10 21 oct '23

North Sea Port Audience Award - Top 10

The winner of the North Sea Port Audience Award is chosen entirely by you. The winning film will receive €5,000 for distribution and a media campaign worth €12,000. After each screening you can vote online with the unique order number and ticket number on your ticket, or by tearing a box on your physical ticket and depositing it at the location in the ballot box. Below you will find the top 10 for the North Sea Port Audience Award.

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Knor (6+) (Oink)

Mascha Halberstad
Mascha Halberstad's first stop-motion feature – the first ever from the Netherlands – contains as much charm as silicone poo, and puts an innocent piglet in the midst of a sausage competition. After Babe, Piglet and Gunda ... Meet Oink.
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Zee van tijd (Sea of Time)

Theu Boermans
In Theu Boermans' comeback film, a couple ends up in turbulent waters during a sailing trip. Will the storm subside forty years later?
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Ruben Desiere
With Echo Ruben Desiere offers a surprising glimpse into the training of Belgian soldiers, who are subjected to almost theatrical role-plays and the authority of an amiable commander.
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Holy Spider

Ali Abbasi
Holy Spider is both a thriller in which a serial killer is chased by a journalist, and a merciless dissection of Iran, the homeland of director Ali Abbasi (Gräns).
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Yuku en de Himalayabloem (5+) (Yuku et la fleur de l'Himalaya)

Arnaud Demuynck, Rémi Durin
Yuku, a little mouse, sings and plays his way from song to song in this vibrant adventure full of surprising encounters and catchy music.
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The Quiet Girl (An Cailín Ciúin)

Colm Bairéad
For his debut The Quiet Girl, Irish filmmaker Colm Bairéad moulds a short story by Caire Keegan into a tender coming-of-age film.
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Lukas Dhont
Lukas Dhont's sophomore feature (after Girl) is a sensitive and empathic look at a friendship between two thirteen-year-old boys. Fragile, deeply moving Belgian cinema that was awarded the Grand Prix in Cannes.
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Little Forest (리틀 포레스트)

Yim Soon-rye
In the tradition of 'food films' like Tampopo or Eat Drink Man Woman, this is a tasty South Korean spectacle in which the dishes are not only a feast for the eyes, but also reflect the feelings of the characters.
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The Banshees of Inisherin

Martin McDonagh
Oscar winner Martin McDonagh ships the team from In Bruges to his homeland Ireland for The Banshees of Inisherin. Set against the beautiful landscape, a tragicomic character study unfolds about the rift between two old friends.
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Music for Black Pigeons

Jørgen Leth, Andreas Koefoed
A documentary that forces jazz musicians to look into their own hearts to find the meaning of making music. With beautiful music, of course, which is sometimes even born before our eyes.

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