'A Quiet Passion' by Terence Davies and Home' by Fien Troch win at the 43rd Film Fest Gent internatinal competition
1. OFFICIAL COMPETITION
- Grand Prix for Best Film: 'A Quiet Passion' by Terence Davies (2016, UK & Belgium)
This prize is worth €43,500 in total, which is split into a cash distribution grant of €20,000 as support of the film's release in Flanders and Brussels (in at least five movie theaters), and a media return of €23,500.
Motivation of the jury: "After a long and passionate discussion it was decided to recognize the film which some members of the jury considered the most daring and most rigorous of the twelve films in competition: 'A Quiet Passion' by Terence Davies."
- Georges Delerue Award for Best Music: Johnny Jewel for his music for 'Home' by Fien Troch (2016, Belgium)
This prize is worth €21,500 in total. It consists of a distribution grant worth €10,000 and a media return worth €11,500.
Motivation of the jury: "The music translates the inner world of the young characters, capturing all the energy and turbulence of their emotions."
- 'Glory' by Kristina Grozeva & Petar Valchanov received a special mention (2016, Bulgaria & Greece): "We would like to give a special mention to 'Glory' by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, a film admired by all the jury for its humor and its political and moral honesty."
2. EUROPEAN SHORT FILM COMPETITION
- Ghent nomination for the EFA qualifying round: 'Timecode' by Giménez Peña Juanjo (2016, Spain)
This prize nominates its winner for the Prize for Best European Short of the European Film Academy 2016-2017. The winner will be announced in December 2017.
3. BEST BELGIAN STUDENT SHORT COMPETITION
- National Lottery Award for Best Belgian Student Short: 'Boi' by Anthony Nti (RITCS).
The winner receives the National Lottery Award for Best Belgian Student Short, worth €2,000. This film was chosen by a professional jury, with as members Stephan Streker, Samuel Lampaert, Karen Vázquez, Xavier Rombaut, Sachli Gholamalizad and Sanne Nuyens.
- ACE + The Fridge Public Choice Award for Best Belgian Short: 'Boi' by Anthony Nti (RITCS)
Last Sunday, the ACE + The Fridge Public Choice Award was announced, which consists of a grading session worth €6,500 at the audiovisual post production house ACE Image Factory for a next film project.
4. EXPLORE ZONE TRAIL
- Explore Award 2016: 'Grave' by Julia Ducournau(2016, France & Belgium)
The Explore Award was conferred on Thursday 20 October by the youth jury that gives out a publicity campaign for the film on various media outlets: Studio Brussel, Knack and De Morgen.
- 'Home' by Fien Troch received a special mention.
The winners of the Port of Ghent Public Choice Award and Canvas Audience Award will be announced on Monday 24 October.