Students from recognized film schools in Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia can compete for the Prize for Best Belgian Student Short, with a value of €5,000. A professional jury will award the prize.
The prize is awarded by Amplo, HR partner for the creative sector.
Winner 2019: hier. by Joy Maurits (LUCA)
Winner 2018: Après le silence by Sonam Larcin (IAD)
Winner 2017: Croisé by Elke Vanoosts (RITS)
Winner 2016: Boi by Anthony Nti (RITS)
Winner 2015: Flor De Mil Colores by Karen Vázques Guadarrama (KASK)
Winner 2014: L'infini by Lukas Dhont (KASK)
Winner 2013: Zinneke by Rémi Allier (IAD)
Winner 2012: De Naam Van De Vader by Timothy Wennekes (LUCA)
Winner 2011: Broeders by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah (LUCA)
Winner 2010: Marie by Jozefien Scheepers (RITS)
Winners Best Belgian Short:
Winnaar 2009: A Gentle Creature by Marc Roels
Winnaar 2008: Songes d'une femme de ménage by Banu Akseki
Winnaar 2007: Personal Spectator by Emmanuel Jespers
Winnaar 2006: Tanghi Argentini by Guido Thys
Winnaar 2005: Meander by Joke Liberge
Winnaar 2004: Cologne by Kaat Beels
Winnaar 2003: Mr J Russel by Wouter Sel
Jayro Bustamante (CO)
Guatemalan director Jayro Bustamante is back at Film Fest Gent after his remarkable debut ‘Ixcanul’ in 2015. Next to his jury duties, his film ‘La Llorona’ (p. 26) will be screened in our official competition this year after a run in Venice, while his other project ‘Temblores’ featured at the Berlinale.
Neil Young (UK)
Neil Young is a British journalist, programmer and filmmaker, who regularly writes for The Hollywood Reporter and Sight & Sound among other publications. He works as curator or consultant at several European festivals, including prominent events in Austria, Norway and Serbia. His feature-length directorial debut ‘Rihaction’ premiered in March.
Amira Daoudi (BE)
Graphic designer and art director Amira Daoudi leads her own Studio Daoudi, an international creative communication company. She specialises in the creation of film posters, including Academy Award Nominee ‘Bullhead’, but was also involved in the brand new identity of the Brussels Royal City Theater. In 2015, she presented her first solo exhibition ‘From Film to Poster’.