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Brussels European Film Festival Awards

The 6th edition of the Brussels European Film Festival closed down this Sunday 6 July with the Award Ceremony, followed by the closing film TRICKS by Andrzej Jakimowski, in presence of the Polish director.

Official Competition
The Jury

Bruno Merle
(director « Héros » – France)

Peter Wenham
(production designer « Blood Diamond », « The Bourne Supremacy », « The Queen »,
« The Bourne Ultimatum » – Great Britain)

Aneta Lesnikovska
(director « Does it hurt ? The first Balkan Dogma » – Macedonia)

Rudi Rosenberg
(actor « Déjà mort », « Voleur de vie », « Les Aristos », « Le tango des Rashevski »,
« Sous les toits de Paris » - France)

Marie Vinck
(actrice « De Kus » - Belgium)

Matthieu Donck
(director « Un jour mon prince viendra », « Missing » - Belgium)


Films in competition

BLACK ICE (Musta Jaä) by Petri Kotwica (Finland /Germany)
BLIND LOVES (Slepe Lasky) by Juraj Lehotsky (Slovakia)
ERIK NIETZSCHE : THE EARLY YEARS - PART 1 by Jacob Thuesen (Denmark)
EVERYBODY DIES BUT ME (Vse umrut a ja ostanus) by Valeria Gaï Guermanika (Russia)
THE FRIEND (Der Freund) by Micha Lewinsky (Switzerland)
THE HEART IS A DARK FOREST (Das Herz ist ein dunkler Wald) by Nicolette Krebitz (Germany)
HEART OF FIRE (Feuerherz) by Luigi Falorni (Germany/Austria)
I AM FROM TITOV VELES (Jas sum od Titov Veles) by Teona Strugar Mitevska (Macedonia/France/Belgium/Slovenia)
INVOLUNTARY (De Ofrivilliga) by Ruben Östlund (Sweden)
LO MEJOR DE MI by Roser Aguilar (Spain)
NIRVANA by Igor Voloshin (Russia)
THE STRANGER IN ME (Das Fremde in mir) by Emily Atef (Germany)
VERSAILLES by Pierre Schoeller (France)
WITH YOUR PERMISSION (Til døden os skiller) by Paprika Steen (Denmark/Sweden)


Awards by the Official Jury

Iris Award for Best Film
10.000 € offered by the Brussels-Capital Region
awarded to

« INVOLUNTARY (De Ofrivilliga) »
by Ruben Östlund (Sweden)

The award was received by the director Ruben Östlund and the producer Erik Hemmendorf
assigned by the members of the official jury



Award for Best Performance
2.500 € offered by the Commune of Ixelles
awarded to the three actrices

Polina Philonenko, Agnia Kuznetsova, Olga Shuvalova
In the film « EVERYBODY DIES BUT ME (Vse umrut a ja ostanus) »
by Valeria Gaï Guermanika (Russia)

The award was assigned by the members of the official jury


Public Awards


Public Award
2.500 € offered by the Commune of Ixelles
awarded by the members of the audience among all the films in the festival
(Ofiicial Competition, Révélations, Avant-Premières)

awarded to

« UNE CHANSON DANS LA TETE (Melodrama Habibi) »
de Hany Tamba (France)
The award was handed to the director Hany Tamba



RTBF Award for Best Film
10.000 € in distribution value – prize awarded by RTBF La Deux
to

« UNE CHANSON DANS LA TETE (Melodrama Habibi) »
by Hany Tamba (France)


The prize was awarded to Hany Tamba


Canvas Award for Best Film
10.000 € in distribution value - prize awarded by the public
to

« THE STRANGER IN ME (Das Fremde in mir) »
By Emily Atef (Germany)


The award was accepted by Catherine Wilmes, responsible of acquisitions at VRT Canvas

Be TV Award for Best Film
5.000 € in distribution value – prize awarded by Be TV
to

« VERSAILLES »
by Pierre Schoeller (France)


The prize was awarded to Pierre Schoeller
by Nathalie Masset, responsible of acquisitions at BeTV



Prime Telenet Award for Best Film
5.000 € in distribution value – prize awarded by the public
to

« HEART OF FIRE (Feuerherz) »
by Luigi Falorni (Germany/Austria)


The prize was awarded to the producer of the film, Andreas Bareiss
by Philippe De Beer, Loyalty Program Manager at Prime Telenet


Film Story Competition
Feature film concept competition

Award for Best Concept for a Feature
awarded to

« Coffee in Gdansk »
by Björn Paqualin (Sweden)

The prize was awarded to Björn Paqualin
by Muriel Andrin, ULB & Frédéric Castadot, ASA



2nd Award for Best Concept for a Feature
awarded to

« A travers les nuages »
by Cyril Delvart (France)

The prize was awarded to Cyril Delvart
by Muriel Andrin, ULB & Frédéric Castadot, ASA



Film Workshop Competition
Short films directed by young directors during the festival, under the theme of place Flagey.
The winner was awarded a camera offered by Sony.

Award for Best Workshop Film
awarded to

« Cadavres exquis »
by Claudia Prat

The prize was awarded to Claudia Prat
by Thomas Leclercq, Product Manager Sony


The 6th edition of the Brussels European Film Festival :
9 days of cinema & parties
135 screenings, more than 60 films to discover !

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