

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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

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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

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2008 - Grand Prix for Best Film
Pazar: Bir Ticaret Masalı 
by Ben Hopkins

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

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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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