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Winner Prix UIP Ghent 2003, wins Best European Short Award

15 Dec 2004
Winner of the 2003 Prix UIP Ghent Award, the French short J'ATTENDRAI LE SUIVANT (I'll Wait for The Next One) by Philippe Orreindy, took the European Film Academy (EFA) Short Film Award at this weekend's European Film Awards Ceremony in Barcelona.

Each year the Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent tries to offer a platform to young talented filmmakers. One of the initiatives through which it hopes to achieve this goal is the organisation of the Prix UIP Competition for European Shorts, next year to be organised for the fifth consecutive time. The winner is automatically nominated for the EFA Short Film Award (a € 10,000 money prize).

Furthermore, the Italian feature film CERTI BAMBINI by Andrea & Antonio Frazzi - presented in competition at this year's Flanders Film Festival - won the European Film Academy Discovery 2004 Award (the Prix Fassbinder). Both directors presented their film to the Flemish audience in October.

Stimulated by the Flanders Film Festival and the World Soundtrack Academy, the EFA presented for the first time an Award for Best European Composer. The award went to Bruno Coulais for his score for the French hit THE CHOIR (Les Choristes) by Christophe Barratier. Bruno Coulais already won the Georges Delerue Award at the Flanders Film Festival for his music for MICROCOSMOS and HIMALAYA.

The Flanders Film Festival - Ghent wishes to congratulate this year's winners and invites all European film makers to submit their new shorts for the upcoming edition of the Prix UIP Ghent 2005.

Submissions are welcome until 10 August 2005. All we need is a viewing tape (VHS Pal or NTSC) accompanied by documentation of the film (pressbook, some B/W stills, reviews, if any and a director's biography). An entry form is not necessary at this stage. These materials will be returned after viewing at your expense. If the tape does not need to be returned, it will be erased.

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