“Girl” pockets Ensors at Ostend Film Festival

Lukas Dhont’s movie “Girl” took an amazing eight prizes or Ensors at the Ostend Film Festival.  “Girl” won best film, best director and best actor for Viktor Polster.


Dhont’s film debut tells the story of 15-year-old Lara, who was born in the body of a boy and tries to make it as a ballerina.

“Girl” that also picked up the Ensor for best film script.  Lead actor Viktor Polster said the eight Ensors formed the best recognition the movie had received since release last October.

Ruth Beeckmans won the Ensor for best actress in “Trio”.

Stijn Coninx “Niet Schieten” won the best box office prize, while director Hans Herbots received the Albert Bert prize for his international break through.

best film Girl
best director Lukas Dhont (Girl)
best actress Ruth Beeckmans (Trio)
best actor Viktor Polster (Girl)

best film script Lukas Dhont and Angelo Tijssens (Girl)
best director of photography Frank van den Eeden (Girl)
best production design Michelle Beeckman, Catherine Van Bree and Philippe Bertin (Girl)
best music Valentin Hadjadj (Girl)
best edit Dessauvage (Girl)
best documentary Ademloos by Daniel Lambo
best animation film Ce magnifique gâteau! by Marc James Roels and Emma De Swaef 
best youth film Binti 

best tv-series De dag 
best script tv Jonas Geirnaert and Julie Mahieu (De dag)
best director tv Gilles Coulier and Dries Vos (De dag)
best acteur tv Peter Van den Begin (Studio Tarara)
best actress tv Janne Desmet (Studio Tarara)
best documentary tv Kinderen van de Kolonie

best short film Provence by Kato De Boeck
best coproduction Nos batailles by Guillaume Senez 
best box-office Niet schieten van Stijn Coninx 
prize of the Telenet viewer Niet schieten van Stijn Coninx
Albert Bert-prize for international break through Hans Herbots

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