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Explore Zone

The Explore Zone jury, composed of young people between 18 and 26 years old, follows a selection of films by and for young people. At the end of the ride, the jury will present the Explore Award, the winning film receiving a free media campaign in De Morgen and Knack Focus, and at Studio Brussels. Thus, the winning film gains enhanced exposure upon release.

2023 - Explore Award
Slow by Marija Kavtaradze

Special Mention

The Sweet East by Sean Price Williams

Explore Zone Jury 2023
Robin Van Kerckhoven
Nathan Everaert
Helene Van den Broeck
Rune Callewaert
Marie van den Eeden
Carice van Heusden

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2022 - Explore Award
How to Save a Dead Friend by Marusya Syroechkovskaya

Special Mention

Echo by Ruben Desiere

Explore Zone Jury 2022
Lennert Verdoodt
Nwanda Okparaji
Clara Pollentier
Zita-Luna De Smaele
Margot Leyers
Korneel Snauwaert


2021 - Explore Award
Pleasure by Ninja Thyberg

Explore Zone Jury 2021
Atalya De Cock
Dieter Bochar
Marieke De Bruyn
Yousef Hanon
Cato Andriessen

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2020 - Explore Award
Gagarine by Fanny Liatard & Jérémy Trouilh

Explore Zone Jury 2020
Monica Fierlafijn
Reuben Martens
Florian Saerens
Ella Van Eynde
Ralph Vandamme

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2019 - Explore Award
Monos by Alejandro Landes

Explore Zone Jury 2019
Geertrui De Vijlder
Mathilde Luijten
Sander Misplon
Marijn Claeys
Emiel Vandekerckhove

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2018 - Explore Award
Mein Bruder heißt Robert und ist ein Idiot by Philip Gröning

Explore Zone Jury 2018
Joram De Cocker
Ophelia Van Wijmeersch
Nina Cools
Jordi Bosman
Alexander De Man

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2017 - Explore Award
Call Me By Your Name by Luca Guadagnino

Explore Zone Jury 2017
Reinart Belpaire
Bo Bouillaert
Liza De Maeyer
Charlotte Lybaert
Yort Jansen
Polle Notelteirs

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2016 - Explore Award
Grave by Julia Ducournau

2016 - Special Mention
Home by Fien Troch

Explore Zone Jury 2016
Masha Berkers
Bo Alfaro Decreton
Jasper Desmedt
Ben De Smet
Sven Hollebeke

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2015 - Explore Award
Sleeping Giant by Andrew Cividino

2015 - Special Mentions
Ixcanul by Jayro Bustamante
Louder Than Bombs
by Joachim Trier

Explore Zone Jury 2015
Charlotte De Cort
Louise Willocx
Shauni De Gussem
Vincent van den Ouden
Lenny Rosbach

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2014 - Explore Award
The Tribe by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy

2014 - Special Mentions
Maayan Turjeman (actress) in That Lovely Girl by Keren Yedaya
by Quentin Dupieux

Explore Zone Jury 2014


2013 - Explore Award
Omar by Hany Abu-Assad

2013 - Special Mentions
Brie Larson (actress) in Don Jon by Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Short Term 12 by Destin Daniel Cretton
Harmony Lessons
by Emir Baighazin

Explore Zone Jury 2013

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2012 - Explore Award
Beasts of the Southern Wild by Benh Zeitlin

Explore Zone Jury 2012


2011 - Proximus Generation ExploreZone Award
Weekend by Andrew Haigh

2011 - Special Mention
Jess + Moss by Clay Jeter

Explore Zone Jury 2011


2010 - Explore Award
Pure by Lisa Langseth

Explore Zone Jury 2010


2009 - Explore Award
Ajami by Scandar Copti & Yaron Shani

2009 - Special Mention
À l'ouest de Pluton
by Henry Bernadet, Myriam Verreault

Explore Zone Jury 2009


- Explore Award
Hunger by Steve McQueen

2008 - Special Mention
Worlds Apart
by Niels Arden Oplev

Explore Zone Jury 2008


2007 - Explore Award
Once by John Carney

2007 - Special Mention
Small Gods
by Dimitri Karakatsanis

Explore Zone Jury 2007


2006 - Mine Explore Award
Princess by Anders Morgenthaler

Explore Zone Jury 2006

Off beat

2005 - Mine Explore Award
Kammerflimmern (Off Beat) by Hendrik Hölzemann

Explore Zone Jury 2005

Eternal sunshine

2004 - Mine Explore Award
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind by Michel Gondry

Explore Zone Jury 2004

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