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Waste Land leads the field with multiple Ensor nominations

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- With 13 nominations, Pieter Van Hees’ dark, Brussels-based thriller has been nominated for an award in every possible category

Waste Land leads the field with multiple Ensor nominations
Waste Land by Pieter Van Hees

As part of the Ostende Film Festival, the Ensors – the 6th annual Belgian Flemish film industry awards – will take place on Saturday 19 September. The awards are determined by a jury of audio-visual and cultural professionals, which this year is chaired by well-known Flemish musician and TV presenter, Jan Leyers.

With 13 nominations, Pieter Van Hees’ Waste Land [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Pieter Van Hees
film profile
]
, has been nominated in almost every possible category, only missing out on a single spot: Most promising actor. The film is therefore in prime position for a win, vying for the Best Film award alongside Violet [+see also:
trailer
festival scope
film profile
]
by Bas Devos and N - The Madness of Reason [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Peter Krüger. It is also in the running for Best Director alongside Bas Devos (also for Violet) and Raf Reyntjens for Paradise Trips [+see also:
trailer
interview: Raf Reyntjens
film profile
]

In terms of performances, the award for Best Actor will be battled out between Jérémie Rénier for Waste Land, Gene Bervoets for Paradise Trips, and newcomer Nabil Mallat for Image [+see also:
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film profile
]
. The award for Best Actress will go either to Natalie Broods for Waste Land, Laura Verlinden for Image, or to Amaryllis Uiterlinden for Brabançonne [+see also:
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film profile
]
, her first major film role.

Just behind Waste Land and its 13 nominations are two debut feature films: Paradise Trips by Raf Reyntjens and Cub [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Jonas Govaert. The Ensors will also recognise the best Franco-Belgian coproduction. Nominated in this category: Je suis mort mais j’ai des amis [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Guillaume and Stéphane Mala…
film profile
]
by Guillaume and Stéphane Malandrin, produced by Versus, and co-produced by Minds Meet; La Tierra Roja [+see also:
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]
by Diego Martínez Vignatti, produced by Entre chien et loup, and co-produced by A Private View; and finally, Alleluia [+see also:
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trailer
making of
film focus
interview: Fabrice Du Welz
film profile
]
by Fabrice du Welz, produced by Panique and co-produced by Savage Film.

Best film
Waste Land, Pieter Van Hees
Violet, Bas Devos
N - The Madness of Reason, Pieter Krüger 

Best director
Pieter Van Hees, Waste Land
Bas Devos, Violet
Raf Reyntjens, Paradise Trips 

Best script
Pieter Van Hees, Waste Land
Raf Reyntjens, Paradise Trips
Gust Van der Berghe, Lucifer [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 

Best actor
Nabil Mallat, Image
Jérémie Renier, Waste Land
Gène Bervoets, Paradise Trips 

Best actress
Laura Verlinden, Image
Natali Broods, Waste Land
Amaryllis Uitterlinden, Brabançonne 

Best supporting actor
Titus Devooght, Cub
Peter Van den Begin, Waste Land
Jeroen Perceval, Paradise Trips 

Best supporting actress
Charlotte Anne Bongaerts, Image
Babetida Sadjo, Waste Land
Tania Van der Sanden, Paradise Trips 

Best soundtrack
Steve Moore, Cub
Simon Lenski and Senjan Jansen, Waste Land
Walter Hus, N – The Madness of Reason

Best cinematography
Menno Mans, Waste Land
Nicolas Karakatsanis, Violet
Rymvidas Leipus, N – The Madness of Reason 

Best production design
Geert Paredis, Cub
Geert Paredis, Waste Land
Yves Verstraete, Paradise Trip 

Best costumes
Catherine Marchand, Waste Land
Manon Blom and Mariella Kallenberg, Paradise Trips
Kristin Van Passel, Brabançonne 

Best film editing
Nico Leunen, Waste Land
Dieter Diependaele, Violet
Nico Leunen, N – The Madness of Reason 

Best first feature
Maurice Luijten, Cub
Cédric Van den Abbeele, Paradise Trips
Sirin Zahed, Marry Me [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 

Best make-up
Esther De Goey, Waste Land
Lili Dang-vu, Paradise Trips
Saskia Verreycken, Cub 

Best co-production
Allelluia, Fabrice du Welz
Je suis mort mais j’ai des amis, Guillaume and Stéphane Malandrin
La tierra roja, Diego Martínez Vignatti

(Translated from French)

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