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Gente de bien wins the Grand Prix for Best Film at the 41st Film Fest Gent

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- Among other prizes, Jauja by Lisandro Alonso received a Special Mention from the jury and the winners of the short-film competitions were also announced

Gente de bien wins the Grand Prix for Best Film at the 41st Film Fest Gent
Gente de bien by Franco Lolli

On Wednesday 22 October, the international jury of the Film Fest Gent announced the winners in its different competitions. Gente de bien [+see also:
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, by Franco Lolli, was awarded the Grand Prix for Best Film – according to the jury, it is “an existentialist tale about the paradox that compassion and goodwill aren't always enough to save us". This award, with a total value of €43,500, comprises a cash distribution grant of €20,000 to support the release of the film in Flanders and Brussels (in a minimum of five cinemas) and a media return calculated at €23,000.

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The Georges Delerue Prize for Best Sound Design went to Boris Debackere for his sound design for Violet [+see also:
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by Bas Devos. This award, with a total value of €21,500, comprises a cash distribution grant of €10,000 to support the release of the film in Flanders and Brussels (in a minimum of five cinemas) and a media return calculated at €11,500.

Jauja [+see also:
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by Lisandro Alonso received a Special Mention from the jury “for a metaphysical and mythological journey into the landscape and the framework of the mind".

This year’s international jury consisted of chair Bret Easton EllisHéloïse Godet, Patrice Toye, Dana Linssen and Sergei Loznitsa.

The winners of the short-film competitions were also announced. The National Lottery Award For Best Belgian Student Short went to L’infini by Lukas Dhont, while in the Competition for European Shorts 2014, the winner was Washingtonia by Konstantina Kotzamani (Greece). Washingtonia will now be automatically nominated for the Best European Short Film Award at the 2014 European Film Awards.

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