“Girl” by Lukas Dhondt nominated for European Discovery Award

The European Film Academy has “Girl” by Lukas Dhondt selected among the six nominees for the European Discovery Award – Prix FIPRESCI. That prize is an award for the best European feature film debut, and is every year at the European Film Awards are presented by the International Federation of film critics (FIPRESCI). That made the Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAS) announced today.

The is of 2011 ago that a Flemish film has been nominated for the European Discovery Award. When picked up “Breath” by Hans Van Nuffel’s nomination and the main prize.

The five other nominees are “One Day” (Hungary) director Zsofia Szilagyi, “Scary Mother” (Georgia-Estonia) by Ana Urushadze, “The Guilty” (Denmark), Gustav Möller, “Those who are fine” (Switzerland) Cyril Schäublin and “Touch me not”, a Romanian coproduction by Adina Pintilie.

The jury for the European Discovery Award this year consisted of Katriel Schory, Mihai Chirilov, Azize Tan, Isabelle Danel, Robbie Eksiel and Michael Pattison. The more than 3,500 members of the European Film Award choose the final winner. The award ceremony will take place on Saturday 15 december in the Spanish Seville.

“Girl” is also on the shortlist of 49 feature films for the main prize at the European Film Awards for best feature film. On 10 november is conscience or Dhonts debut also in the nominees will be.

The now with thirteen award-winning film by Lukas Dhondt (among other Caméra d’or in Cannes), starring Victor Polster, opens tonight Film Fest Gent and runs from 17 October in the Belgian movie theaters. “Girl” is next year, the Belgian oscar nomination for best non-English film.

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