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THE AWARDS OF THE BRUSSELS FILM FESTIVAL 2013

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A great success for its 11th edition !

The 11th edition of the Brussels Film Festival held its closing night on Wednesday June 26th with its awards ceremony in the presence of the winners, followed by the projection of the film I, Anna, in presence of director Barnaby Southcombe and main actress Charlotte Rampling.

An edition that pleased the thousands of spectators who came to the projections, concerts and encounters. Next to the official Competition focusing on European films, the Festival held premieres and a Panorama section opened to global cinema, but also open-air projections focusing on Belgian cinema.

For his 4th year at the head of the Festival, Ivan Corbisier stressed the diversity of European cinema with films such as the percusive

Michael Kohlhaas with Mads Mikkelsen, the moving Miele, the hope-fueled drama of The Girl with nine wigs, the intimate Paradis Perdu or the Danish thriller Kapringen. Thematic nights have allowed the audience to dwell into the cinematography of various countries, such as Poland, with more than 1000 participants. Numerous films were sold-out, like Road North by Mika Kaurismäki or Rhino Season in the presence of director Bahman Ghobadi.

The Brussels Film Festival strengthened its musical section with the projection of music documentaries, with among others the presence of

Matt Berninger, leader of the band The National, the Belgian singer Daan, and Bent van Looy, who extended the projection with an exceptional showcase. Following last year’s success, the Festival re-organised a speed dating session between directors, producers and musicians. This year also, the Festival collaborated with La Fête de la Musique, and organised a big night of film-concerts with Chrysta Bell, Roscoe and Mélanie De Biasio, followed by dj sets, hosting a crowd of 3500 people.

After having invited Peter Greenaway last year, the Festival welcomed

Bertrand Tavernier as a guest of honour. The French filmmaker shared his passion for cinema during various masterclasses and cinema lessons. Among its guests the Festival also welcomed Bruno Dumont, Mélanie Doutey, Benoît Magimel, Marilou Berry, Bahman Ghobadi, Julia Dietze, Astrid Whettnall, Samuel Benchetrit, Joachim Lafosse, Sam Louwyck, Aku Louhimies, Claudio Giovannesi, Ektoras Lygizos, Arnaud des Pallières, Krzysztof Lukaszewicz, Charlie Dupont, Pauline Etienne, Eve Deboise, Delphine Noels, Serge Bozon, Lisa Tomaschewsky, Sophie van der Stap, Nanouk Leopold, Wim Opbrouck, Miguel Angel Jiménez, Alex Pitstra, Andrzej Chyra, Thierry Dory, Dimitri van Zeebroeck, Scott Graham, etc.

Below, you will find the awarded films.

The next th BRUSSELS FILM FESTIVAL will be held from June 6th to 14th 2014, in Flagey. 2

AWARDS

Official Jury: Samuel Benchetrit, Julia Dietze, Joachim Lafosse, Sam Louwyck, Astrid Whettnall

Official Competiton

8-BALL by Aku Louhimies (Finland)

90 MINUTES by Eva Sorhaug (Norway)

ALI BLUE EYES by Claudio Giovannesi (Italy)

BABY BLUES by Kasia Roslaniec (Poland)

BOY EATING THE BIRD’S FOOD by Ektoras Lygizos (Greece)

CAMILLE CLAUDEL 1915 by Bruno Dumont (France)

FIVE YEARS by Stefan Schaller (Germany)

JIN by Reha Erdem (Turkey)

MICHAEL KOHLHAAS by Arnaud des Pallières (France/Germany)

MIELE by Valera Golino (Italy/France)

SHELL by Scott Graham (UK)

VIVA BELARUS! by Krzysztof Lukaszewicz (Poland)

GOLDEN IRIS AWARD for Best film

Official Competition – Value 10.000€ to the right keeper (distributor or seller or producer).

MICHAEL KOHLHAAS

by Arnaud des Pallières (France/Germany)

The prize was delivered to the director Arnaud des Pallières

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WHITE IRIS AWARD for Best First Film

Official Competition – Value 4.000€ to the right keeper (distributor or seller or producer) to promote the film in cinemas and festivals.

SHELL

by Scott Graham (United Kingdom)

The prize was delivered to the director Scott Graham

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JURY AWARD

Official Competition – value 7.000€ to the director of the film for a next post production, sponsored by Dame Blanche.

CAMILLE CLAUDEL 1915

by Bruno Dumont (France)

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Charlotte Rampling, honour guest 2013

Charlotte Rampling, honour guest 2013

STUDIO L’EQUIPE AWARD, Official Competition – value 3.000€

MIELE

by Valeria Golino (Italy/France)

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BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD

European Competition – Value 2.000€ to the scriptwriter from ASA / SABAM.

VIVA BELARUS!

by Krzysztof Lukaszewicz (Poland)

Asa Jury

Annie Carels

Laurent Brandenbourger

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CINELAB AWARD for the Best Image. Value 3.000€

MICHAEL KOHLHAAS

by Arnaud des Pallières (France/Germany)

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JIN

by Reha Erdem (Turkey)

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CINEUROPA AWARD

European Competition – Value 5.000€ from Cineuropa.org. Promotion Award.

MICHAEL KOHLHAAS

by Arnaud des Pallières (France/Germany)

Cineuropa Jury

Valerio Caruso

Domenico La Porta

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FEDEX CINEPHILE AWARD

European Competition – Value 2.500€ from Fedex. Help to send the film all over the world.

SHELL

by Scott Graham (United Kingdom)

The prize was delivered to the director Scott Graham

AWARDS > LONG FEATURE FILM – ALL SECTIONS

AUDIENCE AWARD EUROMILLIONS

All sections – 2.000€ from Euro Millions to the director.

MIELE

by Valeria Golino (Italy/France)

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RTBF TV PRIZE for Best Film

All sections – 10.000€ distribution support from RTBF La Deux

MICHAEL KOHLHAAS

by Arnaud des Pallières (France/Germany)

The prize was delivered to the director Arnaud des Pallières

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Be TV PRIZE for Best Film

All sections – 5.000€ distribution support from Be TV

PARADIS PERDU

by Eve Deboise (France)

AWARDS > MUSIC DOCS – INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Acht TV Award (Broadcasting support Acht TV) Rec’N Roll Award (Technical Sound Support 5.000 €)

KIDD LIFE

by Andreas Johnsen (Denmark)

AWARDS > SHORT FILMS – NATIONAL COMPETITION

Studio L’Equipe Award

Best Short Film Award (1.500€)

Le Fils du Blanc

by Maxence Robert

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ARFF Award

Best Short Film Award (700€)

La Bête entre les murs

by Cédric Bourgeois

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Cinelab Award

Award for the Best image (1.500€)

Mont Blanc

by Gilles Coulier

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UPCB/UBFP Award

Best Short Film Award (750 €)

Mont Blanc

by Gilles Coulier

Upcb / Ubfp Jury

Céline Biourge

Sarah Pialeprat

Pierre Raemdonck

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