As part of the European Film Awards, the European Film Academy annually presents the award European Discovery to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film. This year's nominations are Hunger (Steve McQueen), Snow (Aida Begic), Summer Book (Seyfi Teoman) and Tulpan (Sergey Dvortsevoy). These films are also being screened at the Ghent International Film Festival.
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He once jotted down the following reminder to himself: "No stars. No happy endings. Only time". The perfect way to describe Cis Bierinckx's selection for A Look Apart. With this quirky programme, film fans get a thought-provoking alternative to the usual commercial blockbusters and mindless action movies that have long plagued the silver screen.
Yesterday the 34th Ghent Film Festival opened officially under massive media attention. The festival previews on the opening night, Closing the Ring and Die Fälscher, were attended by many prominent guests, amongst whom the President of the Festival Jury Kathleen Turner, director Lord Richard Attenborough and actrice Dolores Chaplin.
Actor Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon, Beloved, Manderlay) will attend the upcoming Film Festival Ghent (9-20 October) as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. The Film Festival Ghent is one of the 'Events for UNICEF', which support the children's fund structurally. Glover, who is going to introduce the film Bamako, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for his entire career.
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