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The Misfortunates tops Flanders Film Awards nominations

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The Misfortunates tops Flanders Film Awards nominations

Flemish cinema will be in the spotlight on September 10, when the first Flanders Film Awards will be presented at the Lost Persons Area [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
and Dorothée van den Berghe’s My Queen Karo [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(five nominations each). The other nominated films are Jan Verheyen’s The K File [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(three nominations), Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens’s Altiplano [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
and Hans Herbot’s Bo.

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Presided by Bart De Pauw (presenter at VRT), the jury will comprise actresses Hilde van Mieghem and Marie Vinck, producer Eurydice Gysel, actor Dirk Roofthooft, film critic Steven de Foer and Joop Daalmeijer (director of NPS).

The Flanders Film Awards thus replace the Joseph Plateau Awards, which were discontinued after their 19th edition in 2006. The latter covered Belgian cinema in its entirety (Francophone and Dutch-speaking works), inevitably demonstrating the Belgian-style compromise, honouring Flemish and Francophone films in a bizarre rotation system.

At the time, certain films tended to crush the competition. Thus in 2006, the Dardenne brothersThe Child [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne
film profile
]
swept up most of the prizes. We may wonder how this pitfall can be avoided today, especially in discovering a list of nominations that seems to crown The Misfortunates even before the jury has convened.

It would appear that on the Francophone side, this risk has been taken into consideration. In June, a member of parliament revealed some information about the first Belgian Francophone Film Awards ceremony, to be held this winter.

While the event’s organisation remains confidential, we know that these awards (a total of 20) will be called the Delvaux Awards and will include minority productions, making it possible to broaden the spectrum of nominated films: we will have more details on this subject soon…

Awards – Belgium The Misfortunates tops Flanders Film Awards nominations Flemish cinema will be in the spotlight on September 10, when the first Flanders Film Awards will be presented at the Lost Persons Area [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
and Dorothée van den Berghe’s My Queen Karo [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(five nominations each). The other nominated films are Jan Verheyen’s The K File [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(three nominations), Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens’s Altiplano [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
and Hans Herbot’s Bo.

Presided by Bart De Pauw (presenter at VRT), the jury will comprise actresses Hilde van Mieghem and Marie Vinck, producer Eurydice Gysel, actor Dirk Roofthooft, film critic Steven de Foer and Joop Daalmeijer (director of NPS).

The Flanders Film Awards thus replace the Joseph Plateau Awards, which were discontinued after their 19th edition in 2006. The latter covered Belgian cinema in its entirety (Francophone and Dutch-speaking works), inevitably demonstrating the Belgian-style compromise, honouring Flemish and Francophone films in a bizarre rotation system.

At the time, certain films tended to crush the competition. Thus in 2006, the Dardenne brothersThe Child [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne
film profile
]
swept up most of the prizes. We may wonder how this pitfall can be avoided today, especially in discovering a list of nominations that seems to crown The Misfortunates even before the jury has convened.

It would appear that on the Francophone side, this risk has been taken into consideration. In June, a member of parliament revealed some information about the first Belgian Francophone Film Awards ceremony, to be held this winter.

While the event’s organisation remains confidential, we know that these awards (a total of 20) will be called the Delvaux Awards and will include minority productions, making it possible to broaden the spectrum of nominated films: we will have more details on this subject soon…

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(Translated from French)

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