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The Market wins festival competition

16 Oct 2008

The Market by Ben Hopkins wins the Grand Prize of the Flemish Community for Best Film at the 35th Ghent International Film Festival. The international jury presided by Danish producer Vibeke Windeløv announced the winners on Wednesday 15 October at the Ghent city hall. Other winning films are Two-Legged Horse (Samira Makhmalbaf), Stella (Sylvie Verheyde) and O'Horten (Bent Hamer).

This year's jury consists of Arne Sierens (author, Belgium), Andreas Dresen (director, Germany), jury president Vibeke Windeløv (producer, Denmark), Simon Ellis (director - winner Prix UIP, GB), Corky Hale-Stoller (Musician, USA) and Philippe Rombi (Composer, France). THE RESULTS Special mentions go to Mrs. Yolande Moreau for her rol in Séraphine, Mr. Hadji Gul for his role as Khaled in Kabuli Kid, Mr. Genco Erkal for his role as Fazil in The Market and Karole Rocher in Stella. The Grand Prize of the Flemish Community for Best Film THE MARKET (BEN HOPKINS) The value of this prize is 20,000 euros. It is a distribution premium intended to promote the release of the winning film in Flanders and Brussels (in at least five cinemas) + media campaign with a value of 6.000 euros. The Georges Delerue Prize for the Best Music TOLIBHON SHAHIDI (TWO-LEGGED HORSE by SAMIRA MAKHMALBAF) This is a distribution premium of 10,000 euros to promote the release of the winning film in Flanders and Brussels (in at least five cinemas) + media campaign with a value of 6.000 euros The SABAM Prize for the Best Scenario SYLVIE VERHEYDE (STELLA) The value of this prize is 10,000 euros. This is also a distribution premium intended to promote the release of the winning film in Flanders and Brussels (in at least five cinemas) + media campaign with a value of 6.000 euros The Robert Wise Award for Best Director BENT HAMER for his film O'HORTEN. Media campaign with a value of 6.000 euros Prix UIP Ghent ZWEMLES (DANNY DE VENT) The value of this prize is 2,000 euros Earlier this week Finding Home bij Christopher Daley won the ACE-competition for Best Flemish Student Short Film. In the Belgian Short Film competition there was a special mention for Jazzed by Anton Setola. The National Lottery Award for Best Belgian Short Film went to Banu Akseki for Songes d'une femme de ménage. The Port of Ghent Public Choice Award will be announced on Monday 20 October.

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